The Silver Sea

  • Title: The Silver Sea
  • Author: Julia Golding
  • ISBN: 9780761457251
  • Page: 414
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Silver Sea A raid on a Viking village leaves year old Freydis seriously injured and her older brother Toki taken prisoner by the attacking pirates When their father returns to what is left of the village he
    A raid on a Viking village leaves 16 year old Freydis seriously injured and her older brother Toki taken prisoner by the attacking pirates When their father returns to what is left of the village, he gives Freydis an African slave, who is called Blue Man for his blue black skin Freydis and Blue Man are left with a neighboring tribe while her father pursues the pirates TA raid on a Viking village leaves 16 year old Freydis seriously injured and her older brother Toki taken prisoner by the attacking pirates When their father returns to what is left of the village, he gives Freydis an African slave, who is called Blue Man for his blue black skin Freydis and Blue Man are left with a neighboring tribe while her father pursues the pirates Toki manages to escape, but he, Freydis, and Blue Man are set on a collision course with the pirate king This engaging historical tale features plenty of rousing adventure and some hard truths about love both familial and romantic There are also passages that encourage readers to be tolerant of cultures other than their own Golding includes a brief author s note that describes the historical facts at the root of the story and a short glossary that helps with the characters references to Norse mythology This addition to the growing number of Norse and Viking tales will be enjoyed by fans of Judson Roberts Strongbow Saga or Tim Severin s Odinn s Child.

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    About Julia Golding


    1. My journey to becoming an author has been a roundabout one, taking in many other careers I grew up on the edge of Epping Forest and was that dreamy kind of child who was always writing stories After reading English at Cambridge, I decided to find out as much as I could about the wider world so joined the Foreign Office and served in Poland My work as a diplomat took me from the high point of town twinning in the Tatra Mountains to the low of inspecting the bottom of a Silesian coal mine.On leaving Poland, I exchanged diplomacy for academia and took a doctorate in the literature of the English Romantic Period at Oxford I then joined Oxfam as a lobbyist on conflict issues, campaigning at the UN and with governments to lessen the impact of conflict on civilians living in war zones a cause about which I still feel very passionate.Married with three children, I now live in Oxford between two rivers, surrounded by gargoyles, beautiful sandstone buildings and ancient trees.My first novel, The Diamond of Drury Lane , won the Waterstone s Children s Book Prize 2006 and the Nestle Children s Book Prize 2006 formerly known as the Smarties Prize I was also chosen by Waterstone s in 2007 as one of their Twenty five authors for the future In the US, Secret of the Sirens won the honor book medal of the Green Earth Book Award My latest series, which starts with Mel Foster and the Demon Butler, about an intrepid Victorian orphan who lives in a household of monsters, won Bronze in the Primary Teacher awards in 2015 The next part, Mel Foster and the Time Machine, has set the time dial to arrive in 2016.


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    1. First thing, which really does not matter at all, is that I cannot figure out why they changed the name of the book. The new name, Silver Sea, does not really have any correlation to the story. Yes, they spend a lot of time sailing on the waters, which are probably silver sometimes when the light shines off of them the right way, but there is actually a prophecy in the story referred to as 'Wolf Cry.' Pointless change is pointless.Last year, I read my first book by Julia Golding: Dragonfly. Alth [...]

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    2. This book was so heart-wrenching at times, it made me cry!Freydis's father is an a-hole! He made me so mad, I wanted to punch the guy! And Enno Oh Enno! He was so cute!! He probably wasn't meant to be a cutesy character but he was! He is one of my favorite characters now. I love Norse-mythology so this book was perfect for me! I really do recommend this to everyone who loves vikings and a bit of romance (about Toki he was fine but I didn't like him as much as Enno.) And whats-his-name was funny, [...]

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    3. As I finished this book I didn’t really like it because of the ending, but as I thought about the story I realized it was a good story. The ending was short and tragic, but the rest of the story was intriguing.

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    4. A bit slow-going at some parts, but I stuck with it until the end and was rewarded. I honestly was very surprised by the ending, having read some f Julia Golding's other works I was most definitely not expecting for this one to go the way it did.

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    5. Review originally posted on: Oh, For the Love of Books!After Freydis’ village is attacked while her father is away, she is injured and her brother is taken captive. Upon her father’s return Freydis and her newly bought slave Enno embark on a journey to save Toki. On this journey they learn about friendship, family, love and overcoming their differences. Freydis may seem fragile but she has a quiet strength, something I came to love. She was resourceful, admirable and had spirit, especially w [...]

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    6. This review originally appeared on my blog, Leeanna.==THE SILVER SEA is a book I enjoyed while reading. It’s a story of Viking adventure, featuring a sister and brother who overcome different challenges. Freydis is the unwanted daughter of Ohthere, one of the king’s men. He believes his daughter is illegitimate, and puts her down at every turn. The apple of Ohthere’s eye is his son, Toki. Toki doesn’t share his father’s dislike of Freydis; when pirates attack their village, he hides Fr [...]

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    7. “The world is filled with unlikely heroes.”Norway, 880 A.D.Sixteen-year-old Freydis and her older brother, Toki are awaiting the arrival of their Viking leader father, Ohthere after being away for almost a year. Unbeknownst to them, he will be leaving immediately to hunt down Sulke the Pirate, with whom he holds a blood grudge against. But before Ohthere’s arrival home, Sulke attacks the stronghold. After being wounded in the upper leg, Freydis is hidden by Toki in the new privy hole durin [...]

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    8. Reviewed by Jennifer Rummel for TeensReadTooFreydis's father has never warmed to her. Still, his anger shocks her when he returns home to find their village destroyed and his daughter the only survivor. Never mind that Freydis is badly hurt. She takes her father's words bravely, but it breaks her heart.She doesn't know what happened to her brother. Her father will take to the seas searching for him. At first, he wants to leave her behind, but Blue Man, the slave he bought her, convinces him to t [...]

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    9. Three cheers for Julia Golding! I don't pick up Golding expecting my world to be turned upside down, but I know I'll enjoy it, and have a solid read with an interesting setting and good humor. And so far I always do. Wolf Cry has some of the same foibles as her other books - some weirdness around race (why do the saviors of the Sami both come from other races?), a passive female lead (though to be fair the character has a crippling leg wound, and I'm bringing my own issues and dislike for "delic [...]

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    10. (1 spoiler) So I liked this book up until the very end. I planed on giving it a great review, but when a book leaves me sad and disappointed, I just can't. But hey I Love happy endings and this just didn't give me that and you might like this book for that. I won't give away anything else but the sad ending. But overall the book was great. The plot was well driven and kept me turning the pages. The characters were substantial and I just loved them all and had so much hope that everything would t [...]

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    11. This authors writing style was beautiful. I loved it so much. She brought out the strength of the characters in their own ways and wove it perfectly with all of the characters' vulnerabilities. This was a book where I didn't have to push myself to finish, I just couldn't stop. It was really good :) The characters were also all amazing characters, especially the female characters. It was made quite realistically, for the two major female characters weren't completely swayed one way or the other, [...]

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    12. Although this book is aimed at young teenagers I was hooked from the start. The characters are so strong and she introduces a side to the Viking's I've never seen before in historical fiction and that is the many feuds they have between each other as individual raiders and leaders, the cost of family blood feuds over generations and also the little known impact Norse raiders had on the natives of Africa and the beginnings of the slave trade in black people.The over all tale is truly captivating [...]

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    13. Whoa, I was not expecting that ending! Way to surprise me, Golding! I'm not totally sure that I like it, but it definitely caught me unawares!Interesting story, but as with Dragonfly, I had trouble with the way the relationships progress, and none of the characters felt quite filled out enough for my liking. And I couldn't help but compare it with Matthew J. Kirby's Icefall, which just seemed so much more elegant and well developed and real than this one. Still, I read it pretty quickly and most [...]

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    14. The book was very engaging. I loved that it was about Vikings. This doesn't area of the world doesn't seem to have been milked dry yet. There was so much diversity in cultures. Enno was a great character. He was trying to learn to live with his lot in life yet not accepting it at all. Then he meets Freydis and things begin to get interesting. Now Freydis is quite the frail little thing. Or perhaps we shouldn't judge someone by what is on the outside. In the end she proved that it is the strength [...]

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    15. What would happen if some one came and attacked your home, would you fight or flee? Freydis the main character in The Silver sea has been fleeing for most of her life. How long has destruction been there in the past? This fiction character has to face the destruction of many things before she finds peace. People dislike people but to they hate them. The reader finds in the beginning / middle of a hate relationship in between her father and raiders? This relationship is a major part of the storyl [...]

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    16. I'm a big Golding fan, and while this wasn't one of my favorites of hers, I still really enjoyed it. The combination of Freydis' issues as a girl struggling in male-dominated Viking society, and Enno's search for independence despite his enslavement added new, but not unbelievable elements to a period that I'm always surprised doesn't receive more attention in juvenile fiction. Maybe with the popularity of the Cressida books, we'll get more. In the meantime, this title, US-version, "The Silver S [...]

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    17. Julia Golding has quite respectable range, and I found this historical Viking novel just as engrossing as her Companions Quartet and Cat Royal mysteries. I did find some of the descriptions a tad bit over the top and adjective-heavy, but overall a very enjoyable read, with strong characterization, suspense, and a bit of sword fighting. (I wouldn't have minded a bit more detail on that front, but I suppose that would have been just too much to hope for.) I even cried at the end (but I won't say w [...]

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    18. I liked this book. It was intriguing, with a strong storyline to grab my attention and lovely writing to hold it, allowing me to lose myself in the storyworld.Unfortunately, I didn't love all the characters. But I didn't hate any of them either, and there were enough that I loved to keep me invested in the story.If you'd like to hear more of what I thought about this book, you can find the full review at Verbosity Book Reviews.

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    19. This is a really great book. Julia Golding really is a great author. I love this book, and I cried at the end. I had to read the ending twice, and though it's sad, it's a great book worthy of reading. Even though when Freydis dies it's really sad, my favorite part is when she does, though not because I hated her. Enno, Freydis, and Toki are great characters. I repeat, it is a great book worthy of reading.

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    20. I feel really sad and happy in this book. Really, it talks about denial and how women are worthless (women are NOT worthless!) in the eyes of some men. Yet, it talks about a famous theme: don't judge a book by its cover. Yeah, yeah, but it's told in such a better way that it makes you feel that yiou should go do it, and that sacrificing is for the sake of others and other things. But, all's well ends well. You should go read this book.

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    21. YA book set in the Viking world. Interesting characters, great setting with lots of historical details (including about tribes of northern Europe like the Sami), full of action. For whatever reason I just couldn't get into it, but don't think it was the book's fault. Worth a look if you're in the mood for some action that doesn't involve vampires or other supernatural creatures.

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    22. This is by far one of my favorite books now! Enno is the character I fell in love with, he is the essence of Protection. The way Golding wove deaths in was so beautiful. It didn't leave me in grief like many books do and for that I am grateful. This book was woven by caring and thoughtful hands. It was a joy to read "The Silver Sea."

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    23. An excellent read with an unexpected ending.This story kept me coming back. While the characters could have been more fully explored, they were rich enough for this story. I recommend this book to youth and young adults. I would love to see this author try an in-depth writing aimed at the older reader.

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    24. I really enjoyed reading about the Vikings and the "blue man" among them. It was an enjoyable read, and I was stunned at the ending. Now, I get why it wasn't in first person POV. My only complaint was that the romance blossomed without building up like I would have liked.

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    25. I loved this book. The author obviously did a lot of research on the culture of vikings. And your heart just goes out to each character who suffers. The ending practically had me in tears on the floor of the school hallway.

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    26. The vikings of history create a fascinating setting and plot for the teenaged main character and her family.I enjoy the Cat Royal series also by Julia Golding, so when I found this book I was happy to find another well thought out and researched story.

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    27. It's an excellent book. I just thought the author is a bit cruel to make us falling in love with the character but end the story with such a tragedy. Really I read the last few pages several times to check because I can't believe it happened.

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    28. Historical fictionFreydis is the ignored youngest child of an important Viking chief. Her village is destroyed, her brother kidnapped, her father away on a voyage. She sets everything right in the end, but at great cost.

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    29. Historical novel based in Norway/Vikings. A disabled heroine fight to save her clan. Great read no real subtext but well paced. Some detail on the battle injuries and violence. Good read for this age group 11/12-14

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    30. I still cant believe itShe finally got a chance to be happy and then she just OMG!!! I loved it but at the same time i kinda hated it shes like the most important person in the story And then she just DIESS!! I still cant get it through my head.

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