Kitty Hawk and the Icelandic Intrigue
(Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency series, #3)
written by Iain Reading
304 pages // published in 2013 // young adult fiction
19-year-old Kitty Hawk continues her trip around the world in her De Havilland Beaver seaplane. She's following the same route that Amelia Earhart once tangoed with. And Kitty Hawk intends to have the best time of her life completing the trip.
"You are going on an adventure," she said. "And along the way you will see amazing things and meet amazing people..." (Chapter 12, Kitty Hawk and the Icelandic Intrigue)
When Kitty takes a rest stop in Iceland, she finds that there's so much to discover about the isolated country. And she also finds out (again) that for Kitty Hawk, there's really no such thing as rest stops!
The people in Iceland have many unique ways and their own Icelandic culture. Oh, and those people LOVE to read -- which allows them to take the title of being a "universally literate" nation. I got to read about all sorts of foods that the Icelandic people eat -- which interested me quite a bit. And I was also fascinated with historical events that took place in Iceland like the Halifax Explosion and what happened in Gander on 9/11. To top it off, the natural foundation of the ground in Iceland is fascinating in itself! -- This series makes learning about other countries fun for kids and young adults!
NOTE to the discerning reader & parents: I wanted to express a couple things about the content. Some "language" is used throughout the book. Also I found this particular book to contain a couple of small incidents referencing to more mature content.
There's also talk of elves (the "Hidden People"), many myths and legends, and a psychic too. I usually don't read a book with so many "magical" type elements in it, but I do enjoy Kitty's adventures.
I love the exciting storyline, suspense, and sense of adventure that Kitty Hawk exhibits. She wants to see as much of the world as she can.
And I have to say, I'm really looking forward to Book 4, because it concerns the tragic shipwreck of the Titanic. (Cannot wait!)
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About the Author:
Iain Reading is passionate about Root Beer, music, and writing. He is Canadian, but currently resides in the Netherlands working for the United Nations.
Iain has published 5 books in the Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency Series (Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold, Kitty Hawk and the Hunt for Hemingway's Ghost, Kitty Hawk and the Icelandic Intrigue, Kitty Hawk and the Tragedy of the RMS Titanic), and Kitty Hawk and the Mystery of the Masterpieces. For more information, go to http://www.kittyhawkworld.com/.
Iain is also the author of The Wizards of Waterfire Series. The first book in the series The Guild of the Wizards of Waterfire was published in April 2014. Also check out one of Iain's newest books, The Dragon of the Month Club, published December 2013.
Excerpt from Kitty Hawk and the Icelandic Intrigue: