The Book of Sand

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SAND.

A hostile world of burning sun. Outlines of several once-busy cities shimmer on the horizon. Now empty of inhabitants, their buildings lie in ruins.

In the distance a group of people – a family – walk towards us. Ahead lies shelter: a ‘shuck’ the family call home and which they know they must reach before the light fails, as to be out after dark is to invite danger and almost certain death. To survive in this alien world of shifting sand, they must find an object hidden in or near water.

But other families want it too. And they are willing to fight to the death to make it theirs. It is beginning to rain in Fairfax County, Virginia when McKenzie Strathie wakes up.

An ordinary teenage girl living an ordinary life – except that the previous night she found a sand-lizard in her bed, and now she’s beginning to question everything around her, especially who she really is …

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‘An utterly original novel from an extraordinary creative mind’ KARIN SLAUGHTER

‘Unique and fearless’ MARK BILLINGHAM

‘I inhaled it. It’s beautifully written and utterly compelling’ HARRIET TYCE

‘I didn’t want it to end. Audacious, extraordinary and beautifully written…it’s absolutely awesome’ ALEX NORTH

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SAND.

A hostile world of burning sun. Outlines of several once-busy cities shimmer on the horizon. Now empty of inhabitants, their buildings lie in ruins.

In the distance a group of people – a family – walk towards us. Ahead lies shelter: a ‘shuck’ the family call home and which they know they must reach before the light fails, as to be out after dark is to invite danger and almost certain death. To survive in this alien world of shifting sand, they must find an object hidden in or near water.

But other families want it too. And they are willing to fight to the death to make it theirs. It is beginning to rain in Fairfax County, Virginia when McKenzie Strathie wakes up.

An ordinary teenage girl living an ordinary life – except that the previous night she found a sand-lizard in her bed, and now she’s beginning to question everything around her, especially who she really is …

Two very different worlds featuring a group of extraordinary characters driven to the very limit of their endurance in a place where only the strongest will survive.

Additional information

Weight 0.5 kg
ISBN

9781529135855

Author

Clare, Theo

Publisher

Century

Binding

Hardback

1 review for The Book of Sand

  1. Anna Kierczynska

    The Book of Sand is a truly well-written dystopia, with two story lines which keep you guessing how they can be connected and once it’s revealed, the book becomes even better.

    It’s a slow burner, I felt that the author wanted to torture us with the seemingly never ending survival on the desert, just so the readers could feel the pain of the journey too.

    The world building is impressive, the characters description, the mystery and the monsters.
    The writing is fantastic, and even though the book is slow, it’s written in a way that you want to keep going.

    It’s a weird and a long story. Definitely interesting to try it.

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