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Secrets of Carrick: Tantony

By Ananda Braxton-Smith

**eBook Edition** The second book in the Secrets of Carrick series, Tantony is a haunting and beautiful journey through grief and loss.

We found my brother in the skybog. It was me that found him. Boson Quirk is dead, face-up in a bog of stars. Almost everyone in Carrick said that the boy was a monster, and now Fermion is sure that the townspeople are looking sideways at her, wondering if she’ll go the way of her cursed, mad twin. When a new voice rises inside her, Fermion begins to wonder the same thing. The voice tells her that the answer to Boson’s affliction lies on the other island, the one that everyone says is bristling with gods and monsters. But what waits for her there? Surely it is madness to pursue the answer? Tantony is the second book set in the Secrets of Carrick universe and returns young adult fiction readers to the magical world of Celtic mythology. Australian author Ananda Braxton-Smith merges literary fantasy with mystery in this atmospheric tale of mental illness and self-discovery. Teen girls will love this novel and devour the others in the series, Merrow and Ghostheart. Finalist in the Young Adult Fiction category of the 2011 Aurealis Awards and a 2012 Notable book at the Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards. “Exquisite. A beautiful, lush, haunting story – one that stays with the reader long after the last word is read.” Magpies “Ananda Braxton-Smith’s tales propel readers into worlds with a vivacity and rawness, illuminating horror and beauty.” Magpies “Lush, rich and achingly beautiful.” The Courier Mail “The world of Carrick is stark and beautiful, cruel and magical, encircled by the unforgiving sea. From the opening sentence, I entered the cave of this story willingly, bewitched by the eerie poetry of Ananda’s words, and stepped out encrusted in salt, gritty with sand, and haunted.” Carole Wilkinson

About the author

Ananda Braxton-Smith is a journalist and children's author. She has written several titles for Black Dog Books, including a series for older readers, the Secrets of Carrick. The first two books in the series, Merrow and Tantony, were Children’s Book Council of Australia Notable Books in 2011 and 2012, in addition to being finalists in the Young Adult Fiction category of the 2010 and 2011 Aurealis Awards.

ISBN: 9781922179821
Imprint: Black Dog Books
Distributor: Walker Australia
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Release Date: May 1, 2013
Dimensions: 0 x 0mm, 288pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $15.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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