Twelve-year-old Brine Seaborne is a girl with a past if only she could remember what it is. Found alone in a rowboat as a child, clutching a shard of the rare starshell needed for spell-casting, she's spent the past years keeping house for an irritable magician and his obnoxious apprentice, Peter.
When Brine and Peter get themselves into a load of trouble and flee, they blunder into the path of the legendary pirate ship, the Onion. Before you can say "pieces of eight," they're up to their necks in the pirates' quest to find Magical North, a place so shrouded in secrets and myth that most people don't even think it exists. If Brine is lucky, on this adventure, she ll find her place in the world. And if she's unlucky, everyone on the ship will be eaten by sea monsters. It could really go either way in The Voyage to Magical North, a middle-grade fantasy, that is as magical as it is funny, from Claire Fayers.
"A robust debut, well stocked with heroic exploits, monsters, pirates, explosions, magical transformations, and life-changing adventures, and a promising series starter." Kirkus Reviews, starred review
About the Author
Claire Fayers lives in South Wales with her husband and as many cats as she can get away with. The Voyage to Magical North is her first novel.