The Whisper (Paperback)
The Whisper is the second installment in Aaron Starmer’s Riverman Trilogy. With its blend of myth and reality, The Whisper reminded me both of Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane and The Neverending Story. As Alistair chases the Riverman across a patchwork of imaginary worlds, a parallel story unfolds, that of Aquavania’s strange origin. I loved how the end of The Riverman left me hanging, unsure what to believe. The Whisperleaps into the dark, twisting realm of Aquavania, offering multiple realities to choose from. In the end, Alistair has to decide what he believes, and so do you. Choose wisely! -- Katy— Katy
Twelve-year-old Alistair Cleary has washed up on shore. But where? It seems to be Aquavania, the magical realm where children create entire worlds from their imagination. There's something wrong, though. The creators have disappeared and the worlds are falling apart. All Alistair wants is to find his friend Fiona Loomis and go home. Easier said than done. Animals made of starlight, a megalomaniacal boy king, and astronauts who peddle riddles are hard enough to outwit, but they're only the beginning. To find Fiona, Alistair must travel from world to world. He must confront the mistakes of his past. And he must face countless monsters, including the soul-stealing stalker that some people call the Riverman, the merciless but misunderstood servant of Aquavania who refers to himself as the Whisper.
The Whisperby Aaron Starmer is the second book in the middle grade Riverman Trilogy.
About the Author
Aaron Starmer was born in northern California, raised in the suburbs of Syracuse, New York, and educated at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. His novels for young readers include The Riverman, Dweeb, and The Only Ones. He lives with his wife and daughter in Hoboken, New Jersey.