'Grimsdon is in ruins. Three years ago a massive wave broke its barriers and the sea flooded this grand city. Most were saved, others were lost and some were left behind.
'Isabella Charm and her best friend Griffin live with three other children in the top of an opulent mansion. They've survived with the help of Griffin's brilliant inventions, Isabella's survival skills and their vow to look after each other.
'But what will happen when a thrill-seeking newcomer arrives in his flying machine? When bounty hunters attempt to capture them? When Byron P. Sneddon, the self-appointed protector of the flooded harbour, demands obedience?
'What if the danger is even greater? Something they can't see coming - something below the floodwaters?' (From the publisher's website.)
'A new city offers a new life–but what kind of life will Isabella and her friends find? Isabella and her friends are nervous about what they'll find in the New City. It's inland and it's dry–far from the flooded city they've just left. Will their lives here be as luxurious and carefree as Xavier says? In fact, bleak, uncertain times have brought darkness and danger to New City. The city has been divided in two: the citizens who have, and those who the ruling Major General says have come to steal from them–the refugees who have fled the rising waters, who are imprisoned in a camp on the edge of the city. The kids of Grimsdon once faced sea monsters and evil harbour lords, but now they face new threats. From freakish weather events that whip up with little warning to the fierce misinformation that swirls around the city to the theft of their freedom, now they face the prison-like restrictions and control of the New City. Unlike the refugees, they're heralded as heroes. But what does the Major General really want from them?'
Source: Publisher's blurb.
'Life is good for Isabella, Griffin and their friends. They’ve settled into New City, enrolled in school and are making new friends, including the charming and talented Aleksander Larson.
'But the city is facing a new threat – weather patterns are becoming erratic and fierce ice storms batter the city. The Bureau of Weather has been failing to predict these deadly blizzards, lives are in danger and unrest is spreading.
'When someone from Isabella’s past returns, loyalties are tested. Who is watching her from the shadows? Is there more to the ice storms than a broken planet? And can Isabella and Griffin’s friendship survive this furious final storm? (Publication summary)