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Eagle (Five Ancestors #5)

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For year, Ying hated his grandmaster for denying him the opportunity to train as a Dragon, and held a deep resentment for his five younger brothers–grandmaster’s favorites. He took his revenge and burnt the Cangzhen temple to the ground, but the five youngsters survived and continue to be a thorn in his side. Yet, when betrayed by the emperor and imprisoned, it was his you ...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published April 22nd 2008 by Random House Books for Young Readers (first published January 1st 2008)
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Jeff Stone
Mar 31, 2015 Jeff Stone rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Um, I wrote it. :-)
Lars Guthrie
Feb 09, 2010 Lars Guthrie rated it liked it
A seventh grader with whom I'm working picked this as a required, but free, choice. I'm not sure exactly why he picked the fifth in the Five Ancestors series without having seen any of the others, but I also read 'Tiger,' the first. I'm a bit more linear, I guess. At any rate, I found the writing in 'Tiger' prosaic and featureless at first, and the story flat and plain. But the book began to grow on me. Besides the fact that they're about child kung fu warriors, the popularity of Stone's series ...more
Conan Tigard
Nov 13, 2015 Conan Tigard rated it really liked it
It has been way to long since I read one of the Five Ancestors books . . . over three years. What was once supposed to be a five book series has now turned into a seven book series. I was excited to get back to the Five Ancestors series by Jeff Stone and I was not disappointed. Even though it has been a few years since I read the last book, I often find myself fondly thinking of this series.

I have become highly interested in this ancient take of Chinese fighting styles from back in the mid 1650'
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Aelvana
Dec 28, 2014 Aelvana rated it really liked it
Ying succeeded in his revenge against Grandmaster only to find a new--and far more formidable---opponent in Tonglong. But Hok helped him out of prison, and every time Ying tries to repay his debt to her, he finds himself indebted again. The lone eagle may find himself in need of more than a few friends as he flies against Tonglong to reach the treasure promised by the dragon scrolls.

Ying has always had his point of view crop up in the other stories, but here's the first time he gets to lead. He'
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mikey guzman
Oct 30, 2014 mikey guzman rated it really liked it
Do you want a book about action and full of a great adventure.The genre is action/adventure.I thought this book was great,it was full of action like when ***Spoiler Alert*** Ying burnt the temple down.Did his five sibling make it?
The setting is in Henan Province China 4348 were the Cangzhen Temple is located. Ying is a teen who sets the temple on fire were his grand master and his five sibling live.live. Ying has to fight all of his enemies with weapons. After the fire the five sibling are righ
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Amy
I thought that Eagle was the most intimate and most tight story of the five books I've read so far in The Five Ancestors series. Eagle really shined a light on Ying and his psychology. Unlike Snake, and to a lesser extent Crane, Eagle wasn't weighted down by the introduction of tons of new characters--most of the story focused on Ying and Hok working together toward common ends.

I'm not sure that I fully accept the relative ease with which the monks and Ying come together to form an alliance. Yin
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Mingo Johnson
Nov 26, 2014 Mingo Johnson rated it it was amazing
Ying, master of eagle style kung fu, has a complicated past, present and future. His knowledge of his past were based on half truths which are deadly because you may know what happen physical but you may not understand the circumstances or context of the events. Ying saw his father get killed by his grandmaster when he was young, be denied being taught dragon style kung fu by the grandmaster and also see he best friend Lok get killed by implications the grandmaster did. As Ying journeys to find ...more
Marvin
May 19, 2016 Marvin added it
Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a monk that knows martial arts? If you have then you will be interested in this book. Eagle by Jeff Stone is a part of a series of books about different fighting styles. Each books tittle is the fighting style the person in specialized in (Eagle is called Eagle because the main character uses the eagle fighting technique). This series of books tell about one huge story about many different characters. Eagle, however is about a person named Ying (or ea ...more
Sydney
Nov 09, 2008 Sydney rated it it was amazing
probably one of the most amazing books i've ever read, i love this series
BAYA Librarian
Jan 21, 2009 BAYA Librarian rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, adventure
* Stone introduces the legend of enchanted gifts hidden in a treasure hoard by four mystical dragons in this episode, the fifth, of his Five Ancestors series. These gifts will enable the human race to bring about peace. The map leading to this treasure is the coveted prize sought by the Emperor. The story picks up with Ying, now wanted for treason, escaping from his hideout, the Jinan Fight Club. The 5 young monks he tried to destroy become his allies in his search for the mystical dragons' trea ...more
Max
Apr 01, 2009 Max rated it really liked it
Shelves: quarter-3
the legend of enchanted gifts hidden in a treasure hoard by four mystical dragons in this episode, the fifth, of his Five Ancestors series. These gifts will enable the human race to bring about peace. The map leading to this treasure is the coveted prize sought by the Emperor. The story picks up with Ying, now wanted for treason, escaping from his hideout, the Jinan Fight Club. The 5 young monks he tried to destroy become his allies in his search for the mystical dragons' treasure. Their quest l ...more
Felicia
Aug 05, 2015 Felicia rated it really liked it
Love the shift to Ying's viewpoint in this installment. While he still retains most of his disagreeable qualities, the reader can gain some understanding of his actions from the previous books. And still, Ying's identity crisis has not lessened, perhaps it has even grown more complex.
Rah~ri
May 01, 2008 Rah~ri rated it really liked it
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Patricia Kaniasty
Dec 15, 2014 Patricia Kaniasty rated it really liked it
I always new that Ying would turn out to be good. I hope they get to his mother in time. This book started off kind of slow but it picked up the pace and stayed true to that pace for the rest of the time. Great ending!!!
Anthony Lin
Nov 23, 2010 Anthony Lin rated it it was amazing
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Jessica
Jun 08, 2008 Jessica rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Cindy's kids
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Anna Francesca
Nov 07, 2008 Anna Francesca rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult
This was my favorite of the books I've read in this series so far, although, again, there are parts of the history behind these characters that is too quickly gone over in this edition. Overall, though, the pacing here went much more quickly than in the other books. It is also interesting to watch events unfold from the perspective of one of the previous texts' villians. If Goodreads let me give half-stars, this would be a four and a half-star text for its interesting reveals, character growth a ...more
Dylan
Nov 26, 2010 Dylan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was from Ying's point of view, the traitor, the evil mastermind behind the destruction of CingZen and the murder of Grand Master. In this book you find out why he did all those things and the anticipation is almost over with the race to find the treasure. Unlike the other books, every second I spent reading this it made moe and more sense. This is the fifth book in the five ancestors series. I suggest you read the others first to help this one make sense and if you like the Lightning T ...more
Emily
Jan 17, 2016 Emily rated it it was amazing
SO GOOD!! About fighting, and what it was like back then
Dayna Smith
Feb 08, 2014 Dayna Smith rated it liked it
Shelves: teen-series
Book five in The Five Ancestors series continues the story from Ying's point of view. Ying and Hok continue to search for the dragon treasure and avoid capture by Tonglong. Ying has been deceived by the Emperor and Tonglong. Is there anyone he can trust? Left with no choice but to trust the very five young monks he tried to kill, Ying continues his search for his past and the treasure. The tale of the young monks continues to flow in a seamless fashion that is not interrupted by every book's cha ...more
David
Jan 09, 2009 David rated it it was amazing
I got interested in this series at school, so I started out with Tiger. The series gets better and better. But I thought that this one was the best because it tells the story about Ying and it gives information about the five. The ending is very sad, but I am not going to give away anything. The beginning of the book is kind of confusing, but it starts to get more exciting. It was one of the best books that I ever read. AWESOME!!!!!!!!!
Caitlyn
Jun 24, 2015 Caitlyn rated it it was amazing
Rating: 4.5
Angel Cortes
the book is mainly about ying. he has to save china. he has to unite with hias brothers to do so. he has to first find them to save china.
the book connects to me because it is about uniting. me and my brother and cousins did that whe we were younger. we would go and play a game of cops and robbers. and we would have to unite like in the book to get out of trouble.
i gave this boook 4 stars because it was full of action. i would reccomend this book to people who like action.
VeeDawn
Apr 24, 2011 VeeDawn rated it really liked it
Ying always hated the grandmaster for denying him the chance to train as a Dragon (he had to study eagle technique), and held a deep resentment for his five younger brothers. He took his revenge and burnt the Cangzhen temple to the ground, but the five survived. And when Ying is betrayed and imprisoned, it is his younger (surprise) sister, Hok, who comes to rescue him. As he struggles to survive he also discovers that his world is not really what he thought, and neither are the people in it.
Danny Morris
May 14, 2012 Danny Morris rated it it was amazing
In the Historical Fiction book "Eagle" (223 pages and recommended to teens/adults) by Jeff Stone, Ying or 'Eagle' learns the truth behind Tonglong or 'Mantis'.Ying discovers that Tonglong wants the dragon scrolls to unlock a treasure that truly belongs to Ying's family. During this time, Ying goes through a change of heart. Will Ying recover the scrolls? Will Tonglong find the treasure?
Jeff Stone also wrote- The Five Ancestors:Tiger, Crane, Mouse, Monkey, Dragon and Snake.
Jenn
Aug 29, 2015 Jenn rated it liked it
Enjoy seeing the young people develop in this series. Two more books to go
Mackenzie
Jun 21, 2009 Mackenzie rated it it was amazing
This was a great squeal so the others but still i liked the first one. I enjoyed the prospective of former enemy. I can't wait to read the next book... little mouse. Besides enjoying the book, it teaches you some Cantonese language like for example Fu means Tiger.I am vary impressed from these books they are like none I've ever read they are vary fast paced books, that are vary interesting and enjoyable.
Christine
Jun 02, 2009 Christine rated it it was amazing
I loved this one probably the most of the series. Previously, Ying is shown as the "bad guy", and though he's done bad things, it's awesome to see he's not so horrible as everyone thinks. It was cool to see him grow from the cruel, selfish dragon to some someone who sees others as people of worth. Very good book, can't wait for the next, because Little Mouse is so cute.
Rob
Oct 11, 2012 Rob rated it really liked it
I am reading this series because my boys have really liked it and I think it's pretty great. Being an avid Jackie Chan/Kung Fu fan, I have really enjoyed the kung fu action. Not overly graphic, this is great story for young kids who crave action and adventure stories. This book follows the storyline of Ying, the most angry and conflicted of the main characters.
Lahari
Sep 07, 2013 Lahari rated it really liked it
I like how the author changes the point of view in each book. Each book has the point of view of a different character. This book was particulary interesting because it was told from the point of view of someone who the other main characters consider an enemy. It was interesting seeing things from his point of view, learning about his goals and his inner feelings.
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Jeff Stone is the author of the ALA and IRA award-winning Five Ancestors series with more than 600,000 copies sold in 14 languages. When that series concluded, he wanted to do something different than another tale set in seventeenth-century China. However, he was reluctant to completely let go of kung fu or the characters he had grown to love. So he created an opportunity to update them to his own ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Five Ancestors (7 books)
  • Tiger (Five Ancestors, #1)
  • Monkey (Five Ancestors, #2)
  • Snake (Five Ancestors, #3)
  • Crane (Five Ancestors, #4)
  • Mouse (Five Ancestors, #6)
  • Dragon (Five Ancestors, #7)

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