New Lands (The Chronicles of Egg Series #2)

New Lands (The Chronicles of Egg Series #2)

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by Geoff Rodkey
     
 

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“Lemony Snicket meets Pirates of the Caribbean, with a sprinkling of Tom Sawyer for good measure.”—Rick Riordan, bestselling author

After a narrow escape from Deadweather Island, Egg and his slightly deranged partner Guts head for the remote New Lands. They’re in search of the lost Okalu tribe, who hold the key to the mysterious

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“Lemony Snicket meets Pirates of the Caribbean, with a sprinkling of Tom Sawyer for good measure.”—Rick Riordan, bestselling author

After a narrow escape from Deadweather Island, Egg and his slightly deranged partner Guts head for the remote New Lands. They’re in search of the lost Okalu tribe, who hold the key to the mysterious treasure map that Egg can't decipher. But the ruthless Roger Pembroke is hard on Egg's trail, and the New Lands are full of new enemies—against which our heroes' only weapons are their brains, their courage...and the two dozen swear words Guts just memorized in the local tongue.

They're going to need help. But who can they trust? Is Kira, the beautiful and heavily armed Okalu refugee, their ally…or their enemy? Is Pembroke's daughter Millicent on Egg's side…or her father's? Why on earth is the notorious pirate Burn Healy being so nice to them? And the biggest question of all: what shocking secret is Egg about to discover in the shadow of an ancient Okalu temple?

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Praise for NEW LANDS (Book Two in the Chronicles of Egg series):
 
 FROM KIRKUS REVIEWS:
“Egg’s narration, fresh and funny as ever, keeps readers engaged with the increasingly complicated plot. Occasionally gruesome, often funny and full of suspense, this one is sure to win Egg some new fans.”
 
 
FROM BCCB:
“The plot follows a classic adventure arc but remains nonetheless surprising: the characters never quite behave in expected ways, making unpredictable choices . . . Even though the world is fictional, the portrayal of the Native tribes and their culture and interactions with Egg and Pembroke may make for some interesting comparisons to Robinson Crusoe and Treasure Island.”

FROM LMC:
“Rodkey has written another imminently readable book for boys and girls who want a hero they can relate to. The book is fast-paced, funny, and is greatly enhanced by the narrative tone of Egg, who makes the incredible seem believable.”

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Praise for DEADWEATHER AND SUNRISE (Book One in the Chronicles of Egg series):
 
Amazon Best Books of the Year 2012
Chicago Public Library Best of the Best 2012
 
 
“This is a rip-roaring debut… I highly recommend you grab a copy… The best way I can describe it is Lemony Snicket meets Pirates of the Caribbean, with a sprinkling of Tom Sawyer for good measure.”
RICK RIORDANNew York Times bestselling author of the Percy Jackson series.
 
 
STARRED REVIEW FROM BCCB: 
“. . . a high-seas adventure in the grandest tradition, featuring epic maritime battles, elusive hidden treasures, tender romance, and of course, pirates—lots and lots of pirates. The fast-paced swashbuckling will surely satisfy fans of adventure, but it's really Egg's narration that makes this pirate story rise above its counterparts. Wittily observant and self-deprecating, Egg relays the series of absurd events that precede his escape from Deadweather with a fair amount of humor, while his decision to avenge the deaths of his family—despite their mistreatment of him—lends the tale a certain nobility.”

FROM THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE:
“What a wonderful hybrid plot: islands, buried treasure, a lad avenging violence against his family, sea voyages, tourist cruises, real pirates, fake pirates for the tourist trade, and leftover pirates, too maimed for sea work. . . . Egg's flat, fatalistic, practical and hilarious narrative tone keeps this wild profusion of plot elements (and island hopping) in balance in this, Book 1, of "The Chronicles of Egg," making a reader look forward to more.”
 
 
FROM KIRKUS REVIEWS:
“Self-deprecating and funny, Egg’s first-person account is compelling, and the dialogue and vivid setting, as well as the full cast of quirky characters, make it easy to get lost in this adventure.”
 
 
FROM PUBLISHERS WEEKLY:
“In this rousing debut novel . . . Egg’s struggle to stay alive takes him from one death-defying scenario to the next with breakneck speed … the overall effect is more comedic than terrifying, as Rodkey combines humor and adventure.”
 
 
FROM BOOKLIST:
“[O]ur hero’s first-person sassiness, smarts, and romantic frustration . . . are absolutely entertaining. Along with some good and gory descriptions (after all, pirates really aren’t that nice), this introduction to the Chronicles of Egg series is pure fun.”

 

School Library Journal
Gr 5–8—Rodkey continues the story of two reluctant heroes that began in Deadweather and Sunrise (Putnam, 2012). Following the death of his parents at the hands of Roger Pembroke, Egg and his friend, Guts, have set across the Blue Sea to the New Lands in search of the treasure of the Fire King. Helping the boys along the way are Millicent, the girl Egg is in love with and the daughter of Roger Pembroke himself, and Kira, a local from an ancient and mysterious tribe that may hold the secret to the treasure. Before they can find it, though, Egg and his companions will have to find a way to escape the many dangers that confront them. This fun title is sure to please adventure fans. The text is accessible, moves at an exciting pace, and always keeps readers guessing as to what will come next. Fans of the first book will definitely want the opportunity to continue the story.—Ryan F. Paulsen, New Rochelle High School, NY
Kirkus Reviews
The second installment of the Chronicles of Egg delivers more danger, diabolical plots and dastardly villains than the first, and that's saying a lot. A few short weeks after teenagers Egg and Guts arrive via pirate ship in Cartage, supposed home of the treasure they seek, they are kidnapped by enemies. Lucky for them, they are soon rescued by Millicent--Egg's love interest and daughter of evil Roger Pembroke, who is also trying to find the treasure in hopes that it will enable him to rule the world--and Kira, new friend to Egg and Guts and member of the Okalu tribe to whom the treasure once belonged. The four spunky teens trek deep into the wilderness in search of an Okalu elder to help them translate the treasure map that Egg carries only in his memory. Along the way, there is bartering for supplies, severe illness, bickering and good-natured fun until the group is captured by Moku--enemies of the Okalu and Pembroke conspirators--and Egg discovers that his family, whom he thought murdered by Pembroke, is still alive, if not for long. Egg's narration, fresh and funny as ever, keeps readers engaged with the increasingly complicated plot. Occasionally gruesome, often funny and full of suspense, this one is sure to win Egg some new fans. (Adventure. 10-14)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101603376
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
05/02/2013
Series:
Chronicles of Egg Series , #2
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
832,079
Lexile:
830L (what's this?)
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
Raves for New Lands

"The plot follows a classic adventure arc but remains nonetheless surprising: the characters never quite behave in expected ways . . . Even though the world is fictional, the portrayal of the Native tribes and their culture and interactions with Egg and Pembroke may make for some interesting comparisons to Robinson Crusoe and Treasure Island. Fans of Egg will be glad for the sequel and anxious for the concluding installment."—BCCB

"The second installment of the Chronicles of Egg delivers more danger, diabolical plots and dastardly villains than the first, and that’s saying a lot . . .  Egg’s narration, fresh and funny as ever, keeps readers engaged with the increasingly complicated plot. Occasionally gruesome, often funny and full of suspense, this one is sure to win Egg some new fans."—Kirkus Reviews

Meet the Author

Geoff Rodkey (www.chroniclesofegg.com) is the Emmy-nominated writer of such hit films as Daddy Day CareRV, and the Disney Channel's Good Luck Charlie, It'sChristmas. He grew up in Freeport, Illinois and began his writing career on his high school newspaper. His early writing credits include the educational video game Where In the World Is Carmen Sandiego? and the non-educational MTV series Beavis and Butthead. Geoff currently lives in New York City with his wife and three sons. They do not have any pets, mostly because the whole experience with the goldfish was just too upsetting.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a fast-paces and wonderful second installment to The Chronicles of Egg series. I Just love Egg and Guts and I really enjoyed the addition of Kira to the team. New Lands is laugh out loud funny. A truly enjoyable read. Not to be missed. 
Carstairs38 More than 1 year ago
Egg’s Journey of Danger Continues Egg and Guts are heading to New Lands in an attempt to follow the map that Egg has memorized to the location of the ancient treasure left hidden years ago. However, they are warned that the people of Pella Nonna, the city in this continent, will kill them on sight because they are a different race. Worse yet, if they somehow survive that, they will need to journey into the parts of this land inhabited by the Natives, some of whom will also kill them on sight. Will they be able to survive long enough to get the help they need in their quest? Since I enjoyed the first book, I was very much looking forward to reading this book, and I wasn’t disappointed in the slightest. Everything I enjoyed about the first book was back – fasted paced plot, great characters, and fun humor. I will admit at one point I was thinking the plot was beginning to slow, but then it jumped to lightning speed for the rest of the book. Since this book is a continuation of the story started in the first one, I highly recommend you read them in order. That won’t be an issue at all since you’ll find yourself hooked on both of them in no time. Now, to await Egg’s final adventure. It can’t come soon enough for me. NOTE: I won an ARC of this book in a contest. The review is still my own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No words just amazing all of the egg books are!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Epic
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like it a little romace and adventure
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cool