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Runcible Jones Quartet

In a world terrified of magic, a boy is abandoned to the worst school in the world. A place designed to crush all magic out of him – GRINDGRIM.

But Runcible Jones has to learn magic, to uncover the truth about his father’s death on another world.

 

  1. The Gate to Nowhere
  2. The Buried City
  3. The Frozen Compass
  4. The Backwards Hourglass

 

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Runcible Jones: The Gate to Nowhere

Hurled through a gate to magical Iltior, Runcie’s arrival begins a war that will spread to Earth. But why is Lord Shambles, the blackest sorcerer on Iltior, hunting him?

To uncover the truth, Runcie must fight the dreadful sorcerer, but even if he wins, nothing will ever be the same again.

REVIEWS

‘A great book for rainy days and lazy afternoons.’ John Cohen, Reading Time.

‘A well written and exciting series.’ Northern Daily Leader.

‘A great read.’ Book Bites.

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Runcible Jones and the Buried City

Runcie and Mariam are in desperate trouble, for Lord Shambles has returned, stronger than ever. Once he finds the lost Citadel of Magic there will be no defence against his dreadful sorcery – and with it he plans to take over the world of Iltior, then drive Earth back to the Dark Ages.

To stop Lord Shambles, the children must defy his Night Stalkers, journey back to wondrous Iltior and descend to the uttermost pole. But even if they find the Codex of Dreadful Spells, Runcible still has to unravel the mystery of the tainted children then face his most terrifying nightmare – the sting of the giant scorpion.

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Runcible Jones and the Frozen Compass

On a freezing night, Lord Shambles shatters the tower where the children are learning magic. Runcible, Mariam and their friends run for their lives. All Iltior now lies in the dreaded sorcerer’s hands and, as soon as he steals the children’s unique magic, he will attack Earth.

As they are hunted across Iltior, Runcie realises that there is only one way to attack their enemy. The children must sneak into his terrible fortress and there Runcie has to take on Shambles, the greatest sorcerer in the world, all by himself.

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Runcible Jones and the Backwards Hourglass

After every defeat, Lord Shambles comes back stronger than before, and more determined to punish humanity. Having crushed all resistance on magical Iltior, he moves the war to Earth, and so much power has been drained that the world is on the verge of collapse.

Unfortunately, Earth’s weapons are useless against this enemy. Only Runcible Jones can stop him, though it’s an impossible battle – a fourteen-year-old boy against the most terrible sorcerer on two worlds. Runcie will need every bit of his courage and cunning to save Earth.

And this time, someone close to him is going to die.

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First Published by Penguin Puffin Australia, 2006 – 2010. Original covers –

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