Songlines (The Sentinels of Eden #1)

(1 customer review)

We belong to the Earth, Lainie-Bug. We were sent here in human form for a reason. If you don’t know what to do, then just be human.

Right. Like that was ever a simple thing to do.

In the heart of the Wimmera region of Victoria, an ancient gateway to Eden is kept hidden and safe by a creature so powerful that even the moon would obey her commands – at least it would if she had any idea that she wasn’t just a normal girl about to finish high school.

When a mining company begins exploratory sampling near Lainie’s sheep farm, a family secret is revealed that makes her regret not having learnt more about her Indigenous heritage.What she’s told by their farmhand, Harry – an Aboriginal elder – can’t possibly be true, but then the most irritating guy in class, Bane, begins to act even more insanely toward her than ever, until she can no longer deny that something very unusual is going on.

When Harry doesn’t return from his quest to seek help to protect the area from the miners, Lainie sets out to discover the truth of her heritage, and of the secret she’s been born to protect.

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Book Details

Weight 426 g
Dimensions 229 × 152 mm

328 pages






Fantasy, Young Adult

Release date

20 August 2016




Odyssey Books

About The Author

Carolyn Denman

Carolyn Denman

Carolyn Denman is a writer with a passion for introducing young adults to the intriguing world of speculative fiction. Living on a small farm just outside Melbourne – and likely to remain there happily until the human race is permitted back into The Garden of Eden – she holds a Bachelor of Science degree and currently works part time for a finance company. She has completed five novels and numerous short stories and is currently working on a science-fiction romance series.

1 review for Songlines (The Sentinels of Eden #1)

  1. Ebony

    I loved the incorporation of aboriginal and Christian belief systems. It is so unusual to find a book like this. Lainie is such a relatable character to some of the aboriginal kids I work with! That’s right, they are reading this book right now! Diversity in books is so important to get kids reading and it is so hard to find books that break cultural stereotypes. – Ebony (via Goodreads)

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