Across the Risen Sea

Publisher: Old Barn Books

Neoma and her best friend Jaguar live in a close-knit community on the Ockery Islands. They live simple lives, fishing and scavenging. But when three strangers arrive and install some strange tech on the hillside, ignoring the islanders’ protests, everything changes.

Who are they? Where did they come from? And what are they doing?

The strangers’ actions are the catalyst for a deadly mystery that could have terrible consequences. Determined to protect her home and friends, Neoma embarks on a dangerous journey across the sea in search of the mysterious Valley of the Sun. She’ll have to tackle crocodiles, sharks, and a ruthless pirate to get there – but to save her home, the biggest challenge will be getting people to listen...

Set in an all-too-possible near-future world where rising sea levels have collapsed the governments and everyday resources are precious commodities, Across the Risen Sea is a page-turning adventure starring a wild spark of a character who is passionate and kind-hearted.

Short chapters, plenty of action and the mystery at its heart make this a really exciting read, while the storytelling touches on more complex issues such as environmental protection, modern slavery, and themes of freedom and respect.

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