My rating: ★★☆☆☆
Tartok the Ice Beast, alternately titled Nanook the Snow Monster, is the fifth installment of the Beast Quest series and the penultimate installment of the original six-book series.
Once again, Tom and Elenna, Beast Quest‘s two implausibly competent and responsible preteens are on a quest to save a mythical Beast from enslavement by the wizard Malvel. This time, they are seeking a yeti (that is never referred to as such) in Avantia’s most implausible landscape, the arctic region.
As usual, the book is a mediocre fantasy endeavor ideal for very young children who are either still reading with their parents or just beginning to read independently.