Flood and Fire (Hardcover)

By Emily Diamand

Chicken House, 9780545242684, 351pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2011

List Price: 17.99*
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The Riveting Sequel to the Award-Winning RAIDERS' RANSOM
She survived the epic battle of the raiders on the rough waters that flood England. Now poor fishergirl Lilly is determined to return Lexy, the Prime Minister's kidnapped daughter, to her home. And since his father was killed in the clash, Zeph is equally determined to claim leadership of his family's clan before more savage tribes invade the marshlands. But will the electromagnetic pulse of an omnipotent computer set the world aflame and wipe out all humans so that artificial intelligence can take over the future? It's up to the unlikely trio of children -- and their petulant, unpredictable gameboard PSAI -- to rage against the machines.

About the Author

EMILY DIAMAND is a lifelong environmental activist, and her concern for the earth greatly influenced the story of RAIDERS' RANSOM, her debut novel and the winner of the inaugural London Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition. She lives with her husband and son in Yorkshire, England.

Praise For Flood and Fire


"Good-hearted, engaging protagonists, dramatic sea battles, a solid sense of humor, and a novel blend of medieval and futuristic technologies distinguish this notable debut."
--Publishers Weekly

"Filled with irony and buoyed by the hopes of its young protagonists, this swashbuckling tale will please a wide range of readers and lure them back for more."
--Shelf Awareness

"In her debut work, Diamand proves her fantasy chops by seamlessly weaving together two complicated storylines while vividly constructing an intriguing and entirely believable post-apocalyptic setting."