PRIZE OFFER: And the Ocean was Our Sky

by |August 30, 2018

And the Ocean was Our Sky is the gorgeous new book from Patrick Ness.

In case you haven’t seen it yet, take a look at the strikingly beautiful cover art (and try to remain calm!)

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Inspired by Herman Melville’s iconic American epic, Moby Dick, this book delivers the same strange and beautiful magic of A Monster Calls.

The premise of this book literally turns Moby Dick upside down. A haunting tale of power and obsession, this is the story of a whale named Bathsheba who belongs to a pod of whales who hunt and attack ships. Led by the formidable Captain Alexandra, the pod comes to find itself in pursuit of a legend … a monster of mythic proportions who may just be the devil himself!

Moby Dick begins with one of literature’s most famous opening lines – “Call me Ishmael.” And the Ocean was our Sky begins similarly with the line … “Call me Bathsheba.”

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Moby Dick is widely regarded as one of the world’s greatest novels, though it was out of print at the time of Herman Melville’s death. 2019 marks the 200th anniversary of Herman Melville’s birth and this wonderfully creative new retelling of his famous novel will bring the familiar story to a whole new generation of readers.

With absolutely stunning illustrations by Melbourne based artist, Rovina Cai, this book is jaw-droppingly gorgeous!

And so, in honour of the release we are are doing a giveaway!

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Order And the Ocean was Our Sky before September 30th and you will go into the draw to win a beautiful framed print signed by Rovina Cai (see above)

And if you are curious to know more about And the Ocean Was Our Sky, check out the below video and hear about the book from Patrick Ness himsself!

 

And The Ocean Was Our Skyby  Patrick Ness, Rovina Cai

And The Ocean Was Our Sky

by Patrick Ness, Rovina Cai

From the multi-award-winning author of A Monster Calls comes a haunting tale of power and obsession that turns the story of Moby Dick upside down.

"Call me Bathsheba." The whales of Bathsheba's pod live for the hunt. Led by the formidable Captain Alexandra, they fight a never-ending war against men. Then the whales attack a man ship, and instead of easy prey they find the trail of a myth, a monster, perhaps the devil himself... With their relentless Captain leading the chase, they embark on the final hunt, one that will forever change the worlds of whales and men. From the multi-award-winning author of A Monster Calls comes a haunting tale of power and obsession that turns the story of Moby Dick upside down.

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Sarah McDuling is Booktopia's Senior Content Producer and Editor of The Booktopian Blog. She has been in the bookselling game for almost a decade and a dedicated booklover since birth (potentially longer). At her happiest when reading a book, Sarah also enjoys talking/writing/tweeting about books. In her spare time, she often likes to buy a lot of books and take photographs of books. You can follow her on Twitter and Instragram @sarahmcduling

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