Children of the Rush: Book 1 - James Russell

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Love this book.  Such a great story; historical fiction combined with a little bit of fantasy.  From page 1, you can imagine yourself in Gabriel's Gully & the Otago Gold Rush.  Cannot wait for the next book in this series. 

My 10 year old nephew loved this book; and my 82 year old father said "what a cracking wee book" - so it has great appeal for all ages. 




It's 1861, and gold fever is sweeping the world. Otherwise sensible adults have gone mad and will do anything to get their hands on the precious metal. But two children have been caught up in the rush. Michael and Atarangi couldn't be more different, but they share one thing: each has a remarkable and magical talent.

Circumstances conspire to bring the children together in the remote and inhospitable goldfields, and they're thrust into a world where lawlessness, greed, and cruelty reign. When the children find out that a cut-throat gang stalks the goldfields, preying upon the innocent, they have a choice to make: turn a blind eye, or fight back?


Look out for book two which is now also available

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