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Saturday, 4 August 2018

Review: Jane Doe and the Cradle of All Worlds


Jane is reasonably content despite the entire village calling her the Bringer of Bad Juju.

She's comfortable with the miserable life she and her dad eke out. Most of the time.

She's even reconciled to the fact she'll never meet her mother, never know what happened on the day her dad staggered down the mountain with Jane as an infant in his arms.

But then she is carted away to be sacrificed during the annual Manor Lament and her father disappears through the door at the top of that same mountain and Jane's distress triggers an earthquake.

Move over Indiana Jones. You're escapades seem trivial in comparison to Jane's.

With booby traps at every turn, friends and foes who are not at all what they seem and even the weather playing life and death tricks, Jane Doe's story is non-stop action.

Will Jane ever see her father again? Can she survive long enough to navigate the mountain's underworld labyrinths? And what is she going to do about the strange boy who becomes her companion?

Each page brings more questions than answers in this first book of the Jane Doe duo-logy.   I didn't want to put it down.

Neither will you.

Title: Jane Doe and the Cradle of All Worlds
Author: Jeremy Lachlan
Publisher: Hardie Grant Egmont, $27.99
Publication Date: 1 August 2018
Format: Hard Cover
ISBN: 9781760501815
For ages: 11 years +
Type: Middle Grade Fiction


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