The Monstrous Quest


On a quest at sea to find treasure fit for the queen, Mort gets more than he bargained for when he discovers the tentacle of a mythical sea creature?

ISBN: 9781788953153 Author: Delahaye, Rachel Publisher: Stripes Publishing Publication Date: 6th January 2022 Imprint: Stripes Publishing Cover: Paperback Dewey: 823.92 (edition:23) Pages: 207 Language: English Edition: Paperback original Readership: Children - juvenile / Code: J Category: Subject:

“Engagingly light-hearted, Pratchettesque comic fantasy” – The Guardian

Around the unfriendly, rocky island of Brutalia, the waves are awash with brave sea-farers, on a treasure hunt for their demanding queen. Among them is Mort, but rather than hunt for treasure, he’s more interested in looking for his family who are lost at sea. Unfortunately, his shipmate Punky has her eyes firmly on the prize.

But when the pair find the tentacle of a mythical sea creature, their adventure takes a dramatic turn. Is this the prize-winning treasure Punky and the queen seek? Or could it be a monstrous twist in Mort’s rescue mission?

The second book in a wickedly funny series about an aspiring pacifist in a brutal kingdom, perfect for fans of the HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON series,?FROSTHEART?and?THE NOTHING TO SEE HERE HOTEL.


“Crammed with wisecracking corvids and outrageous wordplay, it’s engagingly light-hearted, Pratchettesque comic fantasy”The Guardian

“Delahaye’s writing is clever and hilarious and bursting with creativity” – Rashmi Sirdeshpande, author of HOW TO CHANGE THE WORLD

“A rip-roaringly funny read from the queen of comedy” – Linda C, Educator

“This is a hilariously dark adventure for anyone who wants to stand up for what’s right” – Tsam P, Bookseller

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