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Ice Breaker
Start date
September 1, 2015
Finish date
September 30, 2015

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Jill Smith
Mar 10, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was in a session at Somerset Literary Festival two days ago presented by Lian Tanner. I shook her hand and introduced myself. She got ready for her meeting with the students who attended by running on the spot.

The kids came in and she had the kids give her story ideas. They giggled and joked while she helped ask the important what if questions. They answered and a very bad story started to come together. At the end of this exercise she said 'funnily enough I didn't write that'.

Then she read
Dec 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed the setting in this novel, vividly described and populated with colourful characters. This is an epic fantasy come steampunk novel which had me completely enthralled, holding me in its grasp until the last page, wanting more.
The novel raises some big questions about the morality of mechanisation, acceptance of those outside our 'tribes', loyalty and intrigue, allowing the reader to form their own conclusions.
A great read for middle school, ages 10 - 14. Highly recommended.
Lyn Battersby
Oct 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Lyn is a judge for the Aurealis Awards. This review is the personal opinion of Lyn herself, and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of any judging panel, the judging coordinator or the Aurealis Awards management team.

I will be rating this once the AAs are announced.

One of my stand out favourites this year. I was lucky enough to judge Tanner's Aurealis Award-winning City of Lies two years ago and was excited when this book fell into my hands for this year. This book did not let me down. As
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