Book Of The Day – The Fisherman’s Son

by Greg on December 10, 2012

Today’s Book of the Day is a highly rated Middle-Grade Fantasy by award-winning author Marilyn Peake. The Fisherman’s Son has an excellent 4.6 star rating and is only $3.99!

“The Fisherman’s Son is a great book to read for all ages. The author takes you to your own imagination and view of the characters in this book. Can’t wait to read the next book. I recommend this book…” ceannr – Amazon Reviewer

The Fisherman’s Son
by Marilyn Peake
Rating: 4.6 Stars
Genre: Middle-Grade Fantasy
Price: $3.99


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THE FISHERMAN’S SON is a middle grade fantasy novel about the adventures of Wiley O’Mara. On the back of a magical dolphin, the twelve-year-old rescues six boys trapped in an ancient city under the sea. Along the way, he fights both The Beast in the Forest and a Fire Beast guarding the city of old.

He lives on an island far up north where it is very cold, around the beginning of the nineteenth century. The island scenery and culture in some ways resemble that of Ireland around the same time. After meeting a dolphin who allows him to swim underwater, Wiley takes part in an extraordinary adventure through which he and the dolphin accomplish an incredible rescue mission. Along the way, Wiley and his friend encounter both real and imaginary creatures – the real fish, dolphins, coral reefs and changing depths of the North Atlantic Ocean, as well as imaginary creatures in the island forest and ocean depths surrounding Wiley’s home.

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

I am a huge fan of Marilyn’s – I have reviewed some of her other works and have found her to be a talented writer, who thinks outside the box, her stories are fantastical whilst encumbering the realistic and gritty aspects of life. This book is a middle grade fantasy novel and a 5 star read.


The imagination of this writer is fantastic. I am truly impressed that a writer would go to such depths of research to make the book authentic.


This rich, fun read is perfect for the pre-teen reader. There is a minimum of violence, plenty of action and historical lessons, as well as an appreciation of nature, beauty and magic. Wiley learns empathy for others as well as an appreciation of the world around him, past and present. He also learns responsibility as well as the need to follow through no matter how difficult the task to achieve the goal. This was a wonderful book and well worth the read.


This book is a great novel. The author describes the actions so well that you feel like you are right there when the actions are taking place. The book is filled with breath taking adventures and saddening events. Actually I couldn’t put this book down. Every time I said I would stop another exciting event would happen and I just wouldn’t stop. It says it is for ages 9-12 but it doesn’t matter what age you are, you should read this book.


The Fisherman’s Son is a wonderful tale. The author has an incredible talent for writing detail that makes the reader feel as if he/she is in the story right alongside Wiley! My children enjoyed the story. It is such a refreshing change from the every day “formula” style books.

Get The Fisherman’s Son here: The Fisherman’s Son

About The Author

Marilyn Peake is the author of both adult and children’s literature. Her publications have received excellent reviews and won numerous awards. She’s been interviewed on radio shows across the United States and in Canada.

Marilyn has written four novels and numerous short stories, and has served as editor for other published books. Her latest novel is Gods in the Machine, an adult science fiction novel. She’s also the author of a trilogy of children’s fantasy adventure novels: The Fisherman’s Son, The City of the Golden Sun, and Return of the Golden Age.

Awards: Silver Award, two Honorable Mentions and eight Finalist placements in the ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards, two Winner and two Finalist placements in the EPPIE Awards, and Winner of the Dream Realm Awards.

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