Race to the End of the World, Book 1

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Hachette Australia, Oct 14, 2014 - Juvenile Fiction - 256 pages
Shortlisted for The Readings Children's Book Prize 2015

Adventure and danger lie just off the edge of the map in this swashbuckling new trilogy!

Quinn's older brothers may long for adventure, but he is content with a quiet life on the farm. Destiny, however, has other plans.

The King is determined to create the first map of the world and has scoured the kingdom for boys who could become mapmakers. When Quinn is chosen for the King's training school, he's amazed - but that is nothing compared to his shock when he is selected as one of the three mapmakers and finds himself on board a ship, competing for the big prize.

So begins Quinn's reluctant journey deep into the unknown, on a ship captained by a slave, with a stowaway girl on board, and a mysterious sea monster that seems to be following them. Hot on their trail are the other competitors for the King's prize, who will stop at nothing to win.

The Mapmaker Chronicles: Race to the End of the World is packed with action, adventure and intrigue, as Quinn battles unexpected enemies, discovers strange new lands and tries to conceal two very big secrets from his crewmates...

'Not since Emily Rodda's Deltora Quest series has there been such an exciting adventure tale from an Australian author' - Readings

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


Chapter Four
Chapter Eight
Chapter Nine
Chapter Eleven
Chapter Twelve
Chapter Fourteen
Prisonerof the Black Hawk

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About the author (2014)

THE MAPMAKER CHRONICLES is the first children's book for A.L. Tait, who has previously published fiction and non-fiction for adults under another name. A.L. Tait is based in country NSW.