Ever since Prue McKeel returned home from the Impassable Wilderness after rescuing her brother from the malevolent Dowager Governess, life has been pretty dull. School holds no interest for her, and her new science teacher keeps getting on her case about her dismal test scores and daydreaming in... show more
Ever since Prue McKeel returned home from the Impassable Wilderness after rescuing her brother from the malevolent Dowager Governess, life has been pretty dull. School holds no interest for her, and her new science teacher keeps getting on her case about her dismal test scores and daydreaming in class. Her mind is constantly returning to the verdant groves and sky-tall trees of Wildwood, where her friend Curtis still remains as a bandit-in-training. But all is not well in that world. A hard winter has come and discord reigns in the wake of the so-called Bicycle Coup. Dark assassins with mysterious motives conspire to settle the scores of an unknown client. A titan of industry employs inmates from his orphanage to work in his machine shop, all the while obsessing over the exploitation of the Impassable Wilderness. Under a growing threat, Prue is drawn back into Wildwood, where she and Curtis will face their greatest challenge yet: to save themselves and the lives of their friends, and to bring unity to a divided country. But in order to do that, they must go under Wildwood. In Under Wildwood, Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis reveal new dimensions of the epic fantasy-adventure series begun with the critically acclaimed, bestselling Wildwood.
Publish date: September 25th 2012
Publisher: Balzer & Bray
Pages no: 592
Edition language: English
Series: Wildwood Chronicles (#2)
I hadn't intended to marathon the books in this series but fortuitously I was able to get my hands on them only weeks apart. Therefore, I decided to lump them all together in one masterpost. You're welcome! Rather than showing the covers for the books, I've opted to give you a glimpse of the illustr...
A Chapter Book for ChildrenWhat an adventure -- and a well characterized one at that! -- lots of folk to attach to and lots to dislike. Overall rating -- excellent! Would have given 5 stars if it had included the end of the story --but since I did not know that it was a series and there was no hint ...
There were still a few parts where my reaction was: "Really? [Insert Trope Here]?" But it was still enjoyable, still a bit twee, still wonderfully written.Once I got past those darn tropes, I was much more interested in Elsie and Rachel's story vs Curtis and Prue's, which felt very familiar. Also, t...