Dungeon Runners Level 1: Hero Trials

Kieran Larwood, illustrated by Joe Todd Stanton

Kit has always dreamed of being a dungeon runner but soon starts to worry when he tells his enemy that he is going to enter a team. He needs friends, he needs friends who are magical or healers or fighters. Unfortunately, Kit doesn’t have any friends! After putting up a poster in the local cafe, Kit gets his team and Triple Trouble enters the dungeon… Nobody believes that they can win, not even Kit!

This is a fabulous story about resilience, friendship and teamwork. Kit & his friends show that you don’t have to be the biggest or the loudest or the strongest to succeed. The text is accompanied by great illustrations and Top Trumps style cards to create a perfect early chapter book. Already looking forward to the next episode from this formidable author/illustrator duo!

Published by Nosy Crow, 194 pages (2024)

Reviewed by Tash Hyde