Imina knows nothing about science. Nothing about quarks or equations, zooplankton or phytoplankton. What she knows is magic.
Not pretend stage magic, but real magic—casting spells, summoning spirits, and seeing visions. Her Grandma Ata was an Inuit shaman, and she had been teaching Imina her skills before she died. Imina is sure she can be a shaman, too, but without her grandmother, there’s no one to show her the way.
But now Imina lives in an underwater habitat with her family, a scientific lab where there is no tolerance for magic. Imina feels lost in the technological world of the habitat where no one, not even her parents, takes her magic seriously.
But someone is sabotaging the habitat and the generators that maintain their underwater world. Imina knows the damage is being caused by a magic-maker, and it’s up to her to stop the destruction. She has to use her shaman skills to save the habitat and prove that she’s not crazy—that magic does exist.
Ages 9 and up
….both the science and the magic work in logical ways, and most of the characters, finned, flippered, or two-legged, are distinct individuals. It’s a whale of a debut.
—School Library Journal
…a delightful first novel. —Kirkus Reviews
And from my from my favorite customer review on Amazon.com:
……They use some confusing scientific words, but if you ignore those, it doesn’t make much difference. I really recommend this book to anyone who likes fantasy and suspense. I love fantasy, so I enjoyed this very much. It was so full of suspense, I couldn’t put it down. I don’t want to ruin it for you, so I’ll stop writing now. Enjoy!
Originally published by Hyperion Books
Republished by Wild Writer Books
Cover art by Anna-Maria Crum