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The Huntress by Sarah Driver

Updated: Dec 3, 2022

In the sky, the fire spirits dance and ripple. Grandma says they showed our Tribe that I’d be captain, before I was even born...

A captivating and thrilling adventure about a young girl called Mouse who is destined to become captain of The Huntress one day. But when Mouse’s father disappears and the ship and Mouse’s existence becomes threatened by a traitor abroad the ship, Mouse will stop at nothing to unite her family and fulfill her destiny.

Mouse is a very fiery and brave young heroine. Her spirit, confidence and compassion across her voyage is so empowering for all readers young and old, and it was a delight to see her grow throughout the book. The bonds and loyalty Mouse has with her friends and family gives her character a relatable depth that young girls will aspire to.

Whilst I found the plot and feel of the book very close to that of Philip Pullman’s Northern Lights trilogy, there is no doubt that this is an epic adventure with such a colourful array of characters, both good and bad! Driver creates such a vivid watery world and really captures the excitement and danger onboard the ship.

This book will give you the opportunity to soar with the hawks, swim with the whales, sail with the pirates and cheer for Mouse. I can’t wait to read the rest of The Huntress trilogy!

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