Burn Bright

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Penguin Random House Australia, Mar 1, 2011 - Fiction - 320 pages
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Into a world of wild pleasures and deadly secrets comes a girl whose innocence may be her greatest strength . . .

Retra doesn't want to go to Ixion, the island of ever-night. Retra is a Seal - sealed minds, sealed community. She doesn't crave parties and pleasure like all the others. But her brother left for Ixion two years ago, and Retra is determined to find him.

Braving the pain of her obedience strip to escape the only home she's ever known, Retra finds herself drawn deeper into the intoxicating world of Ixion. Come to me, whispers a voice in her head. Who are the Ripers, the mysterious guardians of Ixion? What are the Night Creatures Retra can see in the shadows? And what happens to those who grow too old for Ixion?

Retra will find that Ixion has its pleasures - but its secrets are deadly.

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User Review  - titania86 - LibraryThing

Retra has wanted to escape to Ixion ever since her brother abandoned her to go there. She lives in an oppressive society where she is a Seal, who upholds this society that denies human nature and ... Read full review

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User Review  - danisnell - LibraryThing

Marianne de Pierres is a master of world-building. An island cloaked in eternal night. Ancient gothic churches built on the side of a volcano. Pirates, Wardens, Ripers, Peaks, Baby Bats. Strange ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Marianne de Pierres is the author of the multi-award-nominated Parrish Plessis and Sentients of Orion series. The Parrish Plessis series has been translated into eight languages and adapted into a role-playing game. She is also the Davitt award winning author of the Tara Sharp humorous crime series, written under the pseudonym Marianne Delacourt. Her first series for young adults, the Night Creatures trilogy, is receiving rave reviews.

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