Kids on Fire: Six Crowns Fantasy Animal Adventures

With a hedgehog hero, magic, pirates, swashbuckling adventure and an epic quest, there’s something in the Six Crowns series of chapter books for every tween to enjoy!

The Six Crowns: Trundle’s Quest (4.5/5 stars, currently priced at $3.99)

Trundle doesn’t think he’s an adventurer. He’s a lamplighter. He likes everything safe and cozy, and that’s the way things are in his peaceful part of the Sundered Lands.

Until Esmeralda barrels through his door.

Esmeralda, a princess with a knack for magic and for finding trouble, is convinced that Trundle is the only one who can help her find the six crowns. Lost and scattered long ago, the crowns could unite the Sundered Lands once again. But not if the pirates find them first.

Suddenly, Trundle is on the run. He becomes a stowaway, a drifter, a thief’s accomplice, and a swordsman.Trundle may find that he is a true hero, after all . . . and that this is only the beginning of an epic journey.

 

The Six Crowns: Fair Wind to Widdershins (4/5 stars, currently priced at $8.99)

After finding the first of six legendary crowns, Trundle the lamplighter thought he could finally return to his quiet life in Port Shiverstones.

But Esmeralda has other ideas. A princess with a talent for magic and mischief, she is determined to continue their quest to find the five other crowns, and to use them to unite the Sundered Lands once and for all.

Accompanied by their new friend, Jack Nimble the bard, Trundle and Esmeralda sail to new lands in search of Esmeralda’s wise old aunt. Will the mysterious Aunt Millie give them the clues they need to find the next treasure? Or are they walking straight into a trap?

 

The Six Crowns: Fire Over Swallowhaven (5/5 stars, currently priced at $10.99)

Two of the six legendary crowns may have been found, but Trundle’s quest is far from over.

With bloodthirsty pirates right on their heels, the mild-mannered lamplighter and his friends—courageous Princess Esmeralda and Jack the bard—journey onward to the island of Swallowhaven. The citizens of Swallowhaven live in the lap of luxury, with many riches but little experience battling pirates.

And before he can say “cabbages,” Trundle and his crew are enlisted to join the fight to defend the island.

Will the reluctant heroes make it out alive? And can they find the Crown of Fire before it falls into the wrong hands?

 

The Six Crowns: The Icegate of Spyre (5/5 stars, currently priced at $10.99)

Two of the six legendary crowns may have been found, but Trundle’s quest is far from over.

With bloodthirsty pirates right on their heels, the mild-mannered lamplighter and his friends—courageous Princess Esmeralda and Jack the bard—journey onward to the island of Swallowhaven.

The citizens of Swallowhaven live in the lap of luxury, with many riches but little experience battling pirates. And before he can say “cabbages,” Trundle and his crew are enlisted to join the fight to defend the island.

Will the reluctant heroes make it out alive? And can they find the Crown of Fire before it falls into the wrong hands?

 

The Six Crowns: Sargasso Skies (no reviews yet, currently priced at $10.99)

Allan Jones and Gary Chalk have created a magical steampunk world for their illustrated The Six Crowns books. In the Sundered Lands, animals talk, ships fly, and a set of ancient blocks can be used to tell fortunes.

Hedgehogs Trundle Boldoak and Princess Esmerelda and squirrel Jack Nimble continue their quest in Sargasso Skies, the fifth book in the series. To find the Crown of Wood, they’ll have to navigate a treacherous skyreef. And they’ll have to elude Captain Grizzlewald, a hog who leads a band of bloodthirsty pirates and is desperate to find the crowns of the Badger Lords himself.

The Six Crowns books, a funny fantasy-adventure series for tweens, will appeal to fans of the Geronimo Stilton and the Kingdom of Fantasy books.

 

The Six Crowns: Full Circle (no reviews yet, currently priced at $10.99)

The sixth and final book in the animal fantasy series The Six Crowns, of which Booklist said, “Evokes elements of both Redwall and Lord of the Rings.” The adventuring hedgehog Trundle Boldoak and energetic Princess Esmeralda must find the final legendary crown in their quest to save their lands!

Five of the six lost Badger crowns have been found. Only one is left—the Crown of Stone. But legend has it this crown is on an island long forgotten. Will Trundle and his swashbuckling companions be able to find it on their trusty ship? With dangerous pirates hot on their trail, Trundle and his friends must set sail to an island that might not even exist.

An entertaining—and funny!—tween adventure with lively black-and-white illustrations throughout. School Library Journal called the Six Crowns an “action-packed page-turner . . . that even reluctant fantasy readers will embrace.”

 

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