Friday 15 January 2021

The Invasion by Peadar O'Guilin

Hardcover, 336 pages

Published March 27th 2018 by David Fickling Books

Series: Grey Land #2



I kind of wish there had only been a book 1, cos there there was...sort of happiness for now. But here, so not.

Nessa is accused of being a traitor and sent to jail. The Sidhe still want her head. They are preparing to invade and take back their land.

Anto is put into a squad of monster killers. At least he is not sent to prison like Nessa. She saved Ireland and this was her thanks?! 

And what happens to prisoners, oh they are put into a boat, but you can not leave Ireland, if you try you end up in the Grey lands. The land of living nightmares where the Sidhe find you, torture you, kill you for fun or change you into a crab or whatever they want

As you can see it is not a pretty story. There is lots of blood spilled, heartache and pain. The Sidhe might be beautiful, but they are cruel, evil and so very creepy.

I enjoyed it, it was a fast read and I wanted to know how things would turn out!

After so much danger, Nessa and Anto can finally dream of a happy life. But the terrible attack on their school has created a witch-hunt for traitors -- boys and girls who survived the Call only by making deals with the enemy. To the authorities, Nessa's guilt is obvious. Her punishment is to be sent back to the nightmare of the Grey Land for the rest of her life. The Sídhe are waiting, and they have a very special fate planned for her.


Meanwhile, with the help of a real traitor, the enemy come pouring into Ireland at the head of a terrifying army. Every human they capture becomes a weapon. Anto and the last students of his old school must find a way to strike a blow at the invaders before they lose their lives, or even worse, their minds. But with every moment Anto is confronted with more evidence of Nessa's guilt.

For Nessa, the thought of seeing Anto again is the only thing keeping her alive. But if she escapes, and if she can find him, surely he is duty-bound to kill her...


  1. That cover makes it look creepy. Sounds kinda creepy too.

  2. Noooo.....stay happy lol That sounds pretty intense!

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

  3. I'm so surprised that my library has these. But yey!

  4. New to me, but sounds pretty awesome. I love that cover!

    1. I haven't seen it anywhere else to be honest

  5. I love this cover. This sounds like a really good series even if it isn't always happy!

  6. Wow very dark fantasy but it's also very interesting looking. Thanks Blodeuedd

  7. Sometimes books need to just stop at book 1

    1. Everyone was happier, but then again the Sidhe still spread horror

  8. I like that cover. Fairies are always tricky to me because they are so cruel at the heart of things.

  9. Holy crow that sounds creepy! and the cover is creepy!!



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