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Free Lance and the Dragon's Hoard

Written by Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell

Illustrated by Chris Riddell

Adventure Stories Featured Books for 11+ readers Featured Books for 9+ readers Historical Fiction

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Interest Age 8-12  Reading Age 8  |   In a nutshell: cleverly written, brilliantly illustrated, thoroughly accessible adventure

Free Lance, the hero of this excellent trilogy, starts this adventure skint as a juggler’s monkey, so when a rich, if shifty, merchant offers him fifty gold coins to get him safely home, of course Lance says yes.  You’d think he’d have learned by now to stop and think first. The adventure that follows sees him camping overnight on a haunted plain, scene of a deadly battle, fighting off assassins, and facing an enormous dragon. Will he get to ride off into the sunset for a happy ending? You’ll have to read it. The Free Lance books are perfect mini-sagas, tributes to the ancient stories, action-packed but with room for plenty of wit and Lance’s own brand of wisdom. Unmissable.  ~ Andrea Reece

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 8+

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Free Lance and the Dragon's Hoard Synopsis

The final installment in the hilarious daring adventures of Free Lance the courageous mercenary knight, from the bestselling duo behind The Edge Chronicles, Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell.

It should have been an easy job for Free Lance; protect the wealthy merchant and his jewels on a journey home, nothing out of the ordinary. But Free Lance ends up with a lot more than he bargained for when the villagers cry dragon. Can he save the beautiful damsel in distress and live to fight another day?

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 8+

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ISBN: 9781781127162
Publication date: 15/02/2018
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781781127162
Publication date: 15th February 2018
Author: Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell
Illustrator: Chris Riddell
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 104 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Adventure Stories, Historical Fiction
Recommendations: Super-readable Dyslexia-friendly

About Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell

Paul Stewart was born in London. He is a graduate of Lancaster University and of the University of East Anglia's creative writing course. For several years he taught English as a foreign language in Sri Lanka. Returning to England, he continued teaching before becoming a full-time writer.He is a highly regarded author of books for young readers - everything from picture books to football stories, fantasy and horror. His first book was published in 1988 and he has since worked for a number of publishers and had over fifty titles published. Together with Chris Riddell, he is co-creator of the ...

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