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The Girl and the Stars

(2020)
(The first book in the Book of the Ice series)
A novel by

 
 
From the critically-acclaimed author of PRINCE OF THORNS and RED SISTER comes a chilling new epic fantasy series.

'If you like dark you will love Mark Lawrence. And when the light breaks through and it all makes sense, the contrast is gorgeous' ROBIN HOBB

Only when it's darkest can you see the stars.

East of the Black Rock, out on the ice, lies a hole down which broken children are thrown

On the vastness of the ice there is no room for individuals. No one survives alone.
To resist the cold, to endure the months of night when even the air itself begins to freeze, requires a special breed. Variation is dangerous, difference is fatal. And Yaz is different.

Torn from her family, from the boy she thought she would spend her life with, Yaz has to carve a new path for herself in a world whose existence she never suspected. A world full of danger.

Beneath the ice, Yaz will learn that Abeth is older and stranger than she had ever imagined. 
She will learn that her weaknesses are another kind of strength. And she will learn to challenge the cruel arithmetic of survival that has always governed her people.

Only when it's darkest can you see the stars.

Genre: Fantasy

Praise for this book

"If you like dark you will love Mark Lawrence. And when the light breaks through and it all makes sense, the contrast is gorgeous." - Robin Hobb

"Dark, passionate, tense, with a female hero anyone could relate to–I was utterly fascinated! This is no pretty, flowery tale, but one of vastly different people struggling to survive when a hostile government comes to power." - Tamora Pierce


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Used availability for Mark Lawrence's The Girl and the Stars

Hardback Editions

April 2020 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Girl and the Stars: The stellar new series from bestselling fantasy author of PRINCE OF THORNS and RED SISTER, Mark Lawrence (Book of the Ice, Book 1)
Author(s): Mark Lawrence
ISBN: 0-00-828475-X / 978-0-00-828475-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperVoyager
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April 2020 : Hardback
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Title: The Girl and the Stars (The Book of the Ice)
Author(s): Mark Lawrence
ISBN: 1-984805-99-1 / 978-1-984805-99-7
Publisher: Ace
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Paperback Editions

March 2021 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Girl and the Stars: The stellar new series from bestselling fantasy author of PRINCE OF THORNS and RED SISTER, Mark Lawrence (Book of the Ice, Book 1)
Author(s): Mark Lawrence
ISBN: 0-00-828479-2 / 978-0-00-828479-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperVoyager
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February 2021 : Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Girl and the Stars (The Book of the Ice)
Author(s): Mark Lawrence
ISBN: 1-984806-01-7 / 978-1-984806-01-7
Publisher: Ace
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April 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Girl and the Stars: The stellar new series from bestselling fantasy author of PRINCE OF THORNS and RED SISTER, Mark Lawrence (Book of the Ice, Book 1): The Girl And The Stars (1)
Author(s): Mark Lawrence
ISBN: 0-00-828476-8 / 978-0-00-828476-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperVoyager
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Audio Editions

May 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Girl and the Stars: The Book of the Ice, Book 1
Author(s): Mark Lawrence
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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May 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Girl and the Stars: The Book of the Ice, Book 1
Author(s): Mark Lawrence
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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April 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Girl and the Stars: Book of the Ice, Book 1
Author(s): Mark Lawrence
Publisher: HarperCollins
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April 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Girl and the Stars: Book of the Ice, Book 1
Author(s): Mark Lawrence
Publisher: HarperCollins
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April 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Girl and the Stars: Book of the Ice, Book 1
Author(s): Mark Lawrence
Publisher: HarperCollins
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

April 2020 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Girl and the Stars (The Book of the Ice 1)
Author(s): Mark Lawrence
Publisher: Ace
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


April 2020 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Girl and the Stars: The stellar new series from bestselling fantasy author of PRINCE OF THORNS and RED SISTER, Mark Lawrence (Book of the Ice, Book 1)
Author(s): Mark Lawrence
Publisher: HarperVoyager
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU