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  • Published: 1 June 2012
  • ISBN: 9781742753812
  • Imprint: Random House Australia Children's
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $15.99

Sun Sword 1: Quest for the Sun Gem




Magical and exciting, full of wonderful creatures, mysterious codes and puzzles, and with four courageous young heroes and heroines, this series will delight all 8 to 12 year olds.

Magical and exciting, full of wonderful creatures, mysterious codes and puzzles, and with four courageous young heroes and heroines, this series will delight all 8 to 12 year olds.

After their village is attacked, a young brother and sister set off on a dangerous quest to save their captured family and friends - and free their land from the Sedah invaders.

Where are Ethan and Lily's parents being held? And where have the Sun Sword and its magical gems been hidden? Joined by their friend Saxon and the determined Princess Roana, Ethan and Lily must solve puzzles and riddles, escape legendary sea monsters and outwit bandits along the way.

But the greatest threat to the children is the sinister Sedah tracker, Sniffer, who is close on their trail ... Can the four friends find the Sun Gem - before the Sedah can find them?

  • Pub date: 1 June 2012
  • ISBN: 9781742753812
  • Imprint: Random House Australia Children's
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $15.99

About the Author

Belinda Murrell

Belinda Murrell has worked as a travel journalist, technical writer, editor and public relations consultant. Her overseas adventures inspired her work as a travel writer for the West Australian newspaper and Out & About With Kids travel magazine. Her work has also appeared in the Sun Herald, Sunday Telegraph and Sydney Morning Herald. While Belinda studied Children's Literature at Macquarie University, her passion for children's books was reignited when she had her own three children and began telling and writing stories for Nick, Emily and Lachlan. Belinda's books include the Sun Sword fantasy trilogy, Scottish timeslip tale The Locket Of Dreams, French Revolution timeslip tale The Ruby Talisman, Australian timeslip tales The Ivory Rose and The Sequin Star, and Australian historical tales The Forgotten Pearl, The River Charm and The Lost Sapphire. Belinda's Lulu Bell series for younger readers, about friends, family, animals, and growing up in a vet hospital has sold over 200,000 copies. Pippa's Island is Belinda's latest series. Belinda is also an author ambassador for Room to Read and Books in Homes.

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Praise for Sun Sword 1: Quest for the Sun Gem

“The Quest for the Sun Gem is a novel filled with excitement as you join Ethan, Lily, Saxon and Princess Roana on a daring quest to find the Sun Gem and restore peace to their world. This novel for ages ten and up is filled with suspense and will keep the reader guessing. It is filled with action and never has a dull moment as it allows you to enter a magical world filled with strange creatures and fun characters. A great adventure.”

Jess Whiting, aussiereviews.com

“This is a gem of an adventure story . . . This fast-paced action adventure for eight- to twelve-year-olds cracks along at breathtaking speed. Another local author triumph to enjoy.”

Charlotte Kennedy, The Manly Daily

“This book was a cross between Lord of the Rings and Deltora Quest and Ranger's Apprentice... Jam packed with action and thrills, this book is great!!”

Amara Chellappah, age 11, Random House Book Buddies Club

“Absolutely brilliant! It was one of the best books I've read. I would definitely recommend it to others, it's really, really, really FANTASTIC!!!”

Melissa Rigby, age 10, Random House Book Buddies Club

“This story was extremely good. I couldn't put the book down. I liked the part when Lily and Ethan tried to find the prisoners that had been captured by Captain Foulash and his men.”

Natasha Reibel, age 9, Random House Book Buddies Club


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