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The Beast of Cretacea

A novel by

Master storyteller Todd Strasser reimagines the classic tale of Moby Dick as set in the future - and takes readers on an epic sci-fi adventure.

When seventeen-year-old Ishmael wakes up from stasis aboard the Pequod, he is amazed by how different this planet is from the dirty, dying, Shroud-covered Earth he left behind. But Ishmael isn't on Cretacea to marvel at the fresh air, sunshine, and endless blue ocean. He's here to work, risking his life to hunt down great ocean-dwelling beasts to harvest and send back to the resource-depleted Earth. Even though easy prey abounds, time and again the chase boat crews are ordered to ignore it in order to pursue the elusive Great Terrafin. It's rumored that the ship's captain, Ahab, lost his leg to the beast years ago, and that he's now consumed by revenge. But there may be more to Captain Ahab's obsession. Dark secrets and dangerous exploits swirl around the pursuit of the beast, and Ishmael must do his best to survive - if he can.

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

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Hardback Editions

October 2015 : USA Hardback

Title: The Beast of Cretacea
Author(s): Todd Strasser
ISBN: 0-7636-6901-6 / 978-0-7636-6901-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick
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Kindle Editions

October 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Beast of Cretacea
Author(s): Todd Strasser
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA