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Summary

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 or risk everything. Can the fate of two children decide the future of Gullstruck Island? 

©2009 Frances Hardinge (P)2019 W. F. Howes Ltd

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"Everyone should read Frances Hardinge. Everyone. Right now." (Patrick Ness, author of A Monster Calls)

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