David Whitley

David Whitley


David Whitley was born in Chester in 1984 and began composing stories shortly afterwards. His dream of writing Young Adult fiction was hugely encouraged when, at age 17 he was shortlisted for the Kathleen Fidler Award for a children's novel and at 20 he won the Cheshire Prize for Literature for a children's short story.

His acclaimed first novel, The Midnight Charter, was published by Puffin in 2009. It sold in eighteen countries and fifteen languages around the world and was longlisted for the...

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Canticle of Whispers by David Whitley

In this final volume of the Agora trilogy, Mark and Lily lead the revolution to unseat the powerful elite while confronting the dark and twisted nature of their destinies.

Over the course of their travels, Mark and Lily have seen the dark side of capitalist society and the terrifying side of utopian community. Now they journey deep underground to a world populated by people terrified of physical touch but capable of creating mesmerizing song. Here they discover the seat of Agora's power and try to right the wrongs of their forefathers--but can they succeed without sacrificing themselves?

In this gripping conclusion to a trilogy that is at once timely and prophetic, David Whitley pushes his characters and his world to the brink in order to find redemption from the past.

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    by David Whitley

      Canticle of Whispers
      The Children Of The Lost
      The Midnight Charter