Beastlands: Race to Frostfall Mountain

Jess French

Beast Lands: Race to Frostfall Mountain is the first instalment in an epic new fantasy, adventure series and is a must-read for young adventure lovers who understand the importance of protecting our natural world.

When Kayla’s beloved animal companion, a rare winged pangron, is stolen, she’s determined to get him back. But to do so, she’ll have to leave her city and journey into the wild and forbidden Beastlands. There, she meets Rustus, an exiled young warrior, and Alethea, a healer desperately seeking a cure for a mysterious disease. As their quests unite them, they embark on a journey fraught with peril that tests their friendship, resilience and bravery eventually leading to discoveries both great and terrifying.

Themes of friendship, teamwork, and environmental conservation are seamlessly woven into the plot and the book’s fast-paced action will ensure that readers of all ages will be hooked from the first page to the last.

Recommended for readers in year 5 and 6.

Published by Piccadilly Press 2024, 296 pages

Reviewed by Tash Hyde