Gullstruck Island

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Macmillan

Publication date: 09.01.2009
ISBN: 9780230739482
Number of pages: 0

Synopsis

'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!