Wednesday, April 24, 2013

New Lands: The Chronicles of Egg

Synopsis (From This highly anticipated sequel to Rodkey's much-praised debut is funny, heartfelt, and action-packed. Don't miss it!

After a narrow escape from Deadweather Island, Egg and his slightly deranged partner Guts head for the remote New Lands. They’re in search of the lost Okalu tribe, who hold the key to the mysterious treasure map that Egg can't decipher. But the ruthless Roger Pembroke is hard on Egg's trail, and the New Lands are full of new enemies—against which our heroes' only weapons are their brains, their courage...and the two dozen swear words Guts just memorized in the local tongue.

They're going to need help. But who can they trust? Is Kira, the beautiful and heavily armed Okalu refugee, their ally…or their enemy? Is Pembroke's daughter Millicent on Egg's side…or her father's? Why on earth is the notorious pirate Burn Healy being so nice to them? And the biggest question of all: what shocking secret is Egg about to discover in the shadow of an ancient Okalu temple?

My Review:  I really enjoyed the first book in The Chronicles of Egg, Deadweather and Sunrise.  My review can be found here.  New Lands, the second book in the series didn't let me down.  It is a MUST read book.

I don't want to give away the secret Egg discovers in the Okalu temple, but I didn't see it coming and it made me so happy.  I liked how Millicent and Kira helped Egg.  Since I can't  tell you the end, which was my favorite part of the book, I will tell my second favorite part.  I couldn't believe who pirate Burn Healy turns out to be.  I never figured it out, but I like how we found out and who it is!  I think it would be too cool to know a pirate! Also, I am so happy Guts was by Egg's side again.  Guts is just very funny to me!

New Lands is another book that all my friends at school can't wait to read.  They are passing around the first book, Deadweather and Sunrise and were jealous I was reading the second book too!

I am looking forward to the third book in the Chronicle of Egg series!

Meet the Author:  Geoff Rodkey is the author of the Chronicles of Egg middle grade comedic adventure series and the Emmy-nominated screenwriter of such hit films as Daddy Day Care, RV, and the Disney Channel's Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas. 

Geoff grew up in Freeport, Illinois and began his writing career on his high school newspaper. While in college, Geoff was an editor of both the Harvard Lampoon and the Let's Go travel guide series. His early writing credits include the educational video game Where In the World Is Carmen Sandiego?, the non-educational MTV series Beavis and Butt-head, and Comedy Central's Politically Incorrect. 

Geoff's debut novel, Deadweather and Sunrise, is the first book in the Chronicles of Egg trilogy. The final volume in the series,  Blue Sea Burning, will be published by Putnam in 2014.

Geoff currently lives in New York City with his wife and three sons. They do not have any pets, mostly because the whole experience with the goldfish was just too upsetting.

Purchase it:  You can purchase New Lands - The Chronicles of Egg, Book 2 online from Amazon for $16.99.

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