Wyrmeweald: Returner's Wealth
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Wyrmeweald: Returner's Wealth

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Seventeen-year-old Micah, enters the wyrmeweald full of hope to return home having made his fortune. But this is a land where wyrmes, fabulous dragon-like beasts, roam wild and reign supreme. In Wyrmeweald man is both hunter and hunted - and Micah may never return alive, let alone a hero... He soon finds a chance to prove his worth when he meets with Eli, a veteran tracker, and together they defend a rare whitewyrme egg and its precious hatchling. But the fledgling wyrme has its own guardian in the shape of the beautiful, brave and dangerous Thrace. Thrace and Micah should never mix - but the magnetism between them is strong. Together they join forces on a mission to rescue the hatchling - and seek vengenace for lost loved-ones. A truly immersive fantasy epic: full of thrilling, high octane action; powerful romance and a cast of credible, colourful characters.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 27mm | 301g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • ill
  • 0552560847
  • 9780552560849
  • 246,786

About Paul Stewart

Chris Riddell (Author) Chris Riddell is an acclaimed artist of children's books and a political cartoonist for the Observer. Amongst other titles, Chris illustrates the Ottoline young fiction series and the Goth Girl series, as well as working closely with Paul Stewart on the Edge Chronicles and Wyrmeweald. He has won many awards for his work, including the Nestle Gold Award, the UNESCO Award for Something Else and the rare honour of two Kate Greenaway Medals.Paul Stewart (Author) Paul Stewart is a highly regarded author of books for young readers - everything from picture books to football stories, fantasy and horror. Together with Chris Riddell, he is co-creator of the bestselling Edge Chronicles series, which has sold over three million books and is now available in over thirty languages. They are also co-creators of the Far-Flung Adventure series, which includes Fergus Crane, Gold Smarties Prize Winner, Corby Flood and Hugo Pepper, Silver Nestle Prize Winners, and the Barnaby Grimes Series.show more

Review quote

"This rollicking story of love and dragons kicks off the new adventure series from the creators of The Edge Chronicles . . . Intricate drawings match the imaginative language" * Financial Times * "Original fantasy in an overcrowded genre can be difficult to find, but Stewart and Riddell have struck story-telling gold" -- Keith Gray * Scotsman *show more

Review Text

"This rollicking story of love and dragons kicks off the new adventure series from the creators of The Edge Chronicles . . . Intricate drawings match the imaginative language"show more

Back cover copy

'Pure storytelling gold' SCOTSMAN This was the barrier. The badlands. The Wyrmeweald . . . There was wealth to be had there. Returner's wealth. He would get it, or die in the attempt. Nestled high a giant egg glows . . . A beautiful rider and her whitewyrme watch. A band of hunters wait. And a new hatchling is born. One will be kidnapped. One will be wounded. And one will die. Who is it to be? Step into the world of Wyrmeweald. The first of a new frontier-fantasy trilogy from the creators of the bestselling Edge Chronicles. 'Rollicking story of love and dragons . . . Intricate drawings match the imaginative language.' FINANCIAL TIMESshow more

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391 ratings
3.74 out of 5 stars
5 27% (104)
4 38% (149)
3 22% (87)
2 9% (36)
1 4% (15)

Our customer reviews

I have been a fan of Stewart & Riddell since my early teenage years when I feel in love with the characters and creatures in The Edge Chronicles. So when I saw this on Netgalley I nearly brokemy mouse bashing the request button :D It's a tale of kith and kin, friends and foe to the dragon like creatures who inhabit the WyrmeWeald. kin are soul mates to their fire breathing counter parts. When the dragon sheds its first skin the kin will wear it like a second skin that provides a shield against the sharpest arrow. Together they defend their world against a common enemy. The kith see the Wyrmes as nothing more than cash cows (or dragons). They slaughter them and harvest their valuable bones and organs to be sold to market. People from the towns and villages undertake excursions to the plains in hope of securing a returners wealth to live in luxury for the rest of there lives. That prize however, is reserved for the few who actually return alive. I didn't find this story as engaging as The Edge Chronicles but that may be because these stories are just not aimed at my genre any more ( Stupid aging!) . It was nice to see a strong willed female in a YA story. I'm tired of pre-pubescent girls fawning over not so dangerous paranormal creatures. *Rolls eyes* One thing which really disappointed me was the lack of illustrations. I remember drooling over the many illustrations dotted through The Edge Chronicles. Here the reader has to make do with a strip down the right hand side at the start of each chapter :(. The illustrations of each species of dragon are amazing though. Despite my whining about the lack of artwork I would still recommend this book. It will appeal to male and female readers both young and old (er). www.gobookyourself.infoshow more
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