This is the 4th book in the Beast Quest: The Darkest hour series. It’s the 70th Beast Quest book; I’m beginning to wonder if they’ll ever end!
In this story, Tom’s tokens from his shield have been taken away from him by the Council of Wizards, and the good wizard Aduro has been put in jail for helping Tom use the Lightning Bridge. The Lightning Bridge makes journeys shorter, but it’s forbidden to use it.
Vigrash the Clawed Eagle is one of the Lightning Beasts that Tom set free by accident when he activated the Lightning Bridge. Tom has been sent by the Council of Wizards to defeat the Beast and capture a witch and a pirate king, who he met on a previous quest. Tom and his friend Elena have the help of Aduro’s apprentice, Daltec.
I haven’t read all the books leading up to this one, so I had to catch up with the story. This wasn’t very hard; I think I managed to work out everything that was going on!
I thought this book was very exciting, and a good adventure. I really enjoyed it and will continue reading the Beast Quest books. It was definitely as good as the others in the
The evil wizard Malvel is dead, but the kingdom of Avantia is in danger again - this time from Malvel’s evil son, Maximus. Maximus steals the two golden gauntlets, Tom, who is Master of the Beasts, manages to get one of them back, but with the other gauntlet Maximus can control one of the beasts of Avantia and make it go to battle against another. A new hero, called Sam, has been chosen to fight Maximus. Sam is helped by his friend Lara and he rides Epos to fight Ferno, the beast controlled by Maximus.
I have read lots of the Beast Quest books, and was nice to have a new hero as there have been so many books with Tom as the hero.
It was also great to have a new bad guy. Maximus has a fire whip as his weapon which was really cool. I thought he was a better villain than Malvel because he’s out in the open lots and takes part in more of the action.
This was a very good adventure story, full of exciting fights. I will definitely carry on reading this series, I can’t wait for the next story!
‘Sting The Scorpion Man’ is number 18 in the Beast Quest series. I liked the picture on the front cover, it looked very cool and made me want to start reading straight away.
I thought it was very clever how the writer used the character Seth again but changed him into something else. I was very surprised by the ending, it was not what I expected at all, but it was very very good and I really enjoyed it.
I liked this book very much. The Beast Quest stories just keep getting better and better. I’ve read lots of them now but never get bored of them! I think Adam Blade is one of the best writers ever.
In this Beast Quest story Tom and Elenna are stuck in the evil wizard Malvel’s realm Gorgonia. They were looking for the purple jewel that they need to return to their homeland of Avantia. Their adventures lead to them battling an old enemy, Seth, who Malvel turned into a scorpion man called Sting as a punishment. Malvel has cunningly planted the jewel Tom and Elenna need in Sting’s tail.
‘Arcta the Mountain Giant’ is the third in the Beast Quest series. In it Tom must free Arcta the Mountain Giant from the evil wizard Malvel’s spell with the help of his horse Storm, his friend Elena and her wolf Silver. His shield now contains some power from both Ferno the Fire Dragon and Sepron the Sea Serpent which should come in handy.
I think this beast is a very good one, especially because it’s blind-folded. He senses Tom as he’s not able to see him. I think Malvel should have put some sort of lock on him instead of the blindfold if he wanted to stop Tom from freeing the Beast.
The avalanches that Arcta creates were very cool. I really like it when Tom walked across the dangerous mountains with rock falling around him, I couldn’t stop reading until I found out what happened. I was very worried about Elenna and Silver when they get trapped.
This is a very exciting book, when I play Beast Quest with my brothers we always have Arcta in our game.
4 and a half stars
In this, the second in the Beast Quest series, Tom and Elenna go on an exciting adventure to find Sepron the Sea Serpent and free it from an evil curse which the bad wizard Malvel put on it. In this thrilling book Tom battles with the sea serpent, will he succeed in this underwater quest to defeat the evil wizard’s plans?
Sepron is a very scary beast, I like him very much. He’s the scariest monster I have seen so far in the Beast Quest books apart from Torgor the Minotaur [Beast Quest Number 13].
In each of the Beast Quest books Malvel just leaves Tom and Elenna to fight the beasts, I think he should do more to try to stop them. Maybe he could put protective spells around the beasts, which Tom and Elenna can only break by cracking a really difficult code.
I really like the illustrations in this book; they look really cool and are very detailed.
This book is pretty exciting. I am actually on number 13 of the Beast Quest series. I don’t think this is quite as good as the later Beast Quest books in which Tom has golden armour to help him; they just seem to get better and better.
4 and a half stars
"An evil wizard has enchanted the magical beasts of Avantia - only a true hero can free the beasts and stop them from destroying the land. Is Tom the hero Avantia has been waiting for? Join Tom as he braves Ferno the fire dragon..."
Ferno the Fire Dragon is the first in the Beast Quest series written by Adam Blade. A young boy called Tom leaves his home to go on a quest for the king. His job is to release the six beasts of the kingdom of Avanatia from curses which the evil wizard Malvel has put on them. Luckily Tom has the good wizard Aduro on his side as well as his friend Elenna, her wolf Silver and Tom’s horse Storm.
I think this book is quite good. The front cover makes it look very exciting and I like the pictures inside. I also really liked the free collectors cards that come with the book, although I didn’t like having to cut them out of the book, it would be better to have them separate.
This is a really cool adventure book, Ferno was a pretty scary monster! It’s not my favourite book in the world but I did enjoy it very much and I’m going to read all the other Beast Quest books with my brother Tom (who does not battle Beasts in Avantia!).