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The Book of Secrets

Written by Philip Caveney

Adventure Stories Fantasy / Magical Featured Books for 11+ readers Featured Books for 9+ readers

LoveReading View on The Book of Secrets

Crowd-pleasing comic drama

Bursting with ideas and vivid scenes, Philip Caveney’s new adventure is rollicking good reading. Orphan Boy makes his escape from life as a stable-hand (unpaid) to seek his fortune in distant Ravalan with his father’s book of inventions, but immediately runs into trouble in the shame of a pair of unscrupulous crooks. He’s saved by a girl called Lexi and her father’s band of travelling players. Together they make their way to Ravalan where the stories converge with suitable drama. The actors are as colourful as you could want, and there’s action and humour aplenty (peril too) together with just the right amount of romance. Great fun!

For more theatrical adventures Vivian French’s The Steam Whistle Theatre Company is excellent.

Andrea Reece

The Book of Secrets Synopsis

A brand new stand alone Middle Grade adventure from the author of Sebastian Darke, Philip Caveney.

Boy rides across the desert on a 'borrowed' horse. His destination? The great city of Cherabim. He carries with him the Book of Secrets, which contains his late father's brilliant inventions, one of which could change the world forever.

But Boy falls in with brigands who rob him and leave him for dead in the harsh desert sands. Then along comes Lexi with her group of eccentric travelling players -and it just so happens they are looking for a new leading man... Can he help them out by starring in their latest show? And can they help him out by tracking down the all important Book of Secrets.

A rollicking medieval romp where laughter and action abound in equal measure... and where danger lurks around every corner.

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ISBN: 9781912979141
Publication date: 02/04/2020
Publisher: UCLan Publishing
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781912979141
Publication date: 2nd April 2020
Author: Philip Caveney
Publisher: UCLan Publishing
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 180 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Adventure Stories, Fantasy / Magical

About Philip Caveney

Philip Caveney was born in North Wales in 1951 and now lives in Edinburgh.  His first novel, The Sins of Rachel Ellis was published in 1977 and he produced a series of adult thrillers over the following decades. His first novel for younger readers, Sebastian Darke: Prince of Fools was released in 2007 and was published all around the world. Since then, he has concentrated on writing exclusively for younger readers. He also writes under the pseudonym Danny Weston. Danny's debut novel The Piper won the Scottish Children’s Book Award in 2016 and in 2018, The Haunting of Jessop Rise was shortlisted ...

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