A brilliant novel about family, secrets and a terrible power.
What if you could save lives? What if, with just the touch of your hand, you could stop an animal, or even a person, dying? You’d do it, wouldn’t you?
But what if it meant you traded your life for theirs… until you had no time left yourself. Would you do it then?
The Life and Time of Lonny Quicke by Kirsty Applebaum
Lonny is a lifeling. He has the power to heal any living creature and bring it back from the dead. But he pays a price for this gift – by lengthening the creature’s life, he shortens his own. So Lonny has to be careful, has to stay hidden in the forest. Because if people knew what he could do, Lonny would be left with no life at all…