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Orphans of the tide

Murray, Struan2020
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The City - mankind's last refuge in a drowned world, where Whale Lords reign and the Inquisition keeps the peace.The Enemy - a dark power, ever seeking to take possession of a human body and cause untold chaos.The Inventor - a girl living in the heart of the City in a ramshackle workshop overflowing with curiosities. When a whale washes up on the City roofs and a mysterious boy emerges from its belly, the superstitious citizens assume the Enemy has come again. Only Ellie - a fearless inventor striving to live up to her mother's legacy - believes the boy is innocent. Thrown together with the young fugitive, now on the run from the ruthless Inquisition, Ellie must discover who this boy really is - and what that means for her own terrible secret . . .
Main title:
Orphans of the tide / Struan Murray ; illustrated by Manuel Ŝumberac.
London : Puffin, 2020.©2020.
344 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Series title:
"In the last city in the world, anyone can be the Enemy..." -- Cover.An ancient myth looms over a powerful new friendship in this debut middle grade fantasy.
Upper primaryFor Ages: 9+ years old
Winner of the Branford Boase Award 2021.
9780241384435 (paperback)
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