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Raiders' Ransom Book Review

Raiders' Ransom Book Review - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Jan 20, 2010
( Rating: 5 Star Rating)

In a world where the distant future looks like the distant past, one girl embarks on a high-seas rescue mission. Kidzworld reviews Raiders’ Ransom by debut author Emily Diamond.

Raiders' Ransom Rating: 5


Author: Emily Diamond

Thirteen year old Lilly lived a simple fisher's life with her granny, her seacat and her best friend Andy. But one day while fishing, her world is turned upside down. Raiders pillage the town in search of her seacat, a rare and valuable commodity to those who travel by sea. Instead of finding Lilly, they meet her granny and kill her without a moment’s thought. To make matters worse, the raiders kidnap the Prime Minister’s daughter. In his rage, he enlists every suitable man and boy to fight in a war against the raiders. Which means her best friend Andy may never come home.


Rescue Gone Wrong

Lilly takes matters into her own hands. If she can find something valuable to give the raiders in exchange for the Prime Ministers daughter, then there doesn’t have to be a war. Disguised as a boy, Lilly sets sail for the raiders’ camp and encounters more danger than she could have ever thought possible.


Zeph’s Loyalty

Lilly meets Zeph, son of the raiders’ Boss. Zeph isn’t cruel at heart, but he wants nothing more than to make his father proud. He is torn between helping Lilly (a.k.a Lilo) whose intentions are pure, and being loyal to his family.


The Bottom Line

Raiders’ Ransom is a fabulous book, from the stunning front cover to the story inside. It’s set over a century in the future after the big “Collapse.” In certain regions, computers and other technology have become obsolete, and many people have reverted back to the old ways of life. For a debut author, or even for a seasoned author, Raiders’ Ransom is fantastic.


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