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  • Published: 5 October 2005
  • ISBN: 9780143318354
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $21.00

Motherstone: The O Trilogy Volume 3




The captivating conclusion of Maurice Gee's classic fantasy trilogy

In the third novel of Maurice Gee’s acclaimed trilogy, Susan and Nick engage in a last desperate quest for O.

'King,' they said, trying out the word, 'Osro is King. 'Now, stand up,' Osro said. 'Take me to Susan's door. You are my hands and I am your head. Soon O will be ours.'

For Susan and Nick the adventure at last seems at an end. They are leaving the magical land of O, the scene of The Halfmen of O and The Priests of Ferris. But even as they prepare to step back to Earth, strange and evil forces reach out to ensnare them. For Susan and for the Motherstone there is one final, frightening task.

Motherstone is the last thrilling book in Maurice Gee's saga of the world of O.

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  • Pub date: 5 October 2005
  • ISBN: 9780143318354
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • 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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Praise for Motherstone: The O Trilogy Volume 3

“My inheritance from O is simple: the planet has a pulse. Gee’s gift to children’s literature is the characterisation of a world that it is worth saving, in and of itself. For itself.”

Megan Dunn, The Sapling

“Brilliant. I found the book very thought provoking, its a great story with a lot of layers and wonderful characters and ideas.”

Naomi, Good Reads


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