The Dead of the Night

The Dead of the Night

Paperback The Tomorrow Series

By (author) John Marsden

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  • Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 129mm x 198mm x 25mm | 201g
  • Publication date: 1 May 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0857388738
  • ISBN 13: 9780857388735
  • Sales rank: 8,450

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When their country is invaded and their families are taken, eight high school teenagers band together to fight. Seventeen-year-old Ellie and her friends have survived the invasion, but two of their band are captured: Kevin is imprisoned and Corrie is alive, but in a coma. Homer and Ellie are determined to get them back and to continue their campaign against the enemy. They discover that there are other rebels out there, fighting the invaders - but who are they and can they be trusted? As the pressure grows, can Ellie work out her conflicted feelings for the brilliant, arrogant Homer and the strong, gentle Lee? As war rages, and the enemy closes in, Ellie and her friends must once again fight for their lives...but how many of their band will be left? A truly involving story about teenagers facing the incredible challenges of warfare, amid the intensity of first love. Would you sacrifice everything to save your country and your family?

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John Marsden wrote the Tomorrow series while working as a teacher in Australia to show his students that books weren't boring. He now runs his own school outside Melbourne which he describes as 'somewhere between Steiner and The Simpsons'. The Tomorrow series has become Australia's most successful YA series ever and John is Australia's most celebrated author for young people.

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'The best series for Australian teens of all time' The Age. 'a brilliant series ... gripping' The Devonian.