Killmaiden's Compendium of Uncommon Occurrences

 
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Killmaiden's Compendium of Uncommon Occurrences
Publisher Name
Inkwater Press
Published Date
January 07, 2013
ISBN Number
9781592998531
Killmaiden's Compendium of Uncommon Occurrences has deployed Explorers on expeditions to uncover the beauty and dark mysteries of the Wide World for over 500 years. Twelve-year old Scout Alexander Drake, has gone on many missions for the Compendium, but none as important as this one. He's going to find his father if he has to cross the Wide World to do it. He's taking his younger sister, their governess and an unexpected stowaway on his desperate assignment. Their journey will be one of the Compendium's greatest stories, if only they can return to tell it.

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A fantastic and engaging new world!
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I was blown away by how engaging and provocative this book is. Although it is reminiscent (in the best possible ways) of many gems for middle-grade and older children, from the Narnia classics to Harry Potter, there is so much more in it that will appeal to adults as well, who will appreciate the subtle and not-so-subtle differences between its world and our own, and who might even want to speculate on what might have led to those differences in this "alternative reality." I was impressed by how well the author crafted a book with such universal appeal--perfect for boys, girls, teenagers, and adults. And I can't wait for the sequel to learn of our foursome's further adventures!
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Universally appealing--great for boys, girls, teenagers, adults!
Reminiscent in the best possible way of books from the Narnia series to Harry Potter.
An engaging alternative world subtly different from our own.
Grabs you from the first page and keeps you reading.
Well written, well crafted.
Reading this book was like reading the first Harry Potter book; it is exciting to be in on the start of a great series!
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