The Burning Sea by Paul Collins & Sean McMullen
Published by Ford Street Publishing
This book is the first in a series called The Warlock’s Child. It features Dantar, a cabin boy, and his older sister Velza, a shape-casting warrior. The book took me a while to get into because the beginning is a bit slow, but after reading the first chapter I was happy to read more.
I expected good things from this book because I had heard other people talking about the authors and how good they were, but I was a bit disappointed because the story took such a long time to pick up. It’s worth persisting because the story does get better.
I found the book surprisingly funny in some areas. I would recommend it for ages 9+, because while the writing seems quite simple it still feels like an older book. I think fans of fantasy will enjoy it.
CKT Book Reviewer
Author/Illustrator: Paul Collins & Sean McMullen
Title: The Burning Sea
Publisher: Ford Street Publishing
Published: April 2015