-
x

Meet New Friends!

Recommended friends are based on your interests. Make sure they are up to date.

Friends ff8c072dd79a91c1300f032d674241a8d64367100ffb1f25fa3f9bec4a05319f
Kidzworld Logo

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.


Related Stories:

  • Timothy and the Dragon’s Gate Book Review
  • The Giant-Slayer Book Review
  • The Legend of Vinny Whiskers Book Review
  • 0 Comments

    Related Stories

    We’re reviewing five great books for guys – from action to mystery to history to adventure – thes...
    F1142897750968

    What Excites You About the Future?

    • Transporting. Beam me up!
    • Traveling in space ships.
    • Meeting aliens.
    • Robots to do chores.

    General In The Forums

    LUCYQWERTY123
    LUCYQWERTY123 posted in Random:
    i turned 14 :D :punk
    reply about 1 hour
    CaptJolee
    CaptJolee posted in Random:
    sadly nope :P
    reply about 11 hours
    Tomboy_
    Kaitlyn Age: 12  Bio: he was born with a silver spoon in her mouth. Her mother, Jessica Cadice was truly a woman with a heart of gold. while her husband, Anderson, a secret agent working for the English Spies Association. They own a Modern mansion in england.  Kaitlyn in the story, is explained with her personality and relationship with the butler, cook, maid, and others. Chapter 1  Kate was a girl of 12 years old. Kaitlyn, her name to be prefered, Woke up in the middle of the night. sweeping her covers to the side, she stepped out of bed, opening her window to breathe the fresh night air. Contrary to what she expected, the air was misty and very musty. She covered her nose. "In england, why must we be inside clouds at 1 am?  Kaitlyn went downstairs of the blackwell mansion. Her silk slippers made a rough sound over the dark grey carpet on the balcony. Looking over to the kitchen. She smells A fresh Peach pie. She automatically knew who made it. Mr. Baxster, the butler, loved pies. He owned a shop 1 street corner away from the mansion. Kaitlyn went down stairs to find the cook, Miss Laquel, obviously making a variety of pies. Pies scattered everywhere, Kaitlyn scratched her head. Why would mss Laquel make this many cakes at 1 am?   Chapter 2 Kaitlyn decided to investigate the scene. She heard her father talking about "investigating a scene" one time. She Looked for Any clues. She found a Silk blue notebook with a lock on it. She suspected Miss Laque had the key. Nonetheless, It was probably important, so she Hid it in the kitchen cupboard behind the stinky cheese spices. Dad never used them. Mom said they were taking up space. Dad always said he'll get rid of them soon. "Soon=Never. What a waste." She said, holding her nose. She opened one pie. "Ugh! What a horrible smell!" She screamed. The cook rubbed her eyes. "Huh? Who.. Nevermind. Now the pies. " Where was Kaitlyn? Hiding in the window curtain. "Mr. Baxster will LOVE these Pie samples for his bakery." She said in a suggestively Happy voice. She ran upstairs to her room to get dressed, after putting the pies To rest in her Home-sewed bag. She put the two samples of the stinky pie in the mouse trap. And then, she put the rest in the garden. Kaitlyn peeked out of the curtain. She held it up to make her way into the living room. "Roses eat pie?" She looked at the plants. "Ahh. Fertilizer Pie. Bón Appetit, flowers."   Chapter 3 Looking at the flowers covered in fertilizer, she realised she was wasting time. The clock said  I:oII which mother taught her was 1:02 am. She decided to catch up on sleep. It was to early to be awake. She ran up the stair to her bedroom. She ockked the door. tHen she realised.. Her bedroom balcony had been open. There were no signs or anyone in in the home. "Oh, it must be the wind" She shrugged . Which was quite reasonable because this wind was stronger than a mountain lion. Particularly tonight.  She put her robe on and made her way to the castle-like balcony. "What a dark night. Starry, beautiful" She lay there, on the balcony. "What a-" *yawn* She fell asleep on the balcony.
    reply about 20 hours
    SnowflakeAngelKitten
    As I said, what you think is entirely up to you. I think soon I'll make a story saying my self-confidence. :rainbow
    reply 1 day
    heckinmemes
    i have a feeling it's bad that i think your life is great compared to mine
    reply 1 day