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Will Gallows and the Snake-Bellied Troll

Written by Derek Keilty

Illustrated by Jonny Duddle

Will Gallows and the Snake-Bellied Troll Synopsis

Will Gallows, a young elfling sky cowboy, rides out on a perilous 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.

Will Gallows and the Snake-Bellied Troll Press Reviews

With an epic journey, dramatic setting and a host of terrifying monsters, there's a thrill on every page. * Booktrust, Richard and Judy Book Club * Like Eoin Colfer, Derek Landy and Garret Carr, it is full of Irish wit, dystopian vision and musicality, merging three genres (SF, hard-boiled detective story and the Wild West) within a children's novel. Extremely funny and utterly bonkers. * The Times * I can't remember a book that so successfully merges two completely different genres so convincingly, and engagingly . . . I can easily recommend it. -- John Lloyd * TheBookbag.co.uk * A romping cowboy story with a difference, this is entertaining, action pack adventure set in a richly imagined fantasy world. -- Julia Eccleshare * Lovereading * Selected for the Blue Peter Book Club * Blue Peter Book Club *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781849392365
Publication date: 3rd February 2011
Author: Derek Keilty
Illustrator: Jonny Duddle
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 256 pages

About Derek Keilty

Derek began writing after making a new resolution in the year 2000 and hasn't looked back. He has a thriving schools program, storytelling and taking creative writing workshops around local schools. He lives in Northern Ireland with his wife, Elaine and has twin daughters, Sarah-Jane and Rebekah.

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