Suitable for children age 9 to 12, and adults of any age, the Princelings of the East series started as a trilogy, but kept growing, relating the adventures of unlikely heroes Fred and George. Two innocents abroad, they solve problems caused by unintended consequences, commercial greed, and blind prejudice—and still find time to engage in troubled love affairs and nearly blow themselves up with their own inventions.

BK1Purple webBook 1 – The Princelings of the East

The Princelings of the East is an adventure set in a world of labyrinthine castles, bustling inns, and the curious Isle of Hattan. Fred and George leave the security of their isolated castle to solve the problem of the Great Energy Drain, meeting the dubious businessman Hugo, the young barkeeper Victor, the impressive Prince of Buckmore, and other movers and shakers.  Time is of the essence in this tale, and competition between castles drives the action.

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BK2 copyBook 2 – The Princelings and the Pirates

The opening of The Princelings and the Pirates finds Fred and George ensconced in Castle Buckmore. When the Prince announces his unhappiness with the wine, they set off to discover what has gone wrong at the winery. Captured by pirates, shipwrecked, and in danger for their very lives, the heroes are drawn into the Battle of Dimerie, where Fred meets his true love and George gets more than he bargained for.

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The Princelings and the Pirates (Princelings of the East, #2)

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In The Princelings and the Lost City, Fred has made a commitment to his true love, Kira, but must win her father’s approval.  George, meanwhile, is near to fulfilling his destiny, but gets sidetracked by the arrival of a new flying machine.  A simple journey to introduce Kira to their home castle turns into a case of kidnap, mistaken identity, heartache, and the discovery of a totalitarian society hidden in the forest.

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The Princelings and the Lost City (Princelings of the East, #3)

The Trilogy is complete – the Series goes on!

Read more tales of the Princelings world.  Find out how Hugo (Lord Mariusz) found the time tunnel in the first place, how Humphrey fared after he left Arbor, and what Victor did when he became a sought-after business guru!  Some of these are more suitable for slightly older children.

BK4_final for webBook 4 – The Traveler in Black and White

In the fourth book in the Princelings series, Lord Mariusz of Hattan narrates, in his own Chandler-esque style, how he came to explore the world on the end of the time tunnel, and why he adopted the pseudonym Hugo in the first place. In the Princelings world of 2001 we meet old friends as their much younger selves.  You think Victor is cute?  You should see him eight years younger – “a bundle of flying legs and hair”!  Prince Lupin is much as he ever is, but Baden has yet to escape the succession wars at Castle Powell.  Saku is, of course, well established as Lord Mariusz’s ingenious professor at Castle Hattan, but we find he knows more about the workings of time than we imagined.  The Honourable Smallweed is only getting started on the trail of deceit and meanness that will characterise all his future dealings.  And we journey to new places, Sowerby, Powell, and a strange city full of females, hidden in a forest. We also discover that stories of ghouls, ghosts, vampires and werewolves are not just tales to frighten children after all.

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The Traveler in Black and White (Princelings, #4)

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In the fifth book in the Princelings of the East 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 13 and upwards.

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The Talent Seekers (Princelings, #5)

BK6_for webBook 6 – Bravo Victor

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 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 an old friend from a different timeline…

Bravo Victor contains a handy chronology of key events in the series to date, as well as a cast of characters.  It’s suitable for budding inventors, politicians, business leaders, entrepreneurs, smugglers and barkeepers!  Age 12 and up.

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Bravo Victor (The Princelings of the East, #6)

Book 7 – Willoughby the Narrator

Just where did Willoughby, one of Humphrey’s friends in the Talent Seekers, learn his ninja skills?  How did he come to be a Narrator?  And what happened after he fell from the high tower at Castle Deeping?

Discover Willoughby’s origins, his big secret, and follow his adventurers as he travels around the Realms, telling stories and acting as an undercover agent for the rich and powerful!

Lovers of the series will enjoy this latest adventure, but newcomers may find it easier to start with book 1 or book 5.  It’s a mystery adventure in a world not quite like ours, suitable for age 10 and upwards.

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Willoughby the Narrator (The Princelings of the East, #7)

Princelings of the NorthBook 8 – The Princelings of the North

Dylan and Dougall are princelings at Castle Haunn, a remote place to the far northwest of an island off the coast of Scotland.  So when they discover a prince locked in a tower, their thoughts turn to rescue and returning him to his rightful place in the Realms.  But nothing is ever that easy, and what starts as a simple mission turns into a nightmare that rocks the foundations of the Realms.

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The Princelings of the North (The Princelings of the East, #8)

Draft cover Chronicles of MarshBook 9 – Chronicles of Marsh

The Princelings of the East are now King Fred and Prince Engineer George.  Gone are the years of innocence when they travelled for adventure and uncovered time tunnels and pirate plots.  Now Fred, assisted by his queen, Kira, has the responsibility for his people, his lands, and for persuading the lords and kings of the Realms to act together for the common good. George just has to work on his inventions, always thinking of a final goal: to fulfil the promises made to Lord Mariusz so long ago.

Neither has an easy task.

Fred decides to write a history of his reign, starting with the joy of his inheritance, and documenting how technological progress is not necessarily the key to communal good.

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Chronicles of Marsh (The Princelings of the East, #9)

Princelings Revolution mediumBook 10 – Princelings Revolution

Jasmine’s birthday party ends in disaster. George seems to have lost a phial of highly dangerous liquid. And Fred, well, King Fred is battling politics, relatives and self-seeking dignitaries in his aim to give the people a better way of living.

The planes are crashing, the people are angry at the changes and shortages. King Fred puts democracy to the test and finds it’s not all it’s cracked up to be.  And things are going from bad to worse…

Above all this there is a promise Fred wants to keep. A promise to an engaging chap he made when he was a mere stripling, when he persuaded Lord Marius of Hattan to stop the Great Energy Drain.

What will happen if he fails?

The tenth and final book of the Princelings of the East series brings our heroes to the brink of disaster. The Realms will never be the same again – but how will Fred, George, Jasmine, Willoughby and all the others fare?

An intriguing fantasy mystery adventure for readers aged 10 and upwards.

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Princelings Revolution (The Princelings of the East, #10)


The paperbacks are now also available online at Waterstones UK

Waterstones Princelings series

Well, they were, but they seem to have disappeared. If you order them using their ISBNs, maybe they’ll come back.

(c) J M Pett & Princelings Publications 2008 – 2020


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