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My name is Pat and I live in Florida. My skin will never be smooth again and my hair will never see color. I enjoy collecting autographs and playing in Paint Shop Pro.,along with reading and writing. Sometimes, I enjoy myself by doing volunteer "work" helping celebrities at autograph shows. I love animals and at one time I did volunteer work for Tippi Hedren's Shambala Preserve.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008


Pillage by Obert Skye



Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Shadow Mountain; 1 edition (July 1, 2008)
ISBN-10: 1590389220

Product Description
When fifteen-year-old Beck Phillips travels by train to the secluded village of Kingsplot to live with his wealthy but estranged uncle, Beck discovers some dark family secrets. A buried basement, a forbidden wall, an old book of family history with odd references to... dragons? Beck's life is about to be changed forever in this suspenseful tale about the destructive nature of greed and the courage to make things right. Pillage is filled wtih Mr. Skye's signature humor as well as some very intense moments. including a surprising ending, that will keep readers young and old engrossed and entertained.

From the author of the Leven Thumps books this is a stand alone book for young adults.  Small in stature, being only 7 1/4 inches tall by 5 3/4 wide, but, it was just what I needed to slowly get me into concentrating on what I am reading.

I clever story about a young man who finds himself orphaned as a teenager, when an unknown uncle has sent for him to live in his mansion with him.

The one thing to do when you want a teenager to do something is to tell him NOT to do it... and thus begins  Beck's search of the mansion and grounds.  "Do not go into the back property".. "Do not try to go into locked rooms".. yeah right..sure!

Typical curiosity sends Beck off and running straight into trouble... and straight into ... dragons??

A cute story, even comical at times, easily read, and easily enjoyed.


Blogger Chris said...

Cool! I just realized reading this post that my wishlist has become so ridiculous as a result of you :p I still need to read the Leven Thumps books!

2:22 PM  
Blogger DesLily said...

Chris: no... to make mama happy you need to read the other Pern books!!!

2:50 PM  
Blogger Nymeth said...

Glad you enjoyed it! It sounds sound like a fun book.

"The one thing to do when you want a teenager to do something is to tell him NOT to do it"

So true, lol :P And yet that's the way these stories always go! Not that I mind it, of course, or else there would be no adventure for us to read about.

3:04 PM  
Blogger Cath said...

I love the sound of this one as with most of the books you read, Pat. Another one for the 'keep an eye out for' list. The one I'm really searching for at the moment is Here, There be Dragons. My library has it but it's out on loan at the moment. I have to be patient but that's not one of my strong points.

6:45 PM  
Blogger animewookie said...

Can't wait to get my hands on it! Thank you, as always, for keeping my up to date in my busy, busy life :D

6:03 AM  
Blogger DesLily said...

nymeth: funny how that works! lol not as much as books like to make it to be but theres just those times when curiosity wins lol

Cath: I am about to begin Indigo King, the third book by Ownens!

animewookie: it is definitely a "short story" for a young person.

6:10 AM  
Blogger Ladytink_534 said...

Love the cover! It's been awhile since I read anything with dragons in it....

6:40 AM  
Blogger Susan said...

*sigh* the wishlist grows...and where did you get that lovely lovely dragon??? I love how you posed it with the book!! and the book does sound really fun. I haven't read anything by him yet.

6:41 PM  
Blogger DesLily said...

susan: bought the dragon at the autograph show ..however these type dragons are sold on the web also. you can find this one and others at this web site:

8:26 PM  

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