Boasting stunning world-building and memorable characters to really root for, Murray’s maritime fantasy revolves around a mysterious boy accused of being a vengeful god and a fearless young inventor who is the only one to believe him innocent.
The City was built on a sharp mountain that jutted improbably from the sea, and the sea kept trying to claim it back. That grey morning, once the tide had retreated, a whale was found on a rooftop.
When a mysterious boy washes in with the tide, the citizens believe he's the Enemy - the god who drowned the world - come again to cause untold chaos.
Only Ellie, a fearless young inventor living in a workshop crammed with curiosities, believes he's innocent.
But the Enemy can take possession of any human body and the ruthless Inquisition are determined to destroy it forever.
To save the boy, Ellie must prove who he really is - even if that means revealing her own dangerous secret...
Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 281 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 21 mm
"A sumptuously atmospheric adventure... Murray is a tirelessly inventive storyteller." - Emily Bearn, The Daily Telegraph
"Gripping... with a touch of Frances Hardinge's bizarre brilliance." - Imogen Russell Williams, Guardian
"Unputdownable . . . Murray has an extraordinary imagination." - Alex O'Connell, The Times
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