An ancient myth looms over a powerful new friendship in this debut middle grade fantasy packed with Hugo Cabret charm.
The City is the only home that Ellie has ever known. She’s always been told that there is nothing to see beyond the shores of her small, salty island.
That is, until a mysterious boy washes in with the tide, trapped inside the belly of a whale.
The citizens of the City believe he’s ruled by the Enemy—the legendary god who drowned the whole world—come again to cause untold chaos. Only Ellie believes that the boy is innocent.
To save him, Ellie must prove that he’s not who they think he is—even if that means revealing her own dangerous secret.
Fans of Wildwood and The Mysterious Benedict Society will be enthralled by this inventive and adventurous take on a modern classic.
Struan Murray is Scottish and grew up in Edinburgh, the youngest of a large, rowdy family of redheads. He has a PhD in genetics and is now a lecturer in biochemistry at the University of Oxford. Visit him online at www.struanmurray.com.