The Wickit Chronicles Book 1: Ely Plot by Joan Lennon is a very interesting read. And much much too short. So as you can imagine I want to get my hands on the second book as soon as possible. But in the meantime, I have a nice stack of books to complete, including Doomwyte, one of the latest Redwall books! I’m quite looking forward to that. But back to the review. Pip is just a normal orphan living in a monastery (yeah, that’s REAAAAAAAAAL normal), but one day he meets a stone gargoyle shaped like a dragon, called “Perfect Parting Gift” or just “Perfect”. Anyway, things go on normally from then, until Abbot Michael decides that Pip will be going to Ely with Prior Benet and Brother John, a chance of a lifetime! Of course, no one else knows (except Pip) that Perfect’s coming too. And even then, the trip is even more unusual. This is due to the fact that at one point Perfect overhears a plot to kill the boy King Arnald and place one of his relatives on the throne, making the plotters very rich and influential. All they have to identify them is that one is the Bishop, and the other wears a floppy black hat with a feather. So is it Sir Robert, or Sir Giles? You’ll have to read to find out, but I can tell you that after that, Pip’s visit to Ely ended, with him escaping with Arnald to go back to Wickit, where they will have sanctuary from the plotters.
It’s a very good book, and it gives me some ideas. Which might, or might not be a good thing. 😛