Title- The Waves
Series -The Island # 2
By- Jen Minkman
Publication Date- October 4th, 2013
I’m sitting on his knee looking out over the harbor. Grandpa is smoking a pipe. He points at
the horizon. "Look, Walt. Our ships are out there. And one day, another even more beautiful
ship will appear at the horizon. A mighty ship to take us all away. And Annabelle will be at the
front deck with open arms, inviting us all to join her on board."
"Why don’t we sail to her ourselves?" I inquire wide-eyed.
"Because she promised she would come," granddad replies. "And in that promise we trust. It’s
only the Unbelievers who think they can do everything themselves. They have no faith in the
the sea. The townspeople wait patiently, build their ships to sail out and welcome the
Goddess, and piously visit the temple every week. Horror stories to scare their children are
told about the Unbelievers on the other side of Tresco.
But not all is what it seems. Walt has questions that no one can answer, and when his best
friend and cousin Yorrick is killed in an accident, he digs deeper to find out the truth about the
origins of Hope Harbor’s society… and the secrets of the temple.
Return to the world of The Island and discover what Walt's life was like before and after he
About the Author-
19, she moved between The Hague, Salzburg (Austria), Brussels (Belgium) and Cambridge
(UK) to complete her studies in intercultural communication. She is currently a teacher of
English, career counsellor and teenage coach at a secondary school in Voorburg, Holland.
She tries to read at least 100 books a year (and write a few, too!). She is a published author in
her own country, and translates her own books from Dutch into English for self-publication.
In her spare time, she plays the piano, the guitar and the violin. For every novel she writes,
she creates a soundtrack.
'I have always been drawn to writing. My first book was a sci-fi novel at the age of eight, which
I painstakingly typed out on my dad's typewriter and illustrated myself. Nowadays, I stick to
poetry, paranormal romance, chick lit and/or fantasy. In my home country, I am the first-ever
published writer of paranormal romance, and I will gradually make my books also available in
English (seeing I have to re-write and translate the books myself, this will take some time!).