Emily Rodda's two fantasy sequences--Deltora Quest and Deltora Shadowlands--are regularly devoured by young fans who can't get enough of the magic, monsters, and mayhem in the mystical land of Deltora. Tormented by the evil Shadow Lord, who schemes to enslave the good citizens of Deltora, a few brave heroes pursue a quest to save their homeland and their people. Along the way, they encounter thorny riddles, terrifying creatures, and deadly adventure.
Now for those lucky readers who have yet to enter the world of Deltora, here is a convenient introduction to the popular pair of series. The first title in each series--The Forests of Silence (Deltora Quest, 1) and Cavern of the Fear (Deltora Shadowlands, 1)--are packaged together with a blood-curdling "secret chronicle" of the horrifying monsters lurking in Deltora's waters, patrolling its skies, and skulking through its landscape--The Deltora Book of Monsters. For young readers itching to get their hands on a thrilling and absorbing new series, this introductory set will be irresistible. (Ages 9 to 12)