The Forever Court (Knights of the Borrowed Dark Book 2)

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Pub Date 06 Apr 2017 | Archive Date 20 Apr 2017

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The second book in the brilliant Knights of the Borrowed Dark trilogy, perfect for fans of Skulduggery Pleasant.

Life is returning to normal for Denizen Hardwick. Well, the new normal, where he has to battle monsters in quiet Dublin bookshops and constantly struggle to contain the new powers he has been given by Mercy, the daughter of the Endless King. But Denizen may need those powers sooner than he thinks - not only are the Tenebrous stirring again but the Order of the Borrowed Dark face a new threat from much closer to home...

The second book in the brilliant Knights of the Borrowed Dark trilogy, perfect for fans of Skulduggery Pleasant.

Life is returning to normal for Denizen Hardwick. Well, the new normal, where he has to...


Advance Praise

Praise for Knights of the Borrowed Dark:

“Scary and funny – my two favourites. Dave Rudden is more than a rising star, he is a shooting star”  Eoin Colfer (Author & Irish Children’s Laureate)

'I'm also enjoying KNIGHTS OF THE BORROWED DARK, a YA fantasy-thriller by Dave Rudden. Clever and dark and fun'' R. L. Steine (via Twitter!)

'This debut...is action-packed, atmospheric and powerfully imagined. But it is most notable for writerly wit and unexpected turns of phrase. . . this is engaging storytelling for any age’ Sunday Times

“Dave Rudden writes brilliantly: his sentences are full of surprises, his ideas are shiny and fluid or sharp and shocking.'  TES

5-star GoodReads Reviews

“A thoroughly enjoyable read. The world is excellently constructed, accompanied by an engrossing plot with a humorous undertone. I imagine most fans of Pratchett and Gaiman would enjoy this book' GoodReads Reviwer

Praise for Knights of the Borrowed Dark:

“Scary and funny – my two favourites. Dave Rudden is more than a rising star, he is a shooting star”  Eoin Colfer (Author & Irish Children’s Laureate)

'I'm...


Marketing Plan

The war against shadows continues.

It's happening in bookshops and libraries

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The war against shadows continues.

It's happening in bookshops and libraries

If you love Knights of the Borrowed Dark and The Forever Court tell the world using #KOTBD @PuffinBooks and...


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This definitely seems like the next Harry Potter, certainly there were many overlapping themes. I won't list every theme, But both protagonists are orphaned and then suddenly introduced to a 'fantasy' world (since the word magic was so disliked in the book I'll stay away from it) , however the overlap certainly doesn't take away from the quality of the prose. I personally adore the writing style, it feels as if I reading Roal Dahl. The descriptions of events, place and people are in the same comical and observant format. It's definitely a book to be aimed at the 10-18 age range. Although I would say that adults could easily enjoy this too. The beautiful thing about this book, as well is that boys will enjoy reading it immensely. Many children and YA books that are popular are aimed at girls, or narrated by a female protagonist. Which in no way is bad, however I tend to feel that this is off putting for boys and thus is reducing the number of books being read by boys. I only hope that the author does not do as JKR did, by aiming the story and prose towards adults when it becomes clear an older audience have taken interest.

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My son is a big fan of the Percy Jackson and Magnus Chase books so he loved these books. He was absorbed for days

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Thoroughly enjoyable children's book. The author has a marvellously subversive way with words, clever similes jostle for place with mixed metaphors. The story races along with the 13 year old hero struggling with his wayward hair, falling in love and evil shadow monsters. The characters grow and change as alliances change and new threats come into play. Im lookng forward to the third part of the trilogy.

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I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Dave Rudden and Penguin Random House UK Children’s for this opportunity (this review is for both book 1 and 2). I started reading Knights of the Borrowed Dark without having ever heard about either the author or the book and having no more information than what the synopsis provides. Having finished the books I can't believe I'd never heard of them before! I absolutely loved them and they rightfully earned the top spot on my list of favourite books. My only complaints are that Spring 2018 is too long a wait to get to read the third book and that none of my friends have read them so I have no one to spend hours talking about it with. I feel like there's so many things I have to say about these books but on the other hand I feel like anything I say about them will fall short of even beginning to describe how awesome they are so I'll just end my review by encouraging everyone to give them a go. Also, while the orphan suddenly becomes a hero or has their entire world change drastically is definitely an overused storyline, these books are nothing like all other books with that kind of storyline that I've read so don't let that put you off.

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Compelling and exciting, I couldn't put this down! Looking forward to the final instalment next Spring.

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