A fantasy sea adventure like none other with a pirate ship taken over by a group of kids. The journey is led by Noa, the boy prince, and is loaded with action and great characters. So what brought this new crew to steal the ship and sail the swashbuckling seas to a far away location? The summary from Jolly Fish Press sets the course:
Thirteen-year-old Prince Noa has hated the ocean since the day it caused his mother’s death. But staying away from the sea isn’t easy on his tropical island home, where he’s stuck trying to keep up with his dim-witted and overconfident younger brother Dagan—the brawn to Noa’s brains.
When a vengeful pirate lays siege to their home, Noa and Dagan narrowly escape with their lives. Armed with a stolen ship, a haphazardly assembled crew, and a magical map that makes as much sense as slugs in a salt bath, the brothers set sail for the realm’s other kingdoms in search of help.
But navigating the sea proves deadlier than Noa’s worst fears. To free his home, Noa must solve the map’s confusing charts and confront the legendary one-eyed pirate before an evil force spreads across the realm and destroys the very people Noa means to protect.
BOOK BIRTHDAY: April 27, 2021 PAGE COUNT: 352
The relationship between Noa and his younger brother Dagan had me smiling. The are opposites in personality and their frequent disagreements were both funny and believable. There’s only one girl stowaway on the ship and she adds more mystery to the many other unanswered questions the crew is after. So many secrets to uncover!
These kids have no experience in dealing with life on a ship so their bravery and tears are often on display. The fast pace will appeal to many. Despite the length the plot never stalls. There’s a hint at a sequel in the Epilogue and maybe we’ll get to read more about Noa and his family in future stories. Highly recommended for boys and girls.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Melissa Hope earned her degree in English and is passionate about sharing her knowledge to help writers improve their craft and connect with the writing community. She escaped the frostbite normalcy of Canadian winters to live in Florida with her family, bipolar cat, and growing collection of scuba gear. Visit her website http://www.authormelissahope.com to watch free writing tutorials.
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