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  • Published: 29 March 2010
  • ISBN: 9780143305446
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $21.00

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The second instalment of Maurice Gee's breathtaking Salt series

Sixteen years have passed since Pearl from Company and Hari from Blood Burrow defeated the tyrant Ottmar. Now their children, Xantee and Lo, face an even more dangerous foe.
Hari lies gravely ill with a fragment of a strange creature wrapped around his throat, draining his life. The beast is called gool, meaning unbelonger. It is one of many, destroying the mountains and jungles of the world. Somewhere a hidden mother nourishes her brood — she must be found and destroyed to save Hari and the world they know.
Xantee, Lo and the brave and practical youth Duro set out on a perilous mission that will take them to the ruined city of Belong and on to Ceebeedee, where terrifying clashes with the cruel rival leaders and lurking gool await them.
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  • Pub date: 29 March 2010
  • ISBN: 9780143305446
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $21.00

About the Author

Maurice Gee

Maurice Gee has long been considered one of New Zealand's finest writers. He has written more than thirty books for adults and young adults and has won numerous literary awards, including the UK's James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction, the Wattie Award, the Deutz Medal for Fiction, the New Zealand Fiction Award and the New Zealand Children's Book of the Year Award. In 2003 he received an inaugural New Zealand Icon Award and in 2004 he received a Prime Minister's Award for Literary Achievement. Maurice Gee's novels include The Plumb Trilogy, Going West, Prowlers, Live Bodies and The Scornful Moon. He has also written a number of much-loved children's novels, including Under the Mountain, The O Trilogy and The Salt Trilogy. Maurice lives in Nelson, in New Zealand's South Island, with his wife Margareta, and has two daughters and a son.

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