Lilly Melkun is out fishing with her sea-cat when the bloodthirsty Reavers come raiding and steal the Prime Minister's daughter.
Her village blamed, Lilly decides to find the girl. Off she sails in secret with a ransom - an extraordinary talking jewel. But nothing can prepare her for what happens next ...
A very interesting debut novel by Emily Diamond. It has won the Times Children's Fiction competition in the recent past and is published by The Chicken House.
If this name rings a bell, it is probably because of the publisher Barry Cunningham - newly awarded an OBE in the Queens Birthday Honours list in 2010 - for services to the publishing industry which is absolutely true, HOWEVER his main claim to fame is that he is the man credited with discovering J.K.Rowling!!! and as the Chicken House website has so rightly pointed out "I'm sure you'll agree - he's made a bit of a difference to children's reading habits over the years" - enough said.
If this author is good enough for him to publish and personally sign her book then she is certainly good enough for us.
Obviously one to keep a close eye on...
Title: Reavers' Ransom
Illustrator: 1st Printing
Edition: 1st Edition
Publisher: United Kingdom, The Chicken House/Barry Cunningham: 2008
ISBN Number: 1905294972
ISBN Number 13: 9781905294978
Book Condition: New/unread
Type: Children's Fiction
Inscription: SIGNED TWICE/BY THE AUTHOR & BARRY CUNNINGHAM
Seller ID: smreaversransom
Keywords: Novel, book, collectable, collectible, autograph, signature, signed, fiction, fantasy diamond emily, young author, times children's fiction competition