From the author of one of Troubador’s best sellers, Ancell’s Quest, comes another gripping seafaring adventure of Ancell, the timidly-heroic hedgehog, his motley animal crew, and of course a dastardly pirate…
Ancell and the intrepid crew of “Misty Dawn” sail for South America in search of the children held captive by the brutal pirate, Laughing Jack. But secure in his lair deep in the Amazon rainforest, Laughing Jack is gloating over his plans to put an end to his foes.
The anaconda, the albatross, the dolphins, the whales and even the tiny storm petrel join the sailors in a battle that rages from the depths of the jungle to the high seas. But when “Misty Dawn” is becalmed and Laughing Jack triumphantly has her at his mercy, only the killer whales can save the sailors – however, killer whales are notoriously unpredictable, and their help is far from certain. What is not in doubt is that only one ship will survive the day...
Ancell’s Final Battle is an adventure story with a lovable cast of determined, but often comical animal sailors whose banter never ceases, however dire their circumstances. Both exciting and heart-warming, it explores the themes of friendship and courage and will be enjoyed by children aged 9-14.