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Grim and Grimmer

 

Awkward Ike, who is useless at everything except
drawing, has just been expelled from school. He touches a magnificent
pen and hears a girl crying out for help. Ike draws a door on
the wall and finds himself in the land of Wychwold

Within ten minutes he has accidentally betrayed
a princess to the wicked Fey Queen, Emajicka. Then Ike is caught
and chained to a guard imp called Nuckl that wants to eat his
liver. With the aid of a thief girl, Mellie, Ike escapes and
they set out to rescue the princess.

But the Fey Queen is stealing the children
of Grimmery for her Collection. She bathes in their nightmares
to relieve her own, and there is one nightmare she wants most
of all – Ike’s.

 

GRIM & GRIMMER

The series consists of:

  1. The Headless Highwayman
  2. The Grasping Goblin
  3. The Desperate Dwarf (coming March
    2011)
  4. The Calamitous Queen (coming June
    2011)

Publisher: Scholastic Australia
http://www.scholastic.com.au/
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Grim & Grimmer Book 1

Hysterical horror, hopeless heroes –

Grim and Grimmer

The Headless Highwayman

Publisher: Scholastic Australia
Paperback, 280 pages

The Fey Queen, Emajicka, is stealing the children
of Grimmery for her Collection. She bathes in their nightmares
to relieve her own. There is one nightmare she wants most of
all.

If Ike had stayed home that Tuesday, he would
not have betrayed a princess or robbed a murderous queen. He
would not have been tied to an insane imp desperate to eat his
liver. He certainly would not have floated across a strange land
on an impossible rescue mission, powered by exploding manure.
Nor would he have tried to escape via that disastrous troll-bum
door.

But can he ever escape the Nightmare Queen?

 

REVIEWS

“The funniest horror story you’ll read in a
long while – Ian Irvine is a master of fantasy and this is the
best yet.” Good Reading.

“The Headless Highwayman is the first book
in the Grim and Grimmer series from fantasy genius Ian Irvine,
who manages to create a world which is believable, thrilling
and funny all rolled into one.” Aussiereviews.com.

“Entertainingly written in an energetic, descriptive
style. An extraordinary fantasy world. Fast and furious and very
funny.” Reading Time.

“Irvine has great fun creating his world .
Funny and fast-paced, Ike’s story reads briskly, leaved with
a little horror and a dash of scatological humour. A fun adventure
for upper-primary readers. Recommended.” Bookseller and Publisher.

“The fun explodes off every page.” Richard
Harland, international bestselling author of Worldshaker. www.richardharland.net

“A wonderful tale. Delightfully dark and delicious.” Jacq
Ellem, www.hittheroadjacq.com

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The Grasping Goblin

 

Grim and Grimmer 2

The Grasping Goblin

Publisher: Scholastic Australia
Paperback, 280 pages

The Nightmare Queen is hunting Ike and Mellie.
A spell from forbidden Gobbeloon might stop her, but it won’t
be easy to get. On the way Ike will be struck blind, forced to
eat maggot soup and carried by an enraged demon, upside down
with his bum hanging out, right across Grimmery.

Then he picks up a bolt of frozen lightning.
Bad move.
Oh, yes, Ike dies in this story.
And he still can’t avoid the Nightmare Queen’s cruel vengeance.

In this excellent book you will encounter lunatics,
night-gaunts, a punning rat and a compulsive liar. Not to mention
the most cunning enemy Ike has ever faced – the wicked goblin,
Aigo.

 

REVIEWS

“The Grasping Goblin takes the two reluctant
heroes on a very wild ride . very funny too, as well as dangerous,
gory and grotty. A grand adventure.” Aussiereviews.com.

“Entertainingly written in an energetic, descriptive
style. An extraordinary fantasy world. Fast and furious and very
funny.” Reading Time.

“Irvine has great fun creating his world .
Funny and fast-paced, Ike’s story reads briskly, leaved with
a little horror and a dash of scatological humour. A fun adventure
for upper-primary readers. Recommended.” Bookseller and Publisher.

“The funniest horror story you’ll read in a
long while – Ian Irvine is a master of fantasy and this is the
best yet.” Good Reading.

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Grim & Grimmer Book 3

Coming March 2011

Hysterical horror, hopeless heroes –

Grim and Grimmer 3

The Desperate Dwarf

Publisher: Scholastic Australia
Paperback, 280 pages

It’s not easy to be a hero when your bum is
the size of an airship and you’re bobbing around the ceiling,
mocked by angry dwarves.

Mellie has stolen the unluckiest charm in Wychwold
and can’t get rid of it. Pook has an insane plan to rescue the
Collected children. The demons Nuckl, Spleen and Tonsil are after
Ike’s innards. And the Fey Queen, Emajicka, is coming to tear
out his worst nightmare.

Only Ike can save Grimmery. But first he has
to win a contest with a lying, cheating scoundrel – the desperate
dwarf, Con Glomryt.

 

REVIEWS

“I gasped and laughed my way through these three books. Not only are they full of
gross bits that boys in particular love, they are action packed and have flawed but likeable
characters. Children aged 10+ who love action and humour won’t be able to put these books down.”
Dee White, Kids’ Book Capers.

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Grim & Grimmer Book 4

Coming June 2011

Hysterical horror, hopeless heroes –

Grim and Grimmer 4

The Calamitous Queen

Publisher: Scholastic Australia
Paperback, 280 pages

Emajicka is marching on Grimmery with an army
of a million Fey. Can things possibly get worse?

Yes, they can, for Ike is all alone. Mellie has
gone, attempting to pull off the perfect crime. Lord Monty is at
war with his reattached head. The beautiful sprite Mothooliel wants
to steal Ike’s eyeballs, and Grogire the firewyrm plans to kill
him in the most disgusting way.

Can Pook and Ike free the Collected children?
Will Ike discover the secret of the Gate Guardians and clear his
parents’ names in time to save Grimmery? Or will Spleen and Nuckl
finally feast on Ike’s innards?

Brace yourselves for a wild ride.

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