Here are extracts from a couple of recent reviews of Ocean Without End:
“Lily Swann’s transformation from slave to pirate princess as she searches for her father … is surprisingly believable. Set off Santa Lucia, near Malta, the swashbuckling story also carries a palatable dose of history.”
– Ann Packer, Dominion Post
“…A good narrative for either sex to get their teeth into. It is well-assembled in a young person’s (not to say children’s) sense, with sentences and paragraphs structured to meet the target audience.
… But an Enid Blyton tale this is not… There’s a bit of everything thrown in – drama, violence, escape – as is required with a young person’s read, but the yarn will keep them up to finish it. And then they’ll want the next in the series. A good stimulus to get them reading.
If you give Ocean Without End to your offspring, remember to set the alarm on school mornings.”
– Christine Jordan, Greymouth Star