Eternity Engine (Orphans of the Tide)
By Author / Illustrator
Struan Murray, Manuel Sumberac
Penguin Random House Children's UK
Paperback / softback
The final instalment in the breathtaking Orphans of the Tide trilogy, which The Times calls 'Unputdownable'.
The seas have parted to reveal the remains of humanity's lost empire and opened a path from Shipwreck Island to the Enemy's City. Now only Ellie Lancaster and her orphan friends can prevent a terrible war. As Kate marches north at the head of her army, panic infests the City as the Enemy's strength grows. For the parting of the seas has also uncovered the Eternity Engine, a dreadful machine from before the Drowning, with the power to remake the world - or destroy it forever....
The critically-acclaimed Orphans of the Tide trilogy reaches its spine-tingling climax and dramatic conclusion. Perfect reading for fans of His Dark Materials or Vashti Hardy. Praise for Orphans of the Tide: 'Unputdownable' - The Times. 'Gripping' - The Guardian. 'Energetic and inventive' - Sunday Times.
See also: Orphans of the Tide (book 1); Shipwreck Island (book 2).
An epic climax to the Orphans of the Tide trilogy! Out of the blue, the seas have parted, revealing the remains of humanity's lost empire, unearthing a path from Shipwreck Island to the Enemy's City. Now, only Ellie Lancaster and her orphan friends can prevent a terrible war. The Enemy's strength grows, and fear rises as Kate marches north, leading her army to the lost empire. But, the seas were concealing a dark secret: the Eternity Engine, a ghastly machine from before the drowning, with the power to cause devastation, destruction and death...
Themes of friendship, teamwork, self-reflection, discover and growth, grief, and loss make this a remarkable adventure series not to be missed.
464 pages / Reviewed by Kelly Buxton, teacher
Suggested Reading Age 9+