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Sorcerer’s Tower quartet

‘A new series by two of Australia’s best. It has all the things that turn reluctant readers into avaricious readers – fast moving plot, big gribby monsters and really cool illustrations.’ Reading Time.

Shortlisted for the 2008 Aurealis Award, Best Children’s Series.

 

  1. Thorn Castle
  2. Giant’s Lair
  3. Black Crypt
  4. Wizardry Crag

Fantasy for primary school readers.

Sorcerer's Tower Book 1 v5

Thorn Castle

The orphan Tamly and his best friend Kym are as different as fire and snow. Kym has magic coming out of her fingers, and Tamly has none at all. When their village is threatened by bad magic this unlikely pair will need to use their combined talents to steal the Book of Spells from the evil sorcerer Lord Harshax.

Fantastically illustrated by DM Cornish.

REVIEWS

‘A thrilling bedtime chapter book for parents to read to children five years and older. The test audience loved the “cool and powerful monsters”.’ The Courier Mail.

‘Fast moving fantasy adventure, brought to life by Cornish’s distinctive illustrations.’ Good Reading.

‘A fast-paced, easy reading book for middle primary school.’ The Ballarat Courier.

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Sorcerer's Tower Book 2 v5

Giant’s Lair

Evil does not die. It merely sleeps – awakening when we least expect it.

Meadowhythe is again in danger – evil magical forces are growing stronger every day. Giants, flesh-eating birds and powerful sorcerers lie in wait for Tamly and his friends – and this time they may not win.

Fantastically illustrated by DM Cornish.

REVIEWS

‘This exciting story is likely to appeal to young readers who like their adventures action-packed, but also to slightly older, reluctant readers.’ Sunday Tasmanian.

‘A thrilling bedtime chapter book for parents to read to children five years and older. The test audience loved the “cool and powerful monsters”.’ The Courier Mail.

‘Fast moving fantasy adventure, brought to life by Cornish’s distinctive illustrations.’ Good Reading.

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Sorcerer's Tower Book 3 v5

Black Crypt

Meadowhythe has lost its magic, but Kym has a plan to get it back. She and her friends Mel and Tamly must creep into the heart of the mountain, then down a crevasse deep enough to swallow them forever, to the crypt where Shardax the sorcerer buried his enemies. They had better not be afraid of dead things though…

Fantastically illustrated by DM Cornish

REVIEWS

‘Children as young as six will enjoy this fast paced novel. Non-stop fantasy action with humour and colourful detail.’  The Courier Mail.

‘Beautifully crafted with magic, excitement, surprises, chases and fights all the way.’ Aurealis.

‘From one of Australia’s masters of fantasy, this action-packed series is a wonderful introduction to the genre for readers aged nine and over. Perfect for the reluctant or younger reader.’ Aussiereviews.com

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Sorcerer's Tower Book 4 v5b

Wizardry Crag

Tamly’s Birth Foretelling said he would be a danger to magic, and it seems to be true. The sorcerer brothers Harshax and Krushax are hunting him down – but for what terrible purpose? It will take all Tamly’s courage to face his enemies and thwart their evil plan.

Fantastically illustrated by DM Cornish.

REVIEWS

‘Children as young as six will enjoy this fast paced novel. Non-stop fantasy action with humour and colourful detail.’ The Courier Mail.

‘Beautifully crafted with magic, excitement, surprises, chases and fights all the way.’ Aurealis.

‘From one of Australia’s masters of fantasy, this action-packed series is a wonderful introduction to the genre for readers aged nine and over. Perfect for the reluctant or younger reader.’ Aussiereviews.com

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First Published by Scholastic Australia, 2008. Original covers –

 

OTHER EDITIONS

The Sorcerer’s Tower has also been published in a Turkish translation.

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