The Coming of the Whirlpool (Ship Kings #1)
From the award-winning author of Praise and The White Earth comes a magnificent young adult series about dominion and defiance, set upon the grey seas of a strange and compelling world ...
Winner of Children's Book Council of Australia Awards: Book of the Year - Older Readers 2012. Shortlisted for ABIA Australian Book of the Year for Older Children (8 to 14 Years) 2012 and Australian Independent Booksellers Indie Awards: Children's Book 2012 and Aurealis Award for Excellence in Fiction: Children's Long Fiction 2011. Long-listed for Inky Awards: Gold Inky 2012.
Andrew McGahan is one of Australia's finest writers of fiction. His first novel, Praise, won The Australian/Vogel Literary Award in 1992. In 2004, The White Earth won the Miles Franklin Literary Award, the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, The Age Book of the Year, and The Courier Mail Book of the Year Award. His most recent novel is Wonders of a Godless World. In 2009, Andrew was shortlisted for the Manning Clark House National Cultural Awards for his contribution to Australian Literature. The Coming of the Whirlpool is his first novel for young adults. Andrew lives in Victoria.