Ely Plot: Book 1 of the Wickit Chronicles

BRAW Book of the Month April 2007

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"Younger readers continue to get short-changed by fiction ... there is little new that’s good for 7+. An exception is Joan Lennon’s The Ely Plot (Andersen Press, £4.99, offer £4.74), first in a series called the Wickit Chronicles, about an orphan in a Fenland monastery who makes friends with Perfect, a gargoyle. Together, Pip and Perfect foil an assassination attempt on the young king before using both marshes and gargoyle powers to escape. Consistently lively and charming, it’s one to look out for. "

Amanda Craig , TimesOnLine, Saturday 31 March, 2007


"Joan Lennon's second novel, Ely Plot (Andersen Press, £4.99) is a fast-paced, medieval thriller set in the Norfolk Fens. Pip has been brought up by the monks in Wickit monastery. His life is happy if uneventful until he meets Perfect, a tiny walking, talking stone gargoyle who takes up residence in the hood of his tunic. When Pip and Perfect overhear a plot by two noblemen to kill the young King Arnald they find themselves on the run with a rather ungrateful 14-year-old king in tow. This is a pacy, witty read, the first book in The Wickit Chronicles."

Kathryn Ross, The Scotsman, Saturday 31 March, 2007


"The first in The Wickit Chronicles series, set in a medieval abbey, in which Pip links up with a talking gargoyle called Perfect and the two are soon caught up in an engrossing adventure. Harry Potter meets Redwall?"

Glasgow Herald, Saturday 24 March, 2007


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