When a giant wave destroys his village, Mau is the only one left. Daphne—a traveler from the other side of the globe—is the sole survivor of a shipwreck. Separated by language and customs, the two are united by catastrophe. Slowly, they are joined by other refugees. And as they struggle to... show more
When a giant wave destroys his village, Mau is the only one left. Daphne—a traveler from the other side of the globe—is the sole survivor of a shipwreck. Separated by language and customs, the two are united by catastrophe. Slowly, they are joined by other refugees. And as they struggle to protect the small band, Mau and Daphne defy ancestral spirits, challenge death himself, and uncover a long-hidden secret that literally turns the world upside down.
Publish date: October 6th 2009
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
I read this with my teenage son and it says much for the late Pratchett's ability to speak to a broad audience that this story was immediately hailed as "the best book ever....well so far". So what was it that resonated so notably with that most challenging of all readers - the adolescent male? Clea...
2016 Re-read for Sci Fi/Fantasy book club.Seriously, does anyone else want to kick the Nobel Prize committee for not giving Pratchett the award? I wish this novel had been around when I was a kid.older reviewPhilip Pullman is known, perhaps infamously, for His Dark Materials trilogy, which has been ...
It was...interesting. In an alternate universe, a plague ravages the known world, and leaves a duke who was 139th in line for accession King of England. Of course, he doesn't realize this because... The heroine - a young girl cursed with the name Ermintrude is off on adventure at her father's be...
“Thinking. This book contains some. Whether you try it at home is up to you.” Mau was on his way back to his tiny island after his coming-of-age trial. He was supposed to be a man once he returned safely to the island. However, once there, he discovered that everyone had been swept away by the huge ...
I have read everything Terry Pratchett has written(except for The Carpet People,Dark Side of the Sun & the last 2 in the Johnny series),even Where's my Cow! I love him and love the discworld books but I have to say this may be one of my all time favorite books by him and that's saying alot!! The s...
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