Ocean of Dust

Rated 5.00/5 based on 2 reviews
Fourteen-year old Lissa is enslaved on a ship traveling on a waterless ocean of gray dust. A feisty, curious and intelligent girl, she becomes embroiled in the mysteries of the dust. All is not as it seems, and she must unravel the clues before it’s too late. When a sinister plot casts her adrift on the barren ocean, everything hinges upon her courage and quick wits. More

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Words: 84,110
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301785155
About Graeme Ing

Graeme Ing engineers original fantasy worlds, both YA and adult, but hang around, and you’ll likely read tales of romance, sci-fi, paranormal, cyberpunk, steampunk or any blend of the above.

Born in England in 1965, Graeme moved to San Diego, California in 1996 and lives there still. His career as a software engineer and development manager spans 30 years, mostly in the computer games industry. He is also an armchair mountaineer, astronomer, mapmaker, pilot and general geek. He and his wife, Tamara, share their house with more cats than he can count.

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Review by: Stormswift on May 13, 2014 :
Good fantasy novel. Lissa is 14 and dreams of adventures far beyond her parent’s farm. The phrase ”be careful what you wish for” applies in this case since she is caught by a press gang when she tries to prevent them from abducting an obnoxious boy. Her life becomes one of drudgery aboard a ship that sails upon an ocean of dust. She is forced to work in the galley where she befriends young Branda and elicits Alice’s jealousy. Despite frequent beatings and injuries suffered, Lissa’s intelligence and indomitable spirit leads her to many adventures on the high seas.

Enjoyed the read, only downsides were the death of the handsome Mampalo ( Lissa’s crush) and the author never explained exactly what was different about Lissa that allowed her to communicate with the denizens of the ocean of dust.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: M. Pax on June 09, 2013 :
This story kept me turning the pages. Exciting adventure in an exotic location, I looked forward to returning to this world everyday. I was most sorry when it ended. Great read.
(reviewed long after purchase)

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