On Silver Tides (Paperback)
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On Silver Tides (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages
Published: 01/02/2024
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Waterstones Says

Casting Britain's waterways in a mysterious and magical light, this sublime fantasy from the author of Erica's Elephant and The Midnight Thief sends two sisters on a desperate journey upstream as the rivers grow ever sicker.

Kelda has always protected her little sister Isla from danger on the rivers, and from the suspicions of their community. For Isla cannot breathe underwater – and so her very existence is forbidden by silvermen’s Lore.

Now the rivers of England are growing sick: monstrous creatures are awakening and a fierce torrent of blame falls upon Kelda’s family. When betrayal comes, the sisters escape on a desperate journey upstream. Joining forces with a mysterious boy, Kelda discovers the darkest depths of her kind’s secret history. But to save both her sister and the very life of Britain’s waterways, Kelda will have to make a sacrifice – one that will change her life forever.

Cover art by Thy Bui

Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
ISBN: 9781839133589
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 256 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"Timely in its theme of protecting our rivers and streams, it also has the timeless power and craftsmanship of a classic" - Nicolette Jones, The Sunday Times, Book of the Week

"A shimmering, stark, original novel for 12+, richly characterised and unforgettably atmospheric" - Guardian

"A timely environmental message underpins this beautifully written adventure... Broodingly atmospheric, this is a richly imagined world" - Daily Mail

"A haunting, lyrical fable ... Beautiful and thought-provoking" - Irish Times

"This book is a gift of rare imagination and luminous writing. I haven’t read something so original and immersive in a long time. On Silver Tides is a classic in the making and I loved every word" - Katya Balen

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“...if you prefer to think of them as an unusually wise sort of frog.”

This is really a book for those who travel, live and enjoy narrow boats. Atmospheric with silvermen living and working the canals and waterways. Born in the water - swimming from birth moving from place to place.... More

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“WOW!”

WOW! is a suitable word to describe what I felt after reading the last page of this book. There are tons of fantasy titles for Middle Graders, but this one stands apart in that it is so utterly BELIEVABLE. Even as an... More

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“Mythical Adventure”

On Silver Tides by Sylvia Bishop is such an original and imaginative tale that weaves folklore and magic through the pages, just like the story flows through the waterways and rivers of Britain.

With the ability to... More

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