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'I wonder if the first day of Learning is always like this - do the girls on the hill always feel the ground tremble under their feet?

'Leira is about to start her initiation as a priestess when her world is turned upside down. A violent earthquake leaves her home - and her family - in pieces. And the goddess hasn't finished with the island yet.

'With her family, Leira flees across the sea to Crete, expecting sanctuary. But a volcanic eruption throws the entire world into darkness. After the resulting tsunami, society descends into chaos; the status and privilege of being noble-born reduced to nothing. With her injured mother and elderly nurse, Leira has only the strength and resourcefulness within herself to find safety.

'A thrilling Bronze Age survival story from the acclaimed author of Dragonfly Song.' (Source: Publisher's blurb)

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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2018 .
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      Extent: 288 p.p.
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      • Published July 2018.

      ISBN: 9781760297879

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  • Dyslexic edition
  • Braille.
  • Large print.
  • Sound recording.

Works about this Work

Girls in a Women's World Wendy Orr , 2018 single work
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 33 no. 4 2018; (p. 19-20)
[Review] Swallow's Dance Kevin Steinberger , 2018 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 33 no. 3 2018; (p. 42)

— Review of Swallow's Dance Wendy Orr , 2018 single work children's fiction
[Review] Swallow's Dance Kevin Steinberger , 2018 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 33 no. 3 2018; (p. 42)

— Review of Swallow's Dance Wendy Orr , 2018 single work children's fiction
Girls in a Women's World Wendy Orr , 2018 single work
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 33 no. 4 2018; (p. 19-20)
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