Synopses & Reviews
AS THE SON
of the Warrior Prince, Kehl has always known certain things about the world. First and foremost is the certainty that the Teshic Empire is its center, and that everything -- and everyone -- beyond the empire's borders has been created ultimately to be brought under Teshic dominion. Furthermore, because Kehl is being trained to follow in his father's warrior footsteps, he is all too aware of the expectations placed upon him to never show weakness or fear, to instead show an unwavering loyalty to the Teshic Empire and its often severe beliefs and demands.
But when Kehl is abducted by a seafaring band of rebels and taken beyond the borders to the enigmatic Sea of the Dead, a whole new world begins to open up before him. A new world filled with challenging beliefs and dangerous ideas. A world where Kehl's future -- as well as his past -- may be linked to the renegade crew of a ship named Carillon's Revenge and the Fallen King who captains her.
When Kehl discovers that his past is linked to pirates, he sets out to chart his own course.
Kehl hates pirates. His father, the Warrior Prince, had always told him pirates were responsible for his mother's death. So when he is kidnapped by the Pirate King, Kehl begins to question what his father had told him, and realizes his past is linked to the future of the new world he's mapping.
Kehl hates pirates. His father, the Warrior Prince, has always told him they were responsible for his motherand#8217;s death. So when he is kidnapped by Temoc, the Pirate King, Kehl is more furious than frightened. But Temoc is mapping the vast seas known as the Carrillon and needs Kehland#8217;s cartography expertise. As Kehl spends more and more time with Temoc and his crew, he comes to realize that his father has not been honest with him and that his past is linked to the future of the new world he is mapping.
About the Author
andlt;bandgt;Julia Durangoandlt;/bandgt; resides in Ottawa, Illinois, where she wrote a weekly book review column for children. She is the mother of two sons and is the author of andlt;iandgt;Dream Hopandlt;/iandgt;, illustrated by Jared Lee, andnbsp;as well as andlt;iandgt;Pest Festandlt;/iandgt;, illustrated by Kurt Cyrus. Her work also includes andlt;iandgt;Go-Go Gorillasandlt;/iandgt;, a sequel to andlt;iandgt;Cha-Cha Chimpsandlt;/iandgt;, both illustrated by Eleanorandnbsp;Taylor and Dream Away, illustrated by Robert Goldstrom.andnbsp;Her first novel andlt;iandgt;The Walls of Cartagenaandlt;/iandgt; was a Junior Library Guild Selection.andnbsp;Her most recent novel is entitledandnbsp;andlt;Iandgt;Sea of the Deadandlt;/Iandgt;. She is a contributor the Three Silly Chicks blog and lives in Ottawa, Illinois.