Adventurers Wanted

5 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 7,242 ratings


A magical, action-packed adventure series to delight young listeners.

What would you do if you seemed to be the only person able to see the small sign tucked into a corner of a local bookstore window, “Adventurers Wanted. Apply Within”? For 15-year-old Alex Taylor, wishing for a change in his life, this irresistible invitation is reality. When he enters Mr. Clutter’s bookshop, Alex is swept away on a mystical adventure he could never have imagined. Joining an eight-person band, Alex sets off to find the lair of Slathbog the Red, a fearsome dragon whose evil reputation is matched by whispers of a legendary treasure. As Alex and his new friends battle trolls, bandits, and wraiths and seek the wisdom of the oracle in her White Tower, he learns about courage, integrity, honor, and friendship.

The clear voice of E.B. Stevens ushers us through a world of magic, turmoil, and teenage struggles. He brings the mystical world of Alex’s adventures to life without ever losing sight of who Alex is. His superb performance transports you into Alex’s head and makes you believe in magic. Alex’s excitement at this brand new world becomes your own as you take a journey together. Stevens maintains identifiable accents that separate each of the characters into unique individuals.

Author M.L. Forman uses his own love of the outdoors, camping, and hiking to imbue the Adventurers Wanted series with a sense of excitement and thrill. The realm of Vargland is the perfect place for Forman to share a love of exploration and adventure. After all, who hasn’t dreamed of a special adventure just for them?

Marking Forman’s debut as an author and the debut of the Adventurers Wanted series, Slathbog’s Gold was hailed by Library Journal as, “[T]he beginning of an epic fantasy series”, while Booklist declared it, “Entertaining.... The series’ potential is limitless.”

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