Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month, June 2016 Debut author Francesca Armour-Chelu has created a desperate flooded dystopian world in this fast-paced story of one boy's survival. When Fenn's parents are killed by the vicious Terra Ferma who are determined to wipe out all Seaborns, Fenn survives thanks to Halflin who does everything he can to keep Fenn safe. But Fenn is a child with a special destiny and Chilstone, the heartless leader of Terra Firma, is determined to get him. Can Fenn stay one step ahead of his pursuers? ~ Julia Eccleshare
Julia Eccleshare's Picks of the Month for June 2016
First in a chilling adventure series about a sinking world in which 13 year old Fenn Halflin, the last seaborn realises when he is separated from his grandfather that it is only he who can save the world from the ruthless Terra Ferma.
In a world that has been ravaged by flooding, Fenn Halflin learns the truth about his past - a secret that forces him to flee the safety of his home as he is chased across the vast sea by the ruthless Terra Firma and their cold-blooded leader, Chilstone. Finding shelter on a decaying island, Fenn is taken in by child survivors in hiding, and he begins a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with the Terra Firma, who will stop at nothing to find him. But as Chilstone's dreaded Fearzero ship appears on the horizon, and the water levels continue to rise, it seems that Fenn's hopes of escape will be washed away for ever.
Fans of Percy Jackson and Artemis Fowl will love it as will all those with a real sense of adventure.
Kids love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.
The first in a chilling adventure series about a sinking world that subtly addresses themes of migration and global warming. [...] A great adventure with a heartfelt message. South Wales Evening Post
I LOVED this book and am desperate to read the second instalment [...] Issues of the environment, discrimination, refugees and migration make this book pertinent to the current world order. The prose style is rich and engaging and worthy of study in any upper key stage literacy lesson. The School Librarian
The first in a chilling adventure series about a sinking world - apt for readers aged nine and over who like Percy Jackson and Artemis Fowl. Surrey Advertiser Pick of the Month, June 2016
Debut author Francesca Armour-Chelu has created a desperate flooded dystopian world in this fast-paced story of one boy's survival. Julia Eccleshare, LoveReading
Clever, intriguing and wonderful - a brilliant adventure. Really superb. sschambe.wordpress.com
Exciting and simply brilliant! Fallen Star Stories
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|Publication date:||2nd June 2016|
|Publisher:||Walker Books Ltd|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Recommendations:||Julia Eccleshare's Picks, eBooks|
|Other Categories:||Books for Boys, Reviewed by Children|
Francesca Armour-Chelu grew up by the Suffolk Coast. She studied English and Drama at Goldsmiths and went on to work in museum education and public libraries. Her experience of living on water meadows in an abandoned Edwardian railway carriage inspired her debut novel, Fenn Halflin and the Fearzero, which was shortlisted for the Mslexia Children's Novel Competition 2012. Francesca lives in Suffolk.More About Francesca Armour-Chelu