The Shadow Thieves
Something extraordinary is about to happen to Charlotte Mielswetzski. It's not the very cute kitten that appears out of nowhere. It's not the arrival of her cousin Zee, who believes he's the cause of a mysterious sickness that has struck his friends back in England. And it's not the... show more
Something extraordinary is about to happen to Charlotte Mielswetzski. It's not the very cute kitten that appears out of nowhere. It's not the arrival of her cousin Zee, who believes he's the cause of a mysterious sickness that has struck his friends back in England. And it's not the white-faced, yellow-eyed men in tuxedos who follow Charlotte everywhere. What's so extraordinary is not any one of these things. It's all of them. When Charlotte's friends start to get sick, Charlotte and Zee set out to find a cure. Their quest leads them to a not-so-mythical Underworld, where they face Harpies that love to rhyme, gods with personnel problems, and ghosts with a thirst for blood. Charlotte and Zee learn that in a world overrun by Nightmares, Pain, and Death, the really dangerous character is a guy named Phil. And then they discover that the fate of every person -- living and dead -- is in their hands.
Publish date: April 24th 2007
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 424
Edition language: English
Series: The Cronus Chronicles (#1)
I haaaaate not finishing books and I really hate not finishing a book I'm reading with my kid. Waaaaah. This one started with such promise, but really got to be a big drag about half way through. We both find that we really do not care either way what happens to these characters and there are sequel...
I loved The Shadow Thieves. I really liked the humorous style of writing used and it was never boring, with constant action and no floods of detail that make you want to skip the two page long paragraph. I stayed up until four in the morning finishing this book and I don't regret a second of it! The...
I picked up this book because I needed a "U" author to complete a reading challenge and this book sounded interesting. I figured it was young adult but upon reading realized it was closer to teen than young adult. The protagonists are 13-year old children: Charlotte and Zachary "Zee". It's well-wri...
Greek myths. Charlotte and her British cousin, Zee, find themselves in the Underworld trying to stop Poseidon's grandson, Philonecron, from stealing people's shadows and over throwing Hades. Philonecron is probably the greatest evil geniusvillain of all time. Funny. Relatable likeable characters. V...
the Offspring and I both loved this. In fact, Very and I are firmly of the opinion that Ursu's writing and story are vastly superior to the Percy Jackson books. More depth, more thinking, more reasonable set-up. Love it! The next two are also brilliant.