The sixth book in the Princelings of the East series will be called Bravo Victor.
It stars Victor, the son of the innkeeper at the Inn of the Seventh Happiness, who has been in all the books except Talent Seekers.
The only other characters that I think share that distinction are
Prince Lupin, Baden and possibly Lord Smallweed, and none of them have
ever had a chapter to themselves, let alone a whole book!
Bravo Victor is set a few years after the last story. It is
now 2015, and the realms are developing as a result of the introduction
of the strawberry juice power plants. Aviation is increasing, the
carriages are now propelled by electricity, and a new communication
system connects all the population centres. Victor has his own modern
project – a velocipede, an early form of bicycle – and he’s looking for a
partner to work with. While he’s doing that, he stumbles on odd
information, and seeks advice from King Fred at Castle Marsh. Fred has
his own problems, since his brother George has not returned from a
flying festival. Victor joins Sundance, a secret agent, to help him
with his investigation in the Rhinelands and at the same time search for
George. What he finds is a web of intrigue, involving numerous
versions of a well-known soft drink, two people who profess to own it,
and a flying machine that may or may not hold the key to the future. And
Victor’s biggest headache comes from meeting an old friend… who is no
older than he was when Victor was just a wee lad.
Although you can read Bravo Victor on its own, it does follow on from
books 1 to 4, and includes some characters from book 5 in a minor way.
It’s intended for children of about 12 and up, especially if they are
interested in technology and business!
The book is now in final editing and illustration phases. The cover will be revealed on Jemima's blog on April 2nd. If you are interested in joining in the cover reveal with a guest post from Jemima, please leave a comment below.
If you are interested in an Advance Review Copy please see this post on the Princelings website and complete the form there. Thank you!
Bravo Victor will be published on Amazon in early May 2014.