The English ship, Stalwart, is forced to anchor at a mysterious island following a terrible storm. Legend states that no one who rowed ashore has returned to tell about the island, but the ailing crew and battered ship leave the captain no choice. What awaits the passengers is unlike any horror imaginable.

The creature on the island offers Lilly and the other survivors safe passage in exchange for a child.

Lilly makes the exchange, but the torment of her choice and disappearance of her friend force her to venture back into the horror that killed most of the passengers on the ship.


Lure: 1850 won first place at the 2009 SCBWI spring conference.