Darkmouth #1: The Legends Begin

by Shane Hegarty, James de la Rue

On Sale: 05/03/2016

Darkmouth #1: The Legends Begin

by Shane Hegarty

illustrated by James de la Rue

On Sale: 05/03/2016

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About the Book

Darkmouth: The Legends Begin is the first book in a spirited tween fantasy series that Kirkus Reviews called “Ghostbusters meets Percy Jackson as written by Terry Pratchett.”

For generations, Finn’s family has protected Darkmouth from the fierce magical creatures known as Legends. Now the Legends are plotting a major attack, and it’s Finn’s turn to defend his hometown. So it’s too bad he’s the worst Legend Hunter in history.

The world’s unlikeliest hero is also its only hope in this middle grade series full of madcap adventure and mythological creatures—perfect for fans of How to Train Your Dragon and The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom.

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Critical Praise

“Hegarty’s debut and the first of a projected series is Ghostbusters meets Percy Jackson as written by Terry Pratchett. Readers will be hunting for the sequel in short order.” - Kirkus Reviews

“Incredible. The next big thing.” - Eoin Colfer, New York Times bestselling author of Artemis Fowl

“With a tone reminiscent of Terry Pratchett, Darkmouth has no shortage of off-kilter humor or imagination. Landing somewhere between the Percy Jackson series and the Edge Chronicles, this new series holds plenty of promise.” - ALA Booklist

“Hegarty puts a fun spin on the monster-hunting trope, creating a sympathetic, underachieving hero who nevertheless rises to the occasion. Between the entertaining premise, the tongue-in-cheek humor, and the frequent moments of excitement and action, there’s plenty to enjoy in this promising series opener.” - Publishers Weekly

“Hegarty creates a believable setting with its own history and character, which makes for an enjoyable read. The smooth writing and brisk plot keep the narrative moving along nicely.” - School Library Journal

“Finn is sharply funny and not afraid to look dumb, excellent traits in the protagonist of a new series…Fans who have finished or moved on from the How to Train Your Dragon series will find this to be a logical next step.” - Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062311306
  • ISBN 10: 0062311301
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 05/03/2016
  • Pages: 432
  • List Price:9.99 CAD
  • Ages: 8 to 12
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Monsters
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / General

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