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Grady has found a crack in the wall—a crack to the outside world. But all he knows about life outside the compound comes from books, magazines, and a photograph of a creature that no longer exists.

Things change when he meets a girl with raspberry-yellow hair, and a secret that could lead them to a world beyond the walls. A world where their abilities could change everything … or lead them both to ruin.

. . . a heart-grabbing young adult superhero story . . . by a talented writer . . .

Meerkat Press

Richardson reminds you of the litheness of the short form . . . His text is the tantalising kind that captivates your attention . . .

Eugen Bacon, Aurealis Magazine

Richardson sets up the world slowly, one frightening fact at a time, creating a tense and dark atmosphere . . . Wild Horse had me completely captivated . . .

Seven Acre Books

A week passes before Grady asks, “What do you think happened to the guards?”

They’re wading through a hip-high stream, dunking themselves in it. Like dead leaves, their loose gray clothes hang from a scraggly tree. Cassie smooths her dripping hair behind her right ear and says, “One of the kids made ’em do it, I guess.” The water rains off her chin in shiny rivulets.

Grady bunches his face. He sweeps the stream around him into glinting crescent streaks. “But how?” he asks. “It doesn’t make much sense.”

Cassie clears her throat and says, “We’re not the only ones with powers, you know.”