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Ember Crow is missing. To find her friend, Ashala Wolf must control her increasingly erratic and dangerous Sleepwalker 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.
The Disappearance of Ember Crow is the second book in a thrilling dystopian series by Indigenous Australian author Ambelin Kwaymullina. With a dollop of adventure and a dash of romance, it will grip readers from the first page. Book 1, The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf, was short-listed in both the Science Fiction and Young Adult categories of the 2012 Aurealis Awards. Find out what happens next in The Foretelling of Georgie Spider. Join the Tribe at http://www.thefirstwood.com.au/
“The book is entertaining, engaging and certainly offers moments of suspense for those looking for an interesting YA sci-fi series with a difference. For those who prefer more thoughtful, thought-provoking stories, The Tribe offers plenty of opportunities to consider deeper themes such as identity, the role of technology in society, the definition of humanity, environmental issues, our deeper connection with the environment, and our personal and spiritual heritage.” Kids’ Book Review
“The second book in this spectacular series is even better than the first. The language retains the lyrical prose and stunning descriptions of the first book. Get settled in a comfortable chair or against pillows for there’ll be no breaks during this riveting read.” Buzz Words Books
“The Disappearance of Ember Crow’ is a fantastic instalment in what is fast becoming my favourite new Aussie YA series. Here is a book that is twisting and compelling, beautifully plotted for maximum sucker-punching, and in which all the characters we met and fell for in ‘Ashala Wolf’ are being teased out with the promise of further, tricky exploration.” AlphaReader
“Highly recommended … Once again Kwaymullina has written an outstanding story with plenty of surprises in it to make the reader think.This is written in smooth, flowing prose that is easy to read. However the themes are complex and fascinating, making it a challenging and thought provoking novel. It is science fiction with a dystopian theme at its best.” ReadPlus
“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. Ambelin is a storyteller, she creates magical and intriguing worlds that you can't help but be immediately drawn into. With an impeccable writing style, the fusion of fantasy, dystopian science fiction and romance is breathtaking.” Diva Booknerd
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.
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