Fly into a fiery and fantastical future with No. 1 bestselling author David Walliams, in an epic adventure of myth and legend, good and evil, and one small boy who must save the world…
Illustrated by the artistic genius Tony Ross!
It is 2120 and London is in ruins.
The young Prince Alfred has never known a life outside Buckingham Palace – but when strange goings-on breach its walls and stalk the corridors in the dead of night, he is thrust into a world of mystery, adventure and monsters.
And when his mother, the Queen, is dragged away to the Tower of London, Alfred must screw up his courage and battle to save her, himself… and the entire city.
In a future of myths and legends, join the bestselling David Walliams and venture forth into his most enthralling tale yet!
Publication date: November 2019
David Walliams is a new to me author. Even though he has written a lot of other books I’m a bit late to the party regarding his books. I’m impressed with his writing style and story line. This book was a sweet, easy, quick, and fun read.
It’s set in the year 2120 at Buckingham Palace where there is a takeover of the King and his throne by a couple of the staff of the palace. The King’s son who is both sickly, and never been outside the palace, but the future of Britain appears to be dependent on him for its rescue.
Throughout the book we have British history weaved within the story. There is even a side remark made about Donald Trump which helps the reader connect with the story from a current affairs aspect whilst being caged in a children’s story.
I couldn’t wait to pick this book up, and it really moved fast. Well worth the purchase.
Recommend for: Everyone
Rating: 5 stars.