‘It’s been calling us all along.’ Thomas’s voice sounded as if it were coming from far away. ‘That’s why I untied the rope.’
Nick stared at him in horror. ‘You did what?’
‘It needs us, both of us.’
Thomas and Nick live near the shores of the mysterious Lake Shimmer, but only Thomas hears the lake, or something within it, calling him. When Thomas, who can’t swim, jumps into the lake, Nick knows he has to follow. But neither expects to end up in Habitat, another world. They have been called by the Beacon, which needs their help to save itself and to save Habitat from destruction.
Seacastle is the first book in a new series, The Shimmaron, with each title written by a different Australian author. In this volume, Tansy Rayner Roberts creates an intriguing world, with likeable and diverse characters, sure to draw in young fantasy lovers, who will eagerly await the subsequent titles in the series.
Seacastle, by Tansy Rayner Roberts
ABC Books, 2007
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