Astra

Astra - Gaia Chronicles

Paperback (30 Jan 2014) | English

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Synopsis

A powerful coming-of-age story, and the beginning of a new trilogy, set on an Earth struggling to recover from global environmental collapse.

Like every child in Is-Land, all Astra Ordott has ever wanted is to get her Security Shot, do her National Service and defend her Gaian homeland from Non-Lander 'infiltrators'. But when one of her Shelter mothers, the formidable Dr Hokma Blesser, tells her the shot will limit her chances of becoming a scientist and offers her an alternative, Astra agrees to her plan.

Then the orphaned Lil arrives to share Astra's home and Astra is torn between jealousy and fascination. Lil's father taught her some alarming ideas about Is-Land and the world, but when she pushes Astra too far, the heartache that results goes far beyond the loss of a friend.

If she is to survive, Astra must learn to deal with devastating truths about Is-Land, Non-Land and the secret web of adult relationships that surrounds her.

About the Publisher

Jo Fletcher Books

Jo Fletcher Books

Jo Fletcher Books is a specialist science fiction, fantasy and horror imprint which launched in 2010. Jo’s illustrious career has seen her work with authors including Sir Terry Pratchett, the late Sir Arthur C. Clarke, Charlaine Harris, Joe Hill, Neil Gaiman and Ursula K. Le Guin. Jo Fletcher Books is an imprint of Quercus.

Book information

ISBN: 9781780876344
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Imprint: Jo Fletcher Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 823.92
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 379
Weight: 524g
Height: 232mm
Width: 152mm
Spine width: 30mm