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Short Description for Lexicon Words are weapons, and one man is immune, in this dazzlingly original thriller from the author of Jennifer Government.
- Published: 20 June 2013
- Format: Hardback 400 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781444764659 ISBN 10: 1444764659
- Sales rank: 15,919
Full description for Lexicon
Two years ago, something terrible was unleashed in an Australian mining town called Broken Hill. Thousands died. Few people know what really happened. Emily Ruff is one of them. She belongs to an elite organisation of 'poets': masters of manipulation who use language to warp others to their will. She was one of their most promising recruits until she made a catastrophic mistake: she fell in love. Wil Parke knows the truth too, only he doesn't remember it. And he doesn't know why he's immune to the poets' powers. But he knows he needs to run. As their stories converge, the past is revealed, and the race is on for a deadly weapon: a word. Because the poets know that words can kill...