Thursday, October 1, 2015

The Ship of Sight and The Hand of Shadow by Brydie Walker Bain (Book 2 in the Natnat Adventures)

The Ship of Sight 
and The Hand of Shadow
by Brydie Walker Bain

My rating: 5 stars

Series: The Natnat Adventures - Book 2
Publication Date: July 4, 2015
Publisher: Brydie Walker Bain
Genre: Middlegrade/YA adventure
Print Length: 209 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
A phone call before dawn launches Nat Sheppard into a world of intrigue that leaves her fighting for her life.

On a frozen winter morning Nat and her friends are invited to Ruapuke Beach to see The Ship of Sight, a legendary Viking ship that emerges every hundred years. With the Ship of Sight comes The Hand of Shadow - a task that must be completed within two phases of the moon in exchange for otherworldly gifts.

As the sun climbs into the gloomy sky, Barnaby climbs onto a sacred sand dune and uncovers a grave. One of the skeletons reaches out and puts a talisman in Nat's hand. It's her job to take it up the spirits' path and return it to its rightful place. Guided by Abraham, Nat and her friends race up New Zealand toward Cape Reinga in order to complete their mission.

But Drake, the villain Nat outwitted last holidays, has been waiting for The Ship of Sight to appear. Incensed at losing Sinbad's ancient treasure to Nat and her friends, Drake believes The Hand of Shadow is hers.

Nat has two weeks to get the talisman to Cape Reinga, or she's dead. And Drake will do anything to stop Nat completing her task.

 The Ship of Sight and The Hand of Shadow by Brydie Walker Bain

The Ship of Sight and The Hand of ShadowWe’re off to New Zealand with Nat and her friends once again as they set out on a quest to fulfill a sacred mission only to discover evil is nipping at their heels and those jaws are pretty formidable! Drake is back, twice as mean, twice as deadly and he is gunning for our Nat. Imagine being witness to a sight seen only every one hundred years. A legendary Viking ship is said to rise, but with it comes the dark hand of shadows and time will be precious as these kids race against the moon, the bad guys and time to place an ancient relic in its proper place. The prize? It is said the completion of this task will bring otherworldly gifts. But what does that mean? What if these brave kids fail? High tech evil meets the determination and youthful fearlessness of Nat and her friends, sounds like Nat has her work cut out for her!

The Ship of Sight and the Hand of Shadows by Brydie Walker Bain leads us into another adventure with Nat Sheppard, a youthful heroine with a zeal for learning, and a heart built for adventure! Ms. Bain takes us on a trip across New Zealand, complete with scenic details, the feel of the ocean air and the adrenaline rush of being chased in a run-for-your-life adventure! These kids will learn the value of history and legends, as well as the bonds of friendship and working together for the greater good as opposed to personal glory. From the Celtic symbolism to the lessons in history, this is a non-stop thrill ride from start to finish!

What better way to teach the joy of escaping into one’s imagination and other worlds than to give a child a book to read for FUN!

I received this copy from Brydie Walker Bain in exchange for my honest review.


  1. This sounds like a great read. I love the title.

    1. These kids are so realistic! The title does feel kind of spooky, doesn't it?