Illustrated by Rovina Cai.
The multi-award-winning author of A Monster Calls takes the classic story of Moby Dick and turns the world upside down, creating a haunting and powerful modern myth.
"Call me Bathsheba." So begins this haunting novel by the multi-award-winning author of A Monster Calls, echoing the most famous opening sentence ever written. In And the Ocean Was Our Sky the world of Moby Dick is turned upside down, and we see the story through the eyes of the whale. Bathsheba's tale is of the hunt for a legend and a myth, the hunt for a devil named Toby Wick, whose white hull lurks in the deep. She is bound by an ancient prophecy to find him. But is he really the devil that Bathsheba seeks? A timeless story about the power of obsession and the injustice of war.
Patrick Ness is the author of The Knife of Never Letting Go and The Ask and the Answer – books one and two in the Chaos Walking trilogy – for which he has won numerous awards, including the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize and the Booktrust Teenage Prize. He was also shortlisted for the Carnegie medal. Patrick has written two other books for adults and is a literary critic for the Guardian. He lives in London.