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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd. Paperback. Book Condition: New. UNUSED, VERY GOOD, NOT EX-LIBRARY, 288 pages. Two hundred years ago the Fire Queen destroyed her rival queens of Earth, Air and Water in the fateful Burning and took power over the land. Every child that carried the ancient elemental magic was murdered.Now the country of Oran trembles under her oppression and the dangerous imbalance of power. There is unrest in the city, and rumours of hope. They say that four bearing the ancient magic escaped the harrowing, and in the hills the rebel New Moon are gathering their forces to lead an insurrection.Meanwhile, in the underworld of the city, jobber and the other street children steal a living and elude the authorities. But under cover of darkness someone is stealing the children. In the morning their withered bodies float down the river. Bookseller Inventory # 7347