I have a fantastic children’s book to share with you today as part of a blog tour. Eternal Seas is the first in a new fantasy series for Middle Grade (8 -12 year olds) readers.
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There are also some amazing competitions to enter at the bottom of this post too.
Title: Eternal Seas
Author: Lexi Rees
Author Bio: Lexi Rees spends as much time as possible sailing and horse riding, both of which she does spectacularly badly. Attempts at writing whilst horse riding have been disastrous, so Eternal Seas was written on a boat; the storm described in the book was frighteningly real.
Synopsis: Such a small parcel shouldn’t cause experienced smugglers much trouble, but this parcel is far from normal.
Lost and scared after a violent storm, Finn and his sister, Aria, take shelter on a remote island. They discover the parcel contains a relic belonging to a long forgotten people. Locked inside are powers which will change their lives, and the world, forever.
As Finn realises his connection to the relic, a vision strikes him – but what does it mean? Who should they trust? And if they decide to follow their hearts rather than their orders, will they manage to deliver the relic in one piece?
Chased across the seas as they try to solve the mysteries within the parcel, the fate of this ancient people depends on them. Finn and Aria must choose between what is right and what is easy – and time is running out …
Categories: Children’s Fantasy, Middle Grade, Magic,
Publication Date: 28th September 2018
Rating: 4.75 stars
Content Warnings: n/a
Review: I was really intrigued by the synopsis for Eternal Seas and from the prologue I fell in love with this story. The world-building is wonderful as are the cast of characters, most particularly Aria and Finn. The plot was wonderfully paced and it was a thoroughly enjoyable read.
There is such a wonderful sibling relationship between the two main characters Finn and his younger sister Aria. It was so lovely to read how they supported each other. I really can’t wait to see how this relationship develops as they grown older in the later books.
The world created by the author is so rich and intriguing and I loved the little pieces of this world we got to explore in Eternal Seas. I hope that we get to see more in the next book. The ending of Eternal Seas left us facing our next adventure and I for one cannot wait to read all about it.
I think that Eternal Seas is a wonderful fantasy read for 8 – 12 year olds. The style of writing is wonderful and the characters are so bold and brave. I would definitely recommend it for any young fantasy fans. The illustrations which are dotted throughout the pages really add to the story and I love the style of them. The cover is also incredible too, I love the design it’s beautiful.
If you like the sound of Eternal Seas then you can find it over on Amazon* in both ebook and paperback formats. You can find author Lexi Rees over on http://www.lexirees.co.uk as well as on Twitter and Facebook.
Eternal Seas Competitions
Win one of two £10 Amazon gift vouchers (UK only). To enter
- Share a photo of you with the book (paperback or ebook) on Twitter or Instagram
- Tag @lexi_rees (Twitter) or lexi.rees (Instagram) and #EternalSeas
- Closing date 30th November 2018
- UK only
- Winners will be drawn randomly
Illustration competition – would your children like to see their illustrations published in a book?
- Six lucky winners will have their illustrations printed in the sequel to Eternal Seas
- Winners and runners up will also have their drawings featured on http://www.lexirees.co.uk and on social media
Drawings must be in black and white, and can be in any of the following categories
- Aria flying up in the sky
- a cat
- mountain ponies
- a snow eagle
- a demon-goddess
- a sailing boat
- Finn and/ or Aria
Please see detailed terms for entry requirements
- Open to children aged 13 or under
- You can enter as many categories as you like
- Winners will be chosen by Lexi Rees
- Children’s name and age will be published together with their illustration. Parents/ guardians must confirm they are happy with this when they enter. Other information (e.g email address) will not be shared.
- No purchase necessary
- Closing date 31/1/19
- Entries must be scanned or photographed in high resolution and emailed to email@example.com. The winners may need to post originals if the images are not high enough quality for printing. Postage costs will be covered in this case.
- Full entry details can be found on http://www.lexirees.co.uk
I received a copy of Eternal Seas for the purpose of this blog tour, however all opinions and words are my own.