The Floating Island

The Floating Island

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"Charles Magnus Ven Polypheme--known as Ven--is the youngest son of a long line of famous shipwrights. He dreams not of building ships, but of sailing them to far-off lands where magic thrives. Ven gets his chance when he is chosen to direct the Inspection of his family's latest ship--and sets sail on the journey of a lifetime. Attacked by fire pirates, lost at sea and near death, Ven is rescued by a passing ship on its way to the Island of Serendair. Thankful to be alive, little does Ven know that the pirate attack--and his subsequent rescue--may not have been an accident. Shadowy figures are hunting for the famed Floating Island, the only source of the mystical Water of Life. They think Ven can lead them to this treasure and will stop at nothing to get it--even murder...."--P. [4] of cover.
Publisher: New York : Tom Doherty Associates, 2014, c2006.
Edition: 1st trade pbk. ed.
ISBN: 9780765308672
0765308673
9780765347725
0765347725
9780765375902
Call Number: HAYDON
Characteristics: 368 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Adventure fiction
Fantasy fiction.
Imaginary places -- Fiction
Shipwrights -- Fiction
Pirates -- Fiction
Magic -- Fiction
Additional Contributors: Halquist, Brett - Illustrator

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The first book in a delightful series. The whole series is a warm, humorous and entertaining journey of teen children of various races.
The adventures they share and the lessons they learn are a delight to read. There are lots of witty and thought provoking observations scattered through their travels.

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toot35
Sep 20, 2013

its a bit scary but still great
good work Elizabeth haydon

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srahman213
Jul 17, 2013

The summary above is terrible... This is a book I randomly picked up...and it was amazing! There is lots of adventure with believable characters, and there is a bit of humor that made me laugh! I am definitely going to read the rest of the series.

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