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Gullstruck Island

Frances Hardinge

On Gullstruck Island the volcanoes quarrel, the jungles sing and occasionally a Lost is born – a child seemingly a halfwit but with the power to depart its body and mind-fly with the winds. Hathin and her sister Arilou are members of the Lace – a tribe ostracized for terrible ancient crimes. However, Arilou is also a Lost, the clan’s most precious commodity. The other islanders will give anything to see what she sees. But Hathin and her people have a secret – in truth, Arilou's mumblings make no sense. Only Hathin’s trickery keeps the pretence alive. So when the lie that has protected Hathin’s village for so long threatens to turn against them, what else can Hathin do but take her halfwitted sister and run?

With a cast of larger-than-life characters, this is a richly imagined adventure no child will be able to put down – or ever forget!

Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781509818730
Published: 28/01/2016


Frances Hardinge

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 persis...

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