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Bone, Vol. 7: Ghost Circles (Bone #7; issues 40-45)

4.34 of 5 stars 4.34  ·  rating details  ·  5,649 ratings  ·  185 reviews
A long-dormant volcano explodes, blacking out the sun, mowing down trees, and filling the land with soot and ash. The Lord of the Locusts is released with the eruption. Against this apocolyptic backdrop, the Bone cousins along with Thorn and Gran'ma Ben struggle to reach safe haven in the city of Atheia. Meanwhile, Lucius Downs lies severely wounded and trapped with the vi ...more
Paperback, 184 pages
Published August 15th 2008 by Cartoon Books (first published 2001)
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Michelle

Review originally posted here.

Why I Read It: Next in a series. Only two more to go before I'm finished!!

JEFF SMITH COULD YOU BE ANY MORE DEPRESSING?? I THOUGHT THESE WERE FOR CHILDREN!!

Seriously though, I've been saying in every review since volume 3 "this series just keeps getting darker and darker" (because it has!) but this volume takes the cake. Someone (semi)important DIES for crying out loud. It's mostly "off-screen", but still. Grim.

I liked this volume, but it felt like a lot of build-u
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Faryal
The Bone series is written and illustrated by Jeff Smith. Bone: Ghost Circles is the 7th graphic novel out of 9 graphic novel series. Ghost circles begins with Jonathan severely injured lying in a cave. Here you learn that Lucius was in the arms of the Hooded One and also that the regiment was ambushed by the Rat army. Lucius since then has been deemed a traitor, however no one knows where he is. Fone Bone, Phoney Bone, Smiley Bone, Grandma Ben, and Thorn now must embark on an epic adventure to ...more
Arya Moaref
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It started out with the Rat Creatures attacking the people and beating them in the battle. Bone and his brothers with Thorn and her Grandmother are on their way to Atheia. Through their journey they have to avoid ghost circles which are the dangerous holes which you don't know whether you are in a fake world or reality. The hooded one is back and tries to attack thorn but they get past her. We are left with a little mystery when they do get very close to the city of Atheia but many troubl
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Carrie
Carrie Ackerson
Graphic Novel

Fone Bone, Phoney Bone and Smiley Bone have left Boneville. A volcano has erupted and there’s a war going on; they are traveling with Gran’ma Ben and Thorn, trying to get Thorn to safety in Athenia. Pursued by evil rat creatures and by Gran’ma Ben’s sister Briar, the Bones and their party must cross the land of the dreaded Ghost Circles, small dimensional gateways to other places. If they aren’t careful, they won’t make it to Athenia…

The artwork in this graphic novel
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Joseph R.
The Hooded One flubbed the sacred rite to bring the Lord of Locusts back but got enough right that the mountain is now erupting. And a massive magical wave is spreading ghost circles across the valley. Anyone who wanders into a ghost circle will get trapped in an alternate reality. Thorn can see where they are and she leads the Bones and Gran'ma Ben on a perilous trip to across the valley to Atheia, the old royal city, for help. They are pursued by the rat creatures all the way.

Lucius flubbed de
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Maha
In the Bone series Ghost Circles in the 7th graphic novel. In all there are about 9. Ghost circles was a great enjoyable book with about 150 pages. In the beginning of the book one character named Jonathan was extremely injured and laying inside a cave. You figure out during this time that Lucius was with the Hooded One and that the regiment was attacked by the rat army. Lucius ever since had been a traitor, but no one knows where his location is. A bunch must no go on an adventure to the Ancien ...more
J
Very good storytelling, but I was starting to get a little tired of the "Thorn is Magical" plot device. Unfortunately, this does hold out through the end of the series. It's really not a horrible thing, and it's got quite a long-standing tradition in literature, AND it's really great that for once it's a girl who's superpowerfulomgmagical, but, well. It reads a little bit as weak storytelling to me. I wish I could say otherwise.
Dolly
Apr 13, 2014 Dolly rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who enjoy reading graphic novels
This is the seventh book in the Bone series by Jeff Smith. We all read it independently and I'm so glad that our girls like the story.

The overall story for the series is fun, exciting, and full of drama and intrigue. This book was a bit slow and almost depressing, as the outcome of the war is still uncertain, and the evil forces have gained a stronger hold. Still, we see a glimmer of hope on the horizon and we are looking forward to an exciting conclusion. We are all hooked!

My husband enjoyed c
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Samantha
I may have liked the story more if I had begun with volume 1. My daughter made me read this, saying it was really good, but she's read them all. As I reached the end, she informed me they all end with "to be continued..." Great. I do like the Bone characters, the graphics are good, and I can see where the story line could be addictive for middle and high school students. There is some adult innuendo, but nothing students who don't already know about adult situations would pay very much attention ...more
Telka
Ghost Circles was about Phonicle Bone, Fone Bone, Smiley Bone, Gran'ma Ben, and Thorn, who are traveling to Atheia, an old city of the royal family, so that Thorn will be safe. On their dangerous journey, with the rat creatures chasing after them and the hooded one trying to find them and kill them, they also have to watch out for ghost circles, which are holes in the ground that you can slip through, where reality meets the supernatural. Meanwhile, back at old man's cave, there is also tons of ...more
Sterling S.
This was a exciting book, and I couldn't wait to read it because everyone was talking about it. In the best words I could describe of these books, before I read them kind of seemed childish, but oh no buck oh this was a darn good book. I wish in more books with pictures in them, because it brings the pictures alive for you and see the setting.This book was almost like a comic book but it tells a story not scenes. My favorite part of the book was when they get that rat looking thing and start usi ...more
Hobby
Books “LINGKARAN SETAN”
Judul Asli : BONE Vol. VII – GHOST CIRCLES
[ Trilogy II : Harvest Vol. VII ]
Copyright © 2005 by Jeff Smith
Map of The Valley © by Mark Crilley
Copyright Indonesian edition © 2008 by Pioner Jaya
Alih Bahasa : Ricky Sidharta
Tata Letak : Marina N. Sumardi & Asep Suparman
Editor : Sofian G. Sumardi
Cetakan I : Mei 2008 ; 156 hlm ; ISBN 979-542-226-x
Rate : 4 of 5

The Valley telah musnah menjadi abu ! Kaum Monster Tikus telah mengawali perang dengan membakar pemukiman penduduk, nam
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Daniel Reisenauer
I have just gotten done with this amazing book. One of my favorite parts of the book was when Phoney bone was just about to be executed because they thought that he was the Veni-Yen-Cari . Which he wasn’t because he was saved by Rose just in time. Then they had a big battle and something happened to the hooded one which I will not say. Another was when the villagers started choking Phoney and they thought that he was the one that was the traitor and that it was his fault that the rat creatures w ...more
Ryoma Echizen
Apr 17, 2012 Ryoma Echizen rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Kelly
Recommended to Ryoma by: Ben
This book talks about Fone Bone and the team escaping from the evil rat creatures and Briar (who is actually the hooded one). Soon they'd be able to get to the city of Atheia where they would be safe from the evil people. But they have to take a dangerous path and go through the ghost circles. So they take it anyway...AND BE CHASED BY THE RAT CREATURES AGAIN!!! But with the help of their old rat creature friend Bartleby, they were able to escape the rat creatures, but not the ghost circles yet. ...more
Ranulfo C
Ghost Circles, by Jeff Smith, was a good book to read. What caught my attention from the begining was how the cover looked and i skimed through it and it had images and i like when a book has images because I can kind of see whats happening. Also, as soon as i started reading it had action since there was a war going on and i wanted to know why there was war going on because there is always a cause for a war to start. So i wanted to
keep reading.
This book is mysterious in which you have to kind
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Jerome
This is the seventh book in the nine book Bone series by Jeff Smith. This book really takes the story into high gear and is very dark. It was an absolutely wonderful read!

A dormant volcano has unleashed ash all over the Valley turning the Valley into a dark and lifeless place. The Bones, Gran'ma Ben, and Thorn continue on their quest to get Thorn to Atheia. The Lord of Locusts is released and running rampant throughout the land. Lucius is gravely wounded and trying to help the Villagers take a s
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Karissa
This is the seventh book in the nine book Bone series by Jeff Smith. This book really takes the story into high gear and is very dark. It was an absolutely wonderful read!

A dormant volcano has unleashed ash all over the Valley turning the Valley into a dark and lifeless place. The Bones, Gran'ma Ben, and Thorn continue on their quest to get Thorn to Atheia. The Lord of Locusts is released and running rampant throughout the land. Lucius is gravely wounded and trying to help the Villagers take a s
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Tevin Nguyen
This book was amazing with the characters and setting.(If you haven't read the book I advice you to stop reading it contains spoiler.) This book takes place of two side of the stories but the same problem. One takes place in something like a spell and it can put you through a nightmare.The other side is in a village that might be destroyed by a great power. The characters are Fone Bone,Thorn,Gran'ma Ben,Tinsmith,Phoeny Bone, The Headmaster,Lucius,and Smiley Bone.
The problem of the story is tha
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Gaspard
Bone: Ghost Circles, by Jeff Smith is a graphic novel. This book is from a series of 9 books and this one is the 7th book in the series. It is about the Bone cousins, Thorn and Gran'ma Ben travelling to the city of Atheia, an old city of the royal family, because a volcano has erupted freeing all the evil Locust and covering the ground with ash and rocks from the volcano. They are running away from the rat creatures which are commanded by the Locust and they have to find them and kill them, so B ...more
Nic
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Eden
A volcano destroyed the valley and it unleashed some of the Lord of the Locusts power. Now Fone Bone, Gran'ma, Thorn and the others are heading for the city of Atheia, where they will be safe.

Another great volume. The Veni Yan warriors finally revealed their faces and I was surprised they looked so. . . Normal, especially after seeing what the hooded one looked like. I also think it is cute how Fone Bone refers to Thorn in one part. I won't reveal what he said, but it was cute and definitely sho
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Centennial 3rd
Bone ghost circles by Jeff Smith. Characters thorn Fone Bone and Bone grandma Ben settings in cave problem bone ville was gone all that was left was burnt trees they want to see bone ville again even the ground is burnt and black. To will they find out who did it read it to find out in the book. I recommend this book for people who like mysteries.
Janice Cartagena
I love the bone series!
I don't know what else to say.
That characters grow on me and the art work is absolutely gorgeous, to die for. While reading this series I find myself on a journey. I can reread the whole series over and over. I love it so much.

I find myself always going back to them whenever I want a good graphic novel to read.
Paul
The first time I'd heard about the Bone cousins was in the back pages of Dave Sim's Cerebus. There was a short preview and it immediately drew me in. The art was simple yet clean, it reminded me alot of Walt Kelley's Pogo, and the story content actually got a chuckle.
At that time, Bone was just starting out and had maybe 4 issues of the regular comic printed out on the market. I chased them down and read them in a single sitting... I was hooked!
I've read all the Bone monthlies and later bought t
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Erin Hartshorn
I'm very unclear how much Thorn has changed, and how, with the occasional creepy looks she gets. The artwork, characters, and plotting all continue to be top notch. About the only reason I'm not giving this five stars is because there's so much that seems portentous but I can't tell whether it actually means anything (as with Thorn)
Shawn
Feb 13, 2014 Shawn added it
this book was good because I read the others and they were good and it is an very interesting graphic novel I liked that there were lots of other books I would recommend this book to people who like graphic novels the book was about a girl a grandma and bone characters this book was awesome.
Nicola Mansfield
Reason for Reading: next in the series.

This volume is one big journey as Gran'ma Ben, Thorn and the Bone cousins travel across a barren land scattered with ghost circles to reach Atheia, the ancient city of the royal family. A brief flash to the Lord of the Locusts and occassional jumps to villagers after the previous battle give a change of pace. But for the most part we have a plot-focused, forward-moving, action-high journey in progress that is a quick, enjoyable read. It's been a good 3 mont
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Dilan
Bone 7 is about all 3 cousins trying to go to a place called Aithea. They are in a mountain and they have to get out before it explodes. They try to get out its difficult but they end up finding a secret passage way. They find a tunnel and survive the explosion.

I connect this book to all the other Bone books. I made a text-to-text connection because they are all about the 3 Bone cousins trying to survive while they are on their journey. They always end up surviving. And there is always a problem
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Sarah Sammis
In Ghost Circles by Jeff Smith, the mountain explodes spreading ash across the valley and leaving everything in ruins. Worse yet, ghost circles have begun to appear, taking everything in them somewhere else. Thorn, the Bone cousins and Bartleby have to make their way across this desolation to Atheia, the kingdom Thorn and her grandmother fled years ago.

It seems that readers of the series split over Ghost Circles. They either love the nonstop adventure or hate it. I loved it. I especially loved t
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Chayse Hvam
In this Book At the begininig they are pre paring for a war and then knig dook and briar attack and fone bone and thorne manage to fight them off and after king dook is hurt briar goes off and makes thies ghost circles witch inside them is the king of the loscstes and if you step in one you enter a whole nother world and thorn can see throu these ghost circles and leads every one arond them and after a long time walking they get so hungrey and they have to go into thes ghost circles and get food ...more
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Born and raised in the American mid-west, Jeff Smith learned about cartooning from comic strips, comic books, and watching animation on TV. In 1991, he launched a company called Cartoon Books to publish his comic book BONE, a comedy/adventure about three lost cousins from B
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