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Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016 Paladero
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  • Steampunk Note: These stories play into the Weird West aspects of steampunk, engaging the mythology of the American West while including steampunk technologies and fantastical elements.

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y separately published work icon The Riders of Thunder Realm Steven Lochran , Richmond : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2016 9659703 2016 single work novel young adult fantasy

'Welcome to Thunder Realm, where cowboy-knights known as paladeros herd dinosaurs during peacetime, and take up arms during war. Joss, a young orphan, has always wanted to be a paladero - but first he must prove himself by going on The Way, a treacherous journey through the kingdom to retrieve a rare Questing Egg. With his trusty raptor Azof by his side, Joss will face off against witches, bloodthirsty monsters and even his own brethren to learn what it truly means to be a paladero - all while uncovering a dark conspiracy at the heart of the kingdom. ' (Publication summary)

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y separately published work icon The City of Night Neverending Steven Lochran , Richmond : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2017 10480891 2017 single work novel young adult fantasy

'Welcome to Thunder Realm, where cowboy-knights known as paladeros herd dinosaurs during peacetime, and take up arms during war.

'Joss has always wanted to become a paladero, and now he finally has that chance. But before he can start training, the town is attacked by vicious pyrates who abduct half the villagers, including Joss’s best friend Edgar … and then vanish into thin air.

'Joss has no choice but to forge alliances with merchant captains, merfolk and ancient creatures from the deep in an effort to rescue his fellow prentice – all while risking the paladero training he’s worked so hard for. But the stakes are even higher than he knows. Joss’s rescue mission will set him on a crash course with his own tragic past, and a mysterious figure he’s long-thought dead ...'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

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y separately published work icon The Edge of the World Steven Lochran , Richmond : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2018 13812609 2018 single work novel young adult fantasy

'Joss, Hero and Drake are prentice paladeros, cowboy-knights that ride dinosaurs and might one day fight to protect their kingdom. But trouble is brewing in Thunder Realm, and the young friends will be called to battle even sooner than they realise …

Joss and his Bladebound brethren have worked hard to earn their paladero training, from battling bloodthirsty witches and monsters to hunting down a gang of vicious kidnapping pyrates. But when the three friends travel to Hero’s old order, Blade’s Edge Acres, to continue their training, they are faced with a new challenge: Hero’s mentor, Lord Haven, is dead. And it looks like he may have been murdered.

As the trio investigate Haven’s death, they uncover a sinister plot that threatens all of Thunder Realm. But with dark figures circling ever closer, do the three young prentices have any chance of saving the kingdom – let alone themselves?' (Source: Publisher's blurb)

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y separately published work icon The Champions of the Blade Steven Lochran , Richmond : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2020 17444649 2020 single work novel young adult fantasy

'Joss, Hero and Drake are prentice paladeros, cowboy-knights that ride dinosaurs and fight to protect their Kingdom. Now, they face the ultimate battle: themselves.

'The Kingdom of Ai is under siege. The Shadow God and his Court of Thralls are ready for war, and Joss and his brethren have a critical mission, to marshal the forces that will defend their land. But not everyone is willing to heed the call, least of all the former Paladeros known as the Nameless. And with traitors in their midst, their mission is treacherous even before they’ve encountered the ever-growing Court of Thralls and their fire-breathing dragons.

'Faced with more enemies than ever before, including people he once trusted with his life, Joss must somehow convince the Kingdom's potential allies that their cause is worth fighting for. But with his faith in the Paladero way of life fading fast, he must first convince himself ...'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

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