Early Review – New Lands (The Chronicles of Egg #2) by Geoff Rodkey

Posted April 11, 2013 by Bonnie in Book Reviews, Early Review, Middle Grade, Read in 2013 / 3 Comments

I received this book free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Early Review – New Lands (The Chronicles of Egg #2) by Geoff RodkeyNew Lands by Geoff Rodkey
Series: The Chronicles of Egg #2
Published by Putnam Juvenile on May 2nd 2013
Pages: 336
Genres: Fantasy, Middle Grade
Format: ARC
Source: the Publisher

Also by this author: Deadweather and Sunrise


This highly anticipated sequel to Rodkey's much-praised debut is funny, heartfelt, and action-packed. Don't miss it!

After a narrow escape from Deadweather Island, Egg and his slightly deranged partner Guts head for the remote New Lands. They’re in search of the lost Okalu tribe, who hold the key to the mysterious treasure map that Egg can't decipher. But the ruthless Roger Pembroke is hard on Egg's trail, and the New Lands are full of new enemies—against which our heroes' only weapons are their brains, their courage...and the two dozen swear words Guts just memorized in the local tongue.

They're going to need help. But who can they trust? Is Kira, the beautiful and heavily armed Okalu refugee, their ally…or their enemy? Is Pembroke's daughter Millicent on Egg's side…or her father's? Why on earth is the notorious pirate Burn Healy being so nice to them? And the biggest question of all: what shocking secret is Egg about to discover in the shadow of an ancient Okalu temple?

The Chronicles of Egg

Deadweather and Sunrise (The Chronicles of Egg, #1)

Deadweather and Sunrise (The Chronicles of Egg #1) {My Review}

After being completely charmed by ‘Deadweather and Sunrise’ picking up ‘New Lands’ was a given. Comparatively, New Lands is less funny and more serious but still so full of heart. Egg and Guts set out on a journey to discover the Fire King’s lost treasure before it can fall into the hands of the wrong man. Their journey is a bleak one and considering what they seek, it’s difficult for them to judge just who is honest and worth trusting.

Guts was once again my favorite character and definitely managed to always make light of a serious situation.

Ain’t nobody calls me cow-ears without a fight.” – Guts

You can’t help but love Guts and his crazy antics.

I found New Lands to be a solemn installment and had a slight shortage of the swashbuckling action seen in the previous installment. Regardless, I think this section of Egg’s story is most vital to his development as a character. His maturity had already begun to show towards the end of New Lands, but considering the trying times he had been through it was completely understandable.

New Lands is a story of perseverance and about digging deep to find that strength necessary to continue. This series has made me a lover of Middle Grade and is one series I will continue to seek out.

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3 responses to “Early Review – New Lands (The Chronicles of Egg #2) by Geoff Rodkey

  1. I'm not usually one to pick up middle grade books, but New Lands sounds like such a fun book! I like my stories with swash buckling action! And their names Eggs and Guts has totally won me over! Great review Bonnie! 🙂
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  2. Sam

    I already like the sound of Guts! Heh. I haven't heard of this series before, but I get the feeling it's something I'd enjoy. I'll have to go and look up the first book now. Great review, Bonnie!
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  3. Bonnie, you are the one who originally made me want to read this series. 🙂 I'm so glad to be reminded of it! I do enjoy great MG books.
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