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Knights and Bikes

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This book was great fun with two highly enjoyable protagonists who I enjoyed equally and an ever-hungry duck named Captain Honkers. With the loss of her mum and, potentially, her home, Demelza hopes that finding the secret treasure stolen by knight during the crusades might provide her dad with the funding they need to stay. With the help of the very mysterious Nessa, the spit-sisters head off on a quest that involves ghostly knights, perilous traps and enough 80s references to keep me happy. A ...more
Jul 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A super-impressive adventure story from new kids on the publishing block, 'Knights Of'.

This was a real feel-good story that was all at once quirky and heartwarming and stomping and bouncy and uplifting and adventurous - what fun!⚔🚲🏰🌊📚

Many thanks to the publisher for sending me a proof copy of this text. Full review to appear on our website nearer to the time of publication.
Robin Stevens
Aug 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A fabulous, funny, madcap adventure that doesn't let up for a moment. The story of Nessa, Demelza and Demelza's pet goose Captain Honkers, this story pits the best friends against the legend of the Penfurzy Knights. I couldn't put it down, and I can't wait for the sequel, or the upcoming linked video game. (6+)

*Please note: this review is meant as a recommendation only. If you use it in any marketing material, online or anywhere on a published book without asking permission from me first, I will
B.B. Taylor
Aug 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A nostalgic adventure filled with friendship, laughs and foam swords what more could you ask for? A Feathered side-kick of course! With a cracking opening Knights and bikes is hilariously dramatic.

It's the feel good story you wish you had as a child and can finally enjoy!
James Phoenix
Aug 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
They say that the biggest problem with todays kids is that they spend too long in front of screens. Checking the time on their phone, watching YouTube on their phone, taking pictures of their perfectly framed breakfasts on their phones. It’s hard for them (or even some of us adults) to imagine a world without them.
So it’s refreshing to see a children’s novel embrace a time where Instagram was a made up word and Twitter was just a sound that a bird made. Set in eighties Britain, Knights and Bike
Aug 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A wonderful adventure from start to finish, this is a fun and exciting tale of two plucky friends searching for treasure. Looking forward to the next adventure!
Rebecca Rouillard
Thoroughly enjoyed this entertaining rollercoaster of story set on the fictional island of Penfurzy and featuring best buddies Demelza and Nessa, and Captain Honkers the goose. I also loved the anime-style illustrations by Rex Crowle and Luke Newell, which make a connection to the Knights and Bikes video game that the book is based on. This is the first book from a new publisher, Knights Of, aimed at publishing more inclusive children's books, a brilliant goal, but it also includes a great anti- ...more
Jul 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I borrowed a copy of the proof from a friend and haven't seen the final illustrated version, but PHEW! What an adventure! Fast and furious with a lot of little fun references that made me feel like a kid again.
Mary Esther
Aug 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nothing exciting ever happens on the tiny, quiet little island of Penfurzy. Demelza spends her days daydreaming in the nearly derelict miniature golf course and her nights sleeping in her own caravan. The surprise appearance of new-best-friend Nessa, a girl of many talents, kicks action into her life. When Demelza discovers that her home is going to be sold, the girls go into over-drive. Delmelza finds an old journal, belonging to her mother containing clues to the location of a long-lost castle ...more
Scott Evans (MrEPrimary)
Aug 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
‘Fast-paced, fun and full of adventure with friendship at its heart, Knights and Bikes is the kind of wheelie-good book that you’ll want to read all day and all (k)night!’

Knights and Bikes, based on a soon-to-be released crowd-funded video game of the same name, is the tale of two girls who become the bestest of friends whilst taking part in exciting, yet mysterious, treasure-hunting adventures on the island of Penfurzy – a fantasy world that any reader themselves would want to adventure in. W
Sep 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“Grown woman falls hopelessly in love with middle grade book, instantly goes off to find out more about the upcoming PlayStation game.”
Geoff Lynas
Sep 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018-challenge, 7
This book wore me out. It was like reading a novelisation of a kids cartoon. One of the frenetic kind that leaves your old eyes spinning but seems to be highly entertaining for the young target audience. Definitely got the computer game vibe right from the start but didn't feel the 80s element was a big feature. Certainly not a "Ready Player One". It was refreshing to read a story where contemporary technology was not a significant factor.

Liked the madly impetuous, fearless, girl protagonists -
Mariana Mouzinho
'Knights and Bikes' is a delightful middle-grade novel, with all the ingredients of a great read: a quest, a heartwarming friendship, a funny and quirky sidekick and bonus 80s gadgets and details! What a great start to the inspiring publishing venture which is Knights Of. Looking forward to more adventures from Demelza and Nessa, and to seeing what Knights Of do next! I also absolutely loved Luke Newell's illustrations, inspired by Rex Crowle's design - which really brought the story to life!
Aug 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Knights and Bikes follows 'spit-sisters' Demelza and Nessa, along with goose sidekick Captain Honkers, on a fun filled action packed adventure. Kind of a cross between a Choose Your Own Adventure story, Dungeons and Dragons and Stranger Things (but for kids!), this is a great one to read out loud to kids. Adults will love the 80s nostalgia trip while kids will love the madcap antics of the two feisty heroines and a honking goose! A truly heartwarming story accompanied by fantastic illustrations ...more
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Gabrielle is from the North East of England. Her first job was in the video-games industry where she worked on games for PC, Playstation and XBox. She currently teaches computer games development at Teesside University where she runs the Animex festival of Animation and Computer Games and gets to meet all of her favourite game and animation creators.

Growing up, she spent several wonderful summers