I've been wondering when this book would show up, after reading a few chapters in the Amazon breakthrough novel contest last year and thinking it was pretty exciting. I've got a room full of Grade 7's and we're always looking for something new to read and discuss.
This is a fast moving book in the spirit of Tolkien and Harry Potter, in it's own unique world in the capitol of Gol, and the mysterious surrounds of the snow mountains. There are maps at the start to 'orient' the action, and continual action in different places,with dragons, nightmare crystals and mindtalking. The story follows 13 year old Corbin's loss of his mother and attack of his city. There are some tough and clever girls, and other varied characters, both good and bad. There's also some tense fighting scenes, future technology and skate/snowboarding.
(Fellow teachers -There are 38 chapters, and each would fit perfectly into a class or silent reading period. There is no swearing, and no sexual or religious undertones. It could also be used to discuss personalities, character strengths like honesty, courage and greed, and school issues like bullying.)
I recommend this book.
- Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: Walter Renfrey (3 November 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0646586416
- ISBN-13: 978-0646586410
- Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 1.9 x 20.3 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 381 g
- Customer Reviews: 3 customer ratings