South of Darkness
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A riveting story of courage, hope and extraordinary adventure.
"You will hardly read a more fascinating account of a convict's voyage to Australia" Australian Book Review
Thirteen-year-old Barnaby Fletch is a bag-and-bones orphan in London in the late 1700s.
Barnaby lives on his wits and ill-gotten gains, on streets seething with the press of the throng and shadowed by sinister figures. Life is a precarious business.
When he hears of a paradise on the other side of the world- a place called Botany Bay - he decides to commit a crime and get himself transported to a new life, a better life.
To succeed, he must survive the trials of Newgate Prison, the stinking hull of a prison ship and the unknown terrors of a journey across the world.
And Botany Bay is far from the paradise Barnaby has imagined. When his past and present suddenly collide, he is soon fleeing for his life - once again.
Deserves more than 5 stars
I loved this book! I have a but of a bad habit of starting another book before I finish the one I'm reading and so usually read half of a book then forget about it for a while. Not with this book! I read it cover to cover in less than a week!!! All I can say is there better be a sequel in the making because I have so many questions unanswered!!! I think that the last sentence gave us a hint that there will be another book :D I defiantly recommend buying this book...
South of Darkness
I couldn't put this book down from the minute I started reading it. My life went on hold until I had finished it
- Category: Historical
- Published: 01 November 2014
- Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
- Seller: Macmillan Publishers Australia / Pan Macmillan Australia
- Print Length: 384 Pages
- Language: English