Raiders' Ransom

By Emily Diamand
(Chicken House, Hardcover, 9780545142977, 334pp.)

Publication Date: December 2009

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Winter 2009 Kids' List
“In a futuristic England that is almost entirely underwater, people have long forgotten the power of technology, except for a dangerous few to whom it is worth any ransom - even the prime minister's daughter. Raiders' Ransom has a swiftly moving plot that will surprise readers over and over again.”
-- Ellen Davis, Dragonwings Bookstore, Waupaca, WI


It's the 22nd century and, because of climate change, much of England is underwater. Poor Lilly is out fishing with her trusty sea-cat when greedy raiders pillage the town--and kidnap the prime minister's daughter. Her village blamed, Lilly decides to find the girl. Off she sails, in secret. And with a ransom: a mysterious talking jewel. "If I save his daughter," Lilly reasons, "the prime minister's sure to reward me." Little does Lilly know that it will take more than grit to outwit the tricky, treacherous piratical tribes!

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