The Tales from the Five Kingdoms

6 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 41 ratings

The Robe of Skulls Publisher's Summary

Trouble is brewing in the first book of the Tales from the Five Kingdoms series. The sorceress Lady Lamorna wants a skull-studded gown of deep black velvet but finds her treasure chest empty of gold. That doesn't stop her from kidnapping, blackmailing, and using more than a little magic to get what she needs.

Will all her best-laid plans be foiled by the heroic Gracie Gillypot, two chatty bats, a gallant (if rather scruffy) prince, the wickedest stepsister ever, a troll with a grudge, and some very Ancient Crones?

©2007 Vivian French, original book published by Candlewick Press (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved
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  • Book 1

    • The Robe of Skulls

    • By: Vivian French
    • Narrated by: Renée Raudman
    • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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    Trouble is brewing in the first book of the Tales from the Five Kingdoms series. The sorceress Lady Lamorna wants a skull-studded gown of deep black velvet but finds her treasure chest empty of gold. That doesn't stop her from kidnapping, blackmailing, and using more than a little magic to get what she needs. Will all her plans be foiled by the heroic Gracie Gillypot, two chatty bats, a gallant prince, the wickedest stepsister ever, a troll with a grudge, and some very Ancient Crones?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fun for more than just the kidlets

    • By Shay H. on 05-02-13

    Regular price: $10.49

  • Book 2

    • The Bag of Bones

    • The Second Tale from the Five Kingdoms
    • By: Vivian French
    • Narrated by: Renee Raudman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    In the second Tale from the Five Kingdoms, the green-tongued witch, Truda Hangnail, sets her sights on Queen Bluebell’s throne, enlisting the kingdom’s rats and shrinking the good witches of Wadingburn to pave her way. Luckily, a sweet-natured orphan named Loobly is witness to Truda’s evil spells and sets off to fetch some familiar help. Will the combined strengths, smarts, and charms of Trueheart Gracie Gillypot, Prince Marcus, Marlon the bat, and Gubble the troll be enough to defeat the Deep Magic of Truda Hangnail?

    Regular price: $10.49

  • Book 3

    • The Heart of Glass

    • The Third Tale from the Five Kingdoms
    • By: Vivian French
    • Narrated by: Renee Raudman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Always looking for an adventure, Prince Marcus asks Gracie Gillypot to join him in some dwarf spotting, but their journey into the Unreliable Forest goes horribly wrong when Gracie disappears. Underground, the dwarves have struck a dangerous bargain with the King of the Trolls, and Dreghorn’s balance of power, held in a mysterious heart of glass, could change forever. Can the heroic Prince Marcus save both Princess Marigold and Gracie from the grips of a lonely troll and a scheming goblin?

    Regular price: $10.49

  • Book 4

    • The Flight of Dragons

    • The Fourth Tale from the Five Kingdoms
    • By: Vivian French
    • Narrated by: Renée Raudman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    When rumors spread that dragons have been spotted on the kingdom’s border and an unhatched dragon’s egg is at Niven’s Knowe, Prince Marcus jumps at the chance to bring his sweetheart, Gracie Gillypot, to the scene. But lurking across the border is the bloated, sluglike Granpappy Canker, who is scheming to infiltrate the Five Kingdoms. Fans of the series will be reunited with familiar royalty, generations of bats, and Gubble, the loyal troll, as they all gather to witness the standoff between True-heart and the forces of evil.

    Regular price: $10.49

  • Book 5

    • The Music of Zombies: Tales From the Five Kingdoms, Book 5

    • By: Vivian French
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hamilton
    • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    It's nearly Cockenzie Rood Day and Prince Albion wants a grand celebration. But his plans are ruined when he is kidnapped by the terrifying zombie Fiddleduster Squint, who wants to get into the Five Kingdoms. When Squint is refused entry across the magical border he and his creepy shadow go in search of giants with the intention of tricking them into causing all sorts of mayhem. It's a race against time but Gracie Gillypot, Prince Marcus and Gubble the troll manage to get there first and avert disaster.

    Regular price: $18.07

  • Book 6

    • The Snarling of Wolves: Tales From the Five Kingdoms, Book 6

    • By: Vivian French
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hamilton
    • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Web of Power that keeps the Five Kingdoms safe from evil is under threat. Foyce is determined to destroy it so she can take a terrible revenge on her step-sister, Gracie Gillypot. Meanwhile the five Royal Families are in turmoil. Queen Bluebell is fed up with her tedious grandson, Vincent; Prince Tertius is suffering from the endless nagging of his new wife, Princess Fedora – and on top of everything else there's a big tournament coming up.

    Regular price: $18.65