'The third flag – Anna's resplendent dragon on its rippling black background – had been slashed to tatters … What did pirates do anyway? In real life and the twenty-first century?'
In A Ravelled Flag Donny Walker and his Allies – Anna, Xanthe, Maggi and Luke – come dangerously close to finding out. Their adventures take them to semi-derelict docklands, up the deserted and beautiful River Stour and onwards to Britain's most easterly point. This is a winter story, dark and suspense-filled, a gripping sequel to The Salt-Stained Book.
Praise for The Salt-Stained Book
'One of the great adventure stories of 2011.'
'Funny and exciting.'
'Moving and gripping. This is cracking stuff.'
Griff Rhys Jones
'An intense, absorbing read … get on board for a very modern adventure.'
The Evening Standard
"Dark, intense and suspense-filled action and adventure ... and a good dose of wit as well. It's a great read."
Love Reading 4 Kids
"the themes are darker but the page-turning narrative pace is just as strong"
Jibbooms and Bobstays - The Nancy Blackett trust
The second book in the Strong Winds trilogy is more enjoyable than the Salt-Stained Book as some of the first episode's nasty characters are developed as actively conspiring against our heroes.
Otago Daily Times
"With [...]ingenious plotting, suspense-filled writing and a rare warmth towards its characters it delivers its rewards."
The Marine Quarterly
A Ravelled Flag is not a simple book but I'm absolutely certain young readers will find it very rewarding[...] It's exciting and it's deep. Ransome would have loved it.
Indie e-book review (Jan Needle)
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