Reading Level: Middle Grade
Genre: Fantasy/Graphic Novel
Length: 116 Pages
Publisher: Kids Can Press
Release Date: April 5, 2016
Stand Alone or Series: 6th book in the Three Thieves series
Source: Borrowed from Library
Rating: 4/5 stars
“In this thrilling sixth installment of Scott Chantler’s popular Three Thieves graphic novel series, the separate adventures of twins Dessa and Jared play out simultaneously and seem poised to intersect as the book ends. Dessa, along with Topper and Fisk, has managed a daring landing onto the flying island of Astaroth, where she hopes to find her long-lost brother.
Instead, they discover a bizarre world where three children are being held by a mysterious and rarely seen man they call the Toymaker. Certain the Toymaker is Greyfalcon, Jared’s kidnapper, Dessa is determined to track him down and confront him about her brother’s location.
Meanwhile, Captain Drake has unintentionally stumbled upon Jared himself and decides to hold the boy as bait to lure Dessa to him. But as he learns from Jared the particulars about the boy’s abduction nine years ago, Drake is troubled. Why would such powerful people want to abduct a small peasant boy? The answer to that question is about to shock Drake — and Jared!”
This book is the 6th book in the Three Thieves series and was the best book of the series yet. This is another middle grade fantasy adventure graphic novel that kids and adults will both enjoy (kids probably a little more than adults).
A lot of the mystery behind Dessa and her brother unfolds. We also finally find out what secrets the Dark Island holds.
The illustration is in keeping with previous volumes. Fairly typical cartoony style; it’s easy to follow and beautifully colored.
The story is fairly straight-forward which I think will be more enjoyable to kids than adults. However, I am enjoying the world building and some of the fun characters in these graphic novels.
Overall this was the best book in the Three Thieves series yet. I can’t wait to see how the story wraps up in the final volume!!! I would recommend to kids and young adults who enjoy fantasy adventure graphic novels.