Icebreaker (Hidden Trilogy) (Paperback)

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An outcast girl lives in the shadows on board a giant icebreaker that has been at sea for so many generations no one remembers why. When she finds a mysterious nameless boy on an iceberg, it triggers a chain of events that will change the entire world. Great characters, lots of action, big ideas, and talking rats make this a delightful read!

— From Sarah


Twelve-year-old Petrel is an outcast, living on an ancient icebreaker that has been following the same ocean course for three hundred years. The ship's crew has forgotten its original purpose and has broken into three warring tribes. Everyone has a tribe except Petrel, whose parents were thrown overboard for alleged crimes. She has survived by living in the dark corners of the ship, and speaking to no one except two large rats, Mister Smoke and Mrs. Slink.

When a boy is discovered on a frozen iceberg, the crew is immediately on alert. Petrel hides him on board, hoping he'll be her friend. What she doesn't know is that the ship guards a secret, held down deep in its belly, and the boy has been sent to seek and destroy it.

Icebreaker by Lian Tanner is a lush fantasy and thrilling adventure story, with an unforgettable friendship at its heart.

About the Author

Lian Tanner is the author of the Keepers trilogy (Museum of Thieves, City of Lies, Path of Beasts) and winner of numerous awards around the world, including the Aurealis Award for Children's Fiction. She lives in Australia.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250079855
ISBN-10: 1250079853
Publisher: Square Fish
Publication Date: August 16th, 2016
Pages: 304
Language: English
Series: Hidden Trilogy