The Outlaws Scarlett and Browne by Jonathan Stroud
Set in a broken, future England, where gunfights and monsters collide, this is the exciting first title in a phenomenal fantasy teen series by the bestselling children's novelist.
"You won't be able to put this down. A classic in the making." - Eoin Colfer
"Perfectly paced, beautifully written and bursting with black humour and bold ideas." - Philip Reeve
"Imaginative, original, taut and with multi-layered protagonists... A wild ride." - Jo Cotterill
"Scarlett and Browne is phenomenal, unputdownable storytelling of the highest order." - Piers Torday
England has been radically changed by a series of catastrophes - large cities have disappeared and London has been replaced by a lagoon. The surviving population exists in fortified towns where they cling to traditional ways, while strangely evolved beasts prowl the wilderness beyond. Conformity is rigidly enforced and those who fall foul of the rules are persecuted: some are killed, others are driven out into the wilds.
Only a few fight back - and two of these outlaws, Scarlett McCain and Albert Browne, display an audacity and talent that makes them legends.