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A different kind of blog tour post today . . . . This is for a children’s book and there’s even a competition for children aged 13 years old and younger to enter. Read on to learn more about this intriguing adventure story and how to enter the competition!
Series: The Relic Hunters #1
Title: Eternal Seas
Author and Illustrator: Lexi Rees
Publisher: Matador, Troubador Press
Published: September 20th, 2018
This is the first book in a new series for middle grade readers and I thoroughly enjoyed it! It is a fantasy adventure with brother and sister, Finn and Aria, sailing with their father who is a smuggler. Their mother is missing and you don’t initially know why so I’m not going to spoil it by telling you! With instructions to retrieve and deliver a small parcel as their next job, it shouldn’t be too difficult. However, there are forces attempting to steal it and danger around. As the youngsters explore their own powers they’ll uncover secrets, discover a new ally and face perils in this fast paced adventure.
The story has great characters that are easy to relate to. It has black line illustrations interspersed through the story that add to the scenarios. Written in short chapters, it is an engaging and entertaining read that will probably appeal to children who are able to read independently, probably from 8years old upwards. It has a male lead character in Finn and a female one in Aria. This story is centred around Finn coming into his powers and striving to solve a mystery with the aid of Aria and their father. Whilst this story comes to a conclusion with many things resolved it also ends on a cliff hanger in which Aria is given the next task, which I presume will be the subject of the second book in this series. I really hope I get to read it as I enjoyed this one and would like to know what happens next – even though I’m an adult!
I requested and was gifted a copy of this book, without obligation, which I have chosen to read. This is my review after reading and enjoying it.
Such a small parcel
shouldn’t cause experienced
smugglers much trouble,
but this parcel is far from normal.
Chased across the seas, Finn and Aria must solve the
mysteries within the parcel.
What does it mean? Who should they trust?
What will happen?
The fate of an ancient people depends on them
and time is running out …
Pre-order Link – http://viewbook.at/EternalSeas
Win one of two £10 Amazon gift vouchers (UK only). To enter
Illustration competition – would your children like to see their illustrations published in a book?
Drawings must be in black and white, and can be in any of the following categories
Please see detailed terms for entry requirements
Author Bio –
Lexi Rees spends as much time as possible sailing and horse riding, both of which she does spectacularly badly. Attempts at writing whilst horse riding have been disastrous, so Eternal Seas was written on a boat; the storm described in the book was frighteningly real.
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