The Burning Sea

by Paul Collins and Sean McMullen

There is no lower rank than cabin boy on the warship Invincible. But Dantar knows he is important, because anyone who threatens his life gets turned into a pile of ashes. His older sister Velza is a shapecasting warrior, in a world where only men fight. Until now. Together they must solve the mystery of broken magic and escape the dragon.

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ISBN: 9781925000924

Publication date: April 2015 (Order now!)

Extent: 90 pages

Format: B format paperback

Price: AUD$12.95

Category: Fantasy

Age guide: 10+

More from these Authors

In this series:

Dragonfall Mountain

The Iron Claw


Paul Collins:





Mole Hunt

Dyson's Drop

The Only Game in the Galaxy

The Earthborn

The Skyborn

The Hiveborn


The Government in Exile

Quentaris: The Spell of Undoing

The Glasshouse


Sean McMullen:

Before the Storm

Changing Yesterday

The Ancient Hero (Quentaris Chronicles)

Souls in the Great Machine

Voyage of the Shadowmoon

The Time Engine

The Miocene Arrow

Glass Dragons


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About the Authors


Paul Collins has written many books for young adults. He is best known for his fantasy and science fiction titles in The Jelindel Chronicles and The Quentaris Chronicles. The Earthborn Wars trilogy was published by Tor in the US. Paul has many strings to his bow. He’s been an agent, publisher, writer and editor. Paul has been short-listed for many awards and has won the Inaugural Peter McNamara, A Bertram Chandler, Aurealis and William Atheling awards.

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Sean McMullen sold his first stories in the late 1980s and has become one of Australia's top Science Fiction and Fantasy authors. In the late 90s he established himself in the American market, and his work has been translated into Polish, French, Japanese and other languages.The settings for Sean's work range from the Roman Empire, through Medieval Europe, to cities of the distant future. His work is a mixture of romance, invention and adventure, while populated by strange but dynamic characters. His novelette Eight Miles was runner-up in the 2011 Hugo Awards and his next novelette Ninety Thousand Horses won the Analog Readers' Award in 2013. 

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