By Gill Arbuthnott

Format: Paperback

Jess is caught between two worlds, between kelpies and humans, and between Finn and Magnus. Who will she choose in this dark fantasy adventure?

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Floris Books

Floris Books is an independent publishing company based in Edinburgh, Scotland. In 2016 Floris won the Saltire Society Scottish Publisher of the Year. Floris Books is the largest children's book publisher in Scotland and are well known for the Kelpies range of Scottish children's books. They also publish international children’s books and an extensive list of non-fiction books, including alternative education, agriculture, health, parenting and religion.

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'She plunged beneath the surface, her eyes blind in the murky, green water: dived again and again until she couldn't take another breath. There was no trace. Freya was gone.'Jess has heard the rumours, old folk tales of creatures that live beneath the water: dangerous shapeshifters with a taste for human children. She's dismissed them as crazy stories -- until her best friend is stolen and Jess discovers all the legends are true...Trying to rescue her friend, she meets one of them -- a kelpie -- but he turns out to be nothing like she imagined.Caught between two worlds, between kelpies and humans, and between mysterious Finn and brave Magnus, Jess must chose between what she's always known and what lies beneath.Gill Arbuthnott creates an enthralling world of love and revenge, divided loyalties and imminent danger in this brilliant fantasy novel for young teens set in 16th century Scotland.

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Additional Information

Format Paperback
Imprint Floris Books
Publication Date 20 Mar 2014
ISBN 9781782500520
Number of Pages 288

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'It's a story of agonising choices and heartrending consequences for the characters, gently told but emotionally gripping.'-- The Scotsman'Beneath was an enjoyable read with well drawn characters, and enough excitement at the end to keep reader's interest throughout the story.'-- The School Librarian'This is a gentle fantasy, related in formal, sometimes-heightened language that makes the most of the story's evocative setting.'-- Kirkus Reviews'I found this book a lot like another book I have read, but I thought Beneath was way better... My favourite character was Jess because she is quite mysterious, she doesn't give too much of herself away to people.'-- Kelsey, Castlebrae Community High pupil, Teen Titles'It is a book really full of details. The author uses a lot of imagination. It is also a kind of scary book. I would recommend this book to teenagers.'-- Sofia, Castlebrae Community High pupil, Teen Titles

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