The Drowned Kingdom (The Impossible Quest #4)



Kate Forsyth.  The Drowned Kingdom (The Impossible Quest #4), Scholastic Australia, 1 May 2015, 185pp.,  $14.99 (pbk), ISBN 9781743624089

The Drowned Kingdom is the 4th book (out of five) of the The Impossible Quest series. It plots the quests the four main characters – Tom (son of the castle cook), Lady Elanor (daughter of the castle lord), Quinn (trainee witch) and Sebastian (trainee knight)- must complete to waken the legendary sleeping warriors of the past.

I hadn’t read the first three books in this series, but that didn’t matter. The author succinctly recapped the story-so-far at the beginning of the book so it was easy to pick up where the last books left off. The blend of intrigue and magic kept the story interesting, and it ends with a cliffhanger that will probably be solved in the 5th book. Overall this book offered a fast paced storyline that rolls witches, sea serpents and magic into one entertaining package.

Reviewed by Jane Carstens


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