Title: Guardian of Isis. Paperback, signed.
Publisher:  Magnet / Hamish Hamilton, London, 1986, ISBN:0416245706
Seller ID: 108830
HUGHES, Monica. The Guardian of Isis. (London): A Magnet Book (Hamish Hamilton Children's Books Ltd., 1986). Later printing. Pp. (4),1-140. Small 8vo,illustrated card covers with red and black lettering to front cover, white lettering to pale blue spine. The second book in the English-Canadian auth or's Isis series. "In this sequal to 'The Keeper of the Isis Light', it is Earth-year 2136 AD but life for the settlers on isis has gone backwards rather than forwards. The scientific knowledge which their forefathers broughtfrom Earth has been lost, or rather deliberately destroyed, by one man -- the President, Mark London. He has made Upper Isis taboo and replaced the history of Isis with distorted myths, and reduced the life of his people to the Primitive Agricultural Stage. They accept their restricted existence without question -- all except Jody N'Kumo, whose inquiring and inventive mind leads to his exile from the valley, and, ultimately, to his discovery of the truth." - from the introductory preamble. Very good. Signed without inscription by the author on the title page. 15.00