The Map and The Stone by Sarah Barnard
Approx. 48,490 words.
Published on July 31, 2010 by
Rhys is ten years old and he lives, with his mum, in a tiny house on a council estate.
Rhys is called a day-dreamer by his teacher at school, and he's always staying behind to finish his work.
But, out of the corner of his eye, Rhys can see something moving, in the trees, in the hedges, and then...
There's a Darkling on his bed, and it needs his help.