Hans doesn't know who he is or where he came from. When he was a baby, he washed ashore in a wooden box and was adopted by the conniving grave robber, Knobbe the Bent. Now fate has thrown him together with Angela von Schwanenberg, a young countess fleeing for her life from the evil Archduke Arnulf and his dreaded Necromancer. Together, these friends are on a daring quest to discover Hans' true identity and to save Angela's parents from the archduke.
Join Hans and Angela on their grand adventure as they ride through the depths of the great forest, sled down a mountain in a coffin, and sneak along the secret passageways of the archduke's palace. The Grave Robber's Apprentice is a world of highwaymen, hermits, and dancing bears; and of a boy separated from his family by the sea.
In this world anything is possible with luck and imagination—even for a grave robber's apprentice.
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Stratton shows impressive versatility in a shift away from his intense teen fare—Chanda's Secrets (2004), Borderline (2010)—to a playfully dramatic adventure with swashbuckling kids, mountain hermits, avalanche sledding and circus bears.Feb 21 2012 | Read Full Review of The Grave Robber's Apprentice
Stratton (Borderline) invokes Shakes-pearean themes and influences to offer a fast-paced, entertaining historical fantasy. Found adrift in a wooden chest as a baby, Hans was adopted by the notorious gFeb 03 2012 | Read Full Review of The Grave Robber's Apprentice
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The evil Archduke has imprisoned the parents of Countess Angela Gabriela von Schwanenberg (be prepared for plenty of names like this) as a punishment for trying to cheat him out of his proposal through faking her own death, and Hans, a young orphan, is feeling the ever increasing pressure to rob ...Aug 02 2012 | Read Full Review of The Grave Robber's Apprentice
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