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Shortlisted for The Readings Children's Book Prize 2015

Adventure and danger lie just off the edge of the map in this swashbuckling new trilogy!

Quinn's older brothers may long for adventure, but he is content with a quiet life on the farm. Destiny, however, has other plans.

The King is determined to create the first map of the world and has scoured the kingdom for boys who could become mapmakers. When Quinn is chosen for the King's training school, he's amazed - but that is nothing compared to his shock when he is selected as one of the three mapmakers and finds himself on board a ship, competing for the big prize.

So begins Quinn's reluctant journey deep into the unknown, on a ship captained by a slave, with a stowaway girl on board, and a mysterious sea monster that seems to be following them. Hot on their trail are the other competitors for the King's prize, who will stop at nothing to win.

The Mapmaker Chronicles: Race to the End of the World is packed with action, adventure and intrigue, as Quinn battles unexpected enemies, discovers strange new lands and tries to conceal two very big secrets from his crewmates...

'Not since Emily Rodda's Deltora Quest series has there been such an exciting adventure tale from an Australian author' - Readings

The Mapmaker Chronicles
1. Race to the End of the World
2. Prisoner of the Black Hawk
3. Breath of the Dragon (October 2015)

Young Adults
14 October
Hachette Australia
Hachette Australia Pty Ltd

Customer Reviews

Tracey L Bhattarai ,

An Awesome read!

'The Mapmaker Chronicles Race to the end of the world' by A.L. Tait, is an adventurous piece of fiction that makes an ideal read for anyone looking to escape to another world.

A.L. Tait's 'The Mapmaker Chronicles Race to the end of the world' is the story of how Quinn, the youngest son of a farmer, becomes the mapmaker on the 'Libertas', a ship from the Kings fleet run by Zain, King Orels personal slave, in a race to make the first complete map of the world.

A.L. Tait has written 'The Mapmaker Chronicles Race to the end of the world' in a way that takes the reader on an adventure the characters are undertaking brilliantly, making it a perfect book to enjoy reading if your looking to escape from the high tech world we live in to one of danger, exploration and discoveries.

I would highly recommend 'The Mapmaker Chronicles Race to the end of the world' by A.L. Tait, to anyone seeking adventure, and am really looking forward to discovering what 'Prisoner of the Black Hawk' has in store!

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