Sir Seth Thistlethwaite and the Kingdom of the Caves

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Sir Seth Thistlethwaite and the Kingdom of the Caves

By Richard Thake; Vince Chui (Illustrator)

Owlkids, Hardcover, 9781926818948, 158pp.

Publication Date: August 30, 2011


Having recently returned from their journey to Thatchwych in book one of this series, Sir Seth and Sir Ollie are doing some well-deserved relaxing on a raft in the local pond. That’s when they notice the water level is suspiciously low. And there’s a strange bubbling coming from the pond, too. Could it be a sea serpent? A strange spell? Or is someone stealing the water?

What follows is the second animated, alliterative adventure for this knightly duo, which takes the boys underground to the Queendom of Claire. Claire, they discover, has a much bigger problem than just a leaky waterhole. It is being held hostage by the evil Ooz and his dino Grak; they have blocked off the only river in the realm and, unless Ooz is named ruler of the land, Claire will go bone-dry.

Our Mighty Knights leap into action, but is this queendom due to become a kingdom? With their new ally, the impulsive princess of Claire, Sundra Neeth, looking like she may play right into Ooz’s hands, it just might.

About the Author
Richard Thake comes to children's publishing as a veteren of the advertising business; he was an Associate Creative Director of one of Canada's largest advertising agencies. A father of three grown children and a grandfather of three, he has finally found the time to write the Sir Seth series - a thinly disguised glimpse into his own "theater of the mind" childhood adventures with his friends in the Don River Valley and The Beach areas of Toronto. He lives in Newcastle, ON.

Vince Chui has spent the last six years creating illustrations and concept artwork for various entertainment properties. He has worked on character design for video games for Sega, Xbox, Xbox 360, PS2, and PS3. He enjoys playing Ultimate Frisbee and lives in Toronto.