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Book Three of the Icebreaker Trilogy

The Icebreaker Trilogy (Volume 3)

Lian Tanner

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The thrilling conclusion to the Icebreaker trilogy, an acclaimed middle-grade fantasy-adventure from Lian Tanner.

Gwin is a Fetcher. With her papa and twin brother, Nat, she travels West Norn, bringing joy to its downtrodden people through song and story. But ever since Mama died, it's been hard to keep the joy alive.

Proud and defiant, Fetchers have always been hunted by the Devouts for preserving the old ways. So when devious Brother Poosk captures Papa, Gwin must rescue him—whatever the cost.

Meanwhile, the Oyster's crew and the Sunkers lay siege to the Citadel. But without their Sleeping Captain, can they ever win against the ruthless Devouts? Can Petrel, Fin, Sharkey, and Rain ever bring light back to such a dark world?



Gwin stood in the muddy field outside the village of Swettle, counting the beats. One, two, three—

“Hup!” she cried, which was the cue for her twin brother, Nat, to vault...

Praise for Battlesong

"Nonstop action against a magical backdrop; this is a wonderful world to get lost in."--Catherine Jinks, author of the Evil Genius trilogy

"Tanner’s trilogy concludes with a meticulously plotted, rapidly paced adventure that both stands alone and richly satisfies fans of the first two novels.
... Masterly writing brings the stark landscape to life and reveals characters’ deepest emotions."--School Library Journal, starred review

"The series winds up with an easily digested diagnosis of what caused the anti-technology backlash in the first
place—“This isn’t about machines; it never has been. It’s about how we treat each
other”—as Petrel’s journey ... comes to a triumphant close." --The Horn Book magazine

"Petrel, Fin, Sharkey, and the mechanical Captain, familiar characters from the series, return along with Mister Smoke and Miss Slink, the heroic, talking rats...[T]his imaginative series is engaging and contains valuable themes about the love of parents and the importance of helping others. Like a Fetcher, Battlesong offers a narrative to help in times of tribulation."--VOYA


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Lian Tanner

Lian Tanner is the author of the Keeper trilogy (Museum of Thieves, City of Lies, Path of Beasts), and winner of numerous awards around the world, including the Aurealis Award for Children's Fiction. She lives in Australia.

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