*Winner of the Northern Writers' Award 2020*
'A thrilling tale of intrigue and adventure in the clouds, full of wonderful creatures, mind-boggling gadgets, bravery, kindness and hope' Thomas Taylor, author of Malamander
When Zeina Starborn's dream of exploring the skies becomes a reality, she finds herself in a daring adventure beyond her wildest imagination. Meet explorers, inventors, and mighty sky whales in this richly inventive fantasy, perfect for 9+ fans of BRIGHTSTORM and ORPHANS OF THE TIDE.
Zeina Starborn spends her days dreaming of adventure in the sky and escaping the smog-filled city of Ravenport.
So, when she wins the chance to visit the famous Willoughby Whale Hotel - a ginormous structure built on the back of a flying whale - Zeina grabs it. Even clashing with Jackson, spoiled heir to the Willoughby fortune, can't dampen her excitement.
But a series of clues makes her question what she's been told about this dazzling world of inventors, explorers and mighty sky whales. Zeina and Jackson must put aside their differences to uncover the secret plot around them as they embark on the journey of a lifetime.
This is Book 1 in the Zeina Starborn Series. See all Zeina Starborn books here.
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Having studied medicine and gained a PGCE from the University of Leeds, Hannah Durkhan now lives in Leeds with her husband and young daughter, who she says has finally given her a legitimate excuse for her enormous collection of children's books. Hannah is a passionate believer in the power of writing to support mental health and when she's not working in aMore about Hannah Durkan