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Illmoor Chronicles: The Ratastrophe Catastrophe

Illmoor Chronicles: The Ratastrophe Catastrophe
 

When Diek fulfils his task, the council renege on their deal. Full of anger, Diek charms the children of Dullitch out of the city and disappears into the caves and woodland of the surrounding area. Jimmy and his useless friends Groan, a barbarian mercenary, and Gordo, a dwarf dec... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780340873977
Barcode 9780340873977
Published 15 July 2004 by Hachette Children's Books
Format Paperback, New edition
Alternate Format(s) View All (2 other possible title(s) available)
Author(s) By Stone, David Lee
Series Illmoor Chronicles (part: No. 1)
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ISBN-13 9780340873977
ISBN-10 0340873973
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Hachette Children's Books
Imprint Hodder Children's Books
Publication Date 15 July 2004
International Publication Date 15 January 2004
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Stone, David Lee
Series Illmoor Chronicles (part: No. 1)
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Fantasy & Magical Realism
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 126mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 17mm
Weight 220g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
Library of Congress Fantasy fiction - lcsh, Young adult fiction - lcsh
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 30895

Description of this Book

The Duke of Dullitch is in distress - several reports are coming in that the city is beginning to be over-run by a plague of rats. Naturally he has killed off all witnesses, but daily the problem is becoming more obvious. His corrupt council, led by the hapless ex-wizard Tambor has no solutions. He must send for mercenaries to rid his city of the rampant rodents. Heralds ride out from every gate, each hoping to bring back the saviour of the city. Part-time herald, full-time thief, and grandson to Tambor, Jimmy Quickstint is the lucky man - falling haphazardly upon the skills of Diek Wustapha - a charmer - recently inhabited by magic and suddenly irresistible to girls, sheep - and rats. Diek fulfils his task and is promised GBP500 for his troubles. But once the rats have gone, the council renege on their deal. Full of anger (and magic), Diek charms the children of Dullitch out of the city, playing on his mouth organ, where he disappears into the caves and woodland of the surrounding area. The Duke is now in despair. Jimmy and his useless friends Groan, a barbarian mercenary, and Gordo, a dwarf - decide they will bring the children back, and garner a huge reward. But their adventure is only just beginning!

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 'Fantasy adventure with a twist' -- THE SUNDAY TIMES Take a bucketful of Blackadder, mix in a dollop of Harry Potter, add a splash of Lord of the Rings, shake vigorously and you end up with this hilarious cocktail. -- Flipside 20050504

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Author's Bio

David, until recently an employee of Blockbuster video, has been creating the world of Illmoor since he was ten years old. He works as a freelance writer for SFX magazine. He lives on the coast in Kent and has a baby German Shepherd called Cher.

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