The Child Thief
Publish date: August 25th 2009
Pages no: 508
Edition language: English
World building is where this novel is at its strongest. It was very atmospheric, and the descriptions of Avalon were beautiful and captivating. I didn't love this novel for a few reasons:- The novel just felt gory for the sake of being gory, and I frequently skimmed through the long action scenes. -...
Maybe I expected too much? I loved the premise so very much and ... well. The writing is pretty okay, but there were may too many story lines (Avalon, Peter, the Captain, Ulfgar ...), and too many stayed unfinished. What was up with Ulfgar? And the Captian? There just was no real plot, somehow.And m...
The Child Thief is a dark, modern retelling of Peter Pan with a bit of Celtic mythology thrown in, and it’s amazing. As with anything, it has a few faults, but I liked the rest of it so much that I can’t even remember them. It’s always so much easier to write a review about a book I don’t like, so ...
I can't praise THE CHILD THIEF highly enough. I read it several Christmases ago at the behest of a graphic-novel loving friend and, in spite of hating comic books and disliking the work necessary to decode them, I took a chance on this book. 1) Not a graphic novel.2) GORGEOUS.3) Read the tweaked rev...
Let me breathe for a moment to process this. I may come back to write a semi-decent review that no one will read, but in the event that I don't, know that I'm recommending the holy jeebus out of this dark, thrilling, Devil-infested adventure of a novel.
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