The Stones of Ravenglass (Chronicles of the Red King Series #2)

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The second book in NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling author Jenny Nimmo's new series chronicling the origin and the adventures of Charlie Bone's magical ancestor, the Red King!

Timoken, a magician king, has found a new home in a castle in Britain. But when an evil steward takes control of the castle, he imprisons Timoken and wreaks havoc on surrounding villages. With the help of Gabar, the talking camel, Timoken escapes and embarks on a...

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Overview


The second book in NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling author Jenny Nimmo's new series chronicling the origin and the adventures of Charlie Bone's magical ancestor, the Red King!

Timoken, a magician king, has found a new home in a castle in Britain. But when an evil steward takes control of the castle, he imprisons Timoken and wreaks havoc on surrounding villages. With the help of Gabar, the talking camel, Timoken escapes and embarks on a quest to find and rescue his friends, and build himself a kingdom to call home for good.

In this brand-new series, bestselling author Jenny Nimmo takes readers on an extraordinary quest with one of her most powerful and mysterious characters, the one who started it all for Charlie Bone.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

Praise for THE SECRET KINGDOM:
“[H]ighly appealing . . .” --PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
“Readers will be instantly drawn into the author's captivating and thrilling tale of magic and adventure. Nimmo . . . spins her magical web in this well-paced and expertly crafted tale.” --SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL
Praise for the CHARLIE BONE books:
“[An] exciting, fast-paced adventure tale…” --BOOKLIST
“A…worthwhile offering for…fantasy fans.” --SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL
From the Publisher
Praise for THE SECRET KINGDOM:
“[H]ighly appealing . . .” --PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
“Readers will be instantly drawn into the author's captivating and thrilling tale of magic and adventure. Nimmo . . . spins her magical web in this well-paced and expertly crafted tale.” --SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL Praise for the CHARLIE BONE books:
“[An] exciting, fast-paced adventure tale…” --BOOKLIST
“A…worthwhile offering for…fantasy fans.” --SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL
Children's Literature - Lisette Baez
This is book two of an exciting new series "Chronicles of the Red King" by the award-winning author of the "Charlie Bone" series. This new magical adventure finds Timoken, a lost king from a secret kingdom, imprisoned and desperately trying to find a way out. He wishes to create a new kingdom for himself and his friends. What ensues is an extraordinary adventure with exciting characters and a thrilling twist and turn plot. Incorporating all the great elements of fantasy, the reader will encounter Gabar the talking camel, a mystifying wizard, an ironically friendly dragon and the infamous magic moon's spider cloak. After much persistence, Timoken escapes but finds himself amongst more turmoil as he tries to make his way through the forest and its dark magic. Although he has his friends at his side, Timoken isn't sure if he can keep those closest to him safe. Will he be able to provide another safe kingdom for his new found friends? Will his magic be strong enough to fight the darkness that surrounds him? This is an exciting new series that will captivate young readers with its exciting plot and magical elements. Reviewer: Lisette Baez
Kirkus Reviews
A prequel spun off from the Charlie Bone series slogs through a second episode hobbled by an unwieldy cast, a Eurocentric attitude, and convenient magic that overcomes all obstacles without much ado. The British castle that the 200-year-old preteen and future Red King Timoken had thought a new home in The Secret Kingdom (2011) has turned instead into a prison. There's nothing for it but to fly off atop his mild-mannered camel Gabar in search of a site where he can build a castle of his own. They acquire a crusty Merlin-esque wizard, a chubby dragon and over a dozen fugitive children as companions on the way and are later joined by more characters from the opener. With their help, he fends off repeated attacks from malign spirits and mailed "conquerors," while constructing a luxurious palace overnight with help from "spirit ancestors." Though neatly folding in connections between Timoken and his distant descendant Charlie, Nimmo endows her protagonist with such overwhelming powers that all the threats and tasks with which he is faced are but momentary challenges, quickly dealt with. More problematically, in a doubtless well-meant but parochial effort to distinguish Timoken from the general herd of boy wizards the author repeatedly dubs him a generic "African"--and even describes his palace as "more African than British," whatever that means. A weakly plotted, overpopulated and only fitfully suspenseful follow-up. (author interview) (Fantasy. 10-12)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780439846745
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/1/2012
  • Series: Chronicles of the Red King Series , #2
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 200,921
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author


Jenny Nimmo is the author of the NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling Children of the Red King series as well as GRIFFIN'S CASTLE, THE DRAGON'S CHILD, and the award-winning Magician Trilogy, all published by Orchard Books. Several of her books have been awarded and shortlisted for the Smarties Prize, the Carnegie Medal, the Whitbread Award, and the WH Smith Mind-Boggling Books Award. She lives with her husband in an old mill in Wales.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2013

    Read this

    This is a great series. Also sister is spelled S-I-S-T-E-R.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2012

    Awesome

    1st book was awesome i feel sorry for the red kings siser

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2014

    It was great

    Should i get the last one

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2014

    I dunno...

    There really wasn't much of a story here. If something goes wrong, magic fixes it. There's no central conflict, no main villian, nothing!

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