Magical creatures are real…and your family is charged with protecting them from harm!
Nathaniel Fludd, Beastologist Series by R.L. LaFevers
In 1928 Nathaniel Flood’s parents are lost at sea, and he is sent to live with his Aunt Phil, a renowned Beastologist. As Nathaniel and Aunt Phil embark on amazing adventures he discovers first-hand the Fludd family legacy- to care for and protect magical creatures at all costs. Nathaniel encounters gremlins, a dodo-bird, phoenix and more as he begins to understand the importance of his new position as a Beastologist-in-training. A little bit history, a dash of magic, a commitment to family, and a good dose of mystery make Nathaniel Fludd a delightful magical hero for the pre-Harry Potter set! (ER-2/3)
Flight of the Phoenix – In Nathaniel’s first adventure he barely has time to process the loss of his parents and adapt to his new home with Aunt Phil, the famous Beastologist, before he is whisked off to the Arabian desert to witness the birth of a Phoenix egg! When Aunt Phil is kidnapped is Nathaniel up to the task of protecting the Phoenix egg? Does he have what it takes to live up to his family name, and be a true Beastologist? And was is wise to befriend a gremlin? (Aunt Phil doesn’t think so!)
The Basilisk’s Lair – Nathaniel is off to save a Dhughani village from a mysterious, missing, deadly serpent – a basilisk! On top of this terrifying task, Nate and Aunt Phil must protect The Fludd Book of Beasts from a sinister thief. And Nathaniel is convinced his parents disappearance isn’t what it seems – if only he can figure out how to find them. Filled with non-stop adventure Nathaniel Fludd continues his Beastologist training, and with help from some friends, begins to discover his destiny.
The Wyverns’ Treasure – On their return to England Nathaniel and Aunt Phil discover their home has been ransacked! Who could have done this? Were they looking for the Book of Beasts? No time to find out – Nate and Aunt Phil are off to Wales to help stop a Wyvern uprising. Nate has to calm the giant dragons and restore order before he can figure out how to protect the family book.
The Unicorn’s Tale – All Nate wants is to find his parents, who he is convinced are alive. But Aunt Phil insists that Beastology takes precedence – and when a Unicorn becomes ill Nate must care for it. And the mysterious evil man is still after them, the Book of Beasts, and the creatures they care for. Will Nathaniel ever reunite his family and become a full Beastologist?
PBP Note: R.L. LaFevers is also the author of the Theodosia Throckmorton books- this unique heroine tackles mummies, ghosts, curses, and evil archaeologists in 1906 London. This MR-4/5 series is a Paperback Pigeon All-Time Top 10 Favorite.