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by Brian Keaney

  • ISBN: 1846160871
  • Category: Сhildren's books
  • Author: Brian Keaney
  • Subcategory: Literature & Fiction
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Orchard Books (2007)
  • Pages: 208 pages
  • FB2 size: 1702 kb
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  • Rating: 4.6
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Download The Gallowglass (Promises of Dr. Sigmundus, Book 2) fb2

As the first in a series, this is a promising start, and the cliffhanger ending all but guarantees return readers. The Cracked Mirror continues its chronicle of a moody, fantastical world in which its teenage hero and heroine must endure more risk, make riskier choices, and sacrifice their very lives in the cause of freedom and self.

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Book 2 of 3 in the Promises of Dr. Sigmundus Series. The chapters focused on Bea, Nyro, and Gallowglass have a bit more drive, but not enough to justify continuing this series. There's another cliff-hanger ending, which might throw readers, but will most likely not encourage them to read the next book. One person found this helpful.

Find all the books, read about the author, and more. The danger increases as Dante and his friends are tracked by deadly Gallowglass, a seemingly invincible once-human creature, and brought face to face with their enemy. Brief, action-packed chapters make for a quick read. Readers will want to begin with The Hollow People (Knopf, 2007) to get a handle on the characters' stories and the many abstract concepts relating to the Odylic Force.

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Manufacturer: Knopf Books for Young Readers Release date: 9 December 2008 ISBN-10 : 0375843345 ISBN-13: 9780375843341. add. Separate tags with commas, spaces are allowed. Use tags to describe a product . for a movie Themes heist, drugs, kidnapping, coming of age Genre drama, parody, sci-fi, comedy Locations paris, submarine, new york.

Book in the The Promises of Dr. Sigmundus Series). As the first in a series, this is a promising start, and the cliffhanger ending all but guarantees return readers.

After a promising opening volume (dystopic government, plucky teens, rebellion), Keaney switches . Oh, and Dante has a twin brother (surprise!) who falls afoul of one of Dr. Sigmundus's experiments and becomes a wolf-like creature able to track Bea and ravage the Púca.

After a promising opening volume (dystopic government, plucky teens, rebellion), Keaney switches gears with volume two, which features angels and demon-like possession and sadly lacks any character or world development. Indeed, Dante's brother and guardian angel are all that propel the story.


Reviews about The Gallowglass (Promises of Dr. Sigmundus, Book 2) (2):
Dalallador
"The Cracked Mirror" picks up where "The Hollow People" left off, with teenager Dante Cazabon, recently escaped from the asylum island where he and his friend Bea grew up, realizing his potential to tap into the Odyllic Force, a power to act outside of time and dreams. The country is controlled by the possessed Dr. Sigmundus, who rules citizens through drug-induced mind-control. The story opens with Dante searching for Bea and trying to reunite with the Puca, a group of freedom fighters. The narrative switches between Dante, Bea (who has been brainwashed and is now working at a museum dedicated to Sigmundus), and new character Nyro. Along the way, Dante discovers new powers and learns that he has a guardian angel and a long-lost twin brother, the evil Gallowglass.

The first book in the series, which seemed to borrow from "The Matrix" and Lois Lowry's "The Giver," showed some promise. However, this sequel is sloppy and has little appeal. This book is a classic case of being told, not shown, through below-average dialog and convenient plot devices. Characters are quickly introduced and go out of their way to assist Dante and Bea without any cause. It's almost impossible to become emotionally invested in Dante because he is such a flat character. The chapters focused on Bea, Nyro, and Gallowglass have a bit more drive, but not enough to justify continuing this series. There's another cliff-hanger ending, which might throw readers, but will most likely not encourage them to read the next book.
Steelraven
I absolutly loved it! It kept me on the edge of my seat the whole entire time! The only thing I didnt like was the way it ended which is the way the first one ended also, it totally just stopped, and it will pick up at the beginning of the 3rd book, which did I mention that I cant wait to read? :) Anyway if I were you I would defently give it a try :)

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