Ingo: The Tide Knot
Written by Helen Dunmore
Part of the The Ingo Chronicles Series
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The second in the Ingo quartet.
Helen Dunmore has deftly spliced together two very different worlds – the underwater world of Ingo and the world of the land people - in such a way that you are drawn into each so compellingly. Her writing is lyrical and light and the characters are vividly drawn and you can almost feel the tension as the story progresses. Her storytelling is supreme and she evokes a wondrous feeling of time and place. Although this is a sequel to Ingo, The Tide Knot stands alone in its own right as a book that children and adults can’t fail to enjoy. It has also just been shortlisted for the Nestle Children’s Book Award in the 9-11 age range.
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Ingo: The Tide Knot by Helen Dunmore
The world of Ingo is once again brought to life in Helen Dunmore's newest spellbinding sequel "The Tide Knot." "There's a current racing ahead, the colour of the darkest blue velvet. We plunge forward. The current is so strong that it crushes me. I'm jolting, juddering, struggling in its grip, but I can't break away. It's got me, like a cat with a bird in its claws." Sapphy, Conor and their mum have moved away from the cottage by the cove - away from the memories of their father, who disappeared two years ago - to the nearby town of St Pirans. Ever since, Sapphy has felt withdrawn and restless; she can't adjust to her new home and new life, and can't suppress the memories of her father and his mysterious disappearance. Unhappy in the world of Air, Sapphy finds herself increasingly drawn to the underwater world of Ingo and to her Mer friend, Faro. There she makes new friends: Faro's powerful, wise teacher, Saldowr, the dolphins, a whale and even sharks. But Ingo is becoming a more dangerous place. Although Conor senses this and pleads with Sapphy to stay away from Ingo, he cannot get through to her.;And as Ingo grows in power both Sapphy and Conor are called to its depths to take on the might of Ingo's tides!
Praise for The Tide Knot:
"Intensely compelling! gorgeous." Amanda Craig, The Times
"Dunmore's graceful style is what makes the unbelievable believable!" The Independent on Sunday
"Like the ocean itself, this book is deep and strange and marvellous." Nial MacMonagle, The Irish Times
"This is a wonderful fantasy story!" Jan Winter,
Praise for Ingo:
"Ingo has a haunting, dangerous beauty all of its own." Philip Ardagh, Guardian
"The electric thrill of swimming with dolphins, of racing along currents, and of leaving the world of reason and caution behind are described with glorious intensity." Amanda Craig, The Times
"Compellingly lyrical." Independent
"Helen Dunmore may have a few drowned readers on her conscience, so enticing and believable is the underwater world she creates in Ingo." Telegraph
"Helen Dunmore is an exceptional and versatile writer and she writes with a restrained, sensual grace." Observer
"A remarkable fantasy! It's a haunting, beautifully written book which creates a totally believable parallel world." Northern Echo
"Ingo is an intoxicating adventure! Wonderful, evocative storytelling." Publishing News
Praise for The Deep:
"Dunmore's writing, steeped in maritime legends, is exquisite. The descriptions of plunging 'sleek and fast as a seal' through turquoise water into the rich blue-purple that lies beneath are gorgeous. The Deep is sophisticated and supple." The Daily Telegraph
"Dunmore's series is written in a sensual, descriptive prose that evokes the watery kingdom with conviction. Characters are clear-cut and written with exuberance." Nicolette Jones, The Sunday Times Culture
"Dunmore appears to be able to turn her hand to any genre and transform it with her golden touch, making it wholly compulsive and convincing." Glasgow Herald
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1st May 2007
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