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(Malamander #2)

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In the second fantasy set in Eerie-on-Sea, Herbert and Violet team up to solve the mystery of the Gargantis an ancient creature of the deep with the power to create life-threatening storms.

There's a storm brewing over Eerie-on-Sea, and the fisherfolk say a monster is the cause. Someone has woken the ancient Gargantis, who sleeps in the watery caves beneath this spooky
Hardcover, 336 pages
Expected publication: May 12th 2020 by Walker Books US
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Mar 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A gargantic sequel to an already brilliant novel, Malamander's follow-up is a daring, maritime middle grade mystery that will have you clamming for the next one.

Herbert Lemon and Violet Parma are back and Eerie-on-Sea is more dangerous than ever! A storm is threatening to destroy their seaside town and it's up to them to dig into fisherman folklore and monstrous legends to put a stop to the freak weather... before everything ends up at the bottom of the ocean.

What an exciting and memorable
Aug 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh my God, this was sooooo good! If you liked Malamander #1 you'll LOVE Malamander #2!
Jenny (Bookbookowl)
Mar 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Thank you so much to Walker Books for providing me with a copy of Gargantis in exchange for an honest review!

***This review is for book 2 in the series, so my review may contain spoilers for book 1, Malamander***

Malamander was SUCH a fun book, so I was so excited to receive a copy of Gargantis and had to read it ASAP!  The story once again follows Herbert Lemon, Lost and Founder extraordinare, and his friend Violet.  When a strange and eerie character drops something off at the Lost and Found
Danielle Hammelef
Jan 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
So much fun inside this book! I loved Malamander and now, after reading both books, this author has a new fan in me. Once again, I adored the characters, the quirkiness, the humor, as well as the action and mystery. Now I need book #3!
Jan 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020, fantasy, mystery
Review closer to release date.
John Moore
Sep 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
*disclaimer* I work as part of Thomas marketing team. This is a thrilling sequel to Malamander and I cant wait for you all to read it! ...more
Pop Bop
Mar 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Still Eerie After All These Years

I very much enjoyed "Malamander", the first book in the "Legends of Eerie-on-Sea" series, and so was delighted to see this second volume coming out. I must admit I approached it with some trepidation. Could the author catch lightning in a bottle a second time? Well, at least for me, the answer is "Yes". (Indeed, without SPOILING the plot, our hero almost literally catches lightning in a bottle.) This book has the same odd quirky charm as the first. If pressed I
I have to stay, I love this series!!
I read the Malamander, the first book set in this wonderful seaside town, and I really liked it, so I was thrilled to receive Gargantis, the next in the series set in Eerie-on-the-Sea. These books do such an amazing job of creating a delicious atmosphere of strange and mysterious with a generous helping of fun. They are humourous and warm-hearted, and are just that little bit of scary... the kind of scary that gives you goosebumps and makes you catch your
Apr 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Lovely to be back in the familiar town of Eerie-on-sea with another intriguing mystery. Herbert Lemon and Violet Parma team up again after theyre presented with a mysterious clockwork shell. Similar to the first book, I raced through this because I was desperate for more, more, more. The author does not dumb down his writing for children which is a blessing to see.

The plot was thrilling and I was desperate to solve the mystery alongside the fabulous central pairing. The twists and turns drove
Jan 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What a lovely follow up to the charming Malamander. In this one, Herbert Lemon and Violet Parma team up once again--this time to discover what treasure has been stolen from the mythical Gargantis to help quell its storm that is ravaging Eerie-on-Sea. Taylor's middle grade pair continue to amuse--the book is told in Herbie's humorous POV and Violet is once again a winning partner. She reminds me very much of Harry Potter's Hermione Granger, with her book smarts and inquisitive nature. The rest of ...more
Apr 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Herbert Lemon, Violet Parma and all the wonderfully wacky inhabitants of Eerie-on-the-Sea are back and this second adventure was just as much fun as the first! A bit shivery, with mystery, secret codes, fabulous monsters, sly humor and endearing characters. Thomas Taylor's highly original world-building shines brightly and the satisfying conclusion promises future installments and hints of solving the secrets behind Herbie and Violet's missing parents.

The illustrations were a delight in the
Kim McGee
Apr 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
Back again in Eerie-on-Sea where our friendly Lost and Founder hotel employee Herbie Lemon and his friend Violet are knee-deep in storm surge and a troublesome mystery. A series of violent storms plague the small seaside town known to the fisherman as the monster Gargantis have going on far too long and then there is the discovery of a strange fish glass bottle and a mysterious stranger arrives. Herbie is charged with deciding who the rightful owner of the bottle is but finding the true owner ...more
Feb 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2020
An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review. This did not influence my thoughts in any way.
Gargantis is the second book in the Malamander series by Thomas Taylor. This book is so charming. The main characters Herbie and Violet are really well developed and entertaining. The story never lags, theres always something exciting happening. I think this could be read as a stand-alone but youd get more out of it if you read them in order. If I have one complaint its that the author made two
Jeanne Perry
Mar 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
First I would like to thank Walker Books US for this amazing arc along with a signed edition of Malamander!

We continue with the adventures of Herbie Lemon and Violet Pram only this time they are running from the local fishermen and a mysterious Hooded Man.

These books are extremely enjoyable, fast paced and quick reads for any age group and I cant wait til the next installment comes out.
The second book in the series is better than the first! Great continuation of world-building and characterisation. Great plot, which was rolled out at just the right pace with just the right information when the reader needed it.
Highly recommended for middle-grade/pre-adolescent magical-realist mystery.
Engel Dreizehn
Mar 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
ARC COpy...oh yeh! I was super excited to get the ARc for this since I enjoyed the first one after I discovered it in Europe! Just a not so normal day (that's saying something!) in Eerie as the stakes are higher with a much bigger monster as the central focus and...a bigger storm is brewing!
Exapno Mapcase
Feb 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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This is a really fun read for younger readers, and older readers too. Its a real rollicking, Dickensian adventure through a rather quirky place, and Herbert handles it all with a good sense of self.

Free review copy.
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Thomas Henry Taylor is a British children's writer and illustrator.

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