Prisoner of the Black Hawk

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Hachette Australia, Mar 31, 2015 - Juvenile Fiction - 256 pages
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In the second thrilling instalment of the Mapmaker Chronicles by Australian author A.L. Tait, Quinn is taken prisoner by a ruthless enemy.


Tomas laughed. 'You think that's terrifying? Wait till you meet the pescarn . . . they will eat the flesh off your bones in minutes.'

In the second book in this thrilling series, Mapmaker Quinn is far from home in an exotic land filled with dangerous creatures and ruthless enemies.

When he is betrayed by someone close to him and comes face-to-face with blood-thirsty pirates, he has to decide once and for all who is a friend and who is a foe . . .

Is this the end of the race for Quinn - or just the beginning of another incredible adventure in The Mapmaker Chronicles?


'Not since Emily Rodda's Deltora Quest series has there been such an exciting adventure tale from an Australian author. Echoes of Robinson Crusoe make this feel like a classic with a new twist, and it's perfect for readers aged 8 to 12 who are looking for some escapism in the sea of contemporary stories.' - Readings

'Great white beasts and would-be pirates will capture the attention of young readers ... recommended for fans of adventure books from Emily Rodda and Andrew McGahan.' - Bookseller and Publisher


'Buy it immediately for any lad over eight who is a keen reader.' - Readingtree.com.au


The Mapmaker Chronicles

1. Race to the End of the World
2. Prisoner of the Black Hawk
3. Breath of the Dragon (October 2015)

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About the author (2015)

A.L. Tait, who writes fiction and non-fiction for adults under another name, grew up dreaming of world domination. Unfortunately, at the time there were only alphabet sisters B.L. and C.A. and long-suffering brother M.D.M. to practise on...and parents who didn't look kindly upon sword fights, plank-walking or thumbscrews. But dreams don't die and THE MAPMAKER CHRONICLES, the author's first series of books for children, is the result. A.L. lives in country NSW with a family, a garden and four goldfish.