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
Then I came to the historical notes. I had been wondering about a few litt...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.
Why is the book so dangerous? What secrets does it hold? Why did it c...more
Ik heb het boek in het Engels net uit, en vind het een prachtig boek. Het is een kruising tussen Indiana Jones en Da Vinci code in de wereld van boeken en drukkunst. Een sterk en spannend verhaal over een mysterieus boek, het springt tussen de tijd van Gutenberg in Mainz en Oxford, en hedendaagse Oxford, met een prominente rol voor de bibliotheken, de Bodlian, The Old Library en literaire Oxford. De taal is toegangelijk, en toch worden er geen concessies gedaa...more
This book is about a boy named "Blake" who is destined to find a book of unimaginable knowledge at the Oxford library.While his mother is working, he and his sister tries to figure out the mystery behind the book as well as to find it. But, there's evil person named "The Person in the Shadow", who wants to get the book for its knowledge. Now, Blake and his sister must find the book at Oxford,while watching their back from the evil person, to find the book with...more
Overall Rating: 3.5 stars
Blake Winters is not happy to be spending some time in Oxford. Although his younger sister thrives in the book-filled academic environment, Blake feels awkward and out of place, and all he wants is to go home... until he discovers a mysterious book on a shelf in the Bodleian library—a book that will change his life forever. Endymion Spring is a love letter to books; not only is the story itself centered around the power of a particular...more
Well, this book was really interesting, but somehow it wasn't so gripping as to motivate me to clean my house, like really good audiobooks do... ;) (Any excuse to keep reading, you see...)
The book weaves two stories together: one set at present-day Oxford University and the other in 15th century Germany.
The Oxford part of the story is about Blake, a young boy who finds a blank b...more
Only part in the book I like is the paper dragon. It is cute. I am sure it would look good when it is live action, i.e. the movie. I know WB has bought the rights for the movie. Not sure when it will be out. I am still keeping an eye on it.
Anyway, I know I am close to finish it. M...more
Endymion spring is about a boy named blake who finds a mysterious book in the library of oxford. The book gives flashbacks about another boy named Endymion Spring, the one who put the book there. Basically, there are other people who want the book and they will do anything to get it, including trying to kill the boy chosen by the book, Blake.
I thought this was a pretty good book. It was creative and interesting even though I feel it had a boring and slow start. It started off on Endymio...more