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….
“A delightful epic fantasy that will attract a readership both older and younger than the target audience.” —Booklist, starred review
“Haydon’s fantastical universe [...] is filled with fun details, interesting characters, fast-paced adventure, snappy dialogue, and plenty of humor and heart.”
—School Library Journal
“Haydon spins a story both warm and thrilling.” —Publishers Weekly