The Fires Beneath the Sea (A Novel)

The Fires Beneath the Sea (A Novel)

849K Reads 4.9K Votes 10 Part Story
Lydia Millet By lydiamillet Completed

Cara’s mother has disappeared. Her father isn’t talking about it. Her big brother Max is hiding behind his iPod, and her genius little brother Jackson is busy studying the creatures he collects from the beach. But when a watery specter begins to haunt the family’s Cape Cod home, Cara and her brothers realize that their scientist mother may not be who they thought she was—and that the world has much stranger, much older inhabitants than they had imagined.

With help from Cara’s best friend Hayley, the three embark on a quest that will lead them from the Cape’s hidden, ancient places to a shipwreck at the bottom of the sea. They’re soon on the front lines of an ancient battle between good and evil, with the terrifying “pouring man” close on their heels.

One chapter will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays until all 10 chapters are up. These will be followed by the second book in the series, The Shimmers in the Night.

A Junior Library Guild Pick; Kirkus Reviews Best of 2011; Selected for the ABC Best Books for Children Catalog;
Locus Notable Books.

  • adventure
  • cape
  • cod
  • fantasy
  • global
  • magic
  • teen
  • warming
happynooder happynooder Feb 25, 2016
Eyyyy. Constellation! *cough* my name is Stella *cough* 
                              Lovin this story though! Currently binge eating while reading this
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- - Mar 17, 2016
Omg...this chptr ws vry vry lnghty...finlly finishd readin 1st chptr....vry intstin though☺
Ankurama Ankurama Feb 14, 2016
this is such a big chapter... I thought it ended.... then I scrolled... Nada...  e.e
floralyixing floralyixing May 02, 2015
Oh well, I guess nobody's perfect, right? It's still a great story.
- - Nov 23, 2014
Holy crap my heart is hammering. I'm home alone, and it's raining, then I look out my window and see this guy. But it was just UPS coming up to my door. *phew*