Mort the Meek and the Ravens' Revenge
by Rachel Delahaye
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Pub Date 4 Mar 2021 | Archive Date 29 Mar 2021
Little Tiger Group, Stripes Publishing
On Brutalia violence is a way of life. Ravenous ravens circle overhead, monstrous grot bears cause chaos and the streets are bulging with brawls. But Mort isn’t like the other islanders – he’s determined to live peacefully. His struggle is made even tougher when the cruel queen appoints Mort as Royal Executioner. No one has challenged the royals and lived to tell the tale. Can Mort keep his head and outwit the queen?
Perfect for fans of the HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON series, FROSTHEART and THE NOTHING TO SEE HERE HOTEL. With artwork by George Ermos.
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Average rating from 53 members
Mort the Meek and the Ravens' Revenge is simply hilarious. Rachel Delahaye cuts straight to the point with her writing to deliver a quippy and amazingly bizarre narrative that had me laughing out loud. I loved Mort and his pacifist outlook on life. I loved Brutalia and the ridiculousness of the island and the situation Mort finds himself in. I will definitely be purchasing this - I think many of my students will love it!
Someone get me a ticket to the inside of Rachel Delahaye's brain! 'Wikedly funny' they said. And they were right! Delahaye's writing is clever and hilarious and bursting with creativity! That's clear from page 1. I only meant to dip in one day but I got carried away! And here's a confession for you: I'd never normally pick up a grisly/gory book (though PLENTY of readers love that and I have to say this book is never tooooo much!), but when I saw the author and that phenomenal cover, I was 100% sold on this one and I'm so glad I dived in. Mort is such a wonderful character - a pacifist of all things in an astonishingly brutal world - and I think he's going to be very well loved. I'm going to need to see more of him! (And goes without saying that George Ermos's artwork is PERFECT!)