The King is coming

Swedish title: Kungen kommer!

Series: Maro's journey

Category: Children / Fiction 6-9

Pub date: 20-05-2013

Format: 112 pg, 148x210 mm, b/w illustrations

The King is coming

Jo Salmson, illustrated by Åsa Ekström


Jo Salmson knows how to combine the epic narrative of her imagination with easy-to-read in an absolutely unique way. In her new series Maro’s journey we meet the boy whose fate forces him to take off on a secret mission in the King’s service. Continuously exciting for new readers, with magnificent illustrations in black and white by Åsa Ekström. Beautiful and easy to read fantasy at its best.

As the eldest son of one of the kingdom’s leading knights, Maro is to become a page in the King’s service. Finally he is going to leave home and the constant fights with his little brother Tristan. But how is he going to make a good impression on the King if he has to ride his old pony that’s too small for him? Maro is prepared to ride one of the real warhorses, and he’s determined to prove it to them too.


But then it goes wrong! His whole future is at stake. To win back the King’s trust Maro makes a promise: He will journey all the way to the magicians’ island and bring back the magical drink of truth.

The King is coming! is the first part of the series Maro’s journey

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