"Fantasy-loving boys (and girls) will be enthralled by this slim, action-packed tale—and the sequels likely to follow. (Fantasy. 9-13)"  —Kirkus Reviews

The Mapmaker's Sons


“I read the "The Mapmaker's Sons" with an elementary book club. One of the readers said it was the "best book [he's] ever read!" The book is filled with action and adventure, and also inspires wonderful discussions. I highly recommend "The Mapmaker's Sons" for reluctant readers and as a read aloud for teachers, librarians, and parents.”

“I have to say, I loved this book! The Mapmaker's Sons by V.L. Burgess is as exciting as a fun adventure should be. The writing is excellent and the pacing is perfect. This story would definitely be great for boys, as there is a lot of action and adventure. For all of you thrill seekers out there- this book is for you!”

Salamaine's Curse

“I enjoyed this book as much as The Mapmaker's Sons. I may have even enjoyed the second book even more because I already knew the world. Just like the first book, this one doesn't skim on language or depth just to appeal to reluctant readers. The plot kept my interest throughout and had a twist near the end that I didn't see coming."

"When I return to school, I plan to recommend these books to boys who say, 'Reading is boring.' These books will change their mind!”


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