The Huntress: Sea

©Katherine Woodfine

 

Author: Sarah Driver

Publisher: Egmont

 

In the sky, the fire spirits dance and ripple. Grandma says they showed our Tribe that I’d be a captain, before I was even born.

Ever since Ma died, Mouse has looked after her little brother, Sparrow, dreaming of her destiny as captain of the Huntress. But now Da’s missing, Sparrow is in danger, and a deathly cold is creeping across Trianukka . . .

Sea-churning, beast-chattering, dream-dancing, whale-riding, terrodyl-flying, world-saving adventure.

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12 thoughts on “The Huntress: Sea

  1. Jago Solloway DPL says:

    From the moment I started to read this book I immediately felt engrossed the the action of it all. How brave Mouse is and how many more times is Crow going to save Mouse. I would recommend this stunning book with incredible descriptions for all. I really look forward to reading the next book in the series. I would rate this a 8/10.

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  2. Ayan Nandi,DPL says:

    The Huntress Sea is a book about a girl on a ship called the Huntress, called Mouse. She has always protected her little brother Sparrow, but when he gets into danger, Mouse has to do all she can to save him. I think this book has a deeper meaning between these pages, and can actually apply to some people in real life. It takes a while to get into, but when you do, it will completely absorb you. It shows how to be brave in all circumstances, but above all, to never give up and always be loyal to your loved ones. It has beautiful descriptions and many metaphors for life. My only criticism is that in some specific places there is too much going on in the story. Overall a 7.5/10.

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  3. This book was 100% imaginative, so I thought it was a okay book, but at the time of reading I only really felt endulged in it when there were bad people in the scene. Altogether, the main character (called mouse) was a good idea because most of the main characters are boys which is unfair. It certainly wasn’t one to find easy to read either, as it had shortened words (like dad to Da). Altogether though it was not my favourite but it was nice for a bit of a change, these people who make books certainly are great writers though. I would rate it 5.5/10.

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  4. Samuel Ray-Billington says:

    Samuel Ray Billington: Dulwich Prep London

    In a tribal world of strange sea monsters, blood thirsty terrodyls and helpful whales who are worshipped as Gods, thirteen year old Mouse is destined to become captain of her one eyed grandmother’s sailing ship, The Huntress. A talented pearl diver, Mouse already looks after her poorly younger brother, who can sing whale songs, and trades her pearls to buy food for her family.

    When Mouse’s father goes missing and a strange man appears on her ship holding her father’s cloak, a mysterious message appears that sends her on a magical adventure, where good battles evil to bring peace to all the world’s tribes.

    Lovers of fantasy stories will like this book. The descriptions are extremely vivid, especially some of the fighting scenes, which some younger readers may find upsetting as not all of the main characters survive.

    Personally this wasn’t my favourite book. The simple language used by Mouse in the book sometimes made it difficult to read and the story takes quite a while to get going. I would give it 6 out of 10.

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  5. Anonymous says:

    At the beginning of this adventurous book I was a bit lost as I had not gripped the new world it is set in, but as I got further into the book I felt as though I had many things in common with mouse (the main character) as I have younger siblings and would do anything to protect them and make sure they are safe. Even though the protagonist (the person who the story is based around) is mouse I believe my favourite character was crow as he changes sides and does not underestimate mouse although she is from another tribe.I was disappointed with mouse as she does not see the kindness in crow’s heart when he saves her multiple times. I would give this book 9/10 because I felt that the author could have put a bit more of the story into the actual save of sparrow part of the book but overall it is probably one of my new favourites and I think I will get the sequel!

    Eveny
    Dulwich Hamlet Junior School

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  6. Charlie Parker says:

    The Huntress: Sea is a story about a girl called Mouse who dreams about becoming captain of the Huntress. When her father goes missing and a former member of the Huntress’ crew, Stag, replaces him Mouse suspects Stag isn’t quite who he says he is. When another tribe takes over the Huntress, Mouse is forced into exile and she has to team up with an unlikely ally to find her brother. The Huntress: Sea is quite an easy read. It has a great storyline and I’d rate it 10/10.

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  7. Louis Badham, DPL says:

    I think that this book was unrealistic but adventurous. There is a second book which would reveal most things about where Da is. There was some language that you wouldn’t use on land and some strange creatures.

    I would rate this book 7/10.

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  8. Ollie Compton-James says:

    I didn’t enjoy Sea The Huntress as it had a very slow start and i had to stop reading halfway through and i couldn’t go on. Apart from that, i didn’t really get the language used in the book. Although i could give it another try i probrably won’t beceause i didn’t really fell the book was gripping me in. Overall i give it 5/10

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  9. Louis Hogg, DPL says:

    I really enjoyed this action thriller. I thought that the maps inside the book helped me with the geography of Triannuka. I enjoyed the world that mouse was living in and I enjoyed the sense of mystery when stag arrives in the story. I thought that this book showed that however small and seemingly insignificant a person is they can make a big difference. I thought that the book took to long to get going and I thought that the cover of the book made the book seem light, but in fact the book is dark but entrancing. I would recomend this book to poeple over the age of 7. Overall I give this book an 8/10.

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  10. Thomas Grundy DPL says:

    Beautiful descriptions, I loved all the sailor-like slang, the setting was imagination inspiring, and the characters weren’t vague random characters, but clear strong, dominant characters. I rate it 7.5/10

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  11. Ibraheem Ayub DPL says:

    The Huntress is a very adventurous story. The cover is very eye-catching but the blurb was very confusing when I first read it.
    The main character is a girl called Mouse who has promised her mother, at her death, that she will keep her younger brother safe. Unfortunately, her father goes missing and her brother gets in trouble. It’s up to Mouse to save her brother as she meets a strange friend along the way to help her. Even though the main character is female, I think boys will still enjoy reading this book as its an adventure book.
    The only negative, is that I feel the plot was quite complex and it is based on an imaginary place called Trianukka so you have to keep referring to the map at the beginning of the book.
    Overall I think it was still a good book and would give it an 8/10.

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  12. James Barnes, DPL says:

    I didn’t really like this book as it started very slowly and I prefer books that are a bit more pacy. However, once I got into it, it started to flow more and the story line gripped me a little more but overall I didn’t enjoy this book much as the others. I rate this 6.5/10

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