Anarchy by James  Treadwell
(Hodder UK, Atria US, 2013)


by James Treadwell

Corporal “Goose” Maculloch of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police isn’t expecting much from her new posting: one of those back end of nowhere places where nothing ever happens. That’s until a girl who’s been accused of murder disappears from a locked cell on Goose’s watch. On top of that, something’s going funny with the internet connection …

As the world beyond begins to fail, Goose tracks the vanished girl through the wilderness of Vancouver Island.

Meanwhile in Cornwall a desolate child leaves the home that has kept her safe all her life and strikes out into the unknown.

And a mother, half-mad with grief for her lost son, sets off to find him.

There is a place where all their journeys meet.

But someone is watching the roads …


James's style draws you in . . . it's alive with vile creatures, sweeping mysteries and the best-written female characters in young adult fiction. A unique voice.”
- ImagineFX
The second novel in an astonishingly imaginative fantasy trilogy . . . If you're looking for a story that's been written well, is complex and has interesting characters, you have just found what you've been looking for. ANARCHY is all of these things and more - it's a genuine masterpiece of literary fantasy.”
- Rising Shadow
This is a brilliant sequel, exploring the themes of its predecessor more deeply whilst broadening the vistas of the world. If Advent was the stone dropping in a pool, Anarchy charts the ripples spreading out from it in ever-widening circles, changing the face of the world. Lyrical, mysterious and uncomfortable, ANARCHY is never less than a riveting read. Who knows where the journey will take us next? I, for one, can't wait to find out.”
- Geek Syndicate