Lian Tanner, author of the phenomenal The Keepers and The Hidden series, returns with a brilliant fantasy-adventure series called The Rogues, beginning with Accidental Heroes. Set in the same world as The Keepers, but following different characters, the first book follows the adventures of Duckling and Pummel as the two get caught up in the schemes of Duckling’s grandfather, the devious Lord Rump.
Reading this book was so much fun! From the very first page, you are engrossed in the adventures of the clueless Pummel who is chosen by Duckling to be the stooge in her grandfather’s latest scheme. The scheme involves getting Pummel into the mysterious strong-hold of Berren – whose inhabitants are trapped in time by a magical spell – and installing Pummel as the companion to the Young Margrave. The scheme doesn’t quite go to plan so Duckling and Pummel must put aside their distrust of one another and work together to save not just the Young Margrave, but their own lives.
Full of magic and mayhem, this is a book that you will find hard to put down. There are engrossing characters, unlikely events… and did I mention the cat? I, for one, cannot wait to see what happens to Duckling and Pummel in book 2!
Recommended for ages 9-13. Discover more here.
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