Friday 24 February 2012

The Grave Robbers Apprentice - Allan Stratton

The Grave Robbers Apprentice
Allan Stratton
Harper Collins Canada
ISBN 9781554688258

This is the first book that I have read by Allan Stratton and it was impressive. I read this book in one sitting. In some ways it is a classic coming-of-age story, but it is the coming of age of both a boy and a girl. Both Angela and Hans have a past they are running from. But Hans also has a past that he is unaware of. Together they end up on the road. They are running from a terrible evil that is looking to exterminate them both. Sometimes it is what we don't know that is the most important and will become the pivot point in our lives. And that is the case in this story.

This story had an evil arch duke, a young countess, a young man, a necromancer, a Wolf King with numerous beasts, a hermit and hermitage on a mountain side, and more. The story unravels at a breakneck pace. It was a race from evil to the hermitage of Peter and then back to the capital. This was a great read and youth will love the adventure.

Writings by Allan Stratton:
Phoenix Lottery (2000)
Leslie's Journal (2000)
Chanda's Secrets (2004)
Chanda's Wars (2008)
Borderline (2010)
The Grave Robber's Apprentice (2012)

Bingo! (aka 72 Under The O) (1977)
Nurse Jane Goes To Hawaii (1980)
Rexy! (1981)
Joggers (1982)
Friends Of A Feather (1984)
Papers (1985)
The Hundred and One Miracles of Hope Chance (1987)
Bag Babies (1990)
A Flush of Tories (1991)
Dracula (1995)

Author Profile and Interview with Allan Stratton.

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