Urchin of the Riding Stars (The Mistmantle Chronicles)

Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grade 6n/a5.466648
The island of Mistmantle is in turmoil. The king and queen are loosing authority over their people and behind the scenes a wicked pair are determined to take control. With a cruel regime of culling the weak and depriving the whole population of basic necessities, this scheming husband and wife team look set to realise their awful ambitions. But to ignore the power of the people is a big mistake. Ancient prophecies combine with radical action to ensure that Lord Husk and Lady Aspen do not achieve their wicked goals.
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published on January 3, 2005 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN-10: 0747573557
ISBN-13: 9780747573555
8 Book Reviews
  • eagle_fan11
    eagle_fan11about 1 year55 starsFeatured
    A murdered prince, an exiled Captain, a dying queen, a weak king, and a madman trying to take over! In this epic tale of a young squirrel and a magic island, you'll find yourself in a whole different world! You'll run errands with a page, go into exile with an innocent squirrel Captain, reach into the darkest depths with an evil squirrel, fly on swans with two brave squirrels, and fight the battle of your life with all the creatures of Mist mantle! You'll find yourself turning pages faster than you thought you could and you'll get so wrapped up in reading, you won't be able to hear anything except the cries and cheers of the characters inside your head! This was an amazing book! Very well done!
    • leopardsnow
      leopardsnowabout 1 year55 stars
      This is one of my favorite books of all time! A truly magical story, I read it every night! It was a great experience to read, I loved the characters, the dialog, and the plot! I was holding my breath whenever it came to a dramatic part. Definitely in my top 3 books.
      • reader_red
        reader_redalmost 3 years55 stars
        Urchin was found one night on the beach on a night of riding stars and was adopted by a kind squirrel. After King Brushen and Queen Spindle's son is found murdered, Urchin must help stop the mysterious traitors that hide somewhere.
        • queen_luna
          queen_lunaover 3 years55 stars
          THIS BOOK IS AMAZING. This has been one of my favorite books for a LONG time. As soon as I read it, I fell in love. I loved the story, I loved the characters, I loved the world. It is truly a masterpiece of fiction, and way underrated. Definitely read this book!
          • eve101
            eve101almost 7 years55 stars
            I also Rate 5 GIANTS STARS
            • eve101
              eve101almost 7 years55 stars
              Read Writer super good review , I love when things our good!
              • snapshot
                snapshotalmost 7 years55 stars
                The island of Mistmantle is in turmoil. The king and queen are loosing authority over their people and behind the scenes a wicked pair are determined to take control. With a cruel regime of culling the weak and depriving the whole population of basic necessities, this scheming husband and wife team look set to realise their awful ambitions. But to ignore the power of the people is a big mistake. Ancient prophecies combine with radical action to ensure that Lord Husk and Lady Aspen do not achieve their wicked goals.
                • readwriter
                  readwriteralmost 7 years55 starsFeatured
                  A murdered prince, an exiled Captain, a dying queen, a weak king, and a madman trying to take over! In this epic tale of a young squirrel and a magic island, you'll find yourself in a whole different world! You'll run errands with a page, go into exile with an innocent squirrel Captain, reach into the darkest depths with an evil squirrel, fly on swans with two brave squirrels, and fight the battle of your life with all the creatures of Mistmantle! You'll find yourself turning pages faster than you thought you could and you'll get so wrapped up in reading, you won't be able to hear anything except the cries and cheers of the characters inside your head! This was an amazing book! Very well done!