(From the publisher):
Nowhere are currents so deadly or storms so fierce as they are along the coast of Twill.
Eric's own parents were swept from their fishing boat and drowned when he was small. Now he lives and fishes with his aunt Opal, keepin a nervous eye on his beloved pet seagull, whom he rescued as a fledgling from the furious waves. The free-spirited bird is always flying into trouble.
But what of the secretive, rosy-hued lampfish that swim in Twill's ocean? They seem to pass unscathed through ridtides and currents. Nor do they fear the black boil of water that is the whirlpool off Cantrip's point.
"There's systems at work you know nothing about," an ancient fisherman confides to Eric one night beside the sea. Soon, boy and gull are lured on a journey with the old man, an adventure that leads down the whirlpool into a long-forgotten underworld that provides some answers, but by no means all.
Original title: The Lampfish of Twill
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Fantasy