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The Beast of Seabourne (Artefact #2)

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Oz Chambers has a wonderful secret; the obsidian pebble, gifted to him by his dead father, is an artefact of astonishing power. The sort of power that makes the year eight science project a hands-down walkover thanks to the the pebble's genius avatar, Soph. But, there are sinister forces abroad who will do just about anything to get their hands on the pebble, and when ...more
Paperback, 413 pages
Published October 28th 2014 by Spencer Hill Middle Grade
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Vidya-BooksAreMagic
Nov 23, 2014 Vidya-BooksAreMagic rated it really liked it
Oz and his friends, Ruff and Ellie, along with Soph is back again for another adventure. There are more artefacts to find and the trio still are not sure where to start their search. Meanwhile, there is a plot surrounding them, from many people who are also behind these artefacts. They have to face many other challenges while on their journey. And there is the typical bullying stuff in the school. Oz and his friends have to manage all the dangers thrown in their way and get the artefacts.

It was
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Kelly Hager
Sep 28, 2014 Kelly Hager rated it it was amazing
The rare sequel that's better than the original. I can't wait for the third book.
Seregil of Rhiminee
Dec 23, 2014 Seregil of Rhiminee rated it really liked it
Originally published at Risingshadow.

Rhys A. Jones' The Beast of Seabourne is the second book in the Artefact series. It's an excellent sequel to The Obsidian Pebble, because the story is so good that it will keep readers glued to the book until they reach the final page.

The first book in the Artefact series, The Obsidian Pebble, was an intriguing and well written introduction to the adventures of Oz Chambers and his friends. This sequel continues Oz's story in a fantastic way as new mysteries a
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Darby Karchut
Sep 28, 2014 Darby Karchut rated it it was amazing
Last year, I was swept away by The Obsidian Pebble (Book One in The Artefact Quintet.) Before I go into my review, let m just say that it makes my heart do all kinds of jigs and reels to know there will be two more books in the series. The world building and the characters from The Obsidian Pebble stayed with me long after I was finished with the book. Now, Rhys A. Jones has worked his considerable magic and created the next book in the series, The Beast of Seabourne.

It was a pure delight to ret
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Stuart
Jan 07, 2015 Stuart rated it it was amazing
In this follow up to The Obsidian Pebble (the first book in The Artefact Quintet) we see that author Rhys A. Jones has dived right back into the deep end of the pool and taken all of the rich introductions from the first novel and was able to expand upon them! As a huge fan of fantasy or science fiction world building, continuity, and character development this sequel has been able to hit all of the high points for me and is truly a delight for my son as well.

Much like the Harry Potter series we
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Elizabeth Ehlen
Feb 20, 2015 Elizabeth Ehlen rated it really liked it
Oz and his friends Ellie and Rufus have a sneaking suspicion that the Obsidian pebble was not the end of the story. Using Soph, the avatar for the clever tech found in the pebble, they go on a search for the next artifact, the black ring. It has been found once before, but that man met with an unpleasant demise. Will they be able to find it before the Beast of Seabourne unleashes on them, the way it has unleashed on some of their school bullies? And will they be able to prevent the evil scheme ...more
Elizabeth (Stuffed Shelves)
This is the second book in the Artefact Series. Although I have't read the first book in the series The Obsidian Pebble, the second book was easy to pick up on and catch up quickly. In the first book, they deal with tragic loss, while trying to solve a mystery. The second book picks up on their search for more artefacts, like the ones they originally found in the first book.

The beginning of this book was a bit hard to get into, but I think that's because I hadn't read the first book in the seri
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Elena
Feb 20, 2015 Elena rated it liked it
I find myself again reading a novels without knowing it is a sequel….this is starting to become an habit!

Anyway, The Beast of Seabourn by Rhys A Jones was so and so at the beginning. We find the protagonists Oscar Oz Chambers and his two best friends (Ellie and Ruff) busy building their science project: a working model of the water cycle. If you think thats quite a task, dont worry! Their "ace in the sleeve" is Soph, an avatar/ AI that the trio got in the first novel of the series.

They have to k
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Jackie Parry
Nov 26, 2014 Jackie Parry rated it really liked it
I haven’t read the first in this series, The Obsidian Pebble. The Beast of Seabourne is book two in the Artifact Series. The Beast of Seabourne stands alone, you do not need to read the first book to be able to enjoy the second, but I’d recommend it – just because the story is so enjoyable. And, Jones does a great job in providing enough back-story to keep up with all events.

There’s a certain amount of magic and charm in this story, I was sceptical at first, as I do not normally read this genre.
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Courtney Haas
Feb 23, 2015 Courtney Haas rated it really liked it
This is the 2nd addition to the series and is somewhat simple to catch onto. I haven't read the first book, yet, but read a brief summary to help myself figure the storyline out. The Book of Seabourne follows the tales of a group of friends on a fantastical mission to find hidden artefacts. The three friends have made it through magical adventures, and are intent to go on more. No matter the troubles along the way, they have each other's backs.

I really like the font and styles used in this nove
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Rhys A Jones was born in a mining village in the Swansea valley in Wales where he attended primary and secondary schools. In 1974, he was offered a place at Medical school in London and qualified in 1979. Medicine and a family followed, but writing as Dylan Jones, he published 4 novels in the nineties, two of which were filmed by the BBC. But a growing desire to moves away from adult thrillers is ...more
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