Volume I of The Book Of Silence. When Privet, a lonely female scribe from the north makes a pilgrimage to the fabled Duncton Wood, only old Stour, Master of the great library realises the importance of her quest.  For Privet seeks the answer to Moledom’s final mystery:  Where and what is the Book of Silence? Decades have passed and Duncton Wood has grown sleepy, slow to see the dangers in the spread of a sinsister sect of zealots who believe that any other way to the Stone’s silence is blasphemy and deserves death.  As the Newborns gain power, Privet, Stour and the strange mole Rooster will play crucial roles in the struggle against tyranny. Cover art by John Barber.