In search of a treasure, you find yourself on a ship headed toward a land full of people you've only heard about in stories.
In search of a treasure, you find yourself on a ship headed toward a land full of people you've only heard about in stories. They speak an unfamiliar language, and the map you’re following is written in a different, almost dead language. This is where Egbert (Egg) Masterson finds himself in Geoff Rodkey’s new book, New Lands, the second installment of the Chronicles of Egg series.
From page one, the reader is drawn into the fantasy world in which Egg lives, including the desolate volcanic island of Deadweather, the beautiful yet treacherous land of Sunrise, and the perilous country of Pella Nonna. Because the novel is written in first person, the reader navigates each of these through Egg’s eyes.
What drives this novel is Egg’s determination to keep the legendary Fire King’s treasure out of the hands of his wealthy nemesis, businessman Roger Pembroke. In the first installment of the Chronicles series, Egg was also trying to win over Roger Pembroke’s daughter, Millicent. In the second book, winning Millicent’s favor takes back seat to Egg’s journey through the fictional Pella Nonna jungle. Fortunately, Egg is accompanied by his best friend, Guts.
Missing from this book is the continued development of the main characters from the first book, Deadweather and Sunrise. Egg’s personality is not embellished any more than what was given in the first book. For this reason, reading the first book is recommended so the reader can more deeply connect with the characters.
Egg’s discoveries in this new land are just the tip of the iceberg. Readers who enjoy the Edge Chronicles will find this series equally enjoyable. If you're 12 and older, be sure to make space on your bookshelves for The Chronicles of Egg: New Lands.