The Talent Seekers

The Talent Seekers

Title:The Talent Seekers
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:252 pages

Humphrey is on the run. He has no friends, no past, no purpose, and no future. He’s just a guinea pig trying to find his way west in a world of dark forests, wild hills, strong castles, and assorted vagabonds and other nameless things that might or might not begin with the letter V.

White Horse Castle has a proud past but an uncertain future. The new king, Benson, is trying to hold his realm together against the avaricious intentions of his neighbour, Lord Colman of Castle Deeping. Fortunately, White Horse Castle has a secret. It knows that there are special guinea pig people out there… people who need a purpose… people with skills and talents that could be put to good use. The trouble is, how to find them?

In the fifth book in the Princelings series, we find the young outcast from the Lost City of Arbor travelling west as his mother suggested. He is rounded up amongst other exiles, but escapes, and finds himself among people that could be his friends, something he has never had before. But they are under threat, and Humphrey’s adventures twist and turn as he is called to his destiny by an unknown force, one that calls to his special hearing skills. He meets other talented individuals and learns to be a team, to work with others for the common good.

It’s a tale of greed, of fighting, of cruelty and of a darker place than the ones we’ve met so far in the Princelings world. Heroes and heroines emerge from the unlikeliest of places to find laughter and friendship and a place where they belong.

The Talent Seekers is a fantasy adventure story with paranormal influences and some pitched battles. It is set in the months between the Prologue and the Epilogue of the Princelings and the Lost City, but with otherwise little connection to the previous stories in the series. It’s suitable for readers aged 10 and upwards.

    The Talent Seekers Reviews

  • Diane in Australia

    I haven't read the previous books in this series, but this book was easy to read as a stand-alone. Very cute fantasy story about ... guinea pigs! Who live in castles! And do really cool things ... run...

  • Rebecca Douglass

    This book is set in the world of The Princelings of the East, and intersects with just a few places and characters from the other books in the series, but stands alone very well. The level of tension ...

  • Wendy

    I love Humphrey! Sensitive, thoughtful, with a special talent for listening, as well as a photographic memory, the wonderful central character in this, the third book which I have read in Jemima Pett...

  • Jemima Pett

    This is my book, and the first I've written since I started publishing the series. I wrote the first draft for Camp NaNoWriMo last year, set it aside till the new year, then re-worked it. It is part o...

  • Victoria Zigler

    I think this book is my favourite of the series. It is so far, anyhow. I absolutely love Humphrey as a character! The only way I could have enjoyed this book more is if the author had used guinea pig ...

  • Chris The Story Reading Ape

    Hurrah for Humphrey...We meet a new character in the series, Humphrey, from the Lost City of Arbor, who starts out with two amazing talents, superman like hearing and a photographic memory, which he a...

  • Julie Grasso

    Another intricately woven story in the land of the Princelings. This time we journey with Humphrey. A gentle and trepid soul with a talent for listening to things above and beyond the realms of the ev...

  • Bruce

    Interesting style, reminiscent of early twentieth century storybooks. MUCH better grammar and vocabulary than most YA authors. Not a strong storyline, but the precision and clarity of thought made it ...