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Comments & Reviews

A selection of comments and reviews of the Arilon Chronicle books sent to the author. For more comments, find the books on Amazon.co.uk.

Hollie, aged 12
I am about half way through part 1 of Arthur Ness and the Secret of Waterwhistle and I love reading the book. When I read it I feel that I am actually there and am part of the story. I read the book with my dad and he loves the book too. I also read it at school but when I get home I have to reread the chapter so my dad doesn't miss out! I can't wait to find out about the Needlemen, they sound evil and scary.

Paige, aged 11
I enjoy reading Arthur Ness because I like Teresa as she is brave and not afraid of the Yarbulls. Also I like Arthur as he is brave but also scared at the same time. I love the story as it is full of adventures both in the human and non human world.

Jess, aged 12
I really like the ideas of all the Travel Lines connecting all the different islands together I enjoyed the part of the book when Lady Eris bound all the villagers of Waterwhistle together and I also like how she can't reach out and get Arthur in the same way. My favourite part is the children's pub the Broken Crown where they don't sell alcohol, I would love to go somewhere like that it sounds really fun!

Alex, aged 12
Arthur Ness Part 1 is so exciting as you don't know what will happen next and the way each chapters ends makes you want to read more and more.. My favourite part has got to be when Arthur and The Cat were about to be caught by the Yarnbulls and were at a cliffs edge with nowhere to go. Then all of a sudden the Galloping Snake flew out of the darkness and saved them!

Umer, aged 11
I like the Arthur Ness books because it is the most amazing story and I love the talking Cat. He is very funny but sometimes can be reckless. The best part is when Teresa rescues Arthur and The Cat from the Yarnbulls and they all disappear off into Nothing Space on the Galloping Snake. This is the best book I have read and I can't wait to read Part 2.

Megan, aged 11
My favourite books are about adventures and I really like Arthur Ness Part 1 because it is full of adventure and you never know which way the story will twist. I really like Arthur as he starts out a bit of a scaredy cat and then becomes brave because of Teresa. My favourite part is when Arthur meets Teresa and is really happy as she calls him brave. He feels '10 feet tall' as she is his hero. I give this book 10 out of 10.

Well, what a roller-coaster ride! I didn’t get round to starting the book for a while after I got home from Lowdham but now I’ve begun, I can’t put it down. I commend you on a great achievement at every level. Cracking good story telling from the first line. Super characters. Sensational action sequences. Brilliant imagination in every twist and turn. I’m up to page 355 and don’t want it to end.
(and when it did end...?)
I’ve got to the end and it was FANTASTIC! The glimpse of what lies behind the cat is tantalising and terrifying and is a huge hook to hang character development on, of course. All the best with Arthur Ness and keep the series going. It is wonderful.

Helena Pielichaty (Author of the Girls FC series)
Highly enjoyable... witty and pitched just right!

Evelyn, Reading Co-ordinator, South Wolds Academy 
I took Arthur Ness Part 1 home over a weekend to read the first chapter and I started reading it on Friday and had finished it by  Sunday!  The Arthur Ness book gripped me right from the start I literally couldn't put it down, the story is very cleverly written and the characters are unforgettable.  Arthur Ness took me to a place which was magical and every chapter ends on a bit of a cliffhanger making you want to read more....   I know it is supposed to be a children's book but it's the best goodfeel read I have had in years.