Beyond the huge domed roof of Ash Harbour, a city built inside a hollowed-out mountain, deadly storms and Arctic temperatures have stripped the Earth bare. Resources are limited and access to power is all-important. Sinister bodies reign supreme, undercover operations are rife and every move is monitored by the Clockworkers and Dark-Day Fatalists. When sixteen-year-old Sol Wheat's father goes missing and is accused of murder, Sol sets out to find out why, and in doing so uncovers the harsh reality behind Ash Harbour.
A gripping dystopian thriller, with echoes of A Clockwork Orange, has plenty of action to thrill teenage readers
McGann's effective dystopic vision is backed by superb storytelling and should prove his breakthrough book
Small-Minded Giants zips along at break-neck pace, each short, action-packed scene feeding into the next, ideal for teen readers . . . McGann's direct, gritty style of writing certainly packs a punch
Highly visual and exciting . . . dystopian vision that is expertly crafted
Fights, flights and regular plot twists