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The Sacrifice

The Sacrifice
   

Several generations after volcanic eruptions and tsunamis caused the onset of the Dark, the descendants of the few survivors are struggling to maintain their tenuous communities in swamplands at the far northern end of New Zealand. A gripping quest that pushes the boundaries of e... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781869509125
Barcode 9781869509125
Published 6 May 2011 by HarperCollins Publishers
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Orwin, Joanna
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ISBN-13 9781869509125
ISBN-10 1869509129
Stock Ready to ship - between 10 to 50 items
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperCollins Publishers (New Zealand)
Publication Date 6 May 2011
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Orwin, Joanna
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Award Winning
Science Fiction
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Young Adult Fiction Finalists 2012
Number of Pages 368
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 210mm
Spine: 12mm
Weight 654g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Dewey Code 823.2
Catalogue Code 200233

Description of this Book

Exhilarated by the moment, Taka couldn't help himself. He danced on, weaving all the moves into a seamless performance that mimicked the free-wheeling flight of the flocks of kua. He swooped and soared, arms spread like wings. His mind free of all thought, he danced in homage to Tanga. Several generations after volcanic eruptions and tsunamis caused the onset of the Dark, the descendants of the few survivors are struggling to maintain their tenuous communities in swamplands at the far northern end of New Zealand. Now food and resources are dwindling, and the real hope for the future rests with the youths selected every five years as Travellers, their goal being to venture into the devastated mainland in search of other people and any remaining food sources. This time however, as the Choosing approaches, the heavens themselves change, revealing dramatic portents that no one can ignore. Taka, a gifted dancer, yearns to be a hero, to be one of the Travellers. But what daunting, new challenges will be required of him and his companions if they are to have any chance of becoming saviours of their people? What sacrifices might they need to make and does Taka himself have a special role to play?

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Short-listed for New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards: Senior Fiction 2012

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Author's Bio

Award-winning writer Joanna Orwin returns to YA, after a seamless transition to her first adult novel, the bestselling Collision. Her junior novel Guardian of the Land won the 1985 Children's Book of the Year Award, and was re-issued as a Collins Modern New Zealand Classic. Joanna lives and works in Christchurch.

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