The Notorious Scarlett and Browne

By Jonathan Stroud

A fast-paced fantasy adventure set in a broken, future England, following the further exploits of the outlaws Scarlett and Browne.

Scarlett McCain and Albert Browne have outwitted their pursuers and escaped into the wilds of Mercia and Northumbria, and it’s not long before they become famous across the Seven Kingdoms for their audacious heists. No bank is safe from a pair with the ability to read minds and make a perfect shot. But neither is fully able to escape the past – as they discover when a dangerous job turns sour. Soon old enemies and sinister new threats are pressing in on every side, and Scarlett and Albert must pull off an impossible mission. Can they hope to outwit the Faith Houses and the Brothers of the Hand – and save the people they hold most dear? The second book in a phenomenal trilogy from the bestselling children's novelist.

Categories: Fiction

For readers aged: 12+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781406394825
  • Published: 07 Jul 2022
  • Price: £7.99
  • Size: 198 x 129 mm
  • Pages: 400

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Customer reviews


'Humorous, nail-biting and rich in unexpected turns of phrase, this is beautifully constructed storytelling of the first order.' Sunday Times

'Witty and scary.' Financial Times, Best books of 2022: Young adult

'rowdy, rollicking, remarkable road trip.' Sally Morris' children's books of the year, Daily Mail

'Full of twists and turns and new characters to love or hate, this is a perfect adventure. 9 out of 10.'

'Funny and gripping, it will be irresistible to anyone, child or adult, who loves action movies and steampunk.' New Statesman

'Another brilliant book from Jonathan Stroud! […] The Notorious Scarlett & Browne is has everything I want from a teen/YA fantasy adventure: action-packed, fast-paced, with quippy dialogue, intriguing mysteries and plenty of creepy moments – the sort of book that you can’t help but fly through!' NetGalley

'Pleasingly violent, sprinkled with some brilliant nuggets of very dry humour and perfect for its target audience of readers 12 and over, this is a book which will thrill them when it is released on July 7th, making this an ideal read for the summer break.' NetGalley

'This book was incredible! It was full of adventure, fantasy and mystery! It is great to read and one you start to read it you dont want to stop. I would recommend to ages 10+. Also I would recommend to anyone who loves adventure and mystery.'

'I love Jonathan Stroud’s books. The sarcastic humour running through his stories really appeals to me.' NetGalley

'I would recommend this book for ages 10+ and anyone who likes adventure or action novels.'

'Wow , absolutely loved this, it is a book that I didn’t want to put down which was not good because I read before bed'

'What a fantastic story. This book was so exciting and fast paced. I loved it and would highly recommend it!'

'This electric new YA series from Jonathan Stroud mashes up several genres – apocalyptic fiction, fantasy, the Bonnie-and-Clyde outlaw adventure, even the English sensibilities of Sherlock Holmes – bringing you the best of many worlds.'

'A page-turning fantasy adventure with a strong female lead character. […] Jonathan Stroud is known for high quality storytelling, [...] and this book is no exception. Tightly plotted, it has elements of fantasy, adventure and mystery as well as some humorous asides.' Just Imagine

'I enjoyed reading The Notorious Scarlett & Browne as it was a gripping book, full of suspense and a lot of exploits.' Books Up North, 'Kids Book Review'

'A rattling story.' The Spectator

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