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by 
ROSALIND KERVEN

"If you've not discovered Grim Gruesome yet,  
where have you been! - Primary Times   




"Dahl-style jokes and adventure" - The Times

CRAMMED WITH
SWORD FIGHTS, TREASURE,
PIRATES, RUNE MESSAGES,
MYSTERY AND DANGER!

READ
ALL FOUR ADVENTURES
IN ONE THRILLING E-BOOK

HIGHLY ACCLAIMED BY REVIEWERS

“a wonderful creation, horrible but also funny - TES Connec

"the sort of tale you can’t stop reading even when it chills your blood...vividly told scary adventure" - Primary Times 

“the tales rattle along with great energy and fun…well loved by many children” - School Librarian

“a terrifying adventure...a very accessible historical novel for young readers.” - Books for Keeps 

“It races from page to page.” - The Journal 

“full of twists and turns that you are desperate to follow” - www.justimaginestorycentre.co.uk


"a strong cast...fast moving adventure." - The Scotsman

"engaging and memorable" - Carousel

"quite a page turner.  The setting is dramatic and vivid, while the plot is fast-paced and enjoyable. Grim is like the pantomime villain.  There is plenty of humour throughout the story, which readers will love."  - Birmingham Post

“a fun, thrilling tale for kids with a taste for high adventure… tipped to be a best-selling series” - www.waterstones.com 5-star bookseller review 

"…. reminiscent of Roald Dahl in places...descriptions are extremely visual and sensory. Some stay with you long after you’ve closed the book…….a truly rip-roarious adventure book" - Shetland Times


RECOMMENDED BY TEACHERS

“a fantastic read...Gripping and my favourite book at the moment, read and make it yours too! Highly recommended!” www.educatemagazine.com

“will strike a chord of delicious fear in anyone with a taste for high adventure” - Learning Support



5-star customer reviews on www.amazon.co.uk

"I ordered this book as a text to share with Y4 during our Viking topic. They are spellbound. We're reading it a chapter or 2 at a time and writing in role as the main characters. It has really stimulated their imagination. Would definitely recommend for this age group." - JudiD

"I bought this to read as a class book for my KS2 class during our Vikings.topic. All the children from 7-11yrs enjoyed it and some were so inspired they bought more books from the series." - SarahTD

"I bought this to read to my class alongside our 'Viking' project. They loved it! Lots of good Viking detail and a gripping story to keep them interested." - BJC 

"the children in my class love it. A must if you are studying the Vikings." - Ab06

LOVED BY CHILDREN

Young judges, Lancashire Fantastic Book Award 2010:

"exciting and scary… I was so into the book, I read it in 4 days"- Chloe, 10

"brilliant, utterly fantastic...one of the best books I have ever read." - Joseph, 10

"I enjoyed reading this book so much that I read really quickly...I read it again and again" - Amy, 10



Primary school children’s reviews 
from the blog of the Solihull Children’s Book Award 2009:

“I felt like I would like to read this book again and again…” - Fozia

“very scary and adventurous. All the way through this book I was always wondering what was going to happen next” - Katie

“it was very exciting and it went really quickly” - Ben

“I couldn't put it down. I would recommend it to anybody” - Leah

“it was the best book I have ever read! EVER!” - Taya

“a fabulous book. It is full of action and adventure... so believable” - Laura





King’s College School, Cambridge:

"Just perfect" - Lizzie, 11

"So exciting I couldn’t put it down." - Annabelle, 10

"I would definitely rate it 10/10" - Sophie, 12












York Children’s Book Group:

"An outstanding novel, keeping you tense and    on edge." - Imogen, 10

 "gripping" - Ben, 8  

"truly thrilling" - Megan, 10     

"brilliant...I kept wanting to read the                next chapter" - Adam, 8

"adventurous, exciting and                           action-packed!"          - Uji, 11




Discovery Club Thornhill, Southampton:

"It's adventurous and amazing." - Lewis, 10

"Hysterically brilliant." - Natasha, 11

"It was reallly interesting and I liked the fantasy" - Sophie, 11

"My absolute fantasy favourite. Funny, amazing and outstanding!" - Shanice, 11

"Historical and brilliant." - Paige, 10



SHORTLISTED FOR TWO AWARDS!
THE CURSED SWORD
SHORTLISTED FOR 

THE SOLIHULL CHILDREN’S BOOK AWARD 2009 



THE QUEEN’S POISON
SHORTLISTED FOR 

THE LANCASHIRE FANTASTIC BOOK AWARD 2010 




READ ALL FOUR THRILLING ADVENTURES 
FOR THE PRICE OF ONE!