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The shadows of doom, by Jennifer Bell ; illustrated by Karl James Mountford

Label
The shadows of doom
Title
The shadows of doom
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by Jennifer Bell ; illustrated by Karl James Mountford
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Contributor
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Language
eng
Summary
Siblings Ivy and Seb Sparrow return to Lundinor with their friend Valian to thwart Selena Grimes, who, as the leader of the Dirge, plans to condemn the uncommoners to a disastrous fate
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Review
A race to locate a powerful receptacle of terrible dreams puts Ivy and her compatriots in danger underground following the events of series opener The Crooked Sixpence (2017). In the vast belowground market called Lundinor, humans and races of the dead engage in the buying and selling of a variety of objects. Ivy and her brother, Seb, and their friend Valian (his search for his missing sister set aside in this sequel) attempt to locate the Jar of Shadows before the nefarious Selena Grimes finds it to deploy for her own wretched purposes. The trio must stay a step ahead of Grimes and her scary associate, a sinister shape-shifter called Jack-in-the-Green. The technology in Lundinor has an unusual source: Bits of human souls cause items that in our world would be quite ordinary to work as they do in this place, providing light, mapping, music, virtual reality, and more. The result is both intriguing and often amusing. The jar is one of five valuable and old objects that make up the Great Uncommon Good: a hidden collection that contains possibilities for good—and evil. Bell's setting and worldbuilding are marvelously inventive and diverting, with creepy and sinister villains and occasional kindness and friendship that will feel pleasantly familiar. Ivy, Seb, and Selena present white; Valian has light-brown skin. Even if the sheer profusion of details nearly overwhelms the story at moments, the pacing and plotting are robustly energetic, and the inventive momentum and intrigue keep the pages turning. (Fantasy. 9-12) (Kirkus Reviews, December 1, 2018)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10763149
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1985-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bell, Jennifer
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.1.B452
LC item number
Sh 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 3
  • 4
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Mountford, Karl James
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
The Uncommoners
Series volume
book two
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fantasy
  • Magic
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Families
  • Secrets
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
The shadows of doom, by Jennifer Bell ; illustrated by Karl James Mountford
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
321 pages
Isbn
9780553498486
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2017014872
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The shadows of doom, by Jennifer Bell ; illustrated by Karl James Mountford
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
321 pages
Isbn
9780553498486
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2017014872
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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