And we’re back! It’s time to rejoin Kyp Finnegan, Jamie Bean and Sir Regulus Ferric in the fantastical and perilous realm of Chimera, the world of lost things. It’s been a wee while I know, so listen again to Chapter 16 to remind yourself of all the most recent daring do! Many thanks as always to Dan Snelgrove, for finding the time to continue this adventure with me and all the other denizens of Chimera.
Last time in Chimera Book 1:
Sir Regulus confronted the first shovelisk, drawing his sword. The creature’s eyes blazed, snorts of exhaust gusting from its nostrils. It lunged, butting Sir Regulus in the chest with its head, knocking him flat. With a triumphant roar, the shovelisk dragged itself towards Jamie and Kyp, its rubbery foot splintering wood and smashing china. With an awful crushing sound, it flattened the body of Czar Samovar and then rolled over Sir Regulus. The shovelisk was above the two boys now, who coughed inside a cloud of its breath. It sniffed them, opened its jaws – and then froze. The shovelisk spasmed, before toppling sideways with a loud crash. His sword dripping sticky black fluid, Sir Regulus stood up and rested his foot on the dead shovelisk’s neck.
His jubilation was short-lived. The second shovelisk reared up behind Sir Regulus, snatched him off his feet, tossed him in the air and caught him in his mouth. Its sights now fixed on Kyp and Jamie, the shovelisk snorted hungrily and scooped them up too.
Chapter 17 – The Dismantlers
Listen to all previous chapters at anchor.fm/chimerabook1
Coming Soon to Red’s Kingdom: Chapter 18 – The Other Carousel Horse