The Tide Knot (Ingo Adventures)

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The world of Ingo is once again brought to life in Helen Dunmore's newest spellbinding sequel "The Tide Knot."

"There's a current racing ahead, the colour of the darkest blue velvet. We plunge forward. The current is so strong that it crushes me. I'm jolting, juddering, struggling in its grip, but I can't break away. It's got me, like a cat with a bird in its claws."

Sapphy, Conor and their mum have moved away from the cottage by the cove – away from the memories of their father, who disappeared two years ago – to the nearby town of St Pirans. Ever since, Sapphy has felt withdrawn and restless; she can't adjust to her new home and new life, and can't suppress the memories of her father and his mysterious disappearance. Unhappy in the world of Air, Sapphy finds herself increasingly drawn to the underwater world of Ingo and to her Mer friend, Faro. There she makes new friends: Faro's powerful, wise teacher, Saldowr, the dolphins, a whale and even sharks. But Ingo is becoming a more dangerous place. Although Conor senses this and pleads with Sapphy to stay away from Ingo, he cannot get through to her. And as Ingo grows in power both Sapphy and Conor are called to its depths to take on the might of Ingo's tides…

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Praise for The Tide Knot:

"Intensely compelling… gorgeous." Amanda Craig, The Times

“Dunmore's graceful style is what makes the unbelievable believable…” The Independent on Sunday

“Like the ocean itself, this book is deep and strange and marvellous.” Nial MacMonagle, The Irish Times

“This is a wonderful fantasy story…” Jan Winter, Inis

Praise for ‘Ingo’:

‘Those who have just returned from sea-side holidays will fall upon Helen Dunmore's beautiful, enthralling new novel with joy… The electric thrill of swimming with dolphins, of racing along currents and of leaving the world of reason and caution behind are described with glorious intensity… the lyrical writing and Dunmore's intense sympathy with and for all she describes make this a perfect book with which to wind up the summer holidays, or to recollect them.’ Amanda Craig, The Times

'She is an exceptional and versatile writer and writes with a restrained, sensual grace… This story adheres in the mind. I keep recollecting the immersion into a place where mermaids and mermen feel more real, less provisional than humans, and where, in order to live, you must stop breathing.' The Observer

‘It's an enchanting, modern twist on the Hans Christian Andersen story of the little mermaid. This marine imagery gives the story a wonderful sprinkling of the nautical.’ Daily Telegraph

‘Compellingly lyrical.’ Independent

‘Don't read this if you don't have room for another favourite book on your bookshelves because this one will demand a place.’ www.writewords.org.uk

About the Author:

Helen Dunmore is an award-winning novelist and poet as well as a children's writer. She has published eight collections of poetry, and has written nine novels and two collections of short stories. She has won the Orange Prize for Fiction with her novel A Spell of Winter, and her novel The Siege was shortlisted for the Orange Prize and the Whitbread Prize for Fiction and was serialised on BBC Radio 4. Her latest novel, Counting the Stars, is published in February 2008.

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