Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781925480771
  • Format: eBook
  • Pub Date: 30/08/2016
  • Category: Society & social sciences / Age groups: children
    Children's, Teenage & educational / Classic fiction (Children's / Teenage)
    Children's, Teenage & educational / General fiction (Children's / Teenage)
    Junior Fiction / Kids Other
  • Imprint: Macmillan Australia
  • Price: $9.99

Orphaned twins Dani and Bart have lived and worked at Tintarfell Castle for as long as they can remember.

Nothing remarkable has ever happened to them - until the day Bart is kidnapped.

As Dani and the devious Prince Edward try to find him, strange becomes even stranger when they encounter a sarcastic giant, a mysterious sorcerer, a retired witch and a warthog named Flango.

Dani and Bart must decide how far they will go to save themselves, the kingdom, and each other.

A thrilling adventure from broadcaster and comedian James O'Loughlin, author of The Adventures of Sire Roderick the Not-Very Brave and Daisy Malone and the Blue Glowing Stone.


"Very funny ... Simply delightful, whatever your age" Daily Telegraph


Long-listed for CBCA Book of the Year for Younger Readers 2017Long-listed for CBCA Book of the Year for Younger Readers 2017.

Author Information

James O'Loghlin has been a comedian, a criminal lawyer, an ABC radio presenter, the host of over 300 episodes of The New Inventors on ABC-TV, a speaker on innovation and several other things.

He is the author of six books. In 2014 his first novel for children, The Adventures of Sir Roderick the not-very-Brave won the Speech Pathology Australia award for the best book for 8 to 10 year olds.