Bravo Victor is the sixth in The Princelings of the East series, and stars Victor, keeper of the Inn of the Seventh Happiness, a much-loved character in four of the previous books.
It’s now 2015. Victor has grown up, but in spite of his ambitions to be a business guru, he’s still running the Inn of the Seventh Happiness in his spare time. Fate takes a hand when he visits King Fred of Castle Marsh and is whisked off on a mission to help the mysterious Sundance and his beautiful accomplice unmask a criminal, and investigate why George has not returned home after his visit to a flying festival. He narrates the particulars of his travels in the Rhinelands, and his quandary when he meets a friend from his past – or is it his future?
Originally written straight after The Traveller in Black and White, Bravo Victor changed over time from a whodunnit to a gentler mystery, and pulled together, as much by chance as design, some loose ends from books 1 and 4. New inventions are foremost in people’s lives, the continuing development of unrest in the Realms is in the background, and showing itself in subtler ways through changing attitudes and resistance to traditional authority. Business studies students may enjoy the insights into business procedures in the Realms, and it’s never too early to find out about money – as Victor discovered many years ago! And just how many brands of cola are going to appear before the end?
Lovers of the series will enjoy this latest adventure, and newcomers will be pleased to find a chronology of major events in earlier tales relevant to this book as well as a cast of characters. It’s a mystery adventure in a world not quite like ours, suitable for age 10 and upwards.
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Facts about the book
Publisher: Princelings Publications
Words/Pages (approx): 49,000 words; 168 pages (ebook), 232 pages (paperback)
Age range/reading skill: confident reading skills needed; ages 12 and upwards
ASIN (Amazon): B00K30AE2Q