Lintang dreams of escaping her island home and having adventures on the high seas. She gets her chance when she and her best friend, Bayani, face a deadly mythie and survive, attracting the attention of the infamous Captain Shafira. Lintang’s bravery earns her an invitation onto the ship of the pirate queen, who is on her way to hunt down a nest of vicious sirens.
But they’ve barely left the island when Lintang discovers that Bayani has risked his life to stow away. Worse, he won’t tell her why. Lintang must choose whether to be loyal to Captain Shafira and continue with her adventures, or be loyal to her best friend and lose everything she’s ever wanted. Secrets within secrets, life-or-death battles with spectacular monsters, and hair’s breadth escapes keep readers turning the pages of a story populated by women fighters, adventurers, and leaders.
"Australian author Moss layers the tale’s world and mythology with a lurking specter of historical imperialism that permeates the characters’ lives. Excerpts from the 'Mythie Guidebook,' a world-specific encyclopedia of monsters encountered by the characters, precede the chapters and add to the world’s complexity. In a cast of powerful and charmingly eccentric female characters, high-spirited Lintang distinguishes herself with a vulnerability and, often, immaturity that slowly gives way to burgeoning leadership." — Publishers Weekly
|Recommended Age||10 - 13|
|Publication Date||Oct 15, 2019|