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Tarl has been captured and enslaved to work in Deep Salt, and Hari has vowed to rescue him. It’s a forbidding task: no one returns from Deep Salt. But Hari was born and raised in Blood Burrow. He’s tough and smart—and he can communicate with animals.
Pearl is fleeing an arranged marriage. She and her mysteriously gifted maid Tealeaf have escaped from the privileged world Pearl was born into, and they’re being pursued.
When their paths cross, Hari and Pearl realise they must discover the secrets of Deep Salt. It’s not just a quest to save Tarl—the world is on the brink of unspeakable terror.
Maurice Gee’s Salt is an utterly compelling fantasy adventure, the work of a master storyteller.
‘Maurice Gee is a magician.’
‘You are holding a classic of the future…a stunning mix of fantasy and ideas.’
‘It only takes the first half a dozen pages for New Zealand author Maurice Gee to create a fully realised world wherein he draws his readers with gusto…A genuinely exciting story line that never falters, even as Gee tests the very limits of his young protagonist. Be warned though, the only satisfaction yuou’ll get at the end of this book is the knowledge that the story ontinues in the sequel Gool—but you’ll have to wait until March. Thrilling read for 13 and up.’