The thrilling follow-up to the bestselling, award-winning novel The Marrow Thieves, about a dystopian world where the Indigenous people of North America are being hunted for their bone marrow and ability to dream.
Years ago, when plague and natural disasters killed millions of people, much of the world stopped dreaming. Without dreams, people are haunted, sick, mad, unable to rebuild. The government soon finds that the Indigenous people of North America have retained their dreams, an ability rumored to be housed in the very marrow of their bones. Soon, residential schools pop up and are re-opened across the landscape to bring in the dreamers and harvest their dreams.
Seventeen-year-old French lost his family to the schools and has spent the years since heading into the north with his new “found family”—a group of other dreamers, who like him, are trying to build and thrive as a community. But then French wakes up in a pitch-black room, locked in and alone for the first time in years, and he knows immediately where he is—and what it will take to get out.
Meanwhile, out in the world, his found family searches for him and dodges new dangers—school Recruiters, a blood cult, even the land itself. When their paths finally collide, French must decide how far he is willing to go—and how many loved ones is he willing to betray—in order to survive. This engrossing, action-packed, deftly-drawn novel expands on the world of Cherie Dimaline’s award-winning The Marrow Thieves, and it will haunt readers long after they’ve turned the final page.
Series Overview: Continuing the internationally acclaimed and bestselling story of The Marrow Thieves, Books 2 and 3 further the conversation about hope, resistance and a past that is always so close because it has never really gone away.
BESTSELLING AUTHOR: The Marrow Thieves has now sold over 100K copies and is in its twentieth printing.
WRITING AND PRODUCING: Dimaline is currently writing and executive producing a television series based on the book, which has attracted interest from Warner Brothers and Netflix.
AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR: The Marrow Thieves won the Governor General’s Literary Award in Young People’s Literature; the Kirkus Prize for Young Readers’ Literature; the Sunburst Award; The Burt Award for First Nations Métis and Inuit Literature; and the Amy Mathers Teen Book Award, and it has been shortlisted for many others.
MAJOR INDIGO SUPPORT: Empire of Wild was Indigo’s pick for number one best book of 2019.
CHERIE IS HILARIOUS: Cherie is no shrinking violet, and she is incredibly fun and brilliant in interviews and conversations with other authors.
A BELOVED PRHC AUTHOR TO BUILD LONG-TERM: PRHC Young Readers now has four books signed up with Cherie, while RHC has signed two adult books.