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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (462 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Emily Diamand Narrator: Charlotte Parry, James Clam Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Emily Diamand's swashbuckling futuristic tale generated quite a buzz in England, winning the Times of London's Children's Fiction Competition.

It's the 22nd century and, thanks to climate change, much of the former British Empire rests under the sea. While out fishing one day, young Lilly Melkun witnesses a brazen band of pirates kidnapping the Prime Minister's daughter. With her village blamed for the tragedy, Lilly takes it upon herself to set sail and rescue the young girl, with only her wits and considerable seamanship skills to help her.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Mindy | 2/15/2014

    " This was a middle school level read but I really enjoyed it! There was probably a bit to much violence for younger readers but older middle schoolers could probably handle it. Great story of survivors as they struggle in a world much different from today. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Trixiekim Theriault | 2/15/2014

    " This was an interesting concept for a book. It took me awhile (even though it was written in the book jacket) to realize that this book was taking place in the 23rd century after "The Collapse" of our century and culture. It felt like the book was taking place in an older time period, but I guess it felt like that because the world had reverted back to primitive ways and everyone is a little hesitant about technology. In the book the story is told from the point of view of Lilly and Zeph two young kids from very different parts of the world. The chapters switch back and forth between their stories and it took me awhile to recognize that the picture at the top of the chapter page let you know when the story was switching. It took me awhile to get into this book, but once I figured all these things out, you really start to like the characters and get into the story. There is a sequel to this book which I look forward to reading. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Sarah | 1/29/2014

    " Eh. This tale of a futuristic England, post-climate collapse started off interesting, but devolved with (for me) unbelievable elements. Diamand went to pains to create a beautifully rendered fishing village under attack, but it all went to pieces when the computer head appeared. This threw off the tone of the novel and made me a little disoriented. The melding of technology with a traditional, non-tech society didn't feel complete. I also got very confused between the two narrators' voices -- they didn't sound distinct enough and I had to pause at the beginning of each chapter to figure out who was speaking. Recommended for young fans of sea stories and swashbuckling who are willing to stick with a story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Karin | 1/22/2014

    " Awesome sci-fi adventure story set in 23rd century England, after an environmental collapse and widespread flooding has left society anti-technology. Follows the adventures of a young girl (and her seacat!) as they attempt to catch up with some pirate/raiders and trade a mysterious jewel as ransom for a kidnapped girl. Lots of fun to read, and can't wait for a sequel! "

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