Gullstruck Island

4.09 based on 116 ratings & 27 reviews on Goodreads.com

'Everyone should read Frances Hardinge. Everyone. Right now.' Patrick Ness

Chosen as one of Time Magazine's 100 Best Young Adult Books of All Time, Gullstruck Island is a vibrant and exciting novel, in a beautifully imagined setting, by Frances Hardinge, the Costa Award winning author The Lie Tree.

On Gullstruck Island the volcanoes quarrel, beetles sing danger and occasionally a Lost is born . . .

In the village of the Hollow Beasts live two sisters. Arilou is a Lost - a child with the power to depart her body and mind-fly with the winds - and Hathin is her helper. Together they hide a dangerous secret. Until sinister events threaten to uncover it. With a blue-skinned hunter on their trail and a dreadlocked warrior beside them, they must escape. Can the fate of two children decide the future of Gullstruck Island?

Discover a dazzling world, a breathtaking heroine . . . and an incredible adventure!

About Frances Hardinge

Frances Hardinge spent a large part of her childhood in a huge old house that inspired her to write strange stories from an early age. She read English at Oxford University, then got a job at a software company. However, a few years later a persistent friend finally managed to bully Frances into sending a few chapters of FLY BY NIGHT, her first children's novel, to a publisher. Macmillan made her an immediate offer. The book went on to publish to huge critical acclaim and win the Branford Boase First Novel Award. Cuckoo Song is Frances's sixth novel.

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Twilight Robbery
Twilight Robbery
Fly By Night
Fly By Night
The Lie Tree: Illustrated Edition
The Lie Tree: Illustrated Edition
The Lie Tree Special Edition
The Lie Tree Special Edition
A Face Like Glass
A Face Like Glass
Verdigris Deep
Verdigris Deep
The Lie Tree
The Lie Tree
Cuckoo Song
Cuckoo Song