The Hidden World
The second instalment of the Tom Scatterhorn trilogy. In this Tom meets the redoubtable Pearl Smoot who turns out to be traveller like him. She needs his help. Urgently. Together they set off on a perilous quest that takes them from the Scatterhorn Museum to the foothills of the Himalayas, and then on into the steaming jungles of Polynesia … Under a volcano they find a secret labyrinth that leads them to the heart of Don Gervase Askary’s beetle kingdom …
This is a big story with some big scenes and a lot of new characters whom I became very fond of. To research it I read a stack of books about insects and I also wrote up the strange family history of Don Gervase Askary that I would then use in the third book, The Forgotten Echo. The Hidden World turned out to be a rollercoaster adventure and great fun to write.
The Spiderwick Chronicles meets Indiana Jones in this irresistible and adventurous tale of time travel, exotic globe-trotting, mysterious and secret worlds, and a diabolical villain —all amidst the intrepid Tom Scatterhorn's race against time to save his loved ones before it's too late. Goodreads.com
Beautiful! Soo many unanswered questions were answered. There was drama, adventure and humor! Just loved it! Can't wait to get my hands on the third book. Crazycracker16
So I start this book expecting sooo much more and I was not disappointed. From the first chapter itself you are plunged into a roller coaster ride with unimaginable creatures and a plot that will make your head spin. Raven and Beez
Fantastic read — LOVED this book This is a great read for boys and girls. My teenagers love this collection and so did I. Lots of mystery, great story line lots of adventure and some heart stoppers. What a life this boy Tom Scatterhorn has! We can’t wait for the next book! Five star Amazon review
Julie AG May 5th 2013