Tuesday, November 06, 2012
23 October 2012, Greenwillow Books
Also reviewed for Young Adult Books Central
This series is based on the premise that there was at one point a world ruled by six wise badgers, which then exploded. Bits of the world and the creatures on them survived and were scattered around the sky, and are called the Sundered Lands. Esmerelda, the Princess of Darkness, had this fact revealed to her by reading the Badger Blocks, and is on a quest to find the six crowns of the ruling badgers. However, both the evil Captain Grizzletusk, a pirate, and Esmerelda's Aunt Millie. Esmerelda has a group of companions who are helping her in her quest, and the group gets into a variety of adventures and perilous circumstances along the way.
Strengths: Has many of the qualities of Brian Jacques' Redwall series, but is geared toward younger readers.
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