In the dungeon, Ven writes his adventure – perhaps the king will believe it and spare his life. Who knew that a ship’s inspection voyage would meet Fire Pirates and a floating island? Perhaps the albatross was right…
Ven is the youngest of 13 siblings, all working at his father’s shipbuilding yard, so he gets the yuckiest jobs and must sail with a grumpy captain to check the newest wooden ship before its delivery. After an explosion in open waters, Ven realized that the odd cargo brought onboard at the last moment was the cause, but how did the Fire Pirates know where they would be?
Disaster at sea, treachery on land – what else can an ever-questioning young Nain expect? More mysteries await Ven after his shipwreck, including a talkative merrow (mermaid), restless spirits at the crossroads, and a good friend found who won’t let him down. But will Ven be released from the king’s dungeon and get back to his family across the sea?
First in a series, Ven’s encounters with the Floating Island and a curious king will make you want to read more of The Lost Journals of Ven Polypheme!
Recommended by: Katy Manck, Librarian-at-Large (retired academic/corporate/school librarian), Gilmer, Texas, USA