Race to the Bottom of the Sea: ePub (Reflowable)

By Lindsay Eagar

A swashbuckling pirate adventure story from the author of the critically acclaimed Hour of the Bees.

When her marine scientist parents are killed in a tragic accident, eleven-year-old Fidelia Quail is racked by grief – and guilt. It was a submarine of Fidelia’s invention that her parents were in when they died, and it was she who pressed them to stay out longer when the raging Undertow was looming. But Fidelia is forced out of her mourning when she’s kidnapped by Merrick the Monstrous, a pirate whose list of treasons stretches longer than a ribbon eel. Her task? Use her marine know-how to retrieve his treasure, lost on the ocean floor. But as Fidelia and the pirates close in on the prize with the navy hot on their heels, she realizes that Merrick doesn’t expect to live long enough to enjoy his loot. Could something other than black-hearted greed be driving him? Will Fidelia be able to master the perils of the ocean without her parents – and piece together the mystery of Merrick the Monstrous before it’s too late?

Categories: Ebooks

For readers aged: 9+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Reflowable
  • ISBN: 9781406377668
  • Published: 07 Jun 2018
  • Price: £6.99
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  • Pages: 400

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'Eagar’s novel never lags or loses heart, and it’s irresistibly baited with a cursed treasure hoard, danger, and candy. Flashback chapters fill in important backstory on Merrick, and readers will adore Fidelia for the passionate and clever heroine she is. Refreshingly, women are as likely to captain a ship as plunder it in this fictional world, a small but enriching detail. Earnest and exciting, this swashbuckling voyage of self-discovery sparkles even when threatened by the stormiest seas.' Booklist, starred review

'This fantastical tale, set in an indeterminate time and place, is chock-full of humor and swaggering pirate adventure...An old-fashioned, rip-roaring adventure featuring a smart, independent girl.' Kirkus Reviews

'Set in a world that combines futuristic and historical elements to intriguing effect, this is an exciting maritime adventure with a strong, layered heroine.' Publishers Weekly, starred review

'From start to finish, this is a thrilling book - which fully lives up to its cover' The Daily Telegraph

'“From start to finish, this is a thrilling book which fully lives up to its cover.” ' Telegraph.co.uk

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