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The Limping Man

The Limping Man: Volume 3 of the Salt Trilogy

Maurice Gee

  • awardShortlisted, NZ Post Children's Book Awards, Young Adult Fiction, 2011
  • award
  • awardShortlisted, LIANZA Young Adult Fiction, 2011
  • Hana ran through the broken streets of Blood Burrow.

    The smell of burning followed, sliding into her mouth as she gulped for air.
    It was as damp as toads. She would never wash herself free of it, and never stop
    hearing the women scream or wipe out the memory of the Limping Man.

    The Limping Man is small, wizened and cruel, but his subjects worship him, chanting as he arrives for the burning of the witches. He holds all who come near him in his psychic web, making them bow down and serve his will. And he is raising an army to destroy the humans and Dwellers.

    Hana escapes the Limping Man’s henchmen as they come to take her mother. When she meets Ben, son of Lo, they set out on a dangerous quest to rid the world of the evil Limping Man. But first they must discover the secret of his power.

    The Limping Man is the third book of the Salt Trilogy, a compelling fantasy adventure from one of New Zealand’s finest writers.

    Maurice Gee
    About the Author

    Maurice Gee is one of New Zealand’s finest writers. He has written more than forty books for adults and young adults and has won several literary awards, including the Wattie Award, the Deutz Medal for Fiction, the New Zealand Fiction Award and the New Zealand Children’s Book of the Year Award. His fifth novel Plumb, published in 1978, won the...

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    29 March 2010
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      ISBN: 9781921834554
      21 June 2012
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