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A brand new stand alone Middle Grade adventure from the author of SEBASTIAN DARKE, Philip Caveney.
Boy rides across the desert on a ‘borrowed’ horse. His destination? The great city of Cherabim. He carries with him The Book of Secrets, which contains his late father’s brilliant inventions, one of which could change the world forever.
But Boy falls in with brigands who rob him and leave him for dead in the harsh desert sands. Then along comes Lexi with her group of eccentric travelling players -and it just so happens they are looking for a new leading man… Can he help them out by starring in their latest show? And can they help him out by tracking down the all important Book of Secrets.
A rollicking medieval romp where laughter and action abound in equal measure… and where danger lurks around every corner.
'Crowd-pleasing comic drama.
Bursting with ideas and vivid scenes, Philip Caveney’s new adventure is rollicking good reading. Orphan Boy makes his escape from life as a stable-hand (unpaid) to seek his fortune in distant Ravalan with his father’s book of inventions, but immediately runs into trouble in the shame of a pair of unscrupulous crooks. He’s saved by a girl called Lexi and her father’s band of travelling players. Together they make their way to Ravalan where the stories converge with suitable drama. The actors are as colourful as you could want, and there’s action and humour aplenty (peril too) together with just the right amount of romance. Great fun!' Andrea Reece Lovereading4kids editorial expert.