The Basilisk's Lair

The Basilisk's Lair

by R. L. LaFevers, Kelly Murphy
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The Basilisk's Lair by R. L. LaFevers, Kelly Murphy

Nate Fludd, Beastologist, is back in the camel saddle in hot pursuit of a missing, deadly Basilisk—the King of Serpents. As if saving an entire Dhughani village from the Basilisk’s poisonous gaze isn’t difficult enough, Nate and Aunt Phil must begin to piece together the mystery of his parents’ disappearance and protect the lone copy of the Fludd Book of Beasts from a sinister man who always seem to be one step ahead of them. Pack your goggles, rue, and an extra pair of gloves and join Nate on another unbelievable adventure—there’s no rest for the world’s youngest beastologist-in-training!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780547488233
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 06/07/2010
Series: Nathaniel Fludd, Beastologist , #2
Sold by: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 1,119,989
Lexile: 680L (what's this?)
File size: 60 MB
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Age Range: 6 - 9 Years

About the Author

R.L. LaFevers lives in Southern California. Learn more at her website:

Kelly Murphy grew up surrounded by swamps and marshes that she explored with her six other siblings in southern New England. If you'd like to see more of Kelly's work, please visit 

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The Basilisk's Lair (Nathaniel Fludd, Beastologist Series #2) 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
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MissPrint More than 1 year ago
Nate Fludd, Beastologist in training, has just barely recovered from his adventure protecting the Phoenix egg and rescuing Aunt Phil from the Bedouin when adventure once again comes knocking while Nate is struggling with his (lacking) navigation skills. A basilisk, the King of the Serpents, is loose and must be contained before he destroys a Dhughani village and poisons the entire region's water supply. Nate would much rather return to London with his new pet/friend Greasle the Gremlin than trek through Africa with Aunt Phil and her secret weapon to face one of the most fearsome creatures documented in the Fludd's Book of Beasts. But where trouble goes, beastologists tend to follow. As he grapples with his own fears and the usual problems that come with dealing with beasts of a mythical nature, Nate might just find he's braver (and more of a beastologist) than he thought in The Basilisk's Lair (2010) by R. L. LaFevers with illustrations by Kelly Murphy. There are not enough words to say how much I love this series. Nathaniel Fludd is everything readers will want to see in a young hero. Murphy's illustrations perfectly capture the essence of the characters and the atmosphere of the story while LaFevers' writing creates a funny, exciting story that will appeal to readers of any age. The book comes equipped with a handy glossary of real (and imagined) terms to help readers better make sense of the slighly Steampunk world of Beastologists and the era of 1928. The series started with a powerhouse debut in Flight of the Phoenix and if this book is any indication, the series will only get better with each new installment. Possible Pairings: The Spiderwick Chronicles by Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi, The Fairy Tale Detectives by Michael Buckley, The Case of the Missing Marquess: An Enola Holmes Mystery by Nancy Springer
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read THE FIRST BOOK THE FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX but is this book more interesting
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Stephen Beers More than 1 year ago
I felt very sad at the begining , but the end is the happest moment
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TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
After saving the Phoenix from extinction, ten-year-old Nate continues his adventures with his Aunt Phil. This time they're headed to Africa to investigate the escape of a basilisk. Nate is supposed to "watch and learn" as his aunt deals with this dangerous and deadly beast that can kill with just a look. Unfortunately, things tend to go wrong when Nate and his best friend, Greasle (a gremlin), are around. Things won't be easy, especially when it seems someone released the basilisk on purpose. Not only must they recapture the basilisk, but Nate and Aunt Phil must find a way to protect the only copy of the Book of Beasts from a sinister man set on stealing it. This is a great series for readers of all ages to enjoy. The plot is quick-moving and exciting, keeping the reader turning the pages and hoping for more. I haven't had this much fun reading a series in a long time! I loved getting to know Nate, Aunt Phil, and Greasle in THE FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX, and was thrilled (and a little scared) to follow these characters into THE BASILISK'S LAIR. I can't wait to get my hands on Nate's next adventure as he scours the Welsh countryside for THE WYVERN'S TREASURE.
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