Sunday, March 10, 2013


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Geoff Rodkey
Penguin Group
288 pp.
Ages 10-12

It's tough to be thirteen, especially when somebody's trying to kill you.

Not that Egg's life was ever easy, growing up on sweaty, pirate-infested Deadweather Island with no company except an incompetent tutor and a pair of unusually violent siblings who hate his guts.

But when Egg's father hustles their family off on a mysterious errand to fabulously wealthy Sunrise Island, then disappears with the siblings in a freak accident, Egg finds himself a long-term guest at the  mansion of the glamorous Pembroke family and their beautiful, sharp-tongued daughter Millicent. Finally, life seems perfect.

Until someone tries to throw him off a cliff.

Suddenly, Egg's running for his life in a bewildering world of cutthroat pirates, villainous businessmen, and strange Native legends. The only people who can help him sort out the mystery of why he's been  marked for death are Millicent and a one-handed, possibly deranged cabin boy.

Come along for the ride. You'll be glad you did.

Welcome to Stop #5 on The Chronicles of Egg Blog Tour! Author Geoff Rodkey is currently on a blog tour to promote the paperback release of the first book in The Chronicles ofEgg series, Deadweather and Sunrise.  Today’s post is all about the Millicent, one of the main characters in the book who is certainly a handful and a half.  Don’t forget to scroll to the bottom of this post for a great GIVEAWAY I am hosting and to find out where in the blogosphere Geoff will be next!

Meet Millicent

Egg Masterson, the unlikely 13-year-old hero of Deadweather and Sunrise, has spent his entire life on an isolated, pirate-infested island, with no other kids around except his thoroughly rotten siblings. And when the first girl he meets after he finally leaves the island happens to be the savvy, sharp-tongued daughter of a rich and mysteriously powerful businessman… Well, let's let Egg tell it in his own words:
Then she stepped into the sunlight, and I went weak all over. 
Millicent Pembroke had a thick mane of honey-gold hair and long, sleek limbs that swung, careless but smooth, as she walked toward us. There was something dangerous about the way she moved--it reminded me of certain pirates back on Deadweather, the ones who called the shots, who had a wicked smile that said it was all great fun for them and might be for you too, so long as you didn't cross them, and if you did, what happened next would be quick and brutal.
The rest of her didn't remind me of a pirate at all. Other than my sister Venus, I'd practically never seen a girl near my own age, and the few I had laid eyes on--in or around the shops on Heavenly Road--looked prim, and curt, and no fun at all. Millicent was dressed like them, in a blue-and-white checked dress, but somehow it hung differently on her, like her wearing it had turned the dress into something not at all prim, and a little wild.
Seeing us, she cocked her head with an amused smile. "Oh, hel-lo. I'm Millicent. Do you play croquet?"
That croquet game, like a lot of things in Deadweather and Sunrise, takes a very unexpected turn… 

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  1. Sounds like an awesome book. Thanks for sharing about it.

  2. This sounds like a witty, adventure-filled read!

  3. Goonies! I know that it is not strictly a pirate movie, but the parts that are about pirates are rad! I think that seeing that movie as a kid started my lifelong love of pirates!

  4. I think this book sounds like such fun. Love the cover! I don't know many pirate books- but I do enjoy Pirates of the Caribbean! Jack Sparrow? :)

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