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Join in with the Beast Quest!
on 8 August 2010
This is a different kind of Beast Quest book. For the uninitiated, Beast Quest is a series of books where a young boy called Tom has to take on daring quests to save his world from various beasts conjured up, or enchanted, by the evil wizard Malvel. Instead of just a normal story that you read straight through, you get to make decisions whilst reading this book, and your decisions determine the outcome. In this book YOU have joined up with Tom and Elenna and get to help them to defeat the evil wizard Malvel. It is divided up into small sections/chapters of story, (usually just around a page long), and at the end of each of these sections you get a choice of two actions. Decide what you'd like to do and then turn to the indicated chapter number to continue on with the story.
There are ten possible endings in this book, so it is possible to read through it several times making different decisions to see what else could have happened. The book itself didn't take my six year old long to get through - not as long as one of the normal Beast Quest books - but he thoroughly enjoyed the story and "taking part" in the book. We'll be looking out for more books like this for him in the future.
A quick word of warning, though. If you're currently making your way through the Beast Quest series, as we are, then there is a "spoiler" right at the start of the book where Taladon makes an appearance, (he's still missing, presumed dead where we're up to in the series!). If this is a problem then you might want to finish the regular Beast Quest books first!
Thoroughly recommended for any children who are enjoying the Beast Quest books and might like something slightly different.