2059.  The snow begins to fall. Only the few are prepared. A new ice-age has begun.

Born after the snows, fifteen-year-old straggler kid, Willo Blake, has never known a life outside hunting and trapping in the hills.  When his family mysteriously disappear, leaving him alone on a freezing mountain, Willo sets off into the unknown to find them.

Meanwhile, across Britain, outlawed followers of survivalist John Blovyn are planning an escape to the fabled Islands talked of in a revolutionary book.

When Willo meets an abandoned girl on his trek across the hills, his world collides with the outlaws, on an epic journey that leads him to the new world of the city – a place where the dog spirit inside his head cannot help him.

It is a journey of betrayal and violence.  A journey of awakening love and humanity. A journey that changes everything he ever thought he knew.

Hardcover, 320 pages

UK Hardback. Expected publication: February 2nd 2012 by Macmillan Children's Books

ISBN: 978-0-230-75935-0

US Hardback. Expected Publication: March 27 2012 by Feiwel & Friends

ISBN: 0312641699

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Spanish Edition for Argentina, Mexico and Spain. Translated by Jaime Valero.

There is a dedicated website here

German Edition translated by Klaus Fritz.

Published by Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

“They say it's going to get worse. That it's not going to end." 

The snow won't stop falling in this dangerous-new-world.

The long, bitter winters are getting worse, and a state of emergency has been declared across Europe. In Poland, the villagers are subject to frequent power cuts and fuel shortages. After the death of her grandmother and the evacuation of her village, fifteen-year-old Magda joins forces with the arrogant, handsome Ivan and smuggles her way onto a truck bound for London - where she hopes to find her mother. But London, when they reach it, is a nightmarish world, far from welcoming. Riots are commonplace and the growing chaos is exploited by criminals and terrorists alike. Magda's mother is not to be found, and as the lost girl struggles to come to terms with her changing situation, she eventually becomes friends with a rag-tag group of travellers planning a new home and future. They will need all the cunning and know-how they possess as they realise that the frozen wilderness of Britain has become just as lawless as the as the city.

UK Hardback. Expected publication: February  2013 by Macmillan Children's Books

ISBN-10: 0230760325

ISBN-13: 978-0230760325

Greek Edition published by: Μεταίχμιο