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Futuristic thriller-adventure set in a volatile environment of restricted energy and resources.

Beyond the huge domed roof of Ash Harbour, a city built inside a hollowed-out mountain, deadly storms and Arctic temperatures have stripped the Earth bare. Resources are limited and access to power is all-important. Sinister bodies reign supreme, undercover operations are rife and every move is monitored by the Clockworkers and Dark-Day Fatalists. When sixteen-year-old Sol Wheat's father goes missing and is accused of murder, Sol sets out to find out why, and in doing so uncovers the harsh reality behind Ash Harbour.

Reviews

A gripping dystopian thriller, with echoes of A Clockwork Orange, has plenty of action to thrill teenage readers

Nikki Gamble, The Bookseller

McGann's effective dystopic vision is backed by superb storytelling and should prove his breakthrough book

John Newman, Publishing News

Small-Minded Giants zips along at break-neck pace, each short, action-packed scene feeding into the next, ideal for teen readers . . . McGann's direct, gritty style of writing certainly packs a punch

Sarah Webb, Irish Independent

Highly visual and exciting . . . dystopian vision that is expertly crafted

Becky Stradwick, Borders, Publishing News

Fights, flights and regular plot twists

Mary Hoffman, TES

A compelling, compulsive, atmospheric story . . . The movie is already rolling in my head

Niall MacMonagle, Irish Times

Zips along at break-neck pace, each short, action-packed scene feeding into the next, ideal for teen readers with Playstation attention spans . . . McGann's direct, gritty style of writing certainly packs a punch

Sarah Webb, Irish Independent

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780552574655

    September 15, 2015

    Corgi Childrens

    368 pages

    RRP $29.99

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  • EBook

    9781407050188

    September 1, 2010

    RHCP Digital

    368 pages

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