Book 3 of The Six Crowns Adventure Series by Allan Jones & Gary Chalk.
Two of the six legendary crowns may have been found, but Trundle's quest is far from over. With bloodthirsty pirates right on their heels, the mild-mannered lamplighter and his friends - courageous Princess Esmeralda and Jack the bard - journey onward to the island of Swallowhaven.
The citizens of Swallowhaven live in the lap of luxury, with many riches but little experience in battling pirates. And before he can say "cabbages", Trundle and his crew are enlisted to join the fight to defend the island.
Will the reluctant heroes make it out alive? And can they find the Crown of Fire before it falls into the wrong hands?
Fair Wind To Widdershins. The adventure continues!
Hidden deep within the crumbling Island City of Widdershins lies the Crown of Iron.
It's up to Trundle Boldoak, Jack Nimble and the Roamany Princess Esmeralda Lightfoot to find it. And there's nothing that can stop them! Well, except for Captain Grizzletusk and his pirate hoards, a deadly reef of rocks across their path, and armed guards patrolling the very place they need to search.
Still, at least the adventurers have Esmeralda's Aunt Millie, the Roamany Queen, to help them.
The Six Crowns by Allan Jones and Gary Chalk. Illustrated by Gary Chalk
Trundle Boldoak likes his quiet life in the peaceful – some might say boring – little backwater island of Shiverstones. In the evenings his job is to light all the lamps of Port Shiverstones, and in the morning he snuffs them all out again. And in-between, he passes the time with his respectable neighbours, polishes the lass in the lamps and reads books about far lands and tremendous adventures.
His sleepy life is brought rudely awake when a strange and probably crazy Roamany girl named Esmeralda Lightfoot comes crashing in through his front door one evening. And one he allows Esmeralda over his threshold, things for Trundle are never the same again.
Esmeralda tells him that she has read a prophecy in the Ancient Badger Blocks of the Roamany people. The Blocks have told her that he is the one person in the whole of Sundered Lands who can – and must – help her to find the Six Crowns of the Badger Lords of Old, that have been scattered and hidden for thousands of years.
Before Trundle can gather his wits or finish his cabbage tea, Esmeralda whisks him off as a stowaway aboard a Windship bound for strange and distant lands. And as if that wasn’t unsettling enough for Trundle, he also learns that they have bloodthirsty and ferocious pirates on their trail! Pirates led by Captain Grizzletusk, an evil hog so foul and fearsome that he will stop at nothing to get his trotters on the Six Crowns and use their powers for his own nefarious purposes!
Together, the two animals must brave the dangers of being thrown off a windship in full sail; they must enter the warren of streets that make up the dreadful town of Rathanger and they must venture into the deep and dreadful mines of Drune, where shackled slaves are forced to work night and day for their dreadful overlords!
Can Trundle and Esmeralda hope to find the first crown – the Crown of Crystal – when the odds are stacked so heavily against them.
Only by reading the first book of The Six Crowns series can you find out.
Trundle’s Quest. The adventure has only just begun!