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What would you do if you discovered nothing was as you thought and the fate of your friends, perhaps even the world, was in your hands? That’s the reality Peter must face in the middle Grade novel, The Viking’s Apprentice.
Campbell’s Cove is a small town surrounded in mystery and intrigue. The history of the Cove tells us of dragons, trolls, goblins and the evil Master who stole children, livestock and, strangest of all, eggs from the Cove every year. Aided by the hideous monster, Tolldruck there seemed no stopping their evil plan. That was until, centuries ago, a Viking warrior came to Campbell’s Cove and vowed to rid it of all evil, and claim the prize offered by the mysterious church elders. The Viking succeeded and everything returned to normal. The evil was gone, and Campbell’s Cove was safe again… Until now.
When Peter and George visit Peter’s Granddad’s amazing mansion in Campbell’s Cove for the summer holidays they had no idea it would change their lives forever. Deep beneath them in the caves of the Cove an evil has returned, an evil which threatens to destroy everything they believed to be true about the world. Peter must learn who he really is, and what he must do to save the children of the Cove. Together with George and his Granddad they go on a journey that reveals secrets, test friendships and confronts their biggest fears. Can Peter save the children? Can the Master be stopped? Find out in The Viking’s Apprentice.
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THE VIKING'S APPRENTICE
Author: Kevin McLeod
Type of Book: Audiobook - Unabridged
Narrator: Danielle Cohen
Length: 3 hours, 38 minutes
Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy
Release Date: March 19, 2015
Publisher: Kevin McLeod
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
* I received a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.
First off I have to say that there is something about a narrator with an English accent that lends itself very well to the fantasy genre. It adds a sense of the different (and therefore exotic) to those of us in North America.
Peter and George have just completed public school. Next stop is high school, but first they are looking forward to a summer of freedom and adventure.
As with every other summer, Peter will be spending it visiting his grandfather, but this time he gets to bring his friend George with him.
The two boy's arrive in Campbell's Cove which is not your average village.
Viking longships, knights, immortal vikings, dragons, goblins, trolls, witches, ogres and more exist in secret deep within the caves.
"This little village hides many secrets and has many fine tales to tell." - Grandad
This is an exciting fantasy/adventure tale that readers of all ages will enjoy. As far as I am aware, there are three books in this series so far and I will be adding all of them to my "To Read" shelf.
I rate both the story and the narration as 5 out of 5 stars. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Kevin McLeod lives in Scotland with his wife and their two daughters. He has always been a keen writer, and has written many short stories.
The Viking's Apprentice was Kevin's first novel and is the first book in the greatly anticipated Viking's Apprentice series.
ABOUT THE NARRATOR:
Danielle Cohen is a voice-over actress who has worked in both the U.S. and the UK. She has a professional studio at her home in Vermont.
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