The Left-Handed Fate

The Left-Handed Fate

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Return to Nagspeake for a new fantasy adventure from the bestselling author of National Book Award nominee Greenglass House .

Lucy Bluecrowne and Maxwell Ault are on a mission: find the three pieces of a strange and arcane engine they believe can stop the endless war raging between their home country of England and Napoleon Bonaparte's France. During the search, however, their ship, the famous privateer the Left-Handed Fate , is taken by the Americans, who have just declared war on England, too. The Fate (and with it, Lucy and Max) is put under the command of new midshipman Oliver Dexter . . . who's only just turned twelve.

But Lucy and Max aren't the only ones trying to assemble the engine; the French are after it, as well as the crew of a mysterious vessel that seems able to appear out of thin air. When Oliver discovers what his prisoners are really up to--and how dangerous the device could be if it falls into the wrong hands--he is faced with a choice: Help Lucy and Max even if it makes him a traitor to his own country? Or follow orders and risk endangering countless lives, including those of the enemieswho have somehow become his friends?

Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2016.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780805098006
Branch Call Number: J FIC Milfo
Characteristics: 372 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Wheeler, Eliza

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MissLauraStorytime Feb 28, 2017

Highly recommended for avid readers in 5th grade and up, especially those with some knowledge about the War of 1812 and the alliances surrounding it. One of the best JF reads for boys that I know. Milford has succeeded in blending historical fiction, suspense, steampunk, and fun into a rigorous read that is well worth the time.

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Sep 20, 2016

" It is very obvious that Ms. Milford did her due diligence when it came to researching the customs and rules of seafaring folk from the Revolutionary War period. The sense of honor and duty she expresses through Lucy Bluecrowne and Oliver Dexter doesn’t come across as contrived, but rather seems like exactly what one would expect from children with their backgrounds and circumstances. " - from a GoodReads review

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