Cavan Barry

Cavan Barry grew up in Johannesburg. After matriculating, he spent a year travelling Europe before studying journalism and literature at Rhodes University. Cavan has worked as a journalist and later as a graphic designer. After learning much about media, copywriting and design, Cavan launched his own company in 2016 called Chalk Creation, which functions as a full-service digital agency. This is his debut novel.


Children of the Storm

Children of the Storm tells the story of a young man, Twelve, living in a perpetually rainy town. He is poor, an orphan who spends his days as a runner clearing the debris left in the wake of the pummelling storms.

When a supernatural light explodes uncontrollably from his own hands with deadly consequences, Twelve is labelled a murderer but is rescued from certain death by a stranger.

A century later, reclusive translator, Callah, receives Twelve’s leather-bound diary and finishes the quest that he had started. They are linked through time by their responsibility to uncover the true beginnings of the Spire empire and the order of the Marshals.

A riveting read set in the future. A truly imaginative world with a remarkable origin story.