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Summary

'Adventures are unpredictable and often terribly badly behaved - a bit like pickled onions if you’ve ever tried to fork one on a plate - but they have a way of unlocking people and turning them upside down so that all the astonishing things fizzing around inside them start to tumble out....'

Eleven-year-old Casper Tock hates risks, is allergic to adventures and shudders at the thought of unpredictable events. So, it comes as a nasty shock to him when he accidentally stumbles into Rumblestar, an Unmapped Kingdom full of magical beasts.

All Casper wants is to find a way home, but Rumblestar is in trouble. An evil harpy called Morg is sending her followers, the Midnights, into the kingdom to wreak havoc and pave the way for her to steal the Unmapped magic for herself. But Casper cannot turn a blind eye because the future of his own world, he discovers, is bound up with that of the Unmapped Kingdoms. 

And so, together with Utterly Thankless, a girl who hates rules and is allergic to behaving, and her miniature dragon, Arlo, Casper embarks upon an adventure full of cloud giants, storm ogres and drizzle hags. Can he, Utterly and Arlo, the unlikeliest of heroes, save the Unmapped Kingdoms and our world from the clutches of Morg and her Midnights?  

Live a life filled with adventure with Abi Elphinstone in this brand-new series where a whole new world is waiting to be discovered.... 

©2019 Abi Elphinstone (P)2019 Simon & Schuster UK

Critic reviews

"Abi Elphinstone's books are full of adventure, with heart, and, above all, bravery."(Katherine Rundell)

"No one does edge-of-seat action like Abi." (Emma Carroll

"Abi Elphinstone is proving to be a worthy successor to CS Lewis." (The Times

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Rumblestar Written By Ebi Elphinstone

Rumblestar is a book full of adventure, emotions and magic.

Abi Elphinstone has a way with words that makes your heart ache when there’s sorrow in Rumblestar but also exhilaration when there’s happiness.

I give this book 5 stars!
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My brother loved it

We got it for our holiday and he loved it . I want to listen too it now.

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Phenomenal!

This was absolutely fantastic! After reading the Prologue you just know this is going to be an amazing story, and my goodness it proved to be more than amazing. When I read/listened to this I got the same feelings as when I read The Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell and the same feelings as watching The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe - this was truly a magical and wonderful story; the world building was so detailed and mind blowing, and the characters so loveable! I especially loved Arlo the miniature Dragon and Zip the Captain of the SkySoar9000! Thoroughly enjoyed this and I can't wait to read the rest of the series! Very highly recommend! (The narration by Nicky Diss was wonderful too.)

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English > Japanese (じゃぱねせ)

~great book (gれあtぼおk)~

~really well read (レあっぅyうぇっlれあd)~

~perfectly done 100% recommended (ぺrふぇctlyどね100%れcおっめんでd)~

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A great story

This was a joy from start to finish beautifully performed by the reader can't wait to listen to the next one

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Excellent!

My son and I really enjoyed this book. Held our attention the whole way through. Simply excellent!

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An interesting romp

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Eventually.

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Meh, Kind of.

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Yes, when there was piece towards the end which was pretty much a direct quote.

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“The Dragon, the Harpy and the Grandfather Clock”

It’s an adventurous romp, it has some decent parts, but I never felt fully invested in the world or the story.

Oh well, you can’t like every book!

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Brilliant story, well told.

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Excellent story

This book is absolutely brilliant, I loved the characters and it was very exciting. S, aged 8.