Reader Reviewed The Gold Thief by Justin Fisher
  

The Gold Thief

Written by Justin Fisher
Part of the Ned's Circus of Marvels Series

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In a nutshell: thrilling adventure in a magical other world | After his adventures in the thrilling Circus of Marvels, all its young hero Ned wants is a quiet life: no chance of that. The mysterious disappearance of tonnes of gold from a locked vault draw him into an exciting new adventure, and the future of the world is in his hands. Once again much of the adventure takes place in a brilliantly described other world, filled with strange and fascinating creatures and machines. A kind of Harry Potter meets James Bond, this intriguing magical story will appeal to all young readers who dream of a more exciting life in a more exciting world, and Ned is the perfect young hero. Readers who enjoy Ned’s magical adventures will relish Knights of the Borrowed by Dave Rudden and the Darkmouth series by Shane Hegarty. ~ Andrea Reece

Reader Reviews

Kids love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review the first title in the series,  Ned's Circus of Marvels. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.

  • Bethany Urquhart, age 9 - 'I love this book and the way one character is actually not how they first seem. There are scary parts but also some sad and funny parts.'
  • Caye Gould - 'A compelling read, keeping you wanting to know what happens next. The fantastic story line has many twists and turns and you are taken into another world.'
  • Alex Hall Age 10 - 'The Circus of Marvels was like none other, it was not an entertaining circus, it was a military circus. The Circus fights dark creatures which are hidden by the veil. Ned has a quest to fight evil.'
  • Sam Harper, age 11 - 'A thrilling, magical adventure full of terrifying, fantastical creatures and secret worlds.'
  • Alex Mazin, age 9 - 'Some parts of this book made me a little bit scared. I recommend this book if you like fantasy and the circus. I really enjoyed it.'
  • Noah Hall, age 10 - 'A gripping adventure fantasy book full of wondrous beings and scary bad guys.'
  • James Otamendi, age 8 - 'Ned is just an ordinary boy who is not in the clever class at school. Then one night his life changes and the adventure begins when a clown turns up at his house. It is a great story.'
  • Ava Sorrell, age 9 - 'Ned's Circus of Marvels is an exciting and scary book that after you begin, you will not want to put it down.'
  • Phoenix Williams, age 8 - 'A very exciting book with good use of vocabulary...It made me laugh, cry, worry and get VERY impatient! I could read this book any day, any year...One of the best books that I have read in my life.'
  • Llew Harrison, age 9 - 'Even though it was a good book I wish Justin included less description because it got in the way of all the action.'
  • Sathana, age 10, Baring Primary School - 'I rate this book 5 out of 5 and recommend it to people who like adventures.'
  • Ross O'Gorman, age 9 - 'Ned thinks that he is an ordinary boy living a very ordinary life with an over protective father. On his thirteenth birthday, everything changes and he learns the truth.'
  • Josh Parcell, age 9 - 'Amazing 'out of this world' story.'
  • Zoe Basson, age 9 - 'When I read the blurb on the back of Ned's Circus of Marvels I thought that I would love it, but although there are some really wonderful characters, I wasn't that crazy about the writing.'
  • Tariq Mustfa, age 10 - 'Ned's Circus of Marvels is a marvel of a book...because it was so action packed you feel you have to read on...I would rate it five star'

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Synopsis

The Gold Thief by Justin Fisher

From the author of bestselling debut Ned's Circus of Marvels...Roll up, roll up, and prepare to be AMAZED AGAIN by Ned and the marvellous, magical, monstrous flying circus!

Ned and his family are trying to be ordinary except for the small fact that they AREN'T. AT ALL. Because on the run up to Christmas everything is ruined when all the world's gold goes missing, along with its leading scientists. Which doesn't really have anything to do with Ned...until it does. When an oily thief and his pet monster turn up at Ned's door, Ned finds himself on the run again...and racing to find out what this new villain wants. Meanwhile, in the shadows, a machine with a mind of its own vies for power, and mysterious men in grey suits are watching the Circus of Marvels' every move. Together with his best friend Lucy, his clockwork mouse and his shadow, Ned must use his growing magical powers to try to uncover a secret that could end them all...

Find out more at www.circusofmarvels.com

About the Author

Justin Fisher

Justin Fisher has been a designer, illustrator and animator for both film and television. He has designed title sequences for several Hollywood films, branded music TV channels and has worked extensively in advertising. But after many years of helping to tell other people's stories, he is now following a lifelong passion and writing his own. When not lost in a place he calls beyond the Veil, Justin lives with his wife and three young children in London. He has never worked in a circus but he can juggle. Sort of.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
432 pages

Author

Justin Fisher
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Publisher

HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Publication date

6th April 2017

ISBN

9780008124557

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