The Tribe 2: The Disappearance of Ember Crow

Book 2 of The Tribe Series

Age 14+

General Fiction Fantasy & Magical Realism Science Fiction Thrillers

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“However this ends, you’re probably going to find out some things about me, and they’re not nice things. But, Ash, even after you know, do you think you could remember the good? And whatever you end up discovering – try to think of me kindly. If you can.”

Ember Crow is missing. To find her friend, Ashala Wolf must control her increasingly erratic and dangerous Sleepwalking ability and leave the Firstwood. But Ashala doesn’t realise that Ember is harbouring terrible secrets and is trying to shield the Tribe and all Illegals from a devastating new threat – her own past.


Ambelin Kwaymullina loves reading sci-fi and fantasy books, and has wanted to write a novel since she was six years old. She comes from the Palyku people of the Pilbara region of Western Australia. When not writing or reading she teaches law, illustrates picture books and hangs out with her dogs. She has previously written a number of children’s books, both alone and with other members of her family. Her first novel, The Tribe Book 1: The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf, was short-listed in both the Science Fiction and Young Adult Fiction categories of the 2012 Aurealis Awards.


This is a series that gets better as it goes – each idea is developed and the world-building is ON POINT. It’s so nice to see Australian YA making a hit with novels like this, especially ones that connect with Indigenous heritage as well. If you want a post-apocalyptic trilogy with a unique twist unlike anything else out there, then this is for you.

Genie in a Book

If you liked the first book, you won’t be disappointed in this one. If you haven ‘t read it, what are you waiting for?

The Great Raven

The world Kwaymullina has created is a detailed and very easy to visualise, it is a wonderful world that has more than enough differences from many dystopian stories to make it stand out from the pack.

The Kylie Verse

The Disappearance of Ember Crow is basically one great, big juicy revelatory novel full of delicious twists, turns and you-never-saw-coming surprises

Alpha Reader

Get settled in a comfortable chair or against pillows for there’ll be no breaks during this riveting read.

Buzz Words

A terrific addition to the Australian YA family.

Children's Books Daily

The Tribe series is phenomenal. Rarely does book two in any series live up to our expectations, but The Disappearance of Ember Crow intensifies the action, the intrigue and adds the extra element of introducing new characters and a science fiction storyline. I loved it immensely.

Diva Book Nerd

The book is entertaining, engaging and certainly offers moments of suspense for those looking for an interesting YA sci-fi series with a difference.

Kids' Book Review

When I read The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf last year I was blown away by the story and Kwaymullina’s ability to bring a completely new addition to the dystopian genre. Her latest novel certainly doesn’t disappoint, bringing yet another genre into play and throwing even more curve balls that I did not see coming.

Lauren's Loquacious Literature

Once again Kwaymullina has written an outstanding story with plenty of surprises in it to make the reader think.


This series is quickly becoming a favourite of mine … The writing is vivid and beautiful, the story is creative and brilliantly executed.

WhY.A Not Reviews

blew me away

Alpha Reader

I thought this was a brilliant dystopian, unlike any other I’ve read before. I loved it and give it 5 out of 5 stars.

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