Diamonds and Doom: Book 6 (Raven Mysteries) Paperback – 4 Oct 2012
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This book is ideal for all young readers, even the reluctant ones, or those fairly new to reading alone: the words are well spaced, and the joyous absurdity forces you to turn the page. The wonderful illustrations by Pete Williamson not only make the meaning of the words clear but enhance them, encouraging the reader to pause and enjoy their delightful dottiness... If you don't yet know Edgar, Solstice and the others, it's time you got reading. (THE BOOKBAG)
If you ever just want to read something wacky and laugh-out-loud funny, please, please pick up the Raven Mysteries series. It starts with Flood and Fang, spans six books and is my all-time favourite series for younger readers. I can give it no higher praise than that, but I think that's probably acceptable. As Edgar, and now young Rob, would say: Futhork! (WONDROUS READS) --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
There's no sign of the fabled lost treasure of Otherhand, and the family are on the verge of being thrown out of the castle in the sixth and final Goth-froth mystery by BLUE PETER AWARD-winning team Marcus Sedgwick and Pete Williamson.See all Product Description
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Anyway, I must go back to Castle Otherhand for a moment. Diamonds and Doom is, I'm happy to say, the most nutty, mad instalment yet. And what a way to end the series! There are strange monsters roaming the hallways, vortexes, magic spells, people turning to stone, Rob the new little raven and even a helping of prehistoric creatures. Basically everything you never thought you'd see in a Raven Mysteries novel! Each character handles the madness well, of course, with Solstice uttering many a "gasp!" and Cudweed being braver than usual. Even Lord Valevine seems genuinely worried, until it all becomes apparent that he just doesn't want to have to stop conducting his useless experiments. All in all, it's an Otherhand adventure like no other!
Pete Williamson's fantastic illustrations are on top form as per usual, with my favourite from this book being Edgar the raven in his holiday clothes standing in front of his suitcases. Hehe! I also learnt even more about the Otherhand family from the small nuggets of information at the start of each chapter, and I now know that Nanny Lumber scares fish and that a poor little mouse once got singed in a castle fire. How awful!
If you ever just want to read something wacky and laugh-out-loud funny, please, please pick up the Raven Mysteries series. It starts with Flood and Fang, spans six books and is my all-time favourite series for younger readers. I can give it no higher praise than that, but I think that's probably acceptable. As Edgar, and now young Rob, would say: Futhork!
My 9 year old reads them the second they arrive.
We ALL know each character and can recite whole sections.
OH and if only the CD's were available for ALL of them. We all cuddle in bed listening.
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A enjoyable book to read and very good written story all the other book are really good to read as wellPublished 16 months ago by Kindle Customer
I am writing this for my 11 year old granddaughter. She loved this book and has read the whole series. She particularly liked the raven as the main character.Published on 22 Jun. 2013 by Chris Longmuir