The Continent

The Continent

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&;Have we really come so far, when a tour of the Continent is so desirable a thing? We&;ve traded our swords for treaties, our daggers for promises&;but our thirst for violence has never been quelled. And that&;s the crux of it: it can&;t be quelled. It&;s human nature.&;

For her sixteenth birthday, Vaela Sun receives the most coveted gift in all the Spire&;a trip to the Continent. It seems an unlikely destination for a holiday: a cold, desolate land where two &;uncivilized&; nations remain perpetually locked in combat. Most citizens lucky enough to tour the Continent do so to observe the spectacle and violence of war, a thing long banished in the Spire. For Vaela&;a talented apprentice cartographer&;the journey is a dream come true: a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to improve upon the maps she&;s drawn of this vast, frozen land.

But Vaela&;s dream all too quickly turns to a nightmare as the journey brings her face-to-face with the brutal reality of a war she&;s only read about. Observing from the safety of a heli-plane, Vaela is forever changed by the bloody battle waging far beneath her. And when a tragic accident leaves her stranded on the Continent, Vaela finds herself much closer to danger than she&;d ever imagined. Starving, alone and lost in the middle of a war zone, Vaela must try to find a way home&;but first, she must survive.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 159 x 241 x 28mm | 540g
  • English
  • Original ed.
  • 0373212399
  • 9780373212392
  • 2,211,783

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