Endymion Spring (Unabridged)
In the dead of night, a cloaked figure drags a heavy box through snow-covered streets. The chest, covered in images of mythical beasts, can only be opened when the fangs of its serpent's-head clasp taste blood.
Centuries later, in an Oxford library, a boy touches a strange book and feels something p...more
Endymion Spring was not like any other middle grade novel I've read. The mystery elements were complex but not confusing with enough detail and intrigue that I think it would have been a satisfying plot for readers of all ages. There were just so many layers and texture to the writing and... I am going to butcher describing it any further and make it sound lame so I'll leave it for you ...more
Throughout most of the novel, I was more intrigued by the back story than I was by the present-day story with Blake and his sister Ducky. This turned itself around near the end, but I would have liked to see some more of the black magic stuff that was presented so nicely with Endymion in the past.
The climax of Endymion Spring was ...more
I found myself engrossed in this story that switches back and forth between Mainz, Germany, in 1453 and present day Oxford England. While reading, I empathized with the young character's predicaments in both time zones.
Then I came to the historical notes. I had been wondering about a few litt ...more
I mean the girl started crying because she believed the tree had a dragon or something and her grandfather told her she was just being imaginative? But guess what there was a dragon in the tree after all. And I get it parchment would be of great value at that time, but seriously? One that can give all the knowledge of the world and feeding children?
Not my type but I am sure middle grade children might like this novel.
However, if there was a sequel, I would read it.
‘Some books stayed with you long after you read them; they lingered in the unswept corners of your mind.’
This book is a middle grade book that easily sweeps you up in its world with Blake and his younger sister Duck (and no that is not her re ...more
I last read this book 10 years ago, and I've been meaning to revisit it for ages. I could remember bits and pieces, and so, of course, I re read it. And once again, I found myself immersed in this mystery about a book!
It was the adventure, and the history, that I have always enjoyed with this book. Blake, and his little sister, Duck, get sucked into something they find both exciting, and down right scary - there are times when I chill goes through me, and makes me want more.
The family ...more
Contains some spoilers!
First of all, let me just say I was so excited for this book and I loved it from cover to cover. Reading a book about a book (#bookception) full of old college towns, ancient and valuable scripts, libraries, scholars and mysteries - who wouldnt love that?
Skelton writes in a very refined and lovable style. There are so many lines which activate all your senses and you can literaly smell, hear and feel whatever it is your are reading about at that moment (like t ...more
Aber hält es auch, was es verspricht? Hat es mich fesseln können oder war ich einfach ( mal wieder ) total enttäuscht. Lest selbst.
Blake ist zwölf Jahre alt und lebt derzeit mit seiner Mutter und seiner jüngeren Schwester Duck in Oxford. Während Duck nach einem großen Streit seiner Eltern, seinen Vater mehr denn je vermisst, geht Duck anders mit der vorrübergehenden Trenn ...more
La storia inizia in una biblioteca di Oxford, dove Blake, quasi per caso, trova uno strano libro. Nascosto in mezzo a molti altri tomi, questo libri colpisce la curiosità del ragazzo che scopre essere completamente bianco! Non una sola parola stampata o scritta sopra. Blake rimette lo strano tomo nello scaffale, come si può leggere un libro bianco?
Endymion Spring è l'assistente di Gutenberg, il celeberrimo inventore della stampa. Un a fredda notte d'inverno, n ...more