There has always been something unusual about Magnus Fin, a school misfit. On his eleventh birthday Magnus throws a message in a bottle out to sea, wishing for a best friend and to become more courageous—and he gets a lot more than he bargained for. Magnus discovers that he is half selkie—part seal, part human—and his selkie family urgently need his help. The false king, a hideous evil monster, has sent Neptune to sleep and the oceans are dying. Magnus must wake Neptune in order to save the oceans and his selkie family.
Can Magnus find the courage he seeks and save his new-found family from the evil force threatening all the ocean’s creatures? And will he find the friend he has always dreamed of?
The winner of the Kelpies Prize 2009.