WINNER OF THE BAMB YOUNG READERS – MIDDLE GRADE AWARD 2018
NOMINATED FOR THE CILIP CARNEGIE MEDAL 2019
SHORTLISTED FOR THE IRISH BOOK AWARDS CHILDRENS BOOK OF THE YEAR 2018
'Magical in every way' EOIN COLFER
'Funny, dark and blazingly beautiful' KIRAN MILLWOOD HARGRAVE
'So magical and wild that it's like being swept away by the sea' KATHERINE RUNDELL
When Fionn Boyle sets foot on Arranmore Island, it begins to stir beneath his feet ...
Once in a generation, Arranmore Island chooses a new Storm Keeper to wield its power and keep its magic safe from enemies. The time has come for Fionn's grandfather, a secretive and eccentric old man, to step down. Soon, a new Keeper will rise.
But, deep underground, someone has been waiting for Fionn. As the battle to become the island's next champion rages, a more sinister magic is waking up, intent on rekindling an ancient war. A dark storm is coming, through time and over sea, the same storm that took his father twelve years ago. To protect his family, Fionn must embrace his destiny as the Storm Keeper's heir and face the fear that has haunted him for as long as he can remember.
This gorgeously written, magical tale of family, bravery, and self-discovery is perfect for fans of Orphan Island and A Snicker of Magic.
Catherine Doyle grew up beside the Atlantic Ocean in the west of Ireland. Her love of reading began with great Irish myths and legends, and fostered in her an ambition to one day write her own. The Storm Keeper’s Island is her debut middle-grade novel and was inspired by her real-life ancestral home of Arranmore Island (where her grandparents grew up), and the adventures of her many sea-faring ancestors. After living in Dublin City for two years, Catherine is now based in Galway but spends a lot of her time in the US and London. @doyle_cat
“The Storm Keeper's Island will blow you away ... A magical new voice in fantasy. Wise, warm and wonderful” – Eoin Colfer, author of the Artemis Fowl series
“So magical and wild that it's like being swept away by the sea ... She's taken an ancient story and found something new and bold and wild in it – I think only real bone-deep writers and storytellers do that. I can't wait for the next” – Katherine Rundell, author of The Explorer
“Funny, dark and blazingly beautiful, The Storm Keeper's Island is a thrillingly inventive adventure” – Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of The Girl of Ink & Stars
“Imaginative and exhilarating, The Storm Keeper's Island is a beautiful story that promises more to come” – Rebecca Stead, author of Liar and Spy
“Gripping, poignant and beautifully written ... One of the most exciting books for children that I have read in years and seems destined to become a modern classic” – Louise O'Neill, author of The Surface Breaks
“Flickers with a rare and wonderful magic ... Unforgettable” – Abi Elphinstone, author of Sky Song
“A book that took my breath away … A stunning story of courage and hope … A book of quiet wonders and windswept dreams. Go and read it” – Cerrie Burnell, author of Harper and the Scarlet Umbrella
“A magical rush of an adventure story about family, bravery, and harnessing the storm within that is thoughtful, funny and exciting all at the same time ... Fionn is a hero to really root for” – Anna James, author of Pages & Co.
“An incredible book as full of heart as it is of adventure ... An unforgettable, very special book that you'll want to share with everyone you know” – Katie Tsang, author of Sam Wu Is Not Afraid of Ghosts
“This story weaves ancient Celtic magic with a modern-day tale of family bonds, memory, and sibling rivalry ... Fans of Harry Potter or Percy Jackson can add Fionn Boyle as a generous and brave hero from the Emerald Isle” – School Library Connection, starred review
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