The King’s Riddle (Land of Miu, #2)

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Title: The King’s Riddle (The Land of Miu, #2, 2nd Ed.)
Series: The Land of Miu (Book 2)
Latest Edition Release Date: 22 May 2015 (ebook and 19 July 2019 (pbk) (2nd Ed.)
Other Editions: First Edition in 2012
Author: Karen Lee Field
Genre: Children’s Fiction (9+), Fantasy
Pages: 142
ISBN13: 978-0-9943362-1-7 (ebook) and 978-0-9943362-8-6 (pbk)

Short Description: A Miuan princess and her guard-in-training have activated the volcano deep beneath the tunnels in which they live and must solve an ancient riddle to save the people of Miu.

Long Description: Princess Alara and her guard-in-training, Siptah, have done something unthinkable. By accident, they activated the volcano deep below the tunnels in which they live. If they can’t stop the volcano from erupting the whole of Miu will be lost.

But that isn’t the only problem they have, their fathers are missing and time is running out, so it’s up to them to fix things by themselves. A clue found in the king’s chamber suggests their human friends, Kate and Emma, must come back to Manu to help them. Can the group of friends overcome their fears and frustrations and solve an ancient riddle in time to save the Land of Miu?

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Also in this series

The Land of Miu (Land of Miu, #1, 3rd ed.) The Lion Gods (Land of Miu, #3)

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Five Stars

when is 3 coming out loved 1 & 2

Kindle Customer (on Amazon)
15 August 2017


It’s so cool and has so much action.

Kaitlin Palmer
10 June 2015


I read it in 1 day.

Golden Leopard Gaming
2 April 2015

Charming adventure

The King’s Riddle is a charming adventure set in land hidden from the view of most of us….. When disaster threatens to strike, friends unite in their quest to find the riddle’s answer. A beautiful tale of love and loyalty in an imaginary land.

A Google User
2 October 2014

from LibraryThing

Princess Alara of Miu and her bodyguard’s father are missing. The only clue the two companions have is a riddle her father left her. Following the cryptic riddle, the two find themselves beneath a volcano with two of their other friends from the above world. Deciphering the clues, Alara discovers that the volcano is about to erupt and her and her friends are the only ones that can not only save Miu, but there neighbor city, Bahku. Too bad, thinking her father’s sceptre was the answer to her problem, she stuck it in a hole in a cavern beneath the volcano and opened a bridge to Bahku. Now both cities will most likely get destroyed by the lava from the eruption. Can Alara, Septah, and their two friends save their world?

Action from the start, readers will enjoy the fast-paced nature of this book. The characters seem a little too impulsive, even for 12 year olds, and Alara’s reasoning for believing her father has disappeared despite logic seems flawed. The characters, however, are likable in many other ways and help the reader to get sucked into the story. Recommended for fantasy/adventure and books about shapeshifters fans, but this book is hard to step into if you haven’t read the first book.

19 January 2013

from LibraryThing

Not having read the first book in The Land of Miu Series, it took me awhile to get into the story. Princess Alara and her bodyguard, Siptah travel and plot how to save their city and find their respective fathers. Included in the story are two human girls, Kate and Emma, who hold the key that will solve their plight. “The King’s Riddle” does capture the imagination; young girls will enjoy the idea of turning into kittens and using that ability to travel through small spaces.

12 June 2012

Great for kids/tweens

I wanted to give this book a 4.5 but since that’s not an option I feel better going with a five star than a four star rating. This is a great little book for kids/tweens and I enjoyed it myself too. It is fun, imaginative, and engaging while still providing a message about personal growth that is perfect for kids, and even some adults. 😉 I haven’t read the first book but I think it would be wise to read them in order, though it’s not entirely necessary. I will be reading book one with my son soon and looking for book three when it comes out.

24 May 2012

from LibraryThing

I read book # 1 first to get an idea of the background of book #2. It was a fast read and good for upper elementary/ middle school students. Two worlds are involved – the human world and the land of Miu. The human world is not a very big part of the story, but two children, Kate and Emma, are important characters in the story. Princess Alara and her body guard in training, Siptah come from the land of Miu and can change into kittens when they are under 13 if they are traveling to the land of humans.

Alara and Siptah go to get Kate and Emma when their fathers are missing and they receive a strange message. In this story they are trying to save their fathers, save their land, and at one point save Kate and Emma.
There are good themes of friendship, trust, courage that are developed in this story. An enjoyable book for kids who enjoy fantasy.

5 May 2012

Charming adventure

The King’s Riddle is a charming adventure set in land hidden from the view of most of us….. When disaster threatens to strike, friends unite in their quest to find the riddle’s answer. A beautiful tale of love and loyalty in an imaginary land.

Susan Keefe
18 March 2012

from LibraryThing

4.5 stars

For some reason I was put in mind of the Warriors series when I read this book. Admittedly, I have not had experience with this series before The King’s Riddle was given to me, but I did catch on to the somewhat cat-like theme. The main characters within the story were well laid out and there were parts of “medieval” life that typically get left out of many books of this nature which were included here. A king is a king, but he has a friend or two, someone he trusts. Just because a person serves under you does not deny that friendship. I think that touched me the most, the relationships between parents and children (which weren’t touched on much in this book, but were felt all the same) and between friends and companions.

I’d recommend this book for younger readers who love adventure chapter books. It reads quickly but pulls you in to the events as they happen through the book. Additionally, I felt that the author had spent a good deal of time working out the culture of the people involved in this book. That shows well in the writing and storytelling and the mystery of a new culture always adds to an adventure of this type.

Note: Though this book was a free gift from the author, the content of my review was in no way influenced by the gifting. The book speaks for itself and my review would have been worded just this way even if I’d gone out and bought it. I also give bonus points for Text To Speech enabling on Kindle format…. but that also wasn’t a factor in the above review.

16 March 2012

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