Race to the End of the World, Book 1
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)
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - MollyGroff - LibraryThing
Ohh...I love this book! A gread fantasty with lots of adventure and danger. I love the premise: racing to the end of the world to make a map of the world for the king. I love the quick, clever characters and the setting of being at sea. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - bookwyrmm - LibraryThing
An action-packed MG fantasy with two strong leads that really leaves you wanting more. Read full review
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