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Emily Diamand

Emily Diamand Emily Diamand is a lifelong environmentalist and an activist for Friends of the Earth. She lives in Yorkshire, England. Learn more at Emily Diamand’s website.

Raiders’ Ransom

Raiders’ Ransom — (2009-2010) Ages 9-12. Raider’s Ransom has also been published as Reaver’s Ransom and Flood Child. Publisher: It’s the 22nd century and, because of climate change, much of England is underwater. Poor Lilly is out fishing with her trusty sea-cat when greedy raiders pillage the town — and kidnap the prime minister’s daughter. Her village blamed, Lilly decides to find the girl. Off she sails, in secret. And with a ransom: a mysterious talking jewel. “If I save his daughter,” Lilly reasons, “the prime minister’s sure to reward me.” Little does Lilly know that it will take more than grit to outwit the tricky, treacherous piratical tribes!

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Raider’s Ransom: A good little book with an edge of adventure

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Raider's Ransom by Emily Diamand

Raider’s Ransom is set in and around the British Isles, where the survivors of a major global disaster (caused by technology) live much more primitively than their predecessors did. After major weather phenomena and amazing flooding, those who lived were left to clean up and move on with what was left.

Now war is stirring between the crumbling government and the families. The daughter of the Prime Minister is kidnapped, wreaking havoc on the fishing village where she was taken from. From there a girl and her sea cat, armed with a secret, dare to seek out the families who took her and offer a trade.

Raider’s Ransom is brimming with adventure, unlikely friendships, huge mysteries, and crazy “‘puters.” The plot moves along well, not dwelling anywhere too long, getting the story goin... Read More

More fantasy by Emily Diamand

fantasy book reviews science fiction book reviewsWays to See a Ghost — (2013) Publisher: The ghost put his hands together in prayer or pleading, his fingernails withered and cracked. “We need you, Isis Dunbar…” Isis is the daughter of a fake psychic. But unlike her mum, Isis really can see ghosts. When a terrifying creature escapes from the dark places that even spirits fear to go, Isis realises that it puts everyone she cares about, living or dead, in grave danger. Will her powers be enough to protect them all? And who will protect Isis? From the award-winning author of Flood Child.


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