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The Sacrifice

2.91  ·  Rating Details ·  11 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
THE SACRIFICE is a futuristic novel set in the top of the North Island and the Pacific. Decades earlier, eruptions around the Pacific 'ring of fire', and consequent devastating tsunami, had annihilated Western civilization and technology, along with most of the population. Those who survive revert to hunter-gatherer mode, both in the absence of technology and in the belief ...more
Paperback, 414 pages
Published (first published April 27th 2011)
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Angela Oliver
Sep 18, 2011 Angela Oliver rated it liked it
Shelves: dystopia, young-adult
A rather bland offering in a genre that seems to have been done-to-death in New Zealand youth literature. The world has ended as we know it, with the last remnants of humanity clinging to life at the very tip of the North Island. There are no trees, only raupo. For reasons not completely made clear, the survivors all seem to be Maori or Polynesian in appearance and behaviour, living more-or-less like the tribes of old but with strict restrictions on reproduction and lifestyle. Five youths are ch ...more
Adele Broadbent
Jul 09, 2014 Adele Broadbent rated it it was ok
A story of Post Apocalypse told in the way of Maori story and legend. The people took too much from the Earth – the gods of the earth were unhappy and rose up (earthquakes). The warrior mountain gods began to fight amongst themselves (volcanic eruptions) until the water god dowsed their spewing fires and lavas with giant tsunamis.

Taka and his cousin Kai are inseparable, but Kai questions the people’s beliefs and Taka is uncomfortable with this. When they are chosen to be travellers to find a new
Post-apocalyptic, dystopian set in New Zealand. Interesting use of characters depicting fitting in, belonging, bullying and a most unexpected turn of events.
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