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Empire of the Waves by Christopher Richardson
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it was amazing
bookshelves: children-s, australian-authors

A well-written and exciting adventure story that draws on classic fantasy and storytelling to create an in-depth world and characters that you won't want to leave behind. It's similar to series like His Dark Materials, Narnia, Harry Potter and Brotherband. What I especially liked about this were the strong female characters, which are hard to find in these sorts of kids' books. I work in a bookstore and see firsthand how children's books are very gendered -- ie, "girly" schoolgirl characters for girls and clever action heroes for boys, so it's very refreshing when something like this comes along. Anni is a girl, but she's tough and adventurous, so she would appeal as a lead to boys and girls, much like Lyra in Northern Lights. Duck, a boy she meets on her journey, is a nice foil to her and their friendship is compelling.

'Empire of the Waves' is a fun and thrilling novel for the 9 to 15-year-old market. Anyone with an adventurous spirit will appreciate it.
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Reading Progress

June 25, 2015 – Started Reading
June 25, 2015 – Shelved
July 2, 2015 – Finished Reading
September 29, 2016 – Shelved as: children-s
April 1, 2017 – Shelved as: australian-authors

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