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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5 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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