Waiting on Wednesday: Rumblestar
Written by Abi Elphinstone
Published by Simon and Schuster UK
Publication date: 30th May 2019
Summary (From publisher’s website/ Goodreads):
‘Imaginative, adventurous and wonderful’ Robin Stevens, author of A Murder Most Unladylike series
‘The Unmapped Chronicles series is irresistible’ Lauren St John, author of The White Giraffe
‘Abi Elphinstone has created a complete world so believably and effortlessly, I can only marvel’ Piers Torday, author of The Last Wild Trilogy
‘Brimming with enchantment and adventure’ Catherine Doyle, author of The Storm Keeper’s Island
‘Abi Elphinstone is proving to be a worthy successor to CS Lewis’ The Times
‘Adventures are unpredictable and often terribly badly behaved – a bit like pickled onions if you’ve ever tried to fork one on a plate – but they have a way of unlocking people and turning them upside down so that all the astonishing things fizzing around inside them start to tumble out…’
Eleven-year-old Casper Tock hates risks, is allergic to adventures and shudders at the thought of unpredictable events. So, it comes as a nasty shock to him when he accidentally stumbles into Rumblestar, an Unmapped Kingdom full of magical beasts.
All Casper wants is to find a way home, but Rumblestar is in trouble. An evil harpy called Morg is sending her followers, the Midnights, into the kingdom to wreak havoc and pave the way for her to steal the Unmapped magic for herself. But Casper cannot turn a blind eye because the future of his own world, he discovers, is bound up with that of the Unmapped Kingdoms.
And so, together with Utterly Thankless, a girl who hates rules and is allergic to behaving, and her miniature dragon, Arlo, Casper embarks upon an adventure full of cloud giants, storm ogres and drizzle hags. Can he, Utterly and Arlo, the unlikeliest of heroes, save the Unmapped Kingdoms and our world from the clutches of Morg and her Midnights?
Live a life filled with adventure with Abi Elphinstone in this brand NEW series where a whole new world is waiting to be discovered…
Why I can’t wait to read this:
- The summary sounds absolutely delectable – magic, monsters and hidden kingdoms! Yes please!
- There is a miniature dragon. It is proven that books are made better by the presence of dragons, particularly if they’re miniature and called Arlo!
- Both Caspar and Utterly Thankless sound like fantastic characters – a boy who doesn’t really want an adventure but is pulled into one and a girl who is allergic to rules. There are so many possibilities here!
- Abi Elphinstone has already proven her ability to build an immersive, convincing world full of magic and I think that she just keeps on getting better – I can’t wait to see what she will imagine for this world!
- Lots of authors whose books I adore have loved this so it is sure to be brilliant!
What do you think?
Does this sound like the kind of book you would enjoy?
Will you be reading this or do you have any other anticipated releases you would recommend to me?
Let me know in the comments!
See some other Waiting on Wednesday posts here: When the Mountains Roared, The Exact Opposite of Okay, To Kill a Kingdom, Starfish, The Gloaming, The Smoke Thieves, The Way You Make Me Feel, The Queens of Innis Lear, Legendary, Nyxia Unleashed, Bright Ruin, A Thousand Beginnings and Endings, Empress of All Seasons, Tempests and Slaughter, Grim Lovelies, The Glass of Lead and Gold, Storm Witch, The Way Past Winter, The Gilded Wolves, Fierce Fairytales, Descendant of the Crane. Dragon Pearl, Last of Her Name. The Familars. A Pinch of Magic, A Witch Come True, The Winter of the Witch. Once Upon a River, A Curse So Dark and Lonely, Shadowscent, Romanov. Echo North, The Wicked King, The Priory of the Orange Tree, Spin the Dawn, Master of Sorrows, Asha and the Spirit Bird, A Treason of Thorns, We Rule The Night, Perfectly Preventable Deaths.
Thanks for reading!