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"Mob Squad" redirects here. For the original title for the first book in the Woodsword Chronicles series, see Minecraft: Woodsword Chronicles.

The book is set up so that our characters get to meet mobs they've never heard of before, so I had to select which creatures they would find familiar and which ones they would discover on their own – and leave room for new mobs in future books.

Delilah S. Dawson, author of Minecraft: Mob Squad[1]

Minecraft: Mob Squad is the ninth Minecraft novel. It is authored by Delilah S. Dawson, and was published by Del Rey Books on September 28, 2021.[2] An audiobook was released the same day, with narration provided by Jessica Almasy, Keylor Leigh, Barrett Leddy, and Michael Crouch.[2]

The novel is followed by two sequels, one titled Minecraft: Mob Squad: Never Say Nether, which was released on March 1, 2022, and one titled Minecraft: Mob Squad: Don't Fear the Creeper, which was released on November 1, 2022.


The village of Cornucopia is practically perfect in every way. Plenty of food, cozy homes, and a huge wall to keep everyone safe from the scary world outside. What more could a kid possibly need? Well, a lot, actually.

Mal, a fearless girl, needs adventure, and her friends are right there with her: Lenna, a dreamer whose family underestimates her every day. Tok and Chug, brothers who love to build stuff (Tok) and smash stuff (Chug). They’re best friends, and in a town whose grown-ups value safety over bravery and fitting in over standing out, they’re the bad apples.

But when a mysterious mob sneaks past Cornucopia’s defenses, the village is in huge trouble. And nobody knows what to do. Finally faced with the adventure she’s always wanted, Mal and her friends defy the rules their elders have always followed and set out beyond the wall for the first time.

On their journey across the Overworld, they discover wonders they’ve never dreamed of and dangers they’ve never imagined. To save the day, they’ll have to prove they’re more than bad apples. They’re the Mob Squad![2]


Spoiler warning
Spoiler warning! This section contains detailed information about Minecraft: Mob Squad that may spoil your enjoyment of it. Read at your own risk!

Chapters 1–6

Chapters 7–12

Chapters 13–18

Chapters 19–24

Chapters 25–30

Chapters 31–35 and Epilogue


  • This is the first Minecraft novel to not have the word "The" in its title.



  1. "Mob Squad" – Minecraft.net, September 28, 2021
  2. a b c Minecraft: Mob Squad by Delilah S. Dawson