It is 2099 - and the world is gradually drowning, as mighty Arctic ice floes melt, the seas rise, and land disappears forever beneath storm-tossed waves. For 15-year-old Mara, her family and community, huddted on the fast-disappearing island of Wing, the new century brings flight. Packed into tiny boats, a terrifying journey begins to a bizarre city that rises into the sky, built on the drowned remains of the ancient city of Glasgow. But even here there is no safety and, shut out of the city, Mara realizes they are asylum-seekers in a world torn between high-tech wizardry and the most primitive injustice. To save her people, Mara must not only find a way into the city but also search for a new land and a new home...
As the waters rise, the old world is lost. But a new world waits to be found... In a desperate bid for survival, Mara and her people set sail in the ultimate exodus. But Mara's quest will become something even greater - a journey into humanity's capacity for good and evil. And a heart-wrenching story of love and loss...
A lyrical, sweeping, epic story of survival against the odds - from one of Britain's most exciting young writers.