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Readers who enjoyed Emily Diamand's début novel, "Reavers' Ransom" will be delighted to know that Lilly Melkum's tale continues in "Flood and Fire" more or less where the earlier book left off. The great battle between the Reavers and English may be over, but the strife is far from over and Lilly, Cat and Lexy (and, of course PSAI) are anything but safe, while Zeph also has trouble to contend with as he struggles to restore order to the Angel Isling family in the wake of his father's death.

This book provides the gripping and action-packed completion to the tales of Lilly and Zeph, wrapping most things up nicely (and yet still leaving scope for additional tales to follow.) The writing is every bit as refreshing and sparkling as the earlier volume and the pages positively fly by. Purchasers considering buying the Kindle edition of this book, though, need to be aware that even if purchased in the UK, the edition is the American one and, as such, has had much of Lilly's unique expressiveness simplified and bastardised to the overall detriment of the reading experience -- the print edition is a much better version.

As with the first volume, this is a very grown-up book for children (or else a very playful book for adults) trumping even the earlier book in its hilarious yet poignant goings-on. Emily Diamand manages to pack a tremendous number of ideas, action, humour, pathos, horror and excitement into this story which is simultaneously both huge fun and tremendously thought-provoking. "Reavers' Ransome" was a very good book; its sequel is an excellent book! Full marks!
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on 27 September 2010
Lilly has the last handheld computer in the world in her possession and a gripping train of events is set into action when it is plugged into an old mainframe computer. This thought-provoking story is set in the year 2216 when floodwaters cover most of England and strange out-of-control robots threaten to take over control. Why are the English in danger? Can Lilly, Zeph and friends save the world? A chilling story, full of unexpected twists and turns, which makes us think about what the future can hold. What monsters are we creating?
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on 29 May 2014
really loved this from the word go. read the first one and was really pleased there was a sequel. need a third one now. the story is exciting, and believable with a slight nod to romance too.
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on 5 July 2014
This was a amazing book I could not put it down. I would definitely recommend this book it was very good and is a great way to entertain your self.
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on 22 December 2014
very quick delivery, good delivery packaging, item as described, great price, very pleased.
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on 4 July 2014
Turned out to be American version already read the English so confusing be careful
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on 7 October 2010
This is the second story following Lily, Zeph and Lexy. With the Raiders, the English and the Scottish all fighting for power, we follow these three as they have to make difficult choices and decide where their loyalties lie.
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