Ebony Hill [EPub]
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|Published In: ||NZ, 30 April 2010|
Shortlisted for the 2011 NZ Post Children's Book Awards, Young Adult Fiction category. CLF Notable Book of 2010. 'No matter how much you might want to leave a place, if it's where you were raised it holds a piece of you it doesn't easily give up.' Ness is looking out to sea, waiting for the arrival of Dev. It's been two years since the two set out in a dinghy, escaping the wrath of the Islanders of Dunnett; two years since their shrivelled and sun-battered bodies were coaxed back to health by Dev's people. Ness's new home, the city of Vidya, is in ruins; the air is unsafe, and the buildings scarred by fire. Towers loom empty and hollow. The community of Vidya is bravely building a new society and Ness yearns to find a place where she might belong. Sent to work on the home farms, Ness becomes caught up in surprise attacks and ongoing land battles. Working tirelessly in the medic room at Ebony Hill, she helps mend the wounded and worse, and suffers much hardship. Questioning the treatment of prisoners and witnessing the realities of war challenges Ness's commitment to this brave new society. Will she find a place for herself here? A stunning sequel to The Sea-wreck Stranger, Ebony Hill is a gripping and suspenseful novel. It's packed with a standout cast of characters and explores not only the harshness of war but the resilience of the human spirit. 'Writing is assured, the plot page-turning... utterly convincing.' - NZ Post Judges' report for The Sea-wreck Stranger.
About the Author
Anna Mackenzie has written several young adult novels. The Sea-wreck Stranger, the first volume of her trilogy, won an Honour Award at the NZ Post Children's Book Awards, was joint winner of the 2008 Sir Julius Vogel Award and was awarded a prestigious White Raven Award for outstanding children's literature. The book has been published in both Australia and France. Ebony Hill, the sequel was published in 2010 to high acclaim.It was a CLF Notable Book of 2010 and was shortlisted for the 2011 NZ Post Children's Book Awards, Young Adult Fiction category. Finder's Shore, the final book in the trilogy, is to be published in June 2011. Anna is also the author of Shadow of the Mountain. Anna lives in on a farm the Hawke's Bay with her family. She works as a magazine editor and teaches creative writing.
|Publisher: ||Random House New Zealand|