Serena Lynn, age seventeen, is asked by England's king, James I, to serve at court. She is very pleased, but must decline: she is loyal to the man shes always loved, Anthony Foxcroft. Anthony is embroiled in disputes at court and must ship out for Jamestown, the first colony in the New World. Serena will go too....
They sail on the Sea Venture, which leaves Plymouth, England, in 1609 to take supplies and more settlers to Virginia. Their small boat seems no match for the wild sea, but they are spared- only to be shipwrecked off Bermuda. The brave crew builds a new boat so their expedition can flounder on to Virginia.
When they arrive, Jamestown is in ruins. Those who have survived the deadly winter are in desperate need of food. The Indians, with whom the colonists have maintained a delicate peace, may be their only chance. Serena goes with a party sent to plead with Pocahontas, the Indian princess who saved them once before, and who may have the power to save them again....
Original title: The Serpent Never Sleeps
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Adventure
Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Historical Fiction→ United States and Canada→ Colonial Period