PRISONERS OF THE SEA
On a lonely beach, a boy steals a fisherman’s boat and takes it out to sea. He does not want to attend the summer camp that his parents have enrolled him in. A girl from the summer camp tries to stop him but finally both of them end up on the boat, drifting towards a lost cove only accessible from the sea. No one has seen them. No one knows where they are going to. And, worst of all, no one will miss them for three weeks. What would happen if they never come back? Additionally, a couple called Oriol and Laia are scuba diving in the sea. Everything is going well on the dive until an unexpected event prevents them from returning to the surface. They contemplate the horror of running out of oxygen. Death seems imminent in both stories. The sea can be very cruel to its prisoners…
Prisoners of the Sea is an adventure novel that discusses the love, the fight for survival and the persistence of myths.
- The idea that inspired this story comes from a real anecdote. One acquaintance was trapped between many rocks while free diving. What saved his life was to keep calm and not act on impulse.
- In the world of scuba diving, it is not recommended to return immediately to the surface if there is a problem. Due to the pressure of the water, a rapid ascension makes the lungs expand more than usual and can lead to death.
- The story of the Sun, the Moon and the seagull is based on a legend from Ancient Egypt. According to the legend, the sun is Osiris riding across the sky in his chariot of fire, the moon is Isis and their son, the falcon Horus.