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By Helen Dunmore | Comments: ( 789 ) | Date: ( Mar 28, 2020 )

An atmospheric and beautifully written adventure, from the award winning author of INGO Morveren lives with her parents and twin sister Jenna on an island off the coast of Cornwall an island that in the long distant past was devastated by a tidal wave, its halls and people lost Only some of those taken by the sea may not have been lost at all Now, as Morveren and JennAn atmospheric and beautifully written adventure, from the award winning author of INGO Morveren lives with her parents and twin sister Jenna on an island off the coast of Cornwall an island that in the long distant past was devastated by a tidal wave, its halls and people lost Only some of those taken by the sea may not have been lost at all Now, as Morveren and Jenna s relationship shifts and changes, like driftwood on the tide, Morveren finds a beautiful teenage boy in a rock pool after a storm Going to his rescue, she is shocked to see that he is not human but a Mer boy With Jenna refusing to face the truth, Morveren finds herself alone at the worst possible time Because when the worlds of Air and Mer meet, the consequences can be terrible


  • Title: Stormswept
  • Author: Helen Dunmore
  • ISBN: 9780007424924
  • Page: 161
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

Helen Dunmore

I was born in December 1952, in Yorkshire, the second of four children My father was the eldest of twelve, and this extended family has no doubt had a strong influence on my life, as have my own children In a large family you hear a great many stories You also come to understand very early that stories hold quite different meanings for different listeners, and can be recast from many viewpoints.Poetry was very important to me from childhood I began by listening to and learning by heart all kinds of rhymes and hymns and ballads, and then went on to make up my own poems, using the forms I d heard Writing these down came a little later.I studied English at the University of York, and after graduation taught English as a foreign language in Finland.At around this time I began to write the poems which formed my first poetry collection, The Apple Fall, and to publish these in magazines I also completed two novels fortunately neither survives, and it was than ten years before I wrote another novel.During this time I published several collections of poems, and wrote some of the short stories which were later collected in Love of Fat Men I began to travel a great deal within the UK and around the world, for poetry tours and writing residences This experience of working in many different countries and cultures has been very important to my work I reviewed poetry for Stand and Poetry Review and later for The Observer, and subsequently reviewed fiction for The Observer, The Times and The Guardian My critical work includes introductions to the poems of Emily Bront , the short stories of D H Lawrence and F Scott Fitzgerald, a study of Virginia Woolf s relationships with women and Introductions to the Folio Society s edition of Anna Karenina and to the new Penguin Classics edition of Tolstoy s My Confession During the 1980s and early 1990s I taught poetry and creative writing, tutored residential writing courses for the Arvon Foundation and took part in the Poetry Society s Writer in Schools scheme, as well as giving readings and workshops in schools, hospitals, prisons and every other kind of place where a poem could conceivably be welcome I also taught at the University of Glamorgan, the University of Bristol s Continuing Education Department and for the Open College of the Arts.In the late 1980s I began to publish short stories, and these were the beginning of a breakthrough into fiction What I had learned of prose technique through the short story gave me the impetus to start writing novels My first novel for children was Going to Egypt, published in 1992, and my first novel for adults was Zennor in Darkness, published in 1993, which won the McKitterick Prize This was also my first researched novel, set in the First World War and dealing with the period when D H Lawrence and his wife Frieda lived in Zennor in Cornwall, and came under suspicion as German spies.My third novel, A Spell of Winter, won the inaugural Orange Prize for Fiction in 1996, and since then I have published a number of novels, short story collections and books for children Full details of all these books are available on this website The last of The Ingo Quartet, The Crossing of Ingo, was published in paperback in Spring 2009.My seventh novel, The Siege 2001 was shortlisted both for the Whitbread Novel Award and the Orange Prize for Fiction This was another researched novel, which grew from a lifelong love of Russian history, culture and literature It is is set in Leningrad during the first year of the siege of the city by German forces, which lasted for 880 days from the fall of Mga on 30th August 1941 The Siege has been translated into Russian by Tatyana Averchina, and extracts have been broadcast on radio in St Petersburg House of Orphans was published in 2006, and in 2008 Counting the Stars Its central characters are the Roman poet Catullus, who lived during the last years of the Republic,



Comments Stormswept

  • ???

    I've always loved the Ingo books and this was just the cherry on top of the cake. Writing is awesome believable goodness (and I've always maintained that, that a fantasy book shouldn't be realistic so much as believable) and beautiful pacing and characterisation sigh. This stuff is like Animorphs for me, I love it so bad.I do miss stories about Sapphire, Connor, Faro, Elvira (dislike) and Rainbow (*squeal*!) but really after The Crossing of Ingo I wasn't sure how much could be done.The only thin [...]


  • Michelle (Much Loved Books)

    When I first received my copy of Stormswept I was unsure of whether I would be able to read it without having read any of the previous books in the series. I was happy to find that Stormswept stands alone by itself as a great read and I did not feel like I had missed out on any of the plot or continuing story by not having read any of the other books.Stormswept is about a girl called Morveren who lives with her family on an tiny island, and on helping search for a missing sailor stumbles upon Ma [...]


  • The Sweet Bookshelf

    If you've never read any middle grade, you are missing out! This story is so pure. Stormswept is so well written. It is almost lyrical, like music. I've not read a Mer story in awhile, and the summary intrigued me. I'm so glad I picked it up. I loved it! Morveren lives by the sea and finds a Mer Boy who has been beached. With her twin sister, she gets him to safety in a pool of water close by. But, not back in the sea. While Malin is trying to recover, Morveren is trying to find out how to make [...]


  • Jackie Wadsworth

    I love the Ingo books but I was a little disappointed with this one (but not so much that I read it all in an evening!). This is the fifth Ingo book but the first without Sapphire and Connor. This one instead stars Morveren and Jenna, twins who live on a tiny island off the coast of Cornwall. One day in October, there is a terrible storm and a ship is wrecked and the sailors lost to sea. 5 out of 6 are picked up but one is missing. The next day everyone goes out to look for him, but Morveren fin [...]


  • Sue Ann Lim

    Getting straight to the point, Stormswept was just OK for me. It wasn't good, but it wasn't bad either. I did not like this as much as the other four books in the Ingo series. The ending in Crossing of Ingo was one of my favs so far. I was hoping for more of what I read in those for books but I was kinda disappointed. When I finished this book, I felt lost. I felt as if I read a lot and yet understood nothing. There was not enough of character development in Stormswept (for me). There was not en [...]


  • Kristine

    Given my current schedule,I can't believe I read this in two days flat and neglected other more pressing issues *coughs* like homework *coughs* Anyway,it has been a long time since I last read a book from the 'J' section in the public library,and I have to say that this sequel to the Ingo series did not disappoint. I first read the Ingo series when I was in primary school and I remember being absolutely enchanted by and so passionate about it. So,it had all the charm that Ingo held (can you resi [...]


  • Selah Bell

    Morveren and her twin sister live on an island. They know the tales of how a giant wave came and swept away the land connecting them to rest of the country. They think they're conntent with the life they know. Thery think they know everything about themselves. But when Morveren finds a young mere-man trapped and injured, everything about her seems to be different. What is different about her? Why is her twin so different to her now? What is up with their younger brother?


  • Claire

    Loved this book. Great addition to the series though I still prefer the original characters but this was great and cant wait for the next one to come out.


  • Jessica Mooney

    this was amazing I kinda felt sorry that she never joined him. she choose family i hope make sequel for her and him.


  • Katie Patchell

    The first time I read Stormswept in 2011, I didn't like it. I didn't understand the dynamics between characters, I thought the story was too different than the original Ingo books, and the ending left me confused. But wow--my second re-read? I had SUCH a different reading experience. Backstory--The Ingo books mean a lot to me. The first time I picked up Ingo was on vacation in FL with my grandparents, and what better place to read a book about an 11 year old girl who loves swimming than by the b [...]


  • Sally

    This book was amazing set on an island cut off from the mainland surrounded by Mer has that lovely, atmospheric, Celtic mythology kind of feel to it and also works perfectly as a stand-alone novel as I was blissfully unaware that it's number FIVE in a series until I came here to review it! Definitely make me want to go back and read the earlier books.


  • Arabella

    Really boring and not about the same plot at all.


  • Wesley Pelegrini

    Caught my mind in a net and swirled it like a fish. Really great atmosphere, and I haven't even read the others of the series.


  • Miriam Joy

    I enjoyed this. It was interesting to explore Ingo with new characters from those in the main series, and from a different place. Morveren was an interesting character, although understandably pretty similar to Sapphire -- obsessed with the sea, but loyal to family -- so she didn't feel entirely new. I was also a bit unconvinced by how she didn't care that the island didn't have mobiles or WiFi, and wanted to stay there forever, because I'd expect a bit of wanderlust or dissatisfaction from some [...]


  • InggitaKarina Dewi

    Menceritakan bahwa salah satu kaum mer terseret ombak hingga terdampar di pantai, namun ia terdampar di sisi yang tersembunyi. Ternyata keberadaannya di ketahui oleh Morveren yang merupakan penduduk di pulau tersebut, ia pun berniat untuk menolong Malin-nama pemuda mer tersebut. Selama melakukan penyelamatan, Morveren akhirnya mengetahui jati dirinya yang sebenarnya. Awalnya saya kira Stromswept adalah lanjutan dari tetralogi Ingo, ternyata buka. Masih dengan kisah kaum mer, namun di tempat yang [...]


  • Michelle

    This is the fifth book in the Ingo series. It is set in Ingo, but with different characters than the previous books. The humans in this story are a set of twins, Morveren and Jenna, along with their younger brother, Digory. They live on an island just off the coast, near a town that was lost to the sea. Morveren finds a Mer who has been stranded by a rogue wave. She must enlist her twin’s help to get him to a tide pool to recover before can figure out how to return him to the sea and the world [...]


  • Heather

    The front cover of "Stormswept" is enough to make anyone want to pick this book up and read it - it is extremely eye-catching. Having read the original "Ingo" series, I was eager to get my hands on this. I love Dunmore's writing, it is lyrical and has an almost dream-like quality to it, and the world of the mer people she creates is incredibly believable. However, I found this book slightly lacking. I felt it was aimed at a slightly younger audience than the "Ingo" series and it took two hundred [...]


  • Joanne

    If I could give more than 5 stars I would. This book is brilliant. The story is of a young girl called Morveren (who is a twin) who lives on an island off the coast of Cornwall. After a bad storm where a Polish carrier ship goes down, Morveren discovers a stranded Merman, and in her efforts to save him she learns a lot about herself, the island, the sea and her own family. Although the main character is 13/14, the story and plot is simple yet very strong and I think will be enjoyable for any age [...]


  • Shandy Yeo

    Judul: Stormswept (The Ingo Chronicles #5)Penulis: Helen Dunmore (12 Desember 1952)Publikasi: United Kingdom, 1 Januari 2012Setelah melihat adanya buku kelima seri Ingo di internet, saya pun menebak-nebak, kapan akan diterjemahkan ke Indonesia. Tidak puas kalau di lemari ada empat buku sebelumnya tapi buku kelima malah tidak ada.Pengarang kembali memunculkan pergolakan panjang dalam diri tokoh. Bedanya, kali ini tokoh utamanya adalah orang yang berbeda. Secara keseluruhan, gaya penulisannya sama [...]


  • Laura

    I wasn’t sure how good this book would be as it is set in the same world as the Ingo series, but follows different characters. However I was intrigued to re-enter the world of Ingo and so decided to give it a read.This book was just as good as the original series. It had a slightly different focus with Morveren entering Ingo comparatively little compared to Sapphy in Ingo. The story was much more land based, especially as Malin was trapped in the pool.I really liked Morveren’s little brother [...]


  • Stina

    When I saw this book was at chaptersI nearly pulled my hair out. I could not believe it had been there all that time and I hadn't know. Usually when one of her books comes out in britain I'm dying inside waiting for it to come to Canada. How was I not all over this? oh well, I have it, I've read it, and my craving for more of Ingo has been satisfied. I don't even care if it was all new characters. It is still the same Ingo. The place that doesn't allow you to make any mistakes. Because it makes [...]


  • Alyson

    I'd not read any of Helen Dunmore's Ingo series before and was pleasantly surprised when I stumbled on this one. It is the story of twins who live on an island. The island has a legend surrounding its creation and this is linked to the story of Jenna and Morveren. Morveren's discovery of a mer boy washed up on the shore and her bid to rescue him nearly divides the twins and costs them to lose their younger brother. The story is beautifully written with great descriptions of the sea and traveling [...]


  • Maya Widiatmoko

    Buku2 gini yg bikin mood baca q balik lg. And baca buku seru emang ngga butuh waktu lama. Aq suka Ingo. Seluruh seri-nya! Disini kaum mer ngga seserem and segalak pas Shapire bisa ke Ingo. Tp aq suka Morveren. Karena justru dia yg lebih dewasa dr Jenna, meskipun orang2 berpikir sebaliknya. Jenna terlalu baik dan naive. Morveren rela berkorban dan tercabik antara dua dunia. Yg patut di salahin ya yg ngasih dia nama Morveren.


  • Venetia

    I loved this book! I never actually thought that Helen Dunmore was going to write another mer book after Crossing of Ingo, but she did, and I have to say that I was ecstatic when I found it in the library! The books in the Ingo Series are some of the very few books about mermaids that I like!I hope that she'll write another book, otherwise I shall find myself trying to fill a large hoel in my reading soul with lots of vampire rubbish (not all vampire stuff is rubbish, but Ingo is better).


  • Belle

    Morveren and her twin sister live on an island. They know the tales of how a giant wave came and swept away the land connecting them to rest of the country. They think they're conntent with the life they know. Thery think they know everything about themselves. But when Morveren finds a young mere-man trapped and injured, everything about her seems to be different. What is different about her? Why is her twin so different to her now? What is up with their younger brother?


  • Pam

    If you've never read any middle grade, you are missing out! This story is so pure. Stormswept is so well written. It is almost lyrical, like music. do not have to read the others in the series to enjoy this one seriesgood for intermediates will have to check if works for gr 5 and 6.


  • The Styling Librarian

    Stormswept – The Ingo Chronicles by Helen Dunmore – Fantasy – 5th grade and up – Really enjoyed this stand alone book, was missing Ingo and this fulfilled my needs for visiting Ingo again. Twins living on an island that hasinteresting background connected tothemer/Ingo… Loved the connection to violin playing and little brother. Great adventure. Recommended.


  • Tressa

    Good book but certainly not as good as the other 4 books in the Ingo series. I found the twins in this a little annoying and couldn't see what the character Bran & his Dad really added! However, it is a young adults book, probably aimed for about 12 years plus so I shouldn't judge it by adult standards. Had I been 12 years old again, I'd probably have given it 4 stars!!


  • Jenna

    Stormswept was a real struggle for me to get through. The writing was repetative and dull, the characters were basic with no depth and there was hardly a plot. It felt as though pretty much nothing happened and was 250 pages too long.


  • Serendipity

    I didn't like this book as much as the previous books in the Ingo Quartet with Sapphire and her friends. Still well-written with Dunmore's lyrical style and voice, but I liked the characters in the Ingo Quartet better.


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