(Paperback) - 2014
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Abandoned at birth, the Brothers of the Ikkuma Pit know no mothers. They fend for themselves, each training their Little Brother to survive – until they grow into men and it's time for their Leaving Day.
No boy knows what’s beyond the forest.
No Brother who left has ever come back.
Until now . . .
‘An imaginative world with the glint of originality . . . richly conceived’ Sunday Times
‘The writing [is] sharp and funny, the boys [are] an arresting mixture of toughness and tenderness’ Guardian
Meaghan grew up in Canada. A sci-fi/fantasy nerd, she packed up all her movies and books, and shipped off to the UK to complete an MA in Writing for Children. Meaghan eventually returned to Canada broke, and worked at a series of unpaid internships at publishing houses, magazines and gossip rags. Through it all, she was writing stories in the office, on the subway, and in her lunch breaks.