Friday, 15 March 2013

Review: E. Aster Bunnymund and the Warrior Eggs at the Earth's Core! by William Joyce

Publisher: Atheneum
Format: Hardcover/e-book
Released: September 13th, 2012
Rating: 7/10

Amazon summary:

E. Astor Bunnymund (aka The Easter Bunny) is anything but average. Highly skilled in martial arts and one of the oldest magical beings on earth, Bunnymund is the architect behind an unrivalled network of tunnels, which combined with his supernatural speed, gives him secret access to almost any place of the planet. There's something foul in the state of Eggonooloo. Pitch, Nightmare King, has sent a venomous serpent to attack Bunnymund's royal guard of warrior eggs--and, for Bunnymund, this is about much more than fixing a few rotten eggs.


E. Aster Bunnymund and the Warrior Eggs at the Earth's Core! is the second book in the Guardians of Childhood series and continues the story of Ombric and North and their fight against Pitch the Nightmare King. This book picks up right where the first book left off, after a quick reminder of what happened, and fives straight back into the adventure.

This book introduces E. Aster Bunnymund as a new character, and how cool is he?! He's a warrior just like North, and is older than all the Guardians, even Ombric. He's wise, hopeful and has an army of eggs you'd never want to meet. They're no match for Pitch and, thanks to Bunnymund, there's a huge showdown at the Earth's core. You'll have to read it to see what happens, but I'm quite sure we haven't seen the last of a certain man of nightmares.

As with the first book in the series, this one moves at a fast pace and keeps you engrossed right to the end. Mr. Qwerty the worm makes another important appearance, as does the spectral boy Nightlight and friend Katherine. They all band together to fight Pitch and form lasting friendships along the way.

I'm going to read the next book right away, which is all about Toothiana the Tooth Fairy. I hope it's as good as the rest of this fun, magical series!

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