This book contains mature themes, strong violence, strong language and drug use. If you are below 15 years of age, we recommend you do not continue reading.
In a small town, on a small planet, an evil corrupted by the gods wreaks havoc on a town.
In Devil Town, the sun disappears for half of the year, bringing both peril and celebration. But when a child goes missing, the beginning of the end starts. Will a set of three heroes and three villains be able to stop everything falling into chaos?
Milo is (still!) a 17-year-old who writes way too much about the way-too-many characters they have. They often try new things, most recently trying to write poetry and explore graphic design. Milo’s the creator of too many projects (including a magazine and a poetry slam), and hopes to make and run many more things in the future.
Over the course of 2023, a select group of young writers was invited to take part in a year-long writing program at Story Factory. Their goal was to produce a fully realised novella. This is one of the novellas produced in these workshops.
This project was also made possible thanks to the support of a group of generous donors:
Caroline Beecham & John Lydon
Bernadette Brennan & Justin Gleeson
Deena Shiff & James Gillespie
Kim E Anderson
This publication would not have been possible without the unstinting support of the editorial and production teams at Penguin Random House. Thanks also to our all-round fantastic Story Factory volunteers. Finally, massive thanks to our typesetters, Midland Typesetters and Post Pre-press, and our printer, Griffin Press.