The Eternal Sea

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Romance and adventure are just around the corner . . .

After the thrilling journey that led Camille through the dangerous discovery of love, secrets, and a magical stone that grants immortality, Camille has everything she wants. She's escaped the men who wanted her dead, and now she is ready to build a new life with Oscar, her one true love. But things are not to be so simple. Oscar is acting strangely, and before they can even board a ship from Australia back home, to San ...

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Overview


Romance and adventure are just around the corner . . .

After the thrilling journey that led Camille through the dangerous discovery of love, secrets, and a magical stone that grants immortality, Camille has everything she wants. She's escaped the men who wanted her dead, and now she is ready to build a new life with Oscar, her one true love. But things are not to be so simple. Oscar is acting strangely, and before they can even board a ship from Australia back home, to San Francisco, Camille learns that the journey is not over. If she does not follow the magic of the curse of Umandu, her life and Ocar's could be in grave danger.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Kip Wilson
A sequel to the novel Everlasting, this book likewise offers a good blend of historical fiction and fantasy. Opening in 1855 in Port Adelaide, Australia, Frazier jumps right into the action so even those who haven't read Everlasting can follow the main character Camille as she set off on a new series of adventures. Although it was a little difficult to keep track of the additional characters introduced in the first pages as a new reader, lots of dialogue and action painted a clear picture within a few chapters. Camille is a strong heroine who must face difficult obstacles as she embarks on a journey that takes her on a ship to Egypt and then to the Underworld and back. Along the way, she must figure out why her soul mate Oscar acts like he no longer loves her, as she masters the magic behind the Umandu stone and map with the help of Maggie, the stone's guardian. Readers will enjoy the suspense as Camille faces a strong antagonist in Maggie's uncle Captain Starbuck, whose motives remain hidden until the voyage is underway. On the ship, a well-crafted love triangle develops between Camille, her fiance Randall—who becomes more appealing as time goes on—and Oscar, who only confesses near the end that he was trying to protect Camille by pushing her away. Even though Camille used the powers of the stone to bring Oscar back to life in Everlasting, his soul and heart remain trapped in the Underworld along with another stone that makes Umandu even more powerful. Fantasy fans will enjoy elements such as the Couriers who materialize from the Underworld to thwart Camille and her friends, Starbuck, trying to harness the power of the stones, and Domorius, master of the Underworld, who wants the stones and Oscar returned to him. A bittersweet and satisfying ending awaits readers. Reviewer: Kip Wilson
School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up—The Eternal Sea is the sequel to Everlasting (Scholastic, 2010), but this is not information shared by the publisher so new readers are sure to have a difficult time figuring out what's going on. It does take several chapters to catch on to the basic plot and characters, and many more to discover that this is a pretty good book. Camille Rowan is the 17-year-old daughter of a sea captain. She has discovered a magic stone that she believes gives her one chance to resurrect from the dead the person she loves most. In action occurring in the previous novel, she uses the stone not to resurrect her father, but her love interest, Oscar Kildare. But returning him to life is not the end of its power, and there is another stone that Camille, her friends, and a band of ghoulish villains must recover to bring the first stone to its full potential. Frazier has evoked sea stories (one character is named Starbuck) and romance novels (Oscar Kildare). Readers who enjoy sea romances won't go wrong with the two books.—Nina Sachs, Walker Memorial Library, Westbrook, ME
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545114752
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/1/2011
  • Pages: 368
  • Age range: 12 years
  • Lexile: 730L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author


Angie Frazier is the author of the YA novels EVERLATING and THE ETERNAL SEA, as well as the middle grade novel THE MIDNIGHT TUNNEL. She lives in Southern New Hampshire with her husband and three daughters. Visit her online at www.angiefrazier.com
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  • Posted May 24, 2012

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    Everlasting is one of my fave books last year. So you can imagin

    Everlasting is one of my fave books last year. So you can imagine that I have been anticipating this book in seeing what is going to happen to the characters now. EEPPP!

    This book picked off where the second one left off. They are back from the island trying to figure out what to do next but there are a few things that are holding them back. For instance, Oscar. Major love strain in his book. He is not the same buy in the first book and is hiding loads of secrets. I was so not happy with him. Tough, once I got caught up with what happen to him to distance himself, I understood why he did it.

    Old loves come back. That's right. Camille finds herself in major hot water once her "fiance" jumps back in the picture. At some points of the story, I am not happy with her either. Some of her decisions that she made makes me want to slap her!

    The cost. Yes my dears, their is cost to the stone that Camille used. This is the center point of the story and the biggest problem. I loved that Camille did not give up. She pushed toward her goal of saving the one that she loves despite all the other drama. Each new chapter, the reader learns more about the stone and at what cost it will take to get back their lives.

    The Eternal Sea is much darker and edger than ever. Faced with a journey to travel to find more pieces of a missing puzzle, The Eternal Sea delivers love and sacrifice. The Eternal Sea is a great read!


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  • Posted June 3, 2011

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    Book Review: The Eternal Sea

    I'm not entirely sure why I wanted to read this one. I wasn't overly impressed with the last quarter of so of Everlasting. But, I enjoyed the premise of the story and knew it wasn't over. Therefore, I decided to give this newest installment in the series a try. Since I didn't have my hopes up, it far exceeded my expectations.

    Camille seems much more grown up in this book. She went through a lot in the first one, so I was expecting it. It just seemed like I enjoyed her character more. She's trying to figure out her place in life and were she really belongs. She has to do this without her father and mix in a long lost half brother. Too add to the confusion, Oscar is not acting like the person she feel in love with. In fact, he's pretty much ignoring her.

    Turns out the stone isn't through with Oscar and Camille. You obviously can't get something for nothing and the stone wants payment for Oscar's life. I enjoyed the paranormal aspect more. Their journey leads them to Egypt and even the underworld. Along the way, we learn that not everybody is friend. And, sometimes the crew knows what more than they let on. Love can grow cold without a soul, and friends can become more than that without meaning to.

    I loved were this book takes us. From aboard a ship crossing the Indian ocean, to a sand storm in the Egyptian desert, and the Underworld itself, this story has it all. It was a vast improvement over the first and I found myself reading it well into the night. It's dark and sinister as times, but also has hope and love. Now, I truly want to read the next in the series!

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