Will Gallows and the Snake-bellied Troll by Derek Keilty

Will Gallows and the Snake-bellied Troll

Written by Derek Keilty
Part of the Will Gallows Series

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A romping cowboy story with a difference, this is entertaining, action pack adventure set in a richly imagined fantasy world. Elfling Will Gallows joins the sky cowboys and sets out on a quest to capture Noose Wormworx, an evil troll bandit wanted for killing Will’s father. Will’s search takes him to the underground city of Deadrock where he unearths a deadly secret. Will is a likeable new hero in a thrilling new environment.

A Richard and Judy Children's Book Club selection 2011 - Read by Yourself category.


Will Gallows and the Snake-bellied Troll by Derek Keilty

Will Gallows, a young elfling sky cowboy, rides out on a perilious quest to bring the evil snake-bellied troll bandit, Noose Wormworx, to justice. Noose is wanted for the murder of Will's pa - the former deputy sheriff of Oretown. Will's journey takes him deep into the heart of the West-Rock, to the dark underground city of Deadrock, where he soon uncovers a deadly secret that could spell disaster not only for Oretown, but for the whole of the West-Rock.

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'Wow, what a brilliant read. Fresh and original – and very funny too. This cowboy's
riding to an exciting new frontier in fiction.’ - Joseph Delaney, author of The Spook's

About the Author

Derek Keilty

Will Gallows and the Snake-Bellied Troll is Derek’s debut novel for children although
previously, he has published several educational books. He began writing in 2000 as a new millennium resolution and hasn’t looked back. Currently, he has a thriving schools program, storytelling and taking creative writing workshops around local schools. He lives in Northern Ireland with his wife, Elaine, who is Canadian, and has twin daughters, Sarah-Jane and Rebekah.

Click here to visit the Will Gallows website for more information about the author and the Will Gallow Books.

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256 pages
Interest Age: From 9


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Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

3rd February 2011




Publisher Profile

Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press

logo Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.

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