Beast Quest

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Beast Quest
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Cover of Ferno the Fire Dragon, the debut novel in the series.
Multiple Series
Beast Quest
The Golden Armour
The Dark Realm
The Amulet of Avantia
The Shade of Death
The World of Chaos
The Lost World
The Pirate King
The Warlock's Staff
Master of the Beasts
The New Age
The Darkest Hour
The Warrior's Road
The Cursed Dragon
Velmal's Revenge
The Chronicles of Avantia
Battle of the Beasts
The Beast Quest Specials
Master Your Destiny
Sea Quest
The Cavern of Ghosts
The Pride of Blackheart
The Lost Lagoon
The Chaos Quadrant
The Sea Quest Specials<br
Author Adam Blade (collective pen name)
Illustrator David Wyatt, Steve Sims.
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Genre Children's Fantasy
Publisher Orchard Books
Published 2007–Present
Media type Print (hardcover and paperback)
E-book

Beast Quest is a bestselling series of children's fantasy novels produced by Working Partners Ltd and written by several authors all using the house name Adam Blade.[1] An editorial team at Working Partners first creates the storyline for each book and "then approach[es] a number of writers whose experience and style we think might suit the project and ask them to write a sample – usually the first three chapters of the book... The editorial team picks the sample with the voice that we think works best for the project."[2] The main series had achieved 78 books published by mid-2013.

The series is published by Orchard Books in the UK and by Scholastic Corporation in the US and is aimed largely at boys aged 7 and over.[3][4] The novels have been described as "clearly and simply written, [striking] the right balance between adventure and story telling" and a "great series to get lads, who normally wouldn't be, interested in reading."[5] Kathryn Flett, writing in London's The Observer, has called the books "almost certainly a work of publishing (if not quite literary) genius... Narnia meets Pokémon via Potter."[6] The books are among the most-borrowed from UK lending libraries.[7][8] There is also a companion science fiction series called Sea Quest.[9]

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  1. ^ "Beast Quest Series 9 Collection". The Book People. 2012. Retrieved 23 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "How We Work". Working Partners. Retrieved 23 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Nicholas Clee on the library charts". The Times (London). 4 February 2012. p. 19. ProQuest document ID 919738907. 
  4. ^ "Beast Quest: Creta the Winged Terror". Booktrust. Retrieved 23 June 2013. 
  5. ^ Mountford, Janet (15 March 2008). "Vedra And Krimon Twin Beasts Of Avantia". The Sentinel (Stoke-on-Trent). p. 6. ProQuest document ID 426828385. 
  6. ^ Flett, Kathryn (6 December 2009). "Dragons, wizards and a mother in search of a glass of red... At last, a boys' own bedtime story they actually want to read". The Observer (London). p. 5. ProQuest document ID 250388970. 
  7. ^ Flood, Alison (8 February 2013). "Woman of Steel: US writer in most-borrowed list for 30 years". The Guardian (London). p. 18. ProQuest document ID 1285161231. 
  8. ^ Evans, Sophie (8 March 2013). "Kids get dead excited about author's new horror story". Hull Daily Mail (Hull). p. 20. ProQuest document ID 1315222469. 
  9. ^ Williams, Charlotte (24 August 2012). "Orchard to launch Sea Quest in 2013". The Bookseller: 7.