Salt Trilogy, Volume One

Book - 2009
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Salt is an utterly compelling fantasy adventure, the work of a master storyteller at the peak of his powers.

When his father Tarl is captured and enslaved to work in Deep Salt, Hari vows to rescue him. This is a forbidding task: no one returns from Deep Salt. But Hari was born and raised in Blood Burrow. He's tough and smart--and he has a secret gift: he can communicate with animals. br>
The beautiful Pearl, born into the privileged world of the ruling class known as Company, has learned forbidden things from her mysteriously gifted maid Tealeaf. Now her father has promised her in marriage to the powerful and ambitious Ottmar. But Pearl will never submit to a subordinate life, so she and Tealeaf must flee.

When their paths cross, Hari and Pearl realize that together they must discover the secrets of Deep Salt. Their long journey through the badlands becomes far more than a quest to save Tarl--their world is on the brink of unspeakable terror.
Publisher: Victoria, BC : Orca Book Publishers, 2009, c2007
ISBN: 9781554692095
Branch Call Number: TEEN FIC Gee
Characteristics: 252 p. : map ; 22 cm


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May 20, 2017

A gripping story with both fast-paced action and meaning, this was a great read. This book is a nice mix of political allegory, romance, fantasy, and danger. My only complaint is how weak the ending was. It seemed like it just suddenly dropped into a stereotypical "happily ever after". I have not read the next books yet and I hope they will be even better!

Dec 11, 2013

I like Maurice Gee's writing, and this was an engaging YA novel. Not sure I'm going to go on to read the second and third in the trilogy, and that's okay - this one makes a nice stand-alone. Futuristic, slightly on the fantasy side, very well done.

Aug 23, 2013

An excellent book. Doctor-at-Bass! T. A.

Dec 01, 2012

Excellent allegorical novel. Socio-political commentary was clear and intriguing. Characters and world were interesting. Plot left a little to be desired, but not so much as to detract from the story.


Great book I just love NZ authors.

DeepPurple Mar 14, 2011

New Zealand author. A promising and interesting story had a rushed and predictable end.

Dec 30, 2010

Pretty good overall but I'm not a fan of this book. Ending was a little hurried.

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