Wyrmeweald: Returner's Wealth (Wyrmeweald Trilogy)
by Paul Stewart
Doubleday Children's Books Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780385617338
Date: 29 April 2010 List Price £12.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Stewart and Riddell are best known for their best-selling Edge Chronicles which have sold over two million copies worldwide and are available in over thirty languages! A new series by this dynamic duo is therefore big news to many young readers and they won't be disappointed with Wyrmweald: Returner's Wealth, a beautifully illustrated dragon-filled wild-west adventure published in hard cover by Random House Children's Books.
"Young pioneer, Micah, enters Wrymeweald 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 seventeen-year-old Micah may never return alive, let alone a hero...After a near-brush with death on the edge of a canyon, Micah soon finds a chance to prove his worth when he meets with Eli, a veteran tracker of Wrymeweald. They choose to defend a rare whitewyrme egg and its precious hatchling before it falls into the hands of a band of evil Kith. But the fledgling wyrme has its own guardian in the shape of the beautiful, brave and dangerous Thrace. Thrace, a Kin and a highly-skilled wyrme rider-assassin; and Micah, a would-be Kith, should never mix - but the magnetism between them is strong. Together they join forces on a mission to rescue the hatchling and seek vengeance for loved-ones lost at the hand of Kith bandits. Meanwhile the glorious whitewyrme colony of Wyrmeweald looks on as its land is encroached by gold-diggers and ravaged by bounty hunters. Is Exodus the only option? And if so, when - and where - will they flee too? "