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Borgon the Axeboy and the Prince’s Shadow

Kjartan Poskitt

The second in this dangerously funny new series for boys and girls aged 7 – 9 from bestselling author Kjartan Poskitt and with illustrations by Philip Reeve.

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Borgon the Axeboy and his friends are going to watch the Shadow Trials – the most dangerous contest in the Lost Desert. But they didn’t mean to join in! Then one of the contestants challenges Borgon . . . and barbarians NEVER refuse a challenge! After all, all he has to do is race up a deathly mountain, cross a sabre-tooth bear pit, avoid the vultures and escape a skeleton. What could possibly go wrong?

With Asterix-style illustrations from award-winning author/illustrator Philip Reeve, this series is set to have you rolling in the desert with laughter.


Kjartan Poskitt is the well-loved author of many hilarious books for children including Agatha Parrot and the Murderous Maths series, translated into over 30 languages. With a background in children’s television, he is a tireless and brilliant performer.

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