Andrew Peters
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UK Price: £6.99
Format: Paperback
Age: 10+
Size: 198x129mm
Extent: 400pp
ISBN: 978-1-906427-46-7
Publication date: April 2011
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Fourteen-year-old Ark has the squittiest job on Arborium. A poor plumber’s boy, he unblocks toilets in the city where he lives – a breathtaking, mile-high world carved out of the vast upper branches of a giant canopy of trees.

He believes his forest kingdom to be the dullest but safest place on earth. But while at work, he over hears a plot between a powerful councillor of the island and a secret envoy from Maw, a superpower of glass and steel, that intends robbing Arborium of its wood, a natural resource now more precious than gold.

Ark is plunged into danger and soon he finds himself on the run, fighting for his life. Together with new found friends, he must travel from the highest tree tops to the darkest roots of Ravenwood to save his home and his people.

'This fantasy adventure has a wonderfully original setting ... It's humorously told at a cracking pace'
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'It includes everything that a reader needs to become hooked and is a great debut novel ... '
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'Young fantasy loving readers will enjoy this action packed story.'
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The arrow flew over his shoulder and thudded straight into a wooden post. Too close! If he hadn’t stumbled out of the way, the shaft would now

"Writing RAVENWOOD was like being in the driving seat of the best ride ever, especially as I had never attempted to concoct an adventure on this scale before. I have always had a vivid imagination and I love escaping into other worlds. The challenge with RAVENWOOD was to write a fun, thought-provoking, but ultimately epic, adventure as well as to create a whole new world from scratch: a foreign island of mile-tall giant trees, suddenly threatened by an empire of glass and steel that is hungry for the island's wood. The dwellers of the treetop kingdom don't know it, but theirs are the only trees left in the whole world where wood has become more precious than gold."

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