Reviews

  • A sumptuously atmospheric adventure . . . Murray is a tirelessly inventive storyteller

    Emily Bearn, The Daily Telegraph
  • Gripping . . . with a touch of Frances Hardinge's bizarre brilliance

    Imogen Russell Williams, The Guardian
  • Unputdownable . . . Murray has an extraordinary imagination

    Alex O'Connell, The Times
  • Energetic and inventive . . . and with some startling surprises, this is also touching about friendship, siblings, loss and courage

    Nicolette Jones, The Sunday Times
  • Struan Murray . . . effortlessly joins the ranks of the most skilled world-creators . . . Unpredictable, filled with plot twists and shades of moral grey, Orphans of the Tide is both gripping and original.

    Kitty Empire, The Observer
  • Orphans of the Tide is singularly brilliant. So inventive, and weird, and beautiful, with just the right amount of bite and darkness. I predict big things!

    Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of The Girl of Ink and Stars and The Mercies
  • The most original opening I've read in years and a plot twist that turns brilliantly

    Abi Elphinstone, author of Sky Song
  • This is a terrific debut of strange myths and dark secrets, fierce loyalties and ruthless villains, told against the thrilling backdrop of a half submerged city.

    The Bookseller – Editor's Choice
  • Absolutely cracking! Great characters, with quite the nastiest villain I've met in a long while.

    Fleur Hitchcock, author of The Boy Who Flew
  • Outstanding and immersive . . . I devoured this in one go

    book blogger Lily SugarPlum Faery