Darkmouth #2 (Hardcover)

Worlds Explode

By Shane Hegarty, James de la Rue (Illustrator)

HarperCollins, 9780062311320, 464pp.

Publication Date: May 3, 2016

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (5/2/2016)
Paperback (3/21/2017)

List Price: 17.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Description

Finn’s monster-hunting adventures continue in Darkmouth #2: Worlds Explode, the second book of the tween fantasy series that Kirkus Reviews called “Ghostbusters meets Percy Jackson as written by Terry Pratchett.”

Legend Hunter–in-training Finn may be clumsy and uncoordinated, but nothing will stop him from saving his dad, who is trapped in a land full of the monsters that have plagued Darkmouth for centuries. Now Finn will have to journey between worlds to rescue him from the Infested Side.

The action-packed sequel to Darkmouth #1: The Legends Begin is a hilarious adventure filled with beasts of the winged, fanged, and hungry variety—perfect for fans of How to Train Your Dragon and The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom.



About the Author

Shane Hegarty was born and raised in Skerries, Ireland, where he now lives with his wife and four children but no pets since an unfortunate incident with the family goldfish. He is a journalist with the Irish Times as well as the author of Darkmouth #1: The Legends Begin.



Praise For Darkmouth #2: Worlds Explode

PRAISE FOR DARKMOUTH:
“Hegarty’s debut and the first of a projected series is Ghostbusters meets Percy Jackson as written by Terry Pratchett. Readers will be hunting for the sequel in short order.”
— Kirkus Reviews

“Incredible. The next big thing.”
— Eoin Colfer, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of Artemis Fowl

“With a tone reminiscent of Terry Pratchett, Darkmouth has no shortage of off-kilter humor or imagination. Landing somewhere between the Percy Jackson series and the Edge Chronicles, this new series holds plenty of promise.”
— ALA Booklist

“Hegarty puts a fun spin on the monster-hunting trope, creating a sympathetic, underachieving hero who nevertheless rises to the occasion. Between the entertaining premise, the tongue-in-cheek humor, and the frequent moments of excitement and action, there’s plenty to enjoy in this promising series opener.”
— Publishers Weekly

“Hegarty creates a believable setting with its own history and character, which makes for an enjoyable read. The smooth writing and brisk plot keep the narrative moving along nicely.”
— School Library Journal

“Finn is sharply funny and not afraid to look dumb, excellent traits in the protagonist of a new series…Fans who have finished or moved on from the How to Train Your Dragon series will find this to be a logical next step.”
— Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“This well-imagined and often quite funny Irish import is a great antidote to boilerplate multivolume series that seem to retell the same tale over and over.”
— Kirkus Reviews

“Danger and action abound. Series fans will encounter some surprises and happily await Finn’s next escapade.”
— ALA Booklist