The Coming of the Whirlpool
Published: 2011 by Allen & Unwin
Level: Middle Years (6-9)
Young Dow Amber is no sailor. But driven by a strange sea-longing he ventures from the high country of New Island all the way down to a grim fishing village on the shores of the bay known as the Claw. There he finds a cursed people living in dread not only of the mysterious Ship Kings that rule their country, but also of the fury of the ocean itself. When the whirlpool rises, will the call of the sea lead Dow to his heart's desire or to certain death?