By Steve Augarde

Ember, Paperback, 9780385752299, 480pp.

Publication Date: November 8, 2011


Ever since the floods came and washed the world away, survivors have been desperate to win a place on X-Isle, the island where life is rumored to be easier than on what's left of the mainland. Only young boys stand a chance of getting in, the smaller and lighter the better. Baz and Ray are two of the lucky few to be chosen, but they soon discover that X-Isle is a far cry from paradise. Ruled by Preacher John, a dangerous religious fanatic, it's a violent, unpredictable place, where terrible things can happen at any moment. The boys hatch an extraordinary plan in order to protect themselves-the construction of a mighty weapon of defense. But can they complete this weapon in time, and are they really prepared to use it to secure their freedom?

Powerful and compelling, X-Isle is a fast-moving thriller and a great read for boys. Filled with suspense, fights, adventure, and mystery, this is a book that will keep you guessing right to the very end.

About the Author
Steve Augarde est ne a Birmingham. Il a ecrit et illustre plus de soixante-dix livres d'images pour enfants, et travaille a la conception de livres pop-up. Il a egalement cree des dessins animes pour la chaine BBC. Le Peuple des Minuscules est le premier volet d'une trilogie, qui a remporte le prestigieux Nestle Children's Book Prize en 2003.