The Stones of Ravenglass, by Jenny Nimmo, is the second book in the Chronicles of The Red King trilogy. The books in this trilogy are prequels to the Children of the Red King series. The events of this book occur at a time when the Red King is a young boy named Timoken. The story is set one year after the events of the book’s predecessor, The Secret Kingdom. In this book, Timoken believes that he has finally found his true home in a castle in Britain. However, everything changes when the steward of the castle, Osbern D’Ark, seizes control. Timoken must escape the castle and embark on a perilous adventure to find a new home.
This book was quite gripping and exciting, and I enjoyed many of the characters. er than Timoken himself, some of my favorite characters include an old wizard named Eri and his pet dragon, Enid. I admired their loyalty to Timoken once they met him. I was a little disappointed that Zobayda, Timoken’s sister, was not as prominent in this book as she was in The Secret Kingdom. I was also disappointed that the viridees were not included at all. Still, this book is filled with action and adventure. I found it difficult to put this book down once I started reading it.
As a fan of the Children of The Red King series, I am very pleased that Jenny Nimmo decided to write this trilogy of prequels. I enjoyed this book very much, and maybe even more than the first book in the trilogy. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who enjoys fantasy or adventure stories.
The Stones of Ravenglass by Jenny Nimmo is available to check out from the Mission Viejo Library. It is also available to download for free from Libby.
I am going to read this book, it sounds exciting. Thank you Simon for the recommendation.