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download Á eBook or Kindle ePUB À Christopher RichardsonA well written and exciting story that draws on classic fantasy and storytelling to create an in depth world characters that
won t want leave behind It s similar to series like His Dark Materials Narnia Harry Potter and Brotherband What I especially liked about this were the strong female characters which are hard to find in these sorts of kids books I work in a bookstore and see firsthand how children s books are very gendered ie girly schoolgirl characters for girls and clever action heroes for boys so it s very 6 Verses That Can Change Your Life refreshing when something like this comes along Anni is a girl but she s tough and adventurous so she would appeal as a lead to boys and girls much like Lyra in Northern Lights Duck a boy she meets on her journey is a nice foil to her and their friendship is compelling Empire of the As a writer in my spare time I have a lot ofespect for authors who can build an entire world out of their own imagination The book is an enchanting sometime compelling Lets Be Just Friends (Just Friends, read with combined themes of childhood and friendship interwoven with graver matters such as ambition greed and treachery The writing style itself has a lot toecommend From street vendors to the fish gallery there s a lot of imaginative descriptions light hearted banter magical creatures and the ight amount of thrillA special mention on the magical creatures it s not the usual stock fa. Pel Narine is on the edge of war and Anni Tidechild is on the brink of change Uncertain about her past and fearful of the future Anni lives a life of evasion; avoiding both her guardian Wavelord Filip Able and. Ntasy set of goblins dragons or elves Instead we meet the diversely structured beings someYou Won T Want
humans obviously and such as creatures of the sea giants wibbins and monsters What fascinates me most is how Christopher builds the elationship between the living beings and how that system is woven into the unning of the oceanic worldLooking forward to the next installment in the series There was a lot of ground to cover in this book and I felt it was a bit slow at the start while the scene was established Also sometimes I felt there were scenes that were explained insufficiently There were times when it took me a few eads to get exactly what Richardson was trying to say especially in the depths of the actionHaving said that his characters and their adventures were engaging and his writing style was witty and entertaining I enjoyed eading about the adventures of Anni Tidechild and Duck Knifetooth although I wish this book had a stronger esolution The climax was a series of little happenings and only a handful of the uestions aised in this book were esolved by the end of it The est will be carried over into its inevitable seuel A great new voice in children s literature in Australia A friendAre Humans Obviously And
recommended this book for our bookclub after meetingthis book for our bookclub after meeting the author at a promotional event I admit that at first I was a little sceptical but eading about the advent. The voice that calls to her from the seaWhen she meets Duck Knifetooth the new friends are catapulted into unforeseen danger pirates the last giant a mysterious ship and ancient creatures of the deepIt was ,The Author At Aauthor at a event I
Ures of Anni and Duck I found myself uickly drawn into the world of Pel Narine Chris has such a broad imagination and a
keen sense of what kids enjoy I emember being a child and eading about feasts in LOTR Thesense of what kids enjoy I emember being a child and eading about feasts in LOTR The aboard the ship ival those I could just about taste all the weird and wonderful flavours The overall sense of mystery builds throughout the narrative as the history of the world unfolds The climax left me wanting I assume there will be follow up books and against my initial expectations I m eally looking forward
to them Anni Tidechild I want to be you I m not surethem Anni Tidechild I want to be you I m not sure your choices in love but everything else that I know about you so far is amazing Great writing transcends the genre that it s been boxed into and this is what this book does Anni Duck Wibbens Theodore and the est take you on a joyous hilarious sometimes confronting ide It is a hugely accessible and brain enriching book if you enjoy imagining thinking dreaming and laughing The writing is glorious and the way Christopher has dealt with ideas about friendship family loyalty difference fear facing isk taking staying true to values and principles and managing life s grey areas continues to occupy my mind I think great fiction facilitates insight into human connection and interaction and challenges ideas that support the status uo It does this and so much without you even ealising it. Message to the Tidechild from the Pool of Fire in the Deep Just five words We are waiting for youFrom an exciting new voice comes the first book in a thrilling series an epic seafaring uest for truth and freed.