Riverkeep - by Martin Stewart

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Riverkeep - by Martin Stewart

Shortlisted for the YA Book Prize

Shortlisted Branford Boase Award  

Kirkus' Best Books of 2016

Fifteen-year-old Wulliam is dreading taking up his family's mantle of Riverkeep, tending the river and fishing corpses from its treacherous waters. But then everything changes. One night his father is possessed by a dark spirit, and Wull hears that a cure lurks deep within the great sea-beast known as the mormorach.

He realizes he must go on an epic journey downriver to find it - or lose Pappa forever. . .

Teen / Young Adult

"...ceaselessly brilliant..."  — The Guardian

"Filled with wild adventure and hilarious dialogue . . . this vivid, engrossing fantasy will delight readers."  — Publisher's Weekly, starred review

"The quest quickly becomes an intense bildungsroman as darkly comical as it is terrifying and violent. A rich debut: Huck Finn meets Moby-Dick."    — Kirkusstarred review

"There isn't a single forgettable person, monster, or creature in the whole adventure; it s impossible to not be deeply invested in all of their successes. This is a rare work that feels like a sophisticated, gritty folktale, full of impossibilities and dramatic tension, and it is both hilarious and tragic in equal measure."    — BCCBstarred review 

Riverkeep - by Martin Stewart

Fiction Paperback Teen & Young Adult