First published: 1993
When Nathanial and his mother move to the quiet, safe streets of Cheshunt, he immediately senses something wrong. Violent gangs patrol the streets, feral dogs roam at night, and the oppressive stench from the abattoir lingers over the school.
As Nathaniel uncovers Cheshunt’s dark past, events begin spiralling desperately out of control. He soon learns that his presence there is no accident. He and his new friends must confront phantoms from their past in the battle to stop the Gathering and its terrible creator.
Awards for The Gathering
- 1993: Children's Peace Literature Award
- 1994: CBCA Book of the Year