{The Sword in the Grotto: Angie Sage}The Sword in the Grotto by Angie Sage
Series: Araminta Spookie
Published by HarperCollins on August 1, 2006
Genres: Childrens, Fantasy, Paranormal
Pages: 160
Format: Hardcover
Source: Store Bought
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{Synopsis} – Sir Horace is about to turn five hundred years old! Araminta and Wanda need to find him the perfect gift. Araminta finds an ancient sword in a grotto hidden under her haunted house and it should be a cinch to get it. But she wasn’t planning on the nasty surprise of a portcullis-trap and a rising tide in the grotto. Will Araminta and Wanda make it to Sir Horace’s birthday party?

{My thoughts} – Sir Horace is one of the ghosts that Araminta has found living among them in her house. The other is Edmund. Both have become friends with Araminta and Wanda one of the new residents of her home.

These books are mostly mystery and adventure and they take Araminta and Wanda on some adventures with a bit of mystery tied into them.

In this book Sir Horace is about to celebrate his 500th birthday and Araminta wants to get him the best present she can find. While Araminta and Wanda are out running and errand with Wanda’s dad for Araminta’s Uncle Drac they come across what Araminta believes to be the best present ever for Sir Horace.

They mutually decide to go through the same secret passage that Araminta had used in the first book as a means of getting to the grotto in which the present has been left. Edmund tries to stop them from going any further but fails in his duty. The girls trek on and apparently they get themselves trapped.

Are they able to get free or do they stay trapped? What happens if they can’t get out? How will anyone find them?

Many questions and they all get answered within the pages of the book. We even get to learn much more about Edmund and Sir Horace. Things that we didn’t already know, things that help the storyline along!

I can’t wait to start the next book and see what adventure Araminta and Wanda will be going on!

Final Conclusion: 5 Star Rating.