Such a small parcel shouldn’t cause experienced smugglers much trouble, but this parcel is far from normal.
Lost and scared after a violent storm, Finn and his sister, Aria, take shelter on a remote island. They discover the parcel contains a relic belonging to a long forgotten people. Locked inside are powers which will change their lives, and the world, forever.
As Finn realises his connection to the relic, a vision strikes him – but what does it mean? Who should they trust? And if they decide to follow their hearts rather than their orders, will they manage to deliver the relic in one piece?
Chased across the seas as they try to solve the mysteries within the parcel, the fate of this ancient people depends on them. Finn and Aria must choose between what is right and what is easy – and time is running out …
This MG fiction is crammed with compelling adventure, mystical fantasy, family and peril.
The young explorers, Finn and Aria, demonstrate bravery as their quest unfolds and their secrets are revealed. I also learned quite a bit about boats and sailing as we read through the book.
This story is ideal for confident readers aged 7+ with short chapters and a few illustrations. I took it in turns with my 11 year old to read this aloud to each other and my 7 year old (he had a bad cold so we spared his voice). We found the language rich and full of beautiful imagery of the islands and characters. There are stark contrasts between the different places they visit on their adventure. Several times my eldest remarked at how special a certain scene sounded or that he liked the “cliffhanger” chapter endings.
I love this cover, and the illustrations; I was pleasantly surprised during my cover reveal post that they are all created by Lexi and her son.
Readers of Eternal Seas can expect a thrilling story that keeps you hooked chapter after chapter, ignites imagination and provides perfect escapism.
Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources and Lexi Rees for inviting me along on the blog tour today and for providing a free copy of this book to review honestly, with my own opinions.
About Lexi Rees:
Lexi Rees spends as much time as possible sailing and horse riding, both of which she does spectacularly badly. Attempts at writing whilst horse riding have been disastrous, so Eternal Seas was written on a boat; the storm described in the book was frighteningly real.
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To celebrate the blog tour for Eternal Seas Lexi Rees is running two Blogtour competitions:
Win one of two £10 Amazon gift vouchers (UK only).
- Share a photo of you with the book (paperback or ebook) on Twitter or Instagram
- Tag @lexi_rees (Twitter) or lexi.rees (Instagram) and #EternalSeas
- Closing date 30th November 2018
- UK only
- Winners will be drawn randomly
Illustration competition – would your children like to see their illustrations published in a book?
- Six lucky winners will have their illustrations printed in the sequel to Eternal Seas
- Winners and runners up will also have their drawings featured on www.lexirees.co.uk and on social media
Drawings must be in black and white, and can be in any of the following categories
- Aria flying up in the sky
- a cat
- mountain ponies
- a snow eagle
- a demon-goddess
- a sailing boat
- Finn and/ or Aria
Please see detailed terms for entry requirements:
Open to children aged 13 or under
You can enter as many categories as you like
Winners will be chosen by Lexi Rees
Children’s name and age will be published together with their illustration. Parents/ guardians must confirm they are happy with this when they enter. Other information (e.g email address) will not be shared.
No purchase necessary
Closing date 31/1/19
Entries must be scanned or photographed in high resolution and emailed to email@example.com.
The winners may need to post originals if the images are not high enough quality for printing. Postage costs will be covered in this case.
Full entry details can be found on www.lexirees.co.uk
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