In the year 2090, after the third world war has left the most developed of nations in ruin, England is a barren land. The last trees live in the courtyard of Buckingham Palace, food is rationed, oil has destroyed the oceans, poverty is at an all-time low and discontent is rising to a fever pitch. Hatred of the royals is strong and revolution lurks just around the corner.
The first strike came when Princess Eliza Windsor was just a little girl and her mother, the queen, fell victim to poison in the hands of a sneering young revolutionary, Cornelius Hollister. After many years of living in fear, Eliza is sixteen when Hollister strikes again, destroying her family even further, killing her father and kidnapping her older sister and younger brother, and forcing her to flee into London's dangerous streets.
With a mind for revenge and the safe recovery of her siblings - including her older sister, Mary, England's future queen - Eliza joins the rebel forces in disguise. Masquerading as a loyal member of the Tudor army, Eliza has her first taste of independence and it is here that she finds love... with the son of the man who would see her dead.
Praise for Tiger, Tiger: "[Craze] gives May a delicate, distinctive voice.... [Here] the trials of adolescence don't stand a chance against the absurdity of grown-ups."
"[An] exquisite new novel... Craze's gorgeous prose is all in the incisive detail."
—New York Post
Galaxy Craze is the author of two novels, Tiger, Tiger and By the Shore, which was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Art
Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction and won the Betty Trask Award in her native
England. She lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, with her husband and their
two children and is currently working on a sequel to The Last Princess.