Author(s): Myke Bartlett
Fire in the Sea is a fast-paced thrilling adventure with a feisty heroine who is not afraid to fight for what she knows is right.
Sadie is sixteen and bored with life in Perth. It’s summer, and lazing on the beach in the stifling heat with her cousins and Tom is a drag. Then something comes out of the sea.
Dark menacing forms attack an old man, leaving him for dead and Sadie wracking her brains to understand what she saw. Then there’s a mysterious inheritance, a strange young man called Jake and a horned beast trampling the back yard.
Sadie finds herself caught in the middle of an ancient conflict that is nearing its final battle, a showdown that threatens to engulf Perth and all those she loves in a furious tsunami.
* Profiles expected in newspapers such as the West Australian and Courier Mail * Will be widely reviewed in weekend papers such as the Sun-Herald, Daily Telegraph, Herald Sun and NZ Herald * Reviews in young-adult publications such as Magpies, Viewpoint and English in Australia * Review coverage assured in glossy magazines such as DMag and Yen * Select radio interviews on ABC and local radio * Online coverage on young-adult blogs such as Hey!Teenager of the Year and We Love YA blog * Author events in Melbourne on publication * Print advertising in YA literary magazines * Early reading copies available * Teaching notes available
Winner of The Text Prize for Young Adult and Children's Writing 2011. Inky Awards: Gold Inky 2013.
Myke Bartlett was born in Perth, and spent his first twenty years trying to escape. Like every other young Australian, he fled to London and, like most of them, didn't stay. He currently lives in Melbourne with his wife and a Boston Terrier called Moxy. mykebartlett.com