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- Trade Paperback $16.99 $22.99 CAD
- ebook $9.99 $11.99 CAD
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"Caribbean patois adorns this novel with graceful rhythms…Beneath it lie complex, clearly evoked characters, haunting descriptions of exotic planets, and a stirring story…[This book] ought to elevate Hopkinson to star status." –-Seattle Times
It's Carnival time and the Caribbean-colonized planet of Toussaint is celebrating with music, dance, and pageantry. Masked "Midnight Robbers" waylay revelers with brandished weapons and spellbinding words. To young Tan-Tan, the Robber Queen is simply a favorite costume to wear at the festival–until her power-corrupted father commits an unforgiveable crime.
Suddenly, both father and daughter are thrust into the brutal world of New Half-Way Tree. Here monstrous creatures from folklore are real, and the humans are violent outcasts in the wilds. Tan-Tan must reach into the heart of myth and become the Robber Queen herself. For only the Robber Queen's legendary powers can save her life . . . and set her free.
- On Sale
- Mar 1, 2000
- Page Count
- 336 pages
- Grand Central Publishing