Blue Sea Burning

Blue Sea Burning

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by Geoff Rodkey
     
 

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“This is a rip-roaring debut… I highly recommend you grab a copy… The best way I can describe it is Lemony Snicket meets Pirates of the Caribbean, with a sprinkling of Tom Sawyer for good measure.”—RICK RIORDANNew York Times bestselling author of the Percy Jackson series on

Overview

“This is a rip-roaring debut… I highly recommend you grab a copy… The best way I can describe it is Lemony Snicket meets Pirates of the Caribbean, with a sprinkling of Tom Sawyer for good measure.”—RICK RIORDANNew York Times bestselling author of the Percy Jackson series on Deadweather and Sunrise.

After narrowly escaping the New Lands, Egg is determined to take down ruthless slave trader Roger Pembroke. But war is brewing among the Blue Sea's pirate gangs—and Egg, Guts, and Kira are running out of time to find the Fire King’s treasure and free the Okalu slaves from the silver mine on Sunrise. Can they save Kira’s people before Sunrise is plundered by Ripper Jones’s pirates? Will Burn Healy save the day, or has the legendary captain finally met his match? And will Egg ever win back Millicent from the annoyingly handsome Cyril?  
 
This explosive conclusion to Egg’s journey delivers the ultimate combination of humor, heart, and white-knuckle adventure.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Praise for DEADWEATHER AND SUNRISE (Book One in the Chronicles of Egg series):
 
Amazon Best Books of the Year 2012
Chicago Public Library Best of the Best 2012
 
 
STARRED REVIEW FROM BCCB: 
“. . . a high-seas adventure in the grandest tradition, featuring epic maritime battles, elusive hidden treasures, tender romance, and of course, pirates—lots and lots of pirates. The fast-paced swashbuckling will surely satisfy fans of adventure, but it's really Egg's narration that makes this pirate story rise above its counterparts. Wittily observant and self-deprecating, Egg relays the series of absurd events that precede his escape from Deadweather with a fair amount of humor, while his decision to avenge the deaths of his family—despite their mistreatment of him—lends the tale a certain nobility.”

FROM THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE:
“What a wonderful hybrid plot: islands, buried treasure, a lad avenging violence against his family, sea voyages, tourist cruises, real pirates, fake pirates for the tourist trade, and leftover pirates, too maimed for sea work. . . . Egg's flat, fatalistic, practical and hilarious narrative tone keeps this wild profusion of plot elements (and island hopping) in balance in this, Book 1, of "The Chronicles of Egg," making a reader look forward to more.”
 
 
FROM KIRKUS REVIEWS:
“Self-deprecating and funny, Egg’s first-person account is compelling, and the dialogue and vivid setting, as well as the full cast of quirky characters, make it easy to get lost in this adventure.”
 
 
FROM PUBLISHERS WEEKLY:
“In this rousing debut novel . . . Egg’s struggle to stay alive takes him from one death-defying scenario to the next with breakneck speed … the overall effect is more comedic than terrifying, as Rodkey combines humor and adventure.”
 
 
FROM BOOKLIST:
“[O]ur hero’s first-person sassiness, smarts, and romantic frustration . . . are absolutely entertaining. Along with some good and gory descriptions (after all, pirates really aren’t that nice), this introduction to the Chronicles of Egg series is pure fun.”
 
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Praise for NEW LANDS (Book Two in the Chronicles of Egg series):
 
 
FROM KIRKUS REVIEWS:
“Egg’s narration, fresh and funny as ever, keeps readers engaged with the increasingly complicated plot. Occasionally gruesome, often funny and full of suspense, this one is sure to win Egg some new fans.”
 
 
FROM BCCB:
“The plot follows a classic adventure arc but remains nonetheless surprising: the characters never quite behave in expected ways, making unpredictable choices . . . Even though the world is fictional, the portrayal of the Native tribes and their culture and interactions with Egg and Pembroke may make for some interesting comparisons to Robinson Crusoe and Treasure Island.”

Praise for BLUE SEA BURNING (Book Three in the Chronicles of Egg series)

STARRED REVIEW FROM VOYA: "High seas adventures start on the first page of the third installment of The Chronicles of Egg. It is a humorous tale packed with action and adventure. Reluctant readers are sure to enjoy this series. While it is meant for younger readers, older teens will still enjoy this pirate-packed tale."

VOYA, June 2014 (Vol. 37, No. 2) - Barbara Allen
His father is murdered in front of him. He is going to be put to death. He is saved by his uncle at the last second. Now, he is on a leaky pirate ship where everyone wants to kill him because they did not get paid. Two other ships are on the hunt for the ship intent on sinking it to the bottom of the sea. That is just what happens in the first few pages of this book. Egbert, or Egg, has vowed to avenge his father’s death at the hand of the evil Roger Pembroke, and get the girl of his dreams, Millicent—all without dying. His friends want him to seek revenge while searching for the Fist of Ka, a legendary treasure of the natives. But seeking revenge is not that easy when an uncle is technically working with the bad guy. Egg must try to bring down the bad guy without bringing down his uncle, the pirate. High seas adventures start on the first page of the third installment of The Chronicles of Egg. It is a humorous tale packed with action and adventure. Reluctant readers are sure to enjoy this series. While it is meant for younger readers, older teens will still enjoy this pirate-packed tale. Reviewer: Barbara Allen; Ages 11 to 18.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780698149595
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
04/03/2014
Series:
Chronicles of Egg Series , #3
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
517,021
Lexile:
780L (what's this?)
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
Praise for DEADWEATHER AND SUNRISE (Book One in the Chronicles of Egg series):
 
Amazon Best Books of the Year 2012
Chicago Public Library Best of the Best 2012
 
 
STARRED REVIEW FROM BCCB: 
“. . . a high-seas adventure in the grandest tradition, featuring epic maritime battles, elusive hidden treasures, tender romance, and of course, pirates—lots and lots of pirates. The fast-paced swashbuckling will surely satisfy fans of adventure, but it's really Egg's narration that makes this pirate story rise above its counterparts. Wittily observant and self-deprecating, Egg relays the series of absurd events that precede his escape from Deadweather with a fair amount of humor, while his decision to avenge the deaths of his family—despite their mistreatment of him—lends the tale a certain nobility.”

FROM THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE:
“What a wonderful hybrid plot: islands, buried treasure, a lad avenging violence against his family, sea voyages, tourist cruises, real pirates, fake pirates for the tourist trade, and leftover pirates, too maimed for sea work. . . . Egg's flat, fatalistic, practical and hilarious narrative tone keeps this wild profusion of plot elements (and island hopping) in balance in this, Book 1, of "The Chronicles of Egg," making a reader look forward to more.”
 
 
FROM KIRKUS REVIEWS:
“Self-deprecating and funny, Egg’s first-person account is compelling, and the dialogue and vivid setting, as well as the full cast of quirky characters, make it easy to get lost in this adventure.”
 
 
FROM PUBLISHERS WEEKLY:
“In this rousing debut novel . . . Egg’s struggle to stay alive takes him from one death-defying scenario to the next with breakneck speed … the overall effect is more comedic than terrifying, as Rodkey combines humor and adventure.”
 
 
FROM BOOKLIST:
“[O]ur hero’s first-person sassiness, smarts, and romantic frustration . . . are absolutely entertaining. Along with some good and gory descriptions (after all, pirates really aren’t that nice), this introduction to the Chronicles of Egg series is pure fun.”
 
———————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————
 
Praise for NEW LANDS (Book Two in the Chronicles of Egg series):
 
 
FROM KIRKUS REVIEWS:
“Egg’s narration, fresh and funny as ever, keeps readers engaged with the increasingly complicated plot. Occasionally gruesome, often funny and full of suspense, this one is sure to win Egg some new fans.”
 
 
FROM BCCB:
“The plot follows a classic adventure arc but remains nonetheless surprising: the characters never quite behave in expected ways, making unpredictable choices . . . Even though the world is fictional, the portrayal of the Native tribes and their culture and interactions with Egg and Pembroke may make for some interesting comparisons to Robinson Crusoe and Treasure Island.”

Praise for BLUE SEA BURNING (Book Three in the Chronicles of Egg series)

STARRED REVIEW FROM VOYA:  "High seas adventures start on the first page of the third installment of The Chronicles of Egg. It is a humorous tale packed with action and adventure. Reluctant readers are sure to enjoy this series. While it is meant for younger readers, older teens will still enjoy this pirate-packed tale."

Meet the Author

Geoff Rodkey (www.chroniclesofegg.com) is the Emmy-nominated writer of such hit films as Daddy Day CareRV, and the Disney Channel's Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas. He grew up in Freeport, Illinois and began his writing career on his high school newspaper. His early writing credits include the educational video game Where In the World Is Carmen Sandiego? and the non-educational MTV series Beavis and Butthead. Geoff currently lives in New York City with his wife and three sons. They do not have any pets, mostly because the whole experience with the goldfish was just too upsetting.

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Blue Sea Burning 4.3 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 10 reviews.
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Ok fine.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She scanned the clearing, then padded out to hunt.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He hasnt been on today. He is Berrystar now.
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Carstairs38 More than 1 year ago
The Adventure Continues in This Thrilling Series Climax This book picks up where the last one ended.  Egg and his friends are on the ship of the pirate Burn Healy.  Fortunately, Burn has just saved Egg from being killed by the greedy slave owner Roger Pembroke (you know, Egg's true love Millicent's father).  Unfortunately, the ship is sinking and they are being chased by ships determined to finish them off. Even if Egg survives that crisis, he still needs to figure out how to defeat Pembroke once and for all.  Considering his connections and wealth, that is going to be much harder than it sounds.  Meanwhile, he meets Cyril, the other contender for Millicent's heart.  How will it all end? With lots of page turning action, good characters, and a dash of humor.  Yep, if you've read the first two books in the trilogy, you won't be disappointed in the slightest.  This is a wonderful climax filled with the same things we've come to love.  The plot has some good twists, and more than once I was turning pages as fast as possible to figure out what happens next.  The characters are as strong as ever.  And there's just that dash of humor to keep things lively. Of course, if you've missed the first two books, don't start here.  You'll be confused and not follow everything that is happening - not to mention the major spoilers for the previous two books.  This ride is completely worth it, however. All three of these books are a journey well worth taking for middle school readers and those who still enjoy the genre.  I'm certainly glad I took this trip.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cant wait know it will be great
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I believe the author wanted to end this adventure. I felt the story could go on with the characters he developed. I still enjoyed it nonetheless. I hope i can find another pirate book like this one!!!