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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.

Monday, August 24, 2009

The Lightening Key

The Lightning Key: The Wednesday Tales No. 3 by Jon Berkeley and Brandon Dorman Illustrations.

Hardcover: 416 pages

Publisher: HarperCollins (January 27, 2009)

ISBN-10: 006075513X

Product Description

Now that Miles Wednesday has discovered his link to a magical Tiger's Egg, he's suddenly at the wheel of a great voyage. Determined to recover the stolen stone and free the trapped soul within, Miles sets off with Little, a Song Angel, and the wisecracking blind explorer Baltinglass of Araby. Their destination points far across sea and desert to the home of Miles's aunt Nura, who may be their only hope in releasing the Egg's true power.

But along the way, their travels are quickly riddled with thrills and near catastrophes—from soaring across the sky in an airborne schooner to run-ins with the twisted circus ringmaster, the Great Cortado, and his bumbling sidekick, Doctor Tau-Tau. Most threatening is a dark Sleep Angel who's descended from the Realm to seize the Egg and forfeit Miles's life. Will Miles crack the secrets of the Egg and stand up to the Realm in the face of grave danger? And above all, will he ever be able to bring back his father?

Jon Berkeley's masterful, witty finale to The Wednesday Tales completes the spectacular adventure of Miles Wednesday and his remarkable search to uncover the secrets of his own identity.

Book 3 of the Wednesday Tales... this is the conclusion to an enjoyable trilogy that I began some time ago when the first book came out.  I have to admit part of what made me send for the first book was the cover art. (these artists are just getting too good!)

Brandon Doorman is the artist.. among many books that he's done the cover for he did the Fablehaven books and FarWorld.

I think this is a really good trilogy for young adults and can be enjoyed by adults also.  It's a "little bit" more on the young side, but the story is cute enough that when you want some "lite" reading this series would fit the bill.  This book is not a rush along excitement, but it does have it's moments.  The book keeps working towards that happy ending that you expect to happen.  The question is:  does it?   :o)

I've already given the first two books to my grandson and now this one will follow along so he has the full trilogy.


Blogger Cath said...

Not heard of this author or the books but I do love me some 'travel' fantasy. I don't know what it is about journeys in fantasy but I absolutely love them. Will jot these down for *when* (HAHA) I've finished a few of my other series.

8:33 AM  
Blogger Astaryth said...

I just finished Fablehaven yesterday. Wonderful story and I am already wanting the next book in the series :) You are right. The cover art was wonderful.

8:50 AM  
Anonymous kathleen said...

What beautiful cover art...sounds like a good story too!

6:02 PM  
Blogger DesLily said...

cath: sent you and email on this.

hey JJ: yeah I was surprised to find out there will be even more fablehaven books! lol

kathleen: it's a cute story and cute characters..this would be a good series to read you young kids.

5:20 AM  
Blogger Cath said...

I asked my daughter about these books today and it turns out my grandaughter has already read the first two!

5:15 PM  
Blogger Terri B. said...

I haven't heard of this one, but it does sound like something I'd like to read. Love the kitty resting the cheek against the book corner!

10:13 PM  

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