And The Ocean Was Our Sky
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Monster Calls comes a richly illustrated and lyrical tale, one that asks harrowing questions about power, loyalty, obsession, and the monsters we make of others. With harpoons strapped to their backs, the proud whales of Bathsheba's pod live for... show more
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Monster Calls comes a richly illustrated and lyrical tale, one that asks harrowing questions about power, loyalty, obsession, and the monsters we make of others.
With harpoons strapped to their backs, the proud whales of Bathsheba's pod live for the hunt, fighting in the ongoing war against the world of men. When they attack a ship bobbing on the surface of the Abyss, they expect to find easy prey. Instead, they find the trail of a myth, a monster, perhaps the devil himself...
As their relentless Captain leads the chase, they embark on a final, vengeful hunt, one that will forever change the worlds of both whales and men.
With the lush, atmospheric art of Rovina Cai woven in throughout, this remarkable work by Patrick Ness turns the familiar tale of Moby Dick upside down and tells a story all its own with epic triumph and devastating fate
Publish date: 2018-09-04
Pages no: 160
Edition language: English
I have literally no clue what I just read. I can tell you it involves an upside down world of whales, a prophecy, a renamed Moby Dick and a lot of confusion. However I cannot make sense of it.There's whales that can speak to humans, that can harvest humans for food even though they don't have hands,...
A whale is an apprentice of a lead captain hunting for the devil, Toby Wick, the whale killer. The illustration is good. The story is a bit strange but not too strange. So will the whale choose mercy or tradition? What should it be? The saving of a man for questioning. And the danger of s...
Apparently this Patrick Ness guy is pretty big amongst readers of Young Adult books. This is the first time I've read any of his work. Ness, in an obvious attempt to hook me as a reader, decided to put a finely illustrated whale on the cover. Seriously, every well drawn whale cover ends up on my to-...