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- Publication Date: October 9, 2018
- Imprint: Amulet Paperbacks
- Trim Size: 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄4
- ISBN: 9781419731495
- Page Count: 480
- Rights: North America
Discover the secrets of Gullstruck Island in this lush fantasy from award-winning author Frances Hardinge
On Gullstruck Island, legend has it that the volcanoes are not just active but alive. Anger them, and pay the price. Keep them happy, and enjoy their protection. These legends become the guiding force for quiet, near-invisible Hathin when she strikes out on a quest to save the island.
Hathin’s sister Arilou is believed to be a Lost. The Lost are held sacred on Gullstruck, for they can send their senses away from their bodies. If she is a Lost, Arilou can read a message across the island; she can hear whispers in the corners of private rooms; she can smell a storm brewing miles away—all from her beachside hut. But the question remains: Is Arilou really a Lost? When all the Lost drop dead—except Arilou—she and Hathin are swept into a grand conspiracy that leads them to the most sinister depths—and heights—of the island.
**STARRED REVIEW**Kirkus Reviews, starred review —
“Brilliantly conceived, perfectly executed and utterly mesmerizing.”
**STARRED REVIEW**Publishers Weekly, starred review —
“A luminous example of gifted storytelling at its best.”
About the author
Frances Hardinge is the winner of the 2015 Costa Book of the Year for The Lie Tree, one of just two young adult novels to win this major UK literary prize. She is the author of several books for young people, including Cuckoo Song, Fly By Night, and A Face Like Glass. She lives in England.