The Eye of the Storm (Paperback)



This was a very popular book on the boats this summer.

All proceeds from the purchase go to the BVI Special Olympics. Let’s show ’em how SeaTrek families rally to Pay it Shoreward !!

Book Description

Ben Johnston is forced to spend a summer away from his friends, state-of- the-art technology and sailing club in the UK when his parents relocate to a remote island in the North Caribbean. There, he meets local youngsters, adopts a beach dog and forms an awkward relationship with a recluse the ancestor of an authentic pirate who closely guards his own secrets. Ben s father understands the importance of freedom in a thirteen-year-old s life and the restrictions that are often by-products of Western civilization. Hoping to provide this liberty for his son in an area of the globe virtually free from violence and crime, Frank Johnston has taken a post within his law firm in an offshore banking territory. With no choice but to be an island boy, Ben discovers a fascinating underwater marine world, ancient ruins and an abandoned sailing sloop ultimately taking his new friends on a voyage that could end in disaster when Caribbean seas rapidly transform from tranquil, crystal clear waters to dark, dangerous, wild surf. These things, combined with a mysterious descendent of a real French buccaneer and Hurricane Dolly, create a holiday to remember. Reading it made me want to learn how to swim. And sail, too! Lorna Dawson, VI Education Officer Foreword by Geoff Holt, MBE international disability sports ambassador, 2010 YJA Yachtsman of the Year, and Honorary BVI Belonger.


About the Author

Alison Knights Bramble lives in Tortola, British Virgin Islands where she has been a sailing school principal since 1997. In 2009, Alison and her husband Colin initiated the formation of Special Olympics BVI to which she dedicates most of her spare time. When not on the sea, Alison is either in the classroom or reading. The Eye of the Storm, her first novel, is a culmination of experiences and inspirations collected while living and working in “Nature’s Little Secrets,” the BVI.

I am lucky enough to live in a part in of the world still safe enough to allow children and young adults to explore their wonderful surroundings unhindered. We have so much natural magic hidden in our seas and mountains there is no need to invent witches and vampires. Think real life pirates, parrots, sailboats, treasure and hurricanes and add a bunch of teenagers and a beach dog..! The Eye of the Storm is the first of a series of adventures set on Kamaria and Scorpion Island. I am so excited about the second book I really want to tell you what its called… but I’m not allowed!!

Product Details

  • Paperback: 226 pages
  • Publisher: LookingGlass; First edition (October 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0956969704
  • ISBN-13: 978-0956969705
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 5.6 x 0.6 inches

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