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  • Author: Max BARRY
  • Publisher: Mulholland Books
  • Published: 2013
  • Description: Hardback, Near Fine
  • Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine
  • Edition: First
  • ISBN-13: 9781444764659
  • Ref: 12692
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A first UK edition hardback with a single #1 as the number sequence indicating a first printing.  Unread.  Some tanning to pages.  The dust jacket is complete and still shows the price.

SYNOPSIS:  “Two years ago, something terrible was unleashed in an Australian mining town called Broken Hill.  Thousands died.  Few people know what really happened.

Emily Ruff is one of them.  She belongs to a nameless organisation of ‘poets’: masters of manipulation who use the secrets of language to warp others to their will.  She was one of their most promising recruits until she made a catastrophic mistake: she fell in love.

Will Parke knows the truth too, only he doesn’t remember it.  And he doesn’t know why he’s immune to the poets’ powers.  But he knows he needs to run.

As their stories converge, the past is revealed and the race is on for a deadly weapon: a word… Because the poets know that words can kill…”