The Secrets of the Wild Wood
by Tonke Dragt
Pub Date 18 Dec 2018
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One of the King's most trusted knights has vanished in the snow, so young Sir Tiuri and his best friend Piak must journey into the shadowy heart of the forest to find him. The Wild Wood is a place of mysteries, rumours and whispered tales. A place of lost cities, ancient curses, robbers, princesses and Men in Green.
As the darkness surrounds him and reports grow of secret plots and ruthless enemies, Tiuri finds himself alone and fighting for survival - caught in a world where good and evil wear the same face, and the wrong move could cost him his life...
"Young Sir Tiuri, recently knighted following the events in The Letter for the King, finds the adventure he seeks deep in the mysterious Wild Wood. The translation flows smoothly and may well appeal to young fans of knightly adventure tales. . . An old-fashioned Arthurian-esque adventure for those who enjoy that genre's satisfying storytelling pleasures." — Kirkus Reviews
"Action-packed drama." - Daily Mail
"Thrilling." - Metro
"Fans will be delighted... The Secrets of the Wild Wood... takes Tiuri back into the perilous wood, forefronts some of the female characters and offers intrigue, action and escapism." - Sunday Times, Children's Books of the Year
"Adventures of the classic kind await in The Secrets of the Wild Wood." - Telegraph, Books of the Year
"Tiuri's adventures take a supernatural turn as he travels through the wild wood on the trail of a missing knight. It is a place of lost cities, robbers, unreliable princesses and mysterious men in green, all posing challenges to the intrepid hero. [This book] deserves readers of all ages." - Sunday Express
"A spellbinding tale that will appeal to the young and old." - The Lady
"Remarkable... rich in colour, action and verbal virtuosity... Between the pages are all the essential and traditional ingredients of a timeless and heroic tale with its motifs of friendship, love, courage, loyalty, chivalry... and vile villainy." - Lancashire Evening Post