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The Borribles Go For Broke (Excerpt)

, || Chalotte, a Borrible from Whitechapel, very nearly lost her life on the Great Rumble Hunt. This dangerous adventure across the city, into the heart of their rat-like enemy's territory, meant several good friends were left for dead. And all to retain the Rumble's treasure chest. To Chalotte, the treasure was evil, went against Borrible principles and she had sworn never to go on another adventure. But when Chalotte and other Rumble Hunt survivors discover that Sam the horse is in danger, they know they have no choice.

The Borribles (Excerpt)

, || Borribles are runaways who dwell in the shadows of London. Apart from their pointed ears, they look just like ordinary children. They live by their wits and a few Borrible laws—the chief one being, Don 't Get Caught! The Borribles are outcasts-but they wouldn't have it any other way....

The Borribles Go For Broke (Excerpt)

The Borribles Go For Broke is the second book in Michael de Larrabeiti’s rebellious adventure for readers of all ages, set in a shadowy, alternate London. Originally released in 1981, Tor UK has published a new ebook edition containing a heartfelt introduction by author China Miéville, who says “the Borribles were, and are, my heroes.”

Chalotte, a Borrible from Whitechapel, very nearly lost her life on the Great Rumble Hunt. This dangerous adventure across the city, into the heart of their rat-like enemy’s territory, meant several good friends were left for dead. And all to retain the Rumble’s treasure chest. To Chalotte, the treasure was evil, went against Borrible principles and she had sworn never to go on another adventure. But when Chalotte and other Rumble Hunt survivors discover that Sam the horse is in danger, they know they have no choice. Borribles always help their friends! And their attempts to rescue Sam lead them into the second Great Borrible Adventure…

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The Borribles (Excerpt)

The Borribles by Michael de Larrabeiti is a classic piece of writing and a rebellious adventure for readers of all ages. Originally released in 1976, Tor UK has published a new ebook edition containing an introduction by China Miéville!

Borribles are runaways who dwell in the shadows of London. Apart from their pointed ears, they look just like ordinary children. They live by their wits and a few Borrible laws—the chief one being, Don ’t Get Caught! The Borribles are outcasts-but they wouldn ’t have it any other way….

One night, the Borribles of Battersea discover a Rumble—one of the giant, rat-shaped creatures who are their ancient enemy-in their territory. Fearing an invasion, an elite group of Borrible fighters set out on what will become known in legend as The Great Rumble Hunt. So begins the first of the three epic adventures in Michael de Larrabeiti ’s classic trilogy, where excitement, violence, low cunning, greed, generosity, treachery, and bravery exist side by side.

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