Mortal Fire

Book Author & Illustrator Elizabeth Knox
Rights Available World excl. ANZ and UK
Rights Sold USA


In Mortal Fire, sixteen-year-old Canny comes from the Pacific island, Southland. After setting out on a trip with her stepbrother and his girlfriend, she finds herself drawn into the enchanting Zarene Valley. And the mysterious but dark seventeen-year-old Ghislain who helps her figure out her origins.

Mortal Fire was the first ever Young Adult release for Gecko Press. It has stunning writing, a compelling plot and a strong female protagonist.

About the Author
Elizabeth Knox
has published several novels for adults and children, as well as autobiographical novellas. Her acclaimed adult novel The Vintner’s Luck (1998) was shortlisted for the Orange Prize in 1999, and was made into a feature film in 2009. In 2008, her YA novel Dreamquake won a American Library Association’s Michael L Printz Award for excellence in young adult literature. Elizabeth lives in Wellington, New Zealand.

Description

Publisher
Gecko Press

Extent
449pp

Format
210 × 140 mm

Binding
Paperback

Category
Children’s

Genre
Young Adult

Age range
11-14 years

Publication Date
2014

Rights Available:
World excl. ANZ and UK

Rights sold:
USA

Rights Agents:

World

Anja Mundt, Mundt Agency
anja@mundtagency.com

China & Taiwan
Bookman
ShuHuai (China) shuhuai@bkagency.com.tw
Sushin (Taiwan) sushin@bkagency.com.tw

Turkey
AnatoliaLit
busra@anatolialit.com

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Enchanting and captivating ... It is a book that is on another level

Judges’ Report, New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

Elizabeth Knox is a wonderful writer and she keeps the reader in this 400 page novel with an imaginative plot … it really is for your exceptional reader. The gifted ones who adore fantasy and complicated stories.

Bob’s Books Blog (NZ)