Coming This Fall – October 2013
Thomas Hawkins, Porter, Mudge, Willa, and the one-legged Umbrey are back for another wild adventure – this time to save Aquat, one of the Five Kingdoms, from Salamaine’s Curse! But the map Thomas and Porter must unravel is a dark map and they just might need to join forces with the evil Keegan to survive.
Facing scavengers, undertoads and impenetrable ships, can they use the Sword of Five Kingdoms and their skill to make maps come alive to save themselves and all the innocents in Aquat? Or will they run out of time?Pre-Order Now!
Bonus! Flip over the book jacket and hang up your own full-color Dark Map!
The Mapmaker’s Sons
Move Books Wants to Get Boys Excited about Reading With Mapmaker’s Sons.
-MTV Geek, 10/26/12
Kirkus Reviews, 9/1/2012
Thirteen-year-old Tom Hawkins must find the most powerful weapon ever created and save the world.
When a pirate with a wooden peg leg arrives at Thomas’ school one stormy night, he delivers a mysterious map, a guide to the “Beyond” and the way to find the Sword of Five Kingdoms, which has been missing for 1,000 years. When its hilt has been reunited with five special stones, the rightful bearer of the sword can put an end to the reign of the evil ruler Keegan. Umbrey the pirate leads Tom through a window to a new world, where Tom meets up with a twin brother he never knew he had and with Mudge and Willa. Together they form a band of travelers on a quest to find the sword, with many a sword fight, swamp dog and dragon along the way. Freely borrowing from Treasure Island, Arthurian tales, The Lord of the Rings and other classic adventure and fantasy tales, Burgess reworks common themes of old maps, powerful wizards, evil rulers, dragons, a hidden sword and a boy king to fashion the first offering from a publisher out to create works that will appeal especially to boys.
Fantasy-loving boys (and girls) will be enthralled by this slim, action-packed tale—and the sequels likely to follow. (Fantasy. 9-13)More information…