Into the Wilderness (Hardcover)

By Mandy Hager

Pyr, 9781616148638, 335pp.

Publication Date: January 7, 2014

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Description

Award-caliber social science fiction with a strong message about race and the abuse of religious faith by those in power.
Maryam, Ruth, and Joseph have fled Onew re, reluctantly taking Joseph's troublesome cousin, Lazarus, as well. They arrive at their destination, Marawa Island, filled with hope for rescue and reprieve. But at first glance the island appears to be solely populated by birds. Perhaps the Apostles' dire warnings about the fall-out of the Tribulation were true after all?
As Maryam and Joseph experience all the topsy-turvy misunderstandings and sexual tension first love entails, the antagonism between Maryam and Lazarus reaches explosive proportions. But when disaster brings the crushing realization that time is now against them, all four must decide just who they can risk turning to for help.


About the Author

Mandy Hager is an award-winning writer and educator based on the Kapiti Coast near Wellington, New Zealand. She has a drive to tell stories that matter direct, powerful stories with something to say. She won the 2010 New Zealand Post Children s Book Award for Young Adult Fiction for "The Crossing" and has twice won the LIANZA Book Awards for YA fiction. In 2012 she was awarded the Beatson Fellowship to write "Dear Vincent, " a story about suicide, painting, and Vincent Van Gogh. She was recently named the 2014 Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellow (one of NZs oldest and most prestigious writing awards), with the opportunity to travel to the south of France for eight months writing and research. Visit her online at www.mandyhager.com, at www.facebook.com/BloodOfTheLambTrilogy, and on Twitter @MandyHager.

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Praise For Into the Wilderness

"Maryam’s harrowing adventure delivers... This dystopia will please fans of the genre and leave them awaiting Maryam’s trilogy-ending heroics."
    -Kirkus Reviews

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