From the winner of the Blue Peter Best Story Book Award, the third instalment of Podkin's epic battle against the Gorm.
The bard looks up at the three figures. They have black hooded cloaks and long robes. From the holes in their masks, three pairs of eyes watch him: cold, calm, emotionless.'Yes,' says the bard. 'They're bonedancers. You don't need to sound quite so excited, though. They have come to kill me.'
And so it is that the bard and and his young apprentice Rue are taken to Spinestone, the temple warren of the bonedancers. It is here that the bard is ordered to retell the tale that has got him in so much trouble . . . and so to the next instalment in the astonishing tale of Podkin One-Ear . . .
Podkin, Paz and Pook once again find their home under threat, but this time they are ready to fight! Podkin and the others leave for Sparrowfast to ask their uncle for the use of his magic bow. It's the one weapon that could save them all. But as they flee into the forest depths, it seems they have been betrayed . . .
'It's jolly good fun . . . expect sequels to breed like . . . well, rabbits.' SFX on The Legend of Podkin One-Ear
'Kieran Larwood's talent and his passion for his wonderful characters leap off every page.' David Long, author of Survivors
'One of the best books I have ever read.' Cally Evans, age 10, Lovereading4kids
This is Book 3 in the The Five Realms Series. See all The Five Realms books here.
Kieran Larwood has been passionate about stories and storytelling ever since he first read The Hobbit aged six. He graduated from Southampton University with a degree in English Literature and now works as a Reception teacher in a primary school. He lives on the Isle of Wight with his family, and between work, fatherhood and writing, doesn't get nearly enougMore about Kieran Larwood
Conrad Mason was born in 1984 and grew up in Oxford. He studied Classics at Cambridge before moving to London, where he got a job writing non-fiction books about everything from polar bears to post-war Britain. He now works as an editor of children's fiction and is the author of The Tales of Fayt, a riproaring fantasy adventure series featuring piratical gobMore about David Wyatt