A really good ending that allows more books, I hope, to follow. By using this website you agree with our cookie policy which you can review or amend at any time. The City was built on a sharp mountain that jutted improbably from the sea, and the sea kept trying to claim it back. Struan Murray; Extract. Orphans of the Tide is absolutely stunning. Orphans Of The Tide - Orphans Of The Tide The breathtaking fantasy adventure for fans of His Dark Materials that The Times calls 'Unputdownable'. The people of the City blame the Drowning on a sinister being they call ‘the Enemy’. A vivid new world is brought to life inhabited by a remarkable collection of young people facing tough challenges. Orphans of the Tide is the story of orphan Ellie Lancaster, entirely alone on the world following the death of her mother, father and younger brother, as she battles to prove the innocence of a young boy who washes up on the shores of her city in the belly of a whale. Orphans of the Tide. Orphans of the Tide is a magnificent adventure full of peril, twists and thrilling cat-and-mouse chases. The people of the City blame the Drowning on a sinister being they call ‘the Enemy’. Oxford lecturer Struan Murray makes a splash debut with Orphans of the Tide (illustrated by Manuel Šumberac, Penguin), and effortlessly joins the ranks of the most skilled world-creators. All that remains is a jagged, frigid half-submerged cobblestoned gothic ruins, where spires and rooftops jut out from the ever-encroaching sea at the mercy of the tides. Now the Enemy is back and – most terrifying of … The world of the City is impeccably crafted, vivid and believable - the cluttered workshops and dripping stone walls seem so utterly real. Orphans of the Tide Summer 2020 Reading Challenge Week 14 Week 13 Week 12 Week 11 Week 10 Week 9 Week 8 May Half Term Week 7 Week 6 Week 5 Week 4 Week 3 Easter Holiday Homework Week 2 Week 1 You might like... Seesaw Children's work / You can read more book reviews or buy Orphans of the Tide by Struan Murray and Manuel Sumberac (illustrator) at Amazon.co.uk Amazon currently charges £2.99 for standard delivery for orders under £20, over which delivery is free. Orphans of the Tide from fist time author Struhan Murray is a wonderful read. Orphans of the Tide by Struan Murray Extracts Orphans of the Tide by Struan Murray This spectacular fantasy adventure takes place in the last city to survive the Drowning of the world. The… This website uses cookies. A strange boy is cut out of the belly of a whale in a half-drowned city governed by a harsh religion (shades of Philip Pullman here). Read the latest reviews for Orphans of the Tide by Struan Murray and Manuel Sumberac at Toppsta.com, the UK's largest children's book review community with over 70,000 reviews. Tense and gripping from the outset with plenty of unexpected twists. 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