Darry Fraser has written a really enjoyable novella that is the start of a series that highlights the environmental issues that are happening on Kangeroo Island, also known as Australis Island in this book.
For a short story, Darry has managed to fill it with great characters and relationships whilst focusing on the danger of so-called progress. In this novel, an oil company is trying to come in and drill and Jed and his team are determined to stop them. We have holidayers Leonie and her children along with her brother who is part of the oil company who are on the island as the fight is happening.
We learn about the plight of the dolphins and other marine life and the damage even the exploration can cause to this fragile ecosystem. I loved the characters in this story and the changes that happened to Leonie and her children as they interact with the dolphins and Jed's team.
We all need to keep fighting for our environment in any way we can. I am looking forward to the next book in the series.
If you are looking for a reason to help save our planet, look no further than Darry Fraser's Edge of the Blue. Told with knowledge, empathy, and a strong sense of community. I laughed, grinned, cried, got angry and thought long and hard about our ocean, our land and all that we want for our children. Darry's characters came alive and wrapped us up in the world of dolphins, the drilling of oil, the ramifications and leaves us with food for thought. A very interesting and absorbing novella. Kudos Darry Fraser.