A compelling dystopian novel and winner of the 2010 New Zealand Post Childrens Book Awards: Young Adult Fiction. Maryam refused to play by The Rules, and now theyre out to get her blood The people of Onew?re, a small island in the Pacific, know that they are specialchosen by the ... read full description below.
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|Library of Congress
||Science fiction, Islands, Religious life, Fundamentalism, Survival
||Young Adult Fiction
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A compelling dystopian novel and winner of the 2010 New Zealand Post Childrens Book Awards: Young Adult Fiction. Maryam refused to play by The Rules, and now theyre out to get her blood The people of Onew?re, a small island in the Pacific, know that they are specialchosen by the great Apostles of the Lamb to survive the deadly Tribulation that consumed the Earth. When Maryam crosses from child to woman, she must leave everything she has ever known and make a Crossing of another kind. But life inside the Holy City is not as she had dreamed, and she is faced with the unthinkable: obey the Apostles and very likely die, or turn her back on every belief she once held dear.
Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings
||Praise for The Crossing and Mandy Hagar: <br><br> [Maryam's] struggle to recognize and fight exploitation that's been reinforced by religious faith is compelling. ...This trilogy opener will be just the thing for those readers still hungry for dystopias. -Kirkus Reviews<br><br> Like 1984 for teenagers-direct, passionate, and powerful. <br>-Margaret Mahy, New Zealand's foremost children's writer<br><br> Hager has a real gift for storytelling, moving events at a cracking pace yet seemingly effortlessly evoking this new world order. . . . A trilogy that lives up to the promise demonstrated here might well be on the way to becoming a classic. <br>-Martin Turner, CMIS Evaluation<br><br> A post apocalyptic thriller of such force and originality that it deserves a much wider audience. <br>-Booktopia SF & Fantasy September Buzz
Mandy Hager is an award-winning writer and educator based in Wellington, New Zealand. She has a drive to tell stories that matter-direct, powerful stories with something to say. She won the 2010 New Zealand Post Children's Book Award for Young Adult Fiction for The Crossing. Visit her online at www.mandyhager.com, www.facebook.com/BloodOfTheLambTrilogy, and on Twitter @MandyHager.