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The severed land / Maurice Gee.

By: Gee, Maurice, 1931- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookDescription: 187 pages : map ; 20 cm.ISBN: 9780143770244; 0143770241.Subject(s): Quests (Expeditions) -- Teen fiction | Suicide -- Teen fictionGenre/Form: Young adult fiction, New Zealand.Summary: From the high reaches of a tree, Fliss watches the soldiers attempting yet again to break through the invisible wall. Amid the explosions, a drummer boy tries to escape. As he is about to be shot, Fliss reaches through the wall and pulls him to safety. But Fliss is dismayed to find she has saved an overfed rich boy. She is even more dismayed to learn that she must accompany him back through the wall on a special mission to rescue the Nightingale. The world they have to travel through is a perilous one, full of predatory thieves, slave masters, beggars, dippers, mudlarks, drain-sliders, spies and wall-men. It is a world where the ruling families are caught up in a lethal power struggle. Will Fliss and the despised drummer boy learn to trust each other? Who is the Nightingale? And will they all make it back alive?
List(s) this item appears in: NZ Childrens Book Awards 2017
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Teen Fiction Hāwera LibraryPlus
Teen
Teen Fiction GEE (Browse shelf) Available i2166953
Teen Fiction Ōpunakē LibraryPlus
Teen
Teen Fiction GEE (Browse shelf) Available i2166954
Teen Fiction Pātea LibraryPlus
Teen
Teen Fiction GEE (Browse shelf) Available i2167289
Teen Fiction Stratford
Teen
Teen Fiction GEE (Browse shelf) Available A00789511
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

This gripping, page-turning fantasy adventure follows a dangerous quest through a divided world.<br> <br> From the high reaches of a tree, Fliss watches the soldiers attempting yet again to break through the invisible wall. Amid the explosions, a drummer boy tries to escape. As he is about to be shot, Fliss reaches through the wall and pulls him to safety. But Fliss is dismayed to find she has saved an overfed rich boy. She is even more dismayed to learn that she must accompany him back through the wall on a special mission to rescue the Nightingale.<br> <br> The world they have to travel through is a perilous one, full of predatory thieves, slave masters, beggars, dippers, mudlarks, drain-sliders, spies and wall-men. It is a world where the ruling families are caught up in a lethal power struggle.<br> <br> Will Fliss and the despised drummer boy learn to trust each other? Who is the Nightingale? And will they all make it back alive?

Novel for young adults.

From the high reaches of a tree, Fliss watches the soldiers attempting yet again to break through the invisible wall. Amid the explosions, a drummer boy tries to escape. As he is about to be shot, Fliss reaches through the wall and pulls him to safety. But Fliss is dismayed to find she has saved an overfed rich boy. She is even more dismayed to learn that she must accompany him back through the wall on a special mission to rescue the Nightingale. The world they have to travel through is a perilous one, full of predatory thieves, slave masters, beggars, dippers, mudlarks, drain-sliders, spies and wall-men. It is a world where the ruling families are caught up in a lethal power struggle. Will Fliss and the despised drummer boy learn to trust each other? Who is the Nightingale? And will they all make it back alive?

Intermediate, secondary National Library of New Zealand.

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