Come with us now on a journey through time and space, to a world filled with vikings, magical objects, powerful gods and mythical beasts and your new favourite book series from new talent, Joe Todd-Stanton.
Imagine a vault so cavernous that it could contain the world’s greatest treasures, from mummified remains of ancient monarchs to glistening swords brandished by legendary warriors. How did Professor Brownstone come into possession of such a collection? Hear the tale of the very first Brownstone and his quest for the golden rope as we travel back to the land of the Vikings. A place filled with magical objects, powerful gods and legendary beasts to be conquered!
This is a thrilling tale about an unlikely hero who uses his intellect to become a great warrior. I couldn't put this book down. Joe's illustrations are full of depth and immense detail and on top of that we have a wondrous story to boot! I love Arthur's character, a little adventurer that loves to explore and do the right thing. Throw in a huge dash of mythology and you have a story that any fantasy book fan will adore. If you're a Hilda fan then this will definitely whet your appetite - and that's coming from a huge Hilda fan.
Overall Arthur and the Golden Rope is a wondrous debut from a brand new talent that's one to watch. I'm sure there will be more great treasures from Joe very soon...
Arthur and the Golden Rope is available to buy from all good booksellers and from the Flying Eye Books website here. To find out more about its creator, I interviewed Joe about all sorts here.