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The Ingo Chronicles: Stormswept

The Ingo Chronicles: Stormswept [Kindle Edition]

Helen Dunmore
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“Shows shimmering layers of charm, emotional intelligence and mystery.” – Amanda Craig, The Times

"Stormswept is an atmospheric, lyrical novel from Helen Dunmore, who has returned to the unforgettable world she created in her Ingo novels… An engaging and emotional adventure." – We Love This Book

"A beautifully written story with vivid characters….A tense, imaginative adventure.” – The Daily Mail

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An atmospheric and beautifully written adventure, from the award-winning author of the Ingo series.

Morveren lives with her parents and twin sister Jenna on an island off the coast of Cornwall.

As Morveren and Jenna’s relationship shifts and changes, like driftwood on the tide, Morveren finds a beautiful teenage boy in a rock pool after a storm. Going to his rescue, she is shocked to see that he is not human but a Mer boy.

With Jenna refusing to face the truth, Morveren finds herself alone at the worst possible time. Because when the worlds of Air and Mer meet, the consequences can be terrible…

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 675 KB
  • Print Length: 309 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0007424922
  • Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks (5 Jan 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006FH0AIO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #64,668 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars lyrical masterpiece! 11 Jan 2012
If you've never read any middle grade, you are missing out! This story is so pure. Stormswept is so well written. It is almost lyrical, like music.

I've not read a Mer story in awhile, and the summary intrigued me. I'm so glad I picked it up. I loved it! Morveren lives by the sea and finds a Mer Boy who has been beached. With her twin sister, she gets him to safety in a pool of water close by. But, not back in the sea. While Malin is trying to recover, Morveren is trying to find out how to make him better and get him back to the sea and to his people. She goes on an adventure. She finds out about the Mer people and more about herself.

This is a beautifully crafted story. I can almost feel the sea calling to me now. I know it sounds weird, but it truly feels like you become part of the ocean when you're reading. I can not wait for more Ingo Chronicles!

I've done some research, and Stormswept is the 2nd wave in the Ingo Chronicles series. The earlier books are; Ingo (2005), The Tide Knot (2006), The Deep (2007), The Crossing of Ingo (2008). I can not wait to read them!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful fiction 10 July 2012
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This entire series has captured the imagination of my 9 year old daughter. She will stay up late in order to read another chapter and finds it absolutely unputdownable.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Considerably better than the previous entry 3 Aug 2014
By Inspector Gadget VINE VOICE
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Helen Dunmore averaged one Ingo novel a year until the fourth book (which I did not like). I figured she was either out of ideas or series had reached it's intended conclusion. Four years later she gave us Stormswept, which I picked up with little enthusiasm. I'm happy to say it's a huge improvement.

Instead of telling us another story about Sapphire and Conor Stormswept is more of a side-quel and introduces new characters in the form of argumentative telepathic twins Morveren and Jenna, stuck together, torn apart, and as different as they are similar. After a heavy storm pounds their island home the twins find a beached mer-man in the form of Malin, who has been injured and cannot get back to the sea/Ingo. They dump him in a secluded rock pool and help him get better, but Morveren, like Sapphire before her, can feel the pull of Ingo and is able to breathe underwater, though her sister cannot.

Not especially much happens in Stormswept but the naturalized narration helped me get into the story more while The Crossing of Ingo was full of fantasy-babble which alienated me. I am still hooked on the series and if Helen Dunmore is still cranking them out then I am still buying.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A welcome return to Ingo 28 Jan 2012
One of the reasons why I was so eager to read Helen Dunmore's original Ingo series was the publication this January of the first in the new Ingo Chronicles, Stormswept. The cover alone was enough to make me know I had to read it. It is indeed a beautiful book on the outside, so what about its innards?

In Stormswept we are introduced to two new young siblings who are on the cusp of growing into themselves. Twin sisters Morveren and Jenna, almost 14 years old, live on an island that is joined to the Cornish mainland by a causeway that only emerges at lowtide. One day a great storm strikes the coast, bringing the islanders together to search for shipwrecked sailors. Morveren, however, discovers more than she bargains for when she comes across Malin, a boy, a little older than herself, who has been stranded on the rocks and is injured. It's his tail that's injured - Malin is a son of the Mer.

Morveren finds herself drawn to Malin and Ingo while her little brother Digory hears music coming from the waves. Jenna, though, is very much of Air and she resists, forming her own difficult relationship with the troubled Bran. It isn't long before these worlds and interests collide and Malin is in danger.

The beginning of Stormswept is completely enchanting. The descriptions of the two girls racing across the causeway as the tides rise and the telling of the legend of the island's formation which the islanders mark with their music... beautiful, magical prose draws you in to this world where sea and land meet.

The original Ingo series is a hard act to follow.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars By Katie 23 May 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I love this book because of how she makes the Mer people real. It is such an exciting book, with adventure on every page. I really enjoyed this book and I would rate it 4 star
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ingo 25 Feb 2014
By Miss H
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An excellent addition to the Ingo series of books, a must for any reader young or old.
I would highly recommend these to anyone. I hope she writes some more, if she does would get straight away.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Tt's nice 13 Feb 2014
By Bella
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It's nice but I miss Saphire and Conor from the other Ingo books as this book has new characters exploring the world of the Mer. I liked the twins and it was an exciting story.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book - I couldn't put it down!! 6 Feb 2014
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I purchase this book for myself for Christmas - I have read the first set of Ingo books, and was very disappointed to get to the end, so imagine my delight when I found a further Ingo chronicle!! This book is absolutely riveting - I read it at Christmas, and it took me 2 days - it would have been faster, but I had to be sociable!!! Teenagers are the intended audience - I am an adult, and I don't see why the youths should keep all the best books for themselves!!! Superb book, lovely world - I recommend this to anyone who loves a bit of escapism. The world created by Helen Dunmore is totally believable, and you feel like you've been there yourself!! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS SERIES!!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
I read it at school and I got it on here because I loved it soooo much that I wanted to read it forever. I often like to think that I'm Morveren.
Published 9 days ago by Milly067
5.0 out of 5 stars Stormswept
This is an amazing book and I world recommend this to 9 years+. I think that this book is one of my favourite books I have ever read!
Published 1 month ago by David Espig
3.0 out of 5 stars Bad choice by me
Hadn't realised that this was a children's book. Had thoroughly enjoyed other books by Helen Dunsmore e.g. The Siege. so was disappointed
Published 5 months ago by maykidd
4.0 out of 5 stars Stormswept
This is a amazing interesting engaging book which I have read all the series of! It is also very fascinating
Published 7 months ago by Lucy Eldridge
5.0 out of 5 stars great
Loved it! Really enjoyed it! It's a pleasure reading it! Well done Helen Dunmore! Definetly write another one in the series!
Published 7 months ago by Nia
5.0 out of 5 stars Mazeballs
This book is amazing your lucky to have this book its g-rate never read anything like it
I have read it 2and want to read it again
Published 8 months ago by Shuli Adebolu
5.0 out of 5 stars The Ingo Chronicles: Stormswept
My 10 year old granddaughter is an avid reader and couldn't wait to start this book. She has now read all the books in the series!
Published 8 months ago by M. Barker
5.0 out of 5 stars Imogen
There has already been a review of this excellent book.Please read it as it is certainly worth buying for your Granddaughters!
Published 8 months ago by Sandra Shelly
5.0 out of 5 stars The Ingo chronicles
This book is very exciting because it has a mystery but not a adventure don't get scared of the book well as all that it is over all very good
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