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Friday 29 November 2013

Review: Ice Breaker

Set in a futuristic world where machines are considered evil by the land dwellers, a machine-run ship sails the frozen southern seas. It has been avoiding  land for hundreds of years. Deep within the ship’s bowels hides a secret so old that those on board are no longer sure whether this secret is real or mythical.

Petrel, better known as Rat Girl, lives aboard. Caught between the opposing tribes of Engineers, Cooks and Officers, Petrel belongs to no one. She hides in the shadows, snatches leftovers when she can and avoids those who like to harass her for sport. Her best friends are two talking rats.

When the land dwellers send a boy to destroy the ship’s secret, everything tips irreversibly out of balance and the action begins. Get ready for non-stop action in this complex world of hidden passages, half-told truths and unexpected devices where Petrel and the frozen boy meet and learn more than they bargained for. Friendship is the thread that binds this tale and bravery, the ingredient that holds all together. Don’t forget to breathe when things rev up.

Title: Ice Breaker: (The Hidden series #1)
Author: Lian Tanner
Publisher: Allen & Unwin, $18.99 RRP
Publication Date: November 2013
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781743314340
For ages: 10+
Type: Middle Fiction