The Seas of Ramion by Frank Hinks is another of the Ramion collection of books.
Her faithful servant Boris the skull realises that Griselda needs a holiday to enable her to recharge her
Boris wants her to take a trip to the beaches of Southern France, but Griselda doubts that this is a good idea. Because she suspects that all Boris would do would be to eye up the girls.
Instead it is decided that they will holiday at a castle owned by her cousin Veronica, Morgan Castle in Pembrokeshire, in Wales.
But first she must cast a spell to cause the holiday plans of some children to be changed.
She wants the boys to also holiday at Morgan Castle so that she can eat them.
But who will protect the boys if Snuggle, their cat protector, is at home being looked after by Mrs Dean?
But when Griselda arrives at the castle, she finds it very disappointing. Her cousin is wearing a lovely dress and all of the instruments of torture have disappeared from the castle! What has happened to Veronica? Could Griselda's magical spell have had some totally unexpected, nice, outcomes?
Are her plans to eat brothers Julius, Alexander and Benjamin about to come to fruition? Or will the plans be thwarted? But as the feline Snuggle is the one person who can deal with Griselda, how can the brothers be saved?
The boys accidentally enter the undersea realm of the King of the Merpeople and find that it has been taken over by a wicked stepmother.
They learn what happens to shipwrecked sailors and what fate befell the legitimate Queen. But can the three boys really save the undersea kingdom from the usurper and escape from the clutches of Griselda?
Or will Snuggle the cat be able to save the day?
And does Boris the good skull finally become evil?
This book is an ideal Christmas present for children of all ages and the quirky humour will be enjoyed by adults, too. It is very well illustrated and is published by Perronet books in hardback.
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