It was a lovely surprise on Friday to see The Rainbow Orchid mentioned by Nicholas Tucker in The Independent's best children's books for Christmas. Influential website Love Reading For Kids listed it as one of their Books of the Year, as did Mousehunter author Alex Milway. There was a lovely review on The Book Zone (For Boys) and Swedish comics review site Shazam also gave a very positive write-up (Google translation here). The review pictured below comes from The Teacher, the magazine of the National Union of Teachers which enjoys a print run somewhere in the region of 320,000, so some nice exposure there too.
Since finishing volume two I have been busy completing some commercial illustration work, so apologies for the lack of posts here recently. There will be an Adventurers' Society newsletter before Christmas, and a round-up of how volume one has done since its launch in August, here on the blog.