Ebony Hill

      Anna Mackenzie

Ebony Hill

'No matter how much you might want to leave a place, if it's where you were raised it holds a piece of you it doesn't easily give up.' Ness is looking out to sea, waiting for the arrival of Dev. It's been two years since the two set out in a dinghy, escaping the wrath of the Islanders of Dunnett; two years since their shrivelled and sun-battered bodies were coaxed back to health by Dev's people. Ness's new home, the city of Vidya, is in ruins; the air is unsafe, and the buildings scarred by fire. Towers loom empty and hollow. The community of Vidya is bravely building a new society and Ness yearns to find a place where she might belong. Sent to work on the home farms, Ness becomes caught up in surprise attacks and ongoing land battles. Working tirelessly in the medic room at Ebony Hill, she helps mend the wounded and worse, and suffers much hardship. Questioning the treatment of prisoners and witnessing the realities of war challenges Ness's commitment to this brave new...

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    Cattra's Legacy

      Anna Mackenzie

Cattra's Legacy

Magnificent fantasy adventure story, with a romance at its heart, this book is a page-turner.This is a richly imagined fantasy adventure story, beautifully and forcefully written by NZ Post Award-winning Anna Mackenzie. Risha is strong and outspoken, and at 16 has developed into a leader of men, a strategic thinker, and a woman - one can imagine - who will assume the legacy left by her mother.The story begins with 13-year-old Risha living a simple life in the mountains with her father. When her father suddenly dies, Risha is left alone, an outcast of her village. Disguised as a boy, Risha leaves the village with a group of traders, on a quest to find out the truth about her mother and her heritage. Here begins a grand sweeping adventure as Risha is caught up in dangerous pursuits, intrigue, trickery and betrayal. She is left for dead, confused by the actions of many, and is made to hide from those who wish her harm. She finds out by chance that she is Cattra's daughter. Who...
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    The Sea-wreck Stranger

      Anna Mackenzie

The Sea-wreck Stranger

Riveting post-apocalyptic YA fantasy, this first book in the award-winning Sea-Wreck Stranger trilogy is a thriller you can't put down.Ness lives on Dunnett Island, where people are in constant fear of all things that come from the sea, having lost many of their folk to the ocean's toxins. They have been hardened by fear, loss and superstition and live a restricted, hard-working life. Ness is imaginative and independent and questions and seeks meaning in a world that her elders would drain of all variety and joy. When Ness, Ty and Sophie defy orders and explore in a concealed cove, they discover a body washed ashore; a man who has been shipwrecked. Ness realises that his very existence heralds the possibility that there are other lands, other survivors, and also the possibility that the world's seas are healing. She undertakes a foolhardy, courageous gamble when she decides to keep the stranger concealed and alive. All too soon she risks everything, including her own life,...
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