Abandoned at birth, the Brothers of the Ikkuma Pit know no mothers. They fend for themselves, each training their Little Brother to survive - until they grow into men and it's time for their Leaving Day. No boy knows what's beyond the forest. No Brother who left has ever come back. Until now . . .'An imaginative world with the glint of originality . . . richly conceived' Sunday Times'The writing [is] sharp and funny, the boys [are] an arresting mixture of toughness and tenderness' Guardian
Meaghan McIsaac grew up as a scifi and fantasy nerd in Canada. Having spent her childhood writing stories and performing in her high school's musicals, she shipped off to the UK to complete an MA in Writing for Children. She returned to Toronto, where she lives now with her family and dogs, and writes books in her favourite genre.
"An imaginative world with the glint of originality . . . richly conceived"
Sunday Times 'Book of the Week' - Nicolette Jones
"The Pit and its community (are) a thought-through world, the writing sharp and
funny, the boys an arresting mixture of toughness and tenderness"
"Fierce questions are
woven in to a fast paced adventure that will delight thrill seekers and
deep thinkers alike."
Katy Clapham, Storytellers, Inc.
"A fast-moving, sometimes heartbreaking adventure with
enough action to keep readers entertained, [with] a subtle message that no one should be judged without having a chance to prove
him- or herself."
Quill & Quire - Laura Godfrey
"An enticing debut"
The School Librarian