The Crossing by Mandy Hager

The Crossing

The first book in the stunning Blood of the Lamb trilogy, full of action, suspense and drama.

The Crossing is the first book in a stunning trilogy that follows the fate of Maryam and her unlikely companions – Joseph, Ruth and Lazarus. This is fast, suspenseful drama underpinned by a powerful and moving story about love and loss. The people of Onewere, a small island in the Pacific, know that they are special – chosen to survive the deadly event that consumed the Earth. Now, from the rotting cruise ship Star of the Sea, the elite control the population – manipulating old texts to set themselves up as living ‘gods’. But what the people of Onewere don’t know is this: the leaders will stop at nothing to meet their own blood-thirsty needs. When Maryam crosses from child to woman, she must leave everything she has ever known and make a crossing of another kind. But life inside the ship is not as she had dreamed, and she is faced with the unthinkable: obey the leaders and very likely die, or turn her back on every belief she once held dear.

‘Like 1984 for teenagers – direct, passionate and powerful’ – Margaret Mahy.
Winner of the NZ Post Book Award for YA fiction 2010.

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