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Orphans of the Tide

Struan Murray


ISBN: 9780241384435
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Publisher Description

The City - mankind's last refuge in a drowned world, where Whale Lords reign and the Inquisition keeps the peace.

The Enemy - a dark power, ever seeking to take possession of a human body and cause untold chaos.

The Inventor - a girl living in the heart of the City in a ramshackle workshop overflowing with curiosities.

When a whale washes up on the City roofs and a mysterious boy emerges from its belly, the superstitious citizens assume the Enemy has come again. Only Ellie - a fearless inventor striving to live up to her mother's legacy - believes the boy is innocent. Thrown together with the young fugitive, now on the run from the ruthless Inquisition, Ellie must discover who this boy really is - and what that means for her own terrible secret . . .

Author Biography

Struan Murray is Scottish and grew up in Edinburgh, the youngest of a large, rowdy family of redheads. He has a PhD in genetics and is now a lecturer in biochemistry at the University of Oxford. He won the 2018 Bath Children's Novel Award with this novel.

Review

Outstanding and immersive . . . I devoured this in one go book blogger Lily SugarPlum Faery Absolutely cracking! Great characters, with quite the nastiest villain I've met in a long while. Fleur Hitchcock, author of The Boy Who Flew This is a terrific debut of strange myths and dark secrets, fierce loyalties and ruthless villains, told against the thrilling backdrop of a half submerged city. The Bookseller - Editor's Choice Orphans of the Tide is singularly brilliant. So inventive, and weird, and beautiful, with just the right amount of bite and darkness. I predict big things! Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of The Girl of Ink and Stars and The Mercies

Product Details

Author
Struan Murray
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Year
2020
ISBN-10
0241384435
ISBN-13
9780241384435
Audience Age
9-14
Format
Paperback
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Pages
352
Publication Date
2020-02-20
Illustrator
Manuel Sumberac