The Chronicles of Avantia #1: First Hero
Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545361590 Paperback
176 Pages | 5.25" x 7.56" | Ages 8 to 12
At the age of seven, Tanner's father was killed in front of him by the evil warlord Derthsin. But his father's death was not in vain and Derthsin was carried away to his doom by a good Beast, Firepos the Flame Bird. Now, eight years later, another evil army is wreaking havoc across Avantia. But Tanner has been training with Firepos, waiting to avenge his father's death. There is something familiar about this new menace, who rides with a Beast of his own. The evil army is after the pieces of the Mask of Death—which allows whoever wears it to control all Beasts. Tanner sets off on a journey to stop them. Along the way, he encounters twins Gwen and Geffen, who hold the map to finding the remaining pieces.
Raves & reviews:
"This first volume in a promising new series is fizzy, fastpaced adventure all the way.... A slim, easy-to-read, high-interest offering that will be an easy sell to readers just venturing into chapter books." —Kirkus Reviews