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Written by Natalie C. Parker

Part of the Seafire Series

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Adventure Stories Fantasy / Magical Featured Books for Young Adults

This ferociously-paced, piratical fantasy thriller is awash with swashbuckling sisterhood and survival on the high seas.

Courageous Captain Caledonia has lost pretty much everything. Her family have been killed by atrocious Aric Athair and his brutal Bullet crew and she’s now set on avenging their deaths. With vibrant world-building and crisply compelling characterisation from the off, Caledonia is soon confronted by a crippling choice: should she offer to help to the Bullet boy who saves her best friend, or would that put her entire crew in jeopardy? “She didn’t think she’d done a good thing. Keeping a Bullet on board was the most foolish thing she could think of...Maybe they’d all end up dead.” The boy’s behaviour confuses Caledonia - it’s impossible to tell whether his “attempt to appear small and non-threatening...was genuine or deceitful”, and then he claims he can help her...

Swirling with sisterly solidarity, buzzing with intrigue and action, and tingling with tension, this is great for readers who love female-fronted fantasy, such as the novels of Melinda Salisbury, Sarah J Maas and Cassandra Clare.

Joanne Owen

Seafire Synopsis

High seas, high stakes, and high time for revenge... Caledonia Styx let down her guard once - and her family were murdered by ruthless warlord Aric Athair and his blood-thirsty Bullets. Now captain of a crew of girls who have lost everything to the Bullets, she has sworn never to show mercy again.

But when a rogue Bullet saves the life of Caledonia's best friend, she faces an impossible choice. If she lets the boy live could he help them bring down Athair - or will he destroy them all?

Seafire Press Reviews

“A gutsy tale of sisterhood, courage, and unshakeable trust. You don’t want to miss this book!”   Julie Murphy, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dumplin’

“In these turbulent times, Seafire gives teens just what they need: A reminder that with unity and courage, they can rise up and ultimately change the world.”   Dhonielle Clayton, author of Th e Belles

“A fast-paced, thrilling tale.”   BuzzFeed

“One of the year’s most anticipated new fantasies.”  Entertainment Weekly

“As smart, ferocious, and uncompromising as its crew, Seafire is the adventure you’re looking for. I have such a crush on this book!”   Kiersten White, New York Times bestselling author of And I Darken

“Absolutely enthralling. Seafi re is a relentless adventure about friendship and found family, trust and betrayal, and a vow for vengeance as unstoppable as the sea.”  Heidi Heilig, author of The Girl from Everywhere

“Incredible.”  SyFy Wire

“A stunning and powerful book about choosing to fight in the face of vicious odds. Seafi re will stay with you long after you finish reading.”  Brendan Reichs, New York Times bestselling author of Nemesis

“An exciting, action-packed tale....this adventure never loses its pace.” Publishers Weekly

“Mastering high seas, high stakes, and high emotions, Natalie Parker gives us a whole host of girls who get the job done and kicks off an adventure to remember.”  E.K. Johnston, #1 New York Times bestselling author

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ISBN: 9781474966580
Publication date: 08/08/2019
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781474966580
Publication date: 8th August 2019
Author: Natalie C. Parker
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 416 pages
Suitable for: YA readers
Genres: Adventure Stories, Fantasy / Magical

About Natalie C. Parker

Natalie C Parker is the author of several YA titles with HarperTeen, as well as the forthcoming Seafire trilogy with Razorbill. She lives in Kansas where she runs Madcap Retreats (an organization offering workshops and retreats for aspiring and established writers) with her wife.

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