Allen and Unwin
Date of publication: 27th July 2016
Reviewer Megan Stuart
This is the 4th and final book in the Ship Kings series by acclaimed Australian author Andrew McGahan who is incidentally the recipient of the Australian Vogel Literary Award, the Miles Franklin Literary Award, the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize, The Age book of the Year and The Courier Mail Book of the Year Award. Other books in the Ship Kings series have been short listed and highly acclaimed also.
Awards are one sure way to find a good book but this series is the “read deal”with or without awards. Even the author admitted he was sorry the series had come to an end! If the books are new to you then start with book 1 “The Coming of the Whirlpool” and meet Dow and see through his eyes his first glimpse of the sea and his destiny. Fabulous.