Author(s): Belinda Murrell
"Magical and exciting, full of wonderful creatures, mysterious codes and puzzles, and with four courageous young heroes and heroines, the second book in the SUN SWORD TRILOGY will delight all 8 to 12 year olds. Ethan, Lily, Saxon and Roana have cracked the code, only to find that the Moon Pearl is being sent by ship to the land of the invaders. The four children must give chase to save the precious stone! The fisherfolk can help. So can Saxon's mysterious acquaintance, Fox, a smuggler who will do anything for a pouch full of Roana's gold. But the sea is far more dangerous than the land. There are sea monsters and wild storms - not to mention the deadly warship they are chasing. Will Fox's stealthy black sloop, the Owl, carry them to safety, or will the Moon Pearl remain in the hands of their enemy?"
BELINDA mURRELL has worked as a travel journalist, technical writer, editor and public relations consultant. Her overseas adventures inspired her work as a travel writer for the WEST AUSTRALIAN newspaper and OUT and ABOUT WITH KIDS travel magazine. Her work has also appeared in the SUN HERALD, SUNDAY TELEGRAPH and SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. While Belinda studied Children's Literature at Macquarie University, her passion for children's books was reignited when she had her own three children and began telling and writing stories for Nick, Emily and Lachlan. Belinda's books include the SUN SWORD fantasy trilogy, Scottish timeslip tale THE LOCKET OF DREAMS and French Revolution timeslip tale THE RUBY TALISMAN, with THE IVORY ROSE to be published in 2011.