A charming and exciting story, and I was impressed by all sorts of things... (Writer's Workshop)
Writing is excellent and the story is really very strong indeed. I love all the fantasy elements – they are extremely well considered... something really special. I know 6-year-olds and 60-year-olds who would enjoy this! (Lucy Cuthew, author)
A lovely story of adventure and friendship. This one's a grower... stick with it! (Warblebox)
One Thousand-Eyed Spies is a fantastical middle-grade children's story about Gopi, a hapless soldier who is tasked by his Queen with a quest to save the White Island. Gopi must cross an ocean, battle a sea dragon and deliver the heir to the Island to the Upper World and to safety until he is ready to return and fight for his legacy.
Eleven years later and Nana tells her grandson Jag the story of the White Island and how it came to sink to the bottom of the sea. Jag soon realises that there is more to his history than he has been told and a great sea voyage delivers him to a very different destination, one which exists many leagues under the sea and where he must fight for his destiny and the future of the White Island.
A Rick Riordan type read
This book reminded me of the gods abounding in Rick Riordan’s books. I really loved the story- a little bit funny, a little bit sad but a roaring adventure.