From the winner of the Costa Children's Book Award 2015. A triumph of imagination and wordplay. An adventure as fierce and fiery as the volcanoes that rule it . . . and the girl that rules them! Now in a beautiful new cover look!
'Everyone should read Frances Hardinge. Everyone. Right now.' Patrick Ness
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!
From the winner of the Costa Book of the Year 2015. A triumph of imagination and wordplay. An adventure as fierce and fiery as the volcanoes that rule it ... and the girl that rules them! Now in a beautiful new cover look!
Everyone should read Frances Hardinge. Everyone. Right now. -- Patrick Ness
Frances Hardinge spent 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, by this time a persistent friend had 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.