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The first book in a stunning new fantasy adventure trilogy, perfect for readers aged 9+ and fans of Philip Pullman, Piers Torday, Abi Elphinstone, Katherine Rundell and Frances Hardinge.


In the sky, the fire spirits dance and ripple. Grandma says they showed our Tribe that I'd be a captain, before I was even born.


Ever since Ma died, Mouse has looked after her little brother, Sparrow, dreaming of her destiny as captain of the Huntress. But now Da's missing, Sparrow is in danger, and a deathly cold is creeping across Trianukka . . .


Sea-churning, beast-chattering, dream-dancing, whale-riding, terrodyl-flying, world-saving adventure.


'Moonsprites. Terrodyls. Beastchatter. The Huntress: Sea is a heart-thumpingly brilliant adventure. Paver meets Pullman. A real gem' - Abi Elphinstone, author of The Dreamsnatcher and The Shadow Keeper


'A glorious world, a wild adventure and a fierce heroine. I can't stop thinking about this book!' - Robin Stevens, author of Murder Most Unladylike


If you like Northern Lights, The Lie Tree, The Last Wild and Rooftoppers, you'll love Sea.


Don't miss the second book in The Huntress Trilogy, Sky.


Sarah Driver is a graduate of the Bath Spa MA in Writing for Young People, during which she won the United Agents Most Promising Writer prize in 2014. She is also a qualified nurse and midwife. Sarah started writing stories as a small child and lists her influences as Spellhorn by Berlie Doherty, A Necklace Of Raindrops by Joan Aiken and the Carbonel books by Barbara Sleigh - those gorgeous, magical stories that create and nurture readers.


When she's not writing, she can be found walking by the sea, visiting exhibitions, reading or travelling, often in the name of research. She has seen humpback whales from an oak boat in the northern seas of Iceland, eaten cubes of six-month fermented Greenland shark, and journeyed by train beyond the arctic circle to the far north of Swedish Lapland, where she rode a slightly obstinate horse through a forest, under the northern lights, in temperatures of -32 degrees. She has learned that even horrifying bouts of sea-sickness make excellent research material.


Sea is Sarah's debut novel, the first in The Huntress trilogy. Sarah lives in Sussex, close to the sea, with Lily, a street-wise ginger cat and an excitable mini-lop bunny named Peter.

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19th August '18
I read it myself (an adult)
Sea 9781405284677
4 stars
In the sky, the fire spirits dance and ripple. Grandma says they showed our Tribe that I’d be captain, before I was even born...
Sea by Sarah Driver is a captivating and thrilling magical middle-grade adventure about a young girl called Mouse who is destined to become captain of The Huntress one day. But when Mouse’s father disappears and the ship and Mouse’s existence becomes threatened by a traitor abroad the ship, Mouse will stop at nothing to unite her family and fulfil her destiny.
Mouse is a very fiery and brave young heroine! Her spirit and confidence and compassion across her voyage is so empowering for all readers young and old, and it was a delight to see her grow throughout the book. The bonds and loyalty Mouse has with her friends and family gives her character a relatable depth that young girls will aspire to.
Whilst I found the plot and feel of the book very close to that of Philip Pullman’s Northern Lights trilogy, there is no doubt that this is an epic adventure with such a colourful array of characters, both good and bad! Driver creates such a vivid watery world and really captures the excitement and danger onboard the ship. This book will give you the opportunity to soar with the hawks, swim with the whales, sail with the pirates and cheer for Mouse.
I can’t wait to read the rest of The Huntress trilogy!
11th August '18
I read it to Rory aged 11 aged 11 & to Addie aged 8 aged 8
Sea 9781405284677
3 stars
There were parts of this book we really enjoyed, the pirate themes, a lot of the characters however we did find the plot a little monotonous in parts and Addie especially got bored of the story quite easily, it maybe suitable for slightly older children. The character of the Grandma was our favourite as she was a really strong and independent woman. 
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Sarah Driver is a graduate of the Bath Spa MA in Writing for Young People, during which she won the United Agents Most Promising Writer prize in 2014. She is also a qualified nurse and midwife. Sarah started writing stories as a small child and lists her influences as Spellhorn by Berlie Doherty, A Necklace Of Raindrops by Joan Aiken and the Carbonel books...

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