Winner of the inaugural Chicken House/London Times Children's Fiction Competition, which called it "a funny, clever, towering adventure." Because of climate change, much of 23rd-century England is underwater. Poor Lilly is out fishing with her trusty first mate, 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. Along the way she forms a wary friendship with Zeph, a punky raider boy. "If I save the Prime Minister's daughter," Lilly reasons, "he'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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Sonya.Contreras - LibraryThing
A fast paced read with lots of action, mystery and unknown. The setting was difficult to picture, until it finally dawned on my boys that we were in the future and world technology had been destroyed ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Maryk205 - LibraryThing
(I listened to the audio book of this, which employed 2 exceptional voice actors to play the girl and boy lead) This story is set in a post-apocalyptic Britain where floods have devastated the country ... Read full review