'An exciting, genuinely transportive read.' The Age. 'The mystery, the suspense, the action, all in one book - it just makes me want to keep reading and reading! It never gets boring and you just have to know what happens next.' - Willis, 13. 'I loved it because it took me to a world of my own ... .An amazing, captivating novel.' - Ryan, 13. 'The way Lian Tanner uses her imagination is awesome.' - Paige, 13. 'Thrilling' Australian Women's Weekly.
Lian Tanner is a children's author and playwright. She has worked as a teacher in Australia and Papua New Guinea, a tourist bus driver, a freelance journalist, a juggler, a community arts worker, an editor and a professional actor. It took her a while to realise that all of these jobs were really just preparation for being a writer. Nowadays she lives by the beach in southern Tasmania, with a small tabby cat and lots of friendly neighbourhood dogs. She has not yet mastered the art of Concealment by the Imitation of Nothingness, but she is quite good at Camouflage.
In the city of Jewel, children are bound to their parents or a Blessed Guardian by a silver chain that keeps them safe until Separation Day. This year, the age of separation has been lowered, and Goldie can hardly wait for the ceremony. But just as she's about to gain independence, a bomb explodes and the ceremony is canceled. Goldie flees and soon finds herself in the mysterious Museum of Dunt, whose shape-shifting rooms have powers that can destroy the entire city. Claudia Black showcases her seemingly endless versatility by creating distinct voices for all of the characters in Lian Tanner's thrilling story (Delacorte, 2010) and provides expertly paced narration. (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.