Joined by his brother, Wolfgang, Hammer the magical mountain spirit, and loads of new mates. Zeld’s life takes more twists than a gnarly looking spun-hay rope. He finds himself crossing swords and wits with a new rival, Fielding the pirate prince, and his band of cutthroats who Godfrey of Hesse left in command. While the pirates keep watch over the castle Hesse plans to retreat to Germany, collect new farmers, storekeepers, and soldiers. He also begins the lengthy process of rebuilding his army.
Cunning as a fox, Fielding uses his magical amulets to stay one step ahead of the game in his attempt to best Zeld and keep the de Saxon castle in the possession of Godfrey of Hesse. Aided by a magical growth formula, Fielding takes unfair advantage and creates a disaster so big it makes the story of the giant chickens of Barnstaple pale in significance.
Will Zeld and company best him? Will Fielding be able to hold out until Godfrey returns with reinforcements? Or will Zeld somehow find the magic words to make his plans come together. And precisely what are these mysterious journeys King Henry and Father Ulrich conjured up for the schoolboys at the end of the year?
Title: Zeld and the Pirate (Castles and Caverns #2)
Author: J.D. Raisor
Release Date: November 27, 2013
Formats: 335 pages, e-book
Genre: YA Fantasy
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