Across the Risen Sea

by Bren MacDibble

Nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2021

The third in Australian author Bren MacDibble's award-winning collection of environmentally themed dystopian adventures, Across the Risen Sea is set in a world after inundation. Neoma and Jag and their small community are "living gentle lives" on the high ground surrounded by the risen sea. When strangers from the Valley of the Sun arrive unannounced, the two friends find themselves drawn into a web of secrecy and lies that endangers their whole way of life. Soon, daring, loyal Neoma must set off on a solo mission across the risen sea, determined to rescue her best friend and find the truth that will save her village.

In a post-climate change world, this adventure with sinkholes, crocodiles, sharks, pirates, floating cities, vertical farms and a mystery to solve poses the question: how we will all live "afterwards"? Will kindness and a sense of community win over selfish greed to preserve our planet - and humanity?

Ages 10-12


From Old Barn Books