Book Review: New Lands

Book Review: New LandsNew Lands by Geoff Rodkey
Series: The Chronicles of Egg
Published by Putnam Juvenile on May 2nd 2013
Pages: 336

This highly anticipated sequel to Rodkey's much-praised debut is funny, heartfelt, and action-packed. Don't miss it!

After a narrow escape from Deadweather Island, Egg and his slightly deranged partner Guts head for the remote New Lands. They’re in search of the lost Okalu tribe, who hold the key to the mysterious treasure map that Egg can't decipher.

But the ruthless Roger Pembroke is hard on Egg's trail, and the New Lands are full of new enemies — against which our heroes only weapons are their brains, their courage...and the two dozen swear words Guts just memorized in the local tongue.

They're going to need help.

But who can they trust?

Is Kira, the beautiful and heavily armed Okalu refugee, their ally…or their enemy? Is Pembroke's daughter Millicent on Egg's side…or her father's? Why on earth is the notorious pirate Burn Healy being so nice to them? And the biggest question of all: what shocking secret is Egg about to discover in the shadow of an ancient Okalu temple?

Review: Deadweather and Sunrise

The first book in this series Deadweather and Sunrise left me hanging on what was going to happen next to Egg, his friend Guts and the lovely and smart Millicent. I must say, my favorite character hands down is Guts. The way that Egg met him was insane and the way that Guts acts in the first book will make you horrified and amused at the same time. This book is where we see another side of Guts, one of musical genius and a more gentle heart. At least, for a little bit. I love the foreign curses in this book and the gusto in which Guts uses them. 

There is also another introduction to a strong female character named Kira, who is one of the last Okalu – just the person they need to find in order to read the treasure map. With Pembroke hot on their trails, they find themselves on the run throughout the book and in certain dire straights, we see the true nature of our characters. I felt this was a great sequel to the first, with lots of action, character building and of course a lot left to be found out. I don't want to give much away, so I'll leave it at that. 

Final Verdict:

A fantastic sequel to Deadweather and Sunrise, which really blew me away. If you like pirates, treasure hunts, budding romance and lots of danger, this is the series for you. 

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