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Soldier boys emerged from the darkness. Guns gleamed dully.
Bullet bandoliers and scars draped their bare chests. Ugly brands
scored their faces. She knew why these soldier boys had come. She
knew what they sought, and she knew, too, that if they found it,
her best friend would surely die.
In a dark future America where violence, terror, and grief
touch everyone, young refugees Mahlia and Mouse have managed to
leave behind the war-torn lands of the Drowned Cities by escaping
into the jungle outskirts. But when they discover a wounded
half-man--a bioengineered war beast named Tool--who is being hunted
by a vengeful band of soldiers, their fragile existence quickly
collapses. One is taken prisoner by merciless soldier boys, and the
other is faced with an impossible decision: Risk everything to save
a friend, or flee to a place where freedom might finally be
This thrilling companion to Paolo Bacigalupi''s highly
acclaimed Ship Breaker is a haunting and powerful story of
loyalty, survival, and heart-pounding adventure.
About the Author
Paolo Bacigalupi is the author of the highly acclaimedThe
Drowned Cities, as well as his debut young adult
novel, Ship Breaker, which was a Michael L. Printz Award
winner, a National Book Award Finalist, and a Locus Award winner.
His debut adult novel, The Windup Girl, was named by
Time Magazine as one of the ten best novels of 2009 and
won the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, Compton Crook, and John W. Campbell
Memorial Awards. His short-story collection, Pump Six and Other
Stories, was a 2008 Locus Award winner for Best Collection and
was also named one of the Best Books of the Year by Publishers
Weekly. He lives with his wife and son in western Colorado.
About the Book
In a dark future America that has devolved into unending civil wars, orphans Mahlia and Mouse barely escape the war-torn lands of the Drowned Cities, but their fragile safety is soon threatened and Mahlia will have to risk everything if she is to save Mouse, as he once saved her. 448 pop.
Published: May 1, 2012
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0316056243
ISBN - 13: 9780316056243