Title: Clash of the Rival Robots (Adventures of the Steampunk Pirates)
Author: Gareth P. Jones
Genre: Fantasy, steampunk, children’s fiction
Publisher: Little Tiger Group
Pages: 160 pages
Publication Date: 13th August 2015
My Rating: 4/5
Hi there friends,
It’s time for another children’s book to review! This one is certainly a pirate story with a twist, so I hope you enjoy my review…
Captain Clockheart is the leader of the Steampunk Pirates aboard their vessel the Leaky Battery. When a mechanical albatross swoops in during a storm, they first think it wants to lead them to land. However, Ridgey the Albatross was created by the same man as the Steampunk Pirates themselves – Mr Richmond Swift. The albatross tells them how he was a guard bird at the Tower of London guarding the crown jewels. Together, they devise a plan to steal the crown jewels. However, not everything is as it seems…
This was an entertaining story that I have no doubt boys and girls alike will enjoy reading. A definitely different and original take upon pirates which was thoroughly enjoyable. Especially the thought of all the metal pirates on the Leaky Battery surrounded by water! A fun, enjoyable read which will enthral children and adults alike.
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