The Droughtlanders

The Droughtlanders

Carrie Mac / Aug 21, 2019

The Droughtlanders Twin brothers Seth and Eli Maddox are Keylanders brought up within the privileged and protected Eastern Key Keylanders the boys are told must keep within their walls to avoid the filth and disease s

  • Title: The Droughtlanders
  • Author: Carrie Mac
  • ISBN: 9780670065455
  • Page: 467
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Twin brothers Seth and Eli Maddox are Keylanders brought up within the privileged and protected Eastern Key Keylanders, the boys are told, must keep within their walls to avoid the filth and disease spread by the Droughtlanders those who struggle to survive on the parched land between the keys But when Eli sees their brother helping one of the wretched Droughtlanders,Twin brothers Seth and Eli Maddox are Keylanders brought up within the privileged and protected Eastern Key Keylanders, the boys are told, must keep within their walls to avoid the filth and disease spread by the Droughtlanders those who struggle to survive on the parched land between the keys But when Eli sees their brother helping one of the wretched Droughtlanders, a chain of terrible events begins to unravel the life they ve all known and will pit brother against brother in a life or death struggle between two lands.The first book in the Triskelia trilogy, The Droughtlanders is a brilliant blend of futuristic fantasy and gritty social realism, with unforgettable characters and a compulsively readable story.

    The Droughtlanders Triskelia, by Carrie Mac The Droughtlanders Triskelia Twin brothers Seth and Eli Maddox are Keylanders brought up within the privileged and protected Eastern Key Keylanders, the boys are told, must keep within their walls to avoid the filth and disease spread by the Droughtlanders those who struggle to survive on the parched land between the keys. Review The Droughtlanders Giraffe Days The Droughtlanders by Carrie Mac Triskelia Puffin Canada Trade Paperback pages YA Fantasy Post Apocalyptic Fiction The Droughtlanders is the first book in the Triskelia series and the premise is frightening because it s so possible It is set sometime in the future, untold decades or centuries after the Group of Keys has essentially dominated and manipulated the rest of the Novel Study on the Droughtlanders Words Bartleby Novel Study on the Droughtlanders Carrie is a writer, storyteller and an artist She s written countless books, many that are award winning her very first book The Beckoners won the Arthur Ellis YA Award, is a CLA Honour book, and is being adapted for film Carrie is able to hold the interest of many teenagers with her griping novels. The Droughtlanders by Carrie Mac Amy s Marathon of Books The Droughtlanders by Carrie Mac Summary Twins Eli and Seth Maddox are raised in the Keylands, a wealthy post apocalyptic community with the power to control the weather and a lot of secrets Droughtlanders are those who live outside the walls of the Keylands, plagued by many sicknesses and long term drought. The Droughtlanders Bulk, Wholesale BookPal Keylanders, the boys are told, must keep within their walls to avoid the filth and disease spread by the Droughtlanders those who struggle Compare Products Compare titles Cover Price, Dimensions, and CM Magazine The Droughtlanders University of Manitoba The Droughtlanders Triskelia Book I That way, they re always off guard, and we re guaranteed a bit of blood sport every now and then Carrie Mac is a young, award winning British Columbia author who has had three teen novels published Her newest novel, The Droughtlanders, is the first part of The Droughtlanders Carrie Mac pattiwest The Droughtlanders is the first book in the Triskelia trilogy It is set in the future, but a specific time is untold.The reader is informed that % of the world s population has been wiped out There are two different types of people in the future society Keylanders and Droughtlanders. The Droughtlanders Triskelia Series Book One Carrie Mac The Droughtlanders Triskelia Series Book One Twin brothers Seth and Eli Maddox are Keylanders brought up within the privileged and protected Eastern Key Keylanders, the boys are told, must keep within their walls to avoid the filth and disease spread by the Droughtlanders those who struggle to survive on the parched land between the Keys. The Droughtlanders Carrie Mac valliant The Droughtlanders is the first book in the Triskelia Trilogy, and with it comes a vivid story of self discovery, love, justice and survival The mature themes in this book violence and poverty among them is aimed at an older teen audience. The Droughtlanders by Madison McGraw on Prezi My ISU book Blog January How to deal with presentation nightmares January

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        I live with my partner and two children in East Van, overlooking the shipyards and with a great view of the crows flying home to roost Or When Carrie Mac was born, her right eye gawked off in one direction while her left eye looked the other way Well meaning adults thought she was a changeling and so they wrapped her up and put her on the porch for the fairies to take back, please and thank you It was snowing It was dark No fairies came The same well meaning adults decided she d catch her death out there So they brought her in and kept her after all.She s read millions of books, and has sat happily at the feat of a legion of storytellers She is equally fascinated by disaster and grace car wrecks, hurricanes, plagues, and genocides on the one hand, small and stunning everyday miracles on the other She sometimes wishes she were a pirate She d often wished she d run away and joined the circus when she had the chance She spends a great deal of time in the company of her imagination, and when she isn t, she s wide eyed and awed by this planet and the people running amok all over it.


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    1. The Droughtlanders is the first book in the Triskelia series and the premise is frightening - because it's so possible. It is set sometime in the future, untold decades or centuries after the Group of Keys has essentially dominated and manipulated the rest of the world and wiped out 92% of the world's population by weather control, water rights and biological and environmental warfare. The Keys are a group of otherwise isolated walled cities dotted around North America (whether Keys exist in Eur [...]


    2. The Droughtlanders is a well written book with unique plotting and characters that bring me to an entirely different world. As much as I adored the book, I sincerely hope that our future is not going to become anything like that. Eli and Seth are twin brothers that have nothing in common, however, after they both go through a series of tragedies and a path to find out their beliefs as well as the truths, they start to change their visions. At first I didn’t like Eli’s personality, not only b [...]


    3. This book was really interesting, with a unique feel that I cannot pinpoint as any particular genre. It is definitely a post-apocalyptic dystopian, but leaning more towards post-apocalyptic. It was made clear that it is set in North American after the world was destroyed by severe weather patterns. And I do believe that it was the whole world that was destroyed, not just North America. But it still had a strong fantasy feel to it. There was nothing fantastical about the story, nothing paranormal [...]


    4. Another near-future dystopia aimed at a YA audience. I have mixed feelings about it. Some interesting stuff -- clear attention to a very oppressively organized society, in this case with control over the weather standing in for control over the means of production. You have to be patient to get past the first few chapters, though. It's like the author's original version was a hundred pages longer and some editor told her to cut it down, and in that process the emotional logic of the decisions ma [...]


    5. I read this book years ago and although it is not a genre that I normally read, I LOVED this book Then I got busy and didn't look for the other two books for a while. I think at the time the third hadn't been written and the second one was a crazy high price or something. this story has haunted me. I just ordered the second and third books FINALLY and I also ordered the first again to refresh my memory. It grabbed and held my attention from the start, and that is hard to do for me. Even tho I'm [...]




    6. The Droughtlanders is a book written by Vancouver author Carrie Mac. It is about a futuristic world in North America where an elite group of people called “Keylanders”, because they lived in walled cities called “Keys”, controlled most of the world’s supplies. With greed and ambition their exploits wiped out 92% of the world’s population. The rest of the people who were not rich enough to live in the Key’s would be living in an area between the many Keys called the Droughtlands. T [...]


    7. The Droughtlanders is the first book in the Triskelia Trilogy, and with it comes a vivid story of self-discovery, love, justice and survival. The mature themes in this book - violence and poverty among them - is aimed at an older teen audience. The frightening truth in the story is that it’s quite realistic, and we can easily image the issues we face in our world today being borne into this future. As it goes, the Keys have dominated and manipulated the world, wiping out 92% of the population. [...]


    8. Eli Maddox, formerly known as Master Eli, would have never thought that he would be surrounded by “sicks”. Sicks are the diseased Droughtlanders between the Keys, which is where everyone is protected and have more privileges than the Droughtlanders. Droughtlanders are forced to live in a parched wasteland and no one is allowed to make any contact with one. There were some rumours about Triskelia, which is made up of rebels, and how it didn’t exist. Eli’s goal was to find the rebels and j [...]


    9. I am so surprised by how many people loved this book. It was SO SLOW and the main character got on my nerves constantly. He whines and he worries, and he complains about the few things he does accomplish. I didn't feel like he was all that motivated or determined, and I had a hard time relating to that.


    10. The Droughtlanders ReviewThe Droughtlanders is unarguably one of the best novels I’ve read in my life. This novel has a plot that is completely different from any other dystopian novels you’ll ever read. In addition, Carrie Mac, the author, does an exceptionally well job of creating the characters and bringing them to life. Eli is the main protagonist of this novel. He was born in the Key, along with his twin brother Seth. Their personalities are completely different from one another, but a [...]


    11. The Droughtlanders is the first book in the Triskelia trilogy. It is set in the future, but a specific time is untold.The reader is informed that 92% of the world's population has been wiped out. There are two different types of people in the future society: Keylanders; and Droughtlanders. Keylanders have weather control, water rights and biological and environmental warfare whereas Droughtlanders have nothing.The Keys are a group of walled cities dotted around North America, and between the dif [...]


    12. I didn't like it.Before I go on, let me just say that I'm giving it two whole stars because I did, in fact, finish it. Generally, if I really dislike a book, I will read to the middle then give up on it (if I get that far), but this one kept my attention long enough to haul me to the end.Now that I've gotten that out of the way, I don't think I like Carrie Mac all that much. The writing's what got to me. The premise was great, with the divisions between classes and the hoarding of rain and the w [...]


    13. The Droughtlanders by Carrie Mac was a very interesting novel that really caught my attention and kept it through out the whole book. It had adventure, mystery, and suspense making it a great book for younger adult readers. The Droughtlanders is a novel about a young teen that leaves the safety of his town after his mother dies to leave his dad and the guard to join the rebels outside of the city walls to fight back with his father and to show him he isn’t so weak and worthless.At first I thou [...]


    14. Reactions: Not so much different from Holly Bennett's Bonemender Trilogy. Again we have different points of view but it's mainly from the two main characters and most of the book was only one of them.This book is about twin brothers who live in a land where anyone outside their home, The Keys, is seen as dirty and full of the sicks. The people of the Keys don't want to touch them, be around them and prefer they were dead. The politics are brutal and people are dirtier still! Sneaking around peop [...]


    15. The people of the Keys can conrol the weather. The people of the Droughtlands are subject to starvation and disease. Eli and Seth’s mother, wife of the regent of the Eastern Key, is an undercover rebel who is working with the Triskelia, the secret organization of Droughtlanders who are planning to overthrow the government. When Eli’s father arranges to have his mother killed Eli flees Keyland and makes his way to his mother’s people in Droughtland. However nobody will trust a Keylander and [...]


    16. This is the book that turned me on to dystopian fiction back when I was in grade 8. The characters are compelling and deep, the world is interesting, and the story is a page turner. One of my favourite things about Mac's writing is that even the so-called villains get a voice. Though you don't agree with them, you get to see what makes the "bad guys" tick, and come to almost understand where they're coming from. On the opposite side of the same coin, she also does a really good job of making sur [...]


    17. This first book of the Triskelia trilogy is an engrossing read for older teen readers.– a science fiction story about warring twin brothers, part of the privileged few living in the Keys, who have adequate food and water. The miserable Droughtlanders are deprived of rain & food and harassed by the elite forces that patrol their parched lands to make sure they won’t make any trouble. However, there is a plot afoot to destroy the Keylanders Mature content– violence & sexual, makes th [...]


    18. This is the third time I've read this book, and it is still as powerful and meaningful as the first time. The older the book and I both get, the more it impacts me, and the more accurate it becomes. It is a fascinating read on so many levels, and is thought provoking in the most important of ways. This year's theme for Canada Reads is "A book the change Canada." I nominated this novel to become that book. If everyone could read this, our world would become a much better place.


    19. This book was recommended to me by a friend who also loved the "Hunger Games" series and "Oryx and Crake". I am so glad she told me about the series! I was quickly drawn into the book, and several nights I stayed up much longer than I had planned- just so I could get to the end of the chapter or section to find out what happened. The story is very well written, and the world these people live in is very easy to imagine. I am looking forward to reading the rest of the series!


    20. What I don't understand at all is why this isn't published by Penguin in the UK. Wake up, this should be the number one best seller. Brilliant, fully realised world that rivals Patrick Ness's Knife of Never Letting Go. Carrie Mac is a wonderful writer that can really take risks with what her characters do and the world it is set in. I need book three -


    21. This book was pretty good. I enjoyed the world building but would've liked a map because I had a difficult time trying to place this book on the planet (I had a similar issue with the Hunger Games). I also enjoyed the exploration of the relationship between siblings. I will definately be reading the second one.


    22. I first read this book through my high school's White Pine Club. I loved this book so much, I ended up buying the collection. It is such a captivating story and has numerous metaphors relating to today's society and world.


    23. One of my all time favourite books I have ever read. The Droughtlanders has a Hunger Games feel to it with less Sci-Fi. Packed with adventure and a struggle of dominance between brothers and people this book left me breathless.


    24. I couldn't put it down! It really was an amazing book with enigmatic, well drawn characters that I both loved and hated. As well, I noticed a lot of social issues that helped me relate such as inequality, prejudiced societies, homophobia and such. I can't wait to get my hands on the next one(:


    25. i didn't like this one. sorry, b the characters were a bit to pathetic or despicable and overall unlikeable for me. there was next to no backstory on anyone besides eli and sabine and the plot was way to plain. not my kind of book.


    26. This book was good, but not the best. I like the idea, I haven't read anything like this so it was a good change.


    27. i cannot get into this. strikingly graphic depictions of violence and injury aside, this story just isn't pulling me in.



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