Author(s): Adam Blade
Something strange and wonderful has happened in the land of Avantia - two new Beasts have been created. Twin dragons - Vedra and Krimon - have hatched from a single egg that lay hidden in the sacred Nidrem Caves. The new Beasts must make the journey to the neighbouring kingdom of Rion where they can grow up in safety. But the evil wizard Malvel is never far away and the young twins need protecting. Accompanied by Ferno the fire dragon and Epos the flame bird, Tom will join the twin Beasts' journey. Only he can fend off enemies, because Ferno and Epos cannot attack. Like the other Beasts of Avantia, they can only protect. So Tom may be needed to fight fiercely.
Can Tom protect the twin beasts of Avantia?
The series is captivating reading for all fans of fiction. An ideal book for young readers who like a fast pace and fierce, heroic fighting. -- Books Quaterly (Waterstones)
Adam Blade is in his late twenties, and was born in Kent, England. His parents were both history teachers and amateur artists, and Adam grew up surrounded by his father's paintings of historic English battles -- which left a lifelong mark on his imagination. He was also fascinated by the ancient sword and shield that hung in his father's office. Adam's father said they were a Blade family heirloom. As a boy, Adam would spend days imagining who could have first owned the sword and shield. Eventually, he created a character -- Tom, the bravest boy warrior of them all. The idea for Beast Quest was born. When Adam grew up and decided that he wanted to be a writer, he was stuck for ideas -- until he remembered the old sword and shield, and the imaginary boy he had created when he was young. Adam decided to bring Tom fully to life so that readers could go on the kind of adventures that he always wanted to when he was that age... And still does, even though he's grown up! When he's not writing Beast Quest books, Adam enjoys visiting museums and ancient battle sites. His main hobbies are fencing and football. He also spends a lot of time at home running around after his two exotic pets -- a tarantula named Ziggy, and a capuchin monkey named Omar. These little rascals were the inspiration for two of the Beasts that Tom faces on his Quest -- Arachnid and Claw. Sadly, Adam does not have his own Fire-Dragon or Horse-Man. But he really wishes he did!