By: Tamara Moss
Genre: YFH - Fantasy & magical realism (Children's/Teenage)
Published by: Random House
Published: 31 Jul 2017
ISBN: 9780143783435


Lintang dreams of having adventures on the high seas. When a deadly mythie attacks the same day the infamous Captain Shafira visits her island, Lintang gets her chance, defending her village with a bravery that earns her a place on the pirate queen's ship. But they've barely left the island when Lintang discovers her best friend, Bayani, has stowed away.

Telling Captain Shafira means betraying her friend, but keeping Bayani's secret risks everything... including their lives.


Publisher Teacher Notes



Lintang and Banyani live on the Twin Islands. Lintang dreams of being a heroine and having adventures, while Banyani wants a quiet life. When Captain Shafira arrives in their village their world is turned upside down.

This is a wonderful novel from debut author Tamara Moss. Full of adventure, mystery, and brave and interesting characters that you will fall in love with.

This book is a perfect introduction to fantasy for Year 5 and 6 students, who will wish they could sail the seas with a Pirate Queen like Shafira!

Reviewed by Michelle