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The Crossing

The Crossing (Paperback)

By Hager, Mandy

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The Crossing, the first of the 'Blood of the Lamb' trilogy, is set on a fictional Pacific island, approximately three generations after an apocalyptic event (a solar flare) in 2012 threw the world into complete chaos. At that time, a large cruise ship 'Star of the Sea' had just f...oundered at the entrance to the main lagoon. This cruise ship, and her accompanying crew, forms a temporary sanctuary for the island's inhabitants. Over the intervening years, the descendants of the original ship's captain and officers manipulate Christian texts to implant themselves as 'gods'. With greater resources and reserves than the islanders, this white elite re-builds a society that is predominantly designed to meet its own needs - especially one specialised 'need'...the need for blood. A leukaemia-related disease (attributed to the radiation from the solar flare) has reached epidemic proportions, with few able to escape its grasp. As pharmaceutical intervention is no longer an option, the elite have developed a method of maintaining their strength and prolonging their lives once diagnosed. The trilogy follows the fate of fifteen-year-old Maryam and three other main characters - Joseph, Lazarus and Ruth. It's a fast-paced, suspenseful action story that also features a stong, realistic and dramatic love story.
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ISBN 9781869791506
Published NZ 4 Sep 2009
Publisher Random House
Format Paperback
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Series Blood of the Lamb (part: 1)
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ISBN-13 9781869791506
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Random House
Imprint Random House New Zealand Ltd
Published 4 Sep 2009
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
 › 1 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Hager, Mandy
Series Blood of the Lamb (part: 1)
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Award Winning
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand
Young Adult Fiction Finalists
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 134mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 19mm
Dewey Code 823.2
Weight 270g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile