The Underground Princess

The Underground Princess

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781622533305
Publisher: Evolved Publishing
Publication date: 04/22/2015
Series: Balderdash Saga , #1
Edition description: Second Edition Softcover
Pages: 114
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.24(d)
Age Range: 6 - 11 Years

About the Author

AUTHOR: Joseph Wade Zulauf III wears many hats while walking the streets of the writing world. He started with a focus on the short story, first winning the Marjorie Flack Award for Fiction. Then he became one of the editors for Daylight Dims, a horror anthology. He now works as an author at Evolved Publishing, where he created the chapter book series The Balderdash Saga. To find out more, please visit his website at

ILLUSTRATOR: Luke Spooner a.k.a. 'Carrion House' and 'Hoodwink House,' currently lives and works in the South of England. Having recently graduated from the University of Portsmouth with a first class degree, he is now a full time illustrator for just about any project that peaks his interest. Despite regular forays into children's books and fairy tales, for which he has won awards for literary and artistic merit, his true love lies in anything macabre, melancholy or dark in nature and essence. He believes that the job of putting someone else's words into a visual form, to accompany and support their text, is a massive responsibility - as well as being something he truly treasures.

EDITOR: Lane Diamond has over 120 published books to his editing credit, including many multiple award-winners, across many genres and styles.

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The Underground Princess (The Balderdash Saga, #1) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this book! My daughter is 7 and is obsessed with these amazing books. I love them myself. She has 3 so far and has asked for the rest for Christmas. I promise you and your children will not be disappointed with these series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The content and world is unique to any I've read. It's an underground kingdom where some drama goes down, but you really end up digging the characters and the story is fun paced with some pretty cool illustrations.
hanras More than 1 year ago
Such graphic detail, you can't miss much with this story. Not only did it keep my 11 year old daughter glued, it did me as well. I enjoyed this twist on the princess with her happily ever after. I did get a huge kick out the knight/pirate! so funny! Great novel for all ages!
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Lit Amri for Readers' Favorite The Underground Princess (The Balderdash Saga, Book 1 of Lower Grade Adventure) by J.W. Zulauf is a story about Princess Scarlet who lives in the underground kingdom, Balderdash, under Ashcroft village’s graveyard. Scarlet dreams of falling in love and living happily ever after, but her father, King Hurlock, find her wish nonsensical as they are not humans anymore but resurrected corpses. He worries about her safety a lot, especially when his enemy Maleer constantly tries to dethrone him. However, it seems that Scarlet might get her wish. A prince has died in a hunting accident and will be buried in the Ashcroft graveyard. King Hurlock sees this as an answer to Scarlet’s yearning, where the prince can possibly be her one true love. Unfortunately, Maleer initiates his evil plan and Scarlet has to act quickly to save the kingdom. The ensemble cast is quirky and compelling, a fantastical depiction of what the existence between life and death would likely be. With a touch of the macabre, The Underground Princess is entertaining and fast-paced; it’s perfect for bedtime reading. It’s also a great book and series to entice reluctant young readers. The cover art and illustrations by Luke Spooner are simply grand. They really complement the story well. While this series may be aimed at 6 to 12-year-olds, it’s no stretch to imagine older readers getting a kick out of the story as well. The Balderdash Saga is unique and stands out from the rest. Simply put, this is an excellent work from Zulauf.
MotherDaughterBookReviews More than 1 year ago
A Little Gem of a Book Featuring Exceptional Writing ~ The Underground Princess is a fabulous and unique book that completely took me by surprise. It features exceptional writing, relatable characters, and a very clever plot with underlying messages about loyalty, courage, beauty, and love. I highly recommend this book to children ages 6 to 12 as a great read-aloud book or for those interested in reading something with a touch of macabre.