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February 2022 Book of the Month | We left the heroes of S.A. Patrick’s thrilling adventure quest in perilous circumstances: Patch and Barver, the dracogriff, were trapped in a magical prison and escape seemed impossible, while their heroic friend Wren was in an even more dangerous situation as a prisoner of the evil Piper of Hamelyn. It seemed that their efforts to thwart the Piper’s plans would come to nothing. If we’ve learned anything from these excellent stories however, it’s never to underestimate our unlikely heroes, their resilience or the strength that comes from their friendship. There are death-defying moments, scenes that will bring a lump to the throat and, even as the story draws to an end, twists and surprises. Congratulations to Patrick for creating such a striking world and such memorable characters, and for conjuring up so much pleasure for readers. To get the full impact, you do need to have read the previous two books, A Darkness of Dragons and A Vanishing of Griffins, but that just equals three times the pleasure. The Songs of Magic series A Darkness of Dragons A Vanishing of Griffins A Thunder of Monsters
Fans of S A Patrick’s fantasy novel A Darkness of Dragons will snatch up this sequel with real excitement – after all, in Patch Brightwater, Wren Cobble and Barver Knopferkerkle, he’s created the kind of characters readers really miss when the book ends. Reunited for more adventures, the three are faced with challenges and dangers galore as they try to thwart the wicked Hamelyn Piper. First on their to-do list however, is to rescue Patch’s friend Erner Whitlock from some very deep dungeons… The world the friends inhabit is full of surprises, for them as much as for readers, and their adventures crackle with magic and suspense. If you enjoy going on quests, untangling prophecies and, of course, spending time with characters who are brave, loyal and very good company, then these are the books for you. The Songs of Magic series A Darkness of Dragons A Vanishing of Griffins A Thunder of Monsters
A boy with a special talent, a girl transformed into a rat by magic, and a fire-breathing young dracogriff (half dragon, half griffin) – three friends, three unlikely heroes! In S A Patrick’s sparkling fantasy adventure they face sorcerers, bandits, imprisonment and mercenary armies, plus betrayal by the people they should be able to trust the most, and they face them all with courage, loyalty to each other and humour. Their arch enemy is the legendary Pied Piper no less, supposedly imprisoned for what he did in Hamelyn, but actually free and planning more wickedness against humans and dragons alike. It’s a story full of adventure and excitement, as well as characters readers will root for from the first – and best of all, there’s a sequel! Readers who enjoy Patch, Wren and Barver’s adventures will also enjoy Abi Elphinstone’s Rumblestar series and Michelle Harrison’s Widdershins Adventures. The Songs of Magic series A Darkness of Dragons A Vanishing of Griffins A Thunder of Monsters
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