Twelve-year-old Simon Thorn’s life is almost unrecognisable from just a few months ago. He has a twin brother, an uncle he never knew and his first real friends at the secret Animalgam Academy. Not only is he an Animalgam, he’s also the Beast King – heir along with his brother to a bloodline more powerful and dangerous than any other.
The only piece missing in this new life is his mother, held captive by his evil grandfather, Orion, who wants to rule the five kingdoms. Simon sets off cross-country with his friends to the reptile kingdom to rescue her. He battles Orion’s forces and rogue Animalgams, as well as their own doubts and torn loyalties along the way. Because if they don’t stop him from gathering the pieces of a terrible weapon, Orion is going to steal all of the Animalgams’ abilities away … starting with Simon and those he loves most first.
Packed with even more action and characters to love in a thrilling, immersive world, this sequel is an exciting next chapter in the series.
Simon Thorn is a hero worthy of a young Harry Potter, and readers are bound to be delighted (Booklist Online on SIMON THORN AND THE WOLF’S DEN)
Carter unveils a magical world full of amazement and adventure … A thrill from start to finish, the book will have readers eager to return to the magical world of Simon Thorn (Kirkus Reviews on SIMON THORN AND THE WOLF’S DEN)
Unique … unpredictable and entertaining … likely to be popular with a whole zoo full of readers, and its ending leaves ample room for a sequel (School Library Journal on SIMON THORN AND THE WOLF’S DEN)
Fans of “Harry Potter” will enjoy this series and will be clamoring for the next installment (School Library Journal)
The stirring second book in a series that’s Percy Jackson meets Beast Quest, about an ordinary boy who discovers he’s part of a secret race of animal shapeshifters