Sandrider. Book Review

SANDRIDER by Angie Sage
Bloomsbury Publishing, p/b, 320pp, £6.99
Reviewed by Matthew Johns

Angie Sage is a well-regarded author, having created the very successful Septimus Heap series, this is part of the Todhunter Moon spin-off – set within the same world, but with different characters.

The evil sorcerer, Oraton-Marr has stolen the mysterious Orm Egg, and plans to hatch it to gain unlimited power. Wizard’s apprentice Tod goes to retrieve the egg and try to defeat the evil sorcerer. Helped by her friends Oskar and Ferdie, she finds herself in unfamiliar surroundings when they enter the Desert of Singing Sands to find the egg.

Sage’s writing talents cannot be denied – she has a way with words that draws the reader in, transporting them into her world and keeping them engaged throughout. The characters are all well fleshed out, and it makes for an exciting read. Will Tod and her friends save the day (and each other) without succumbing to the evil sorcerer and his minions? There’s only one way to find out – pick up a copy of this book, and lose yourself in the world of Todhunter Moon and her friends.