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The Chase (Lionboy Trilogy #2)

3.84 of 5 stars 3.84  ·  rating details  ·  1,729 ratings  ·  78 reviews
Charlie and his lion friends have made it safely to Venice, but it turns out that their journey has only just begun. King Boris's palace was meant to be a haven, but it's starting to feel more like a prison. When word arrives from the cat grapevine that his parents are not being held in Italy after all, Charlie knows he must take fast action. Luckily a new ally has come on ...more
Paperback, 263 pages
Published September 8th 2005 by Puffin Books (first published January 1st 2004)
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Erin
The adventure continues...in Venice and in Morocco. Charlie and the lions meet some fun new characters, inadvertently dabble in politics a bit, and survive a Mediterranean sea voyage. The ending here is also more satisfactory, though I still immediately picked up the third: Lionboy: The Truth and kept on reading.
Jacob Kennedy
LionBoy The Chase is the second best book I've ever read LionBoy #1 was my opinion better. This book is like the book I've wanted to read with anger, joy, sadness, and a loving book for the mystery readers which his mom and dad kidnapped. The types of genres I like to read is humor and fantasy and this book has a little imagination in it.

I liked this book because it has a lot of facts and fantasy with a boy who can talk to all types of the cat family big and small. At the beginning Charlie is in
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Gerard Meehan
This is the sort of book I always wanted to read when I was young, this is the sort of book I still like reading now. I have not read the first in the trilogy which only made the first few pages slightly tricky, but from the opening pages with an enticing map to set the scene, this is everyones adventure story.

The style of writing is friendly without patronizing. The setting and characters are plausible and thoughtfully constructed. The plot is suitably involved with several story lines all deve
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Galileo
Lionboy was a good book because it was full of action and suspense. This book is full of action because Charlie is always trying to find his parents while teaming up with lots of cats, especially Sergi, 6 lions, and an extinct sabertoothed tiger. Also, they are moving from England to Paris to Venice to Morocco all the time trying not to get caught. They shipwreck on the coast of Morocco too. This book was suspenseful because there were lots of enemies, like Rafi and Maccomo, and they were always ...more
Kim Dyer
I can see looking at reviews of this novel online that I am in the minority for not liking this novel and so appreciate that there may be some appeal about it that simply eludes me.

The prose is overly simplistic and at times lacks coherence - sometimes causing sentences to run together and making action sequences seem hazy and unegaging. The pacing is poor, taking a good two thirds of the novel before it actually felt as though it was moving and, even then, there appears to be no rhyme and reaso
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Trisno
Charlie akhirnya membawa singa-singa kabur dari Circe seusai pertunjukan yang digelar malam itu. Ditambah lagi, Rafi Sadler sudah mengetahui keberadaannya di Perahu Sirkus tersebut.

Dalam pelarian mereka, mereka bertemu dengan seekor singa tua, Singa Gigi Pedang. Ternyata singa tersebut adalah singa hasil kloningan dan dia tidak mengatahui asal usulnya. Akhirnya Charlie membawa semua singa naik kerete api Oreont Express menuju Venezia sesuai dengan petunjuk kucing Sergei. Dalam perjalanan seorang
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Markel B
This novel is book two of the series. In the first book you find out that the boy Charlie can speak cat.In this second book Charlie's setting out to find his parents which are located in Venice. Charlie escapes the king of bulgaria with his his lions which he was on a train with. This event remind me of one when I was younger when my mom told me I couldn't keep my dog anymore so I walked around the city looking for my dad. This reminded me of this because I felt like that day was adventerous to ...more
Jonathan Lau
This book is a continuous story of the first book "Lion Boy". In the first book Charlie Ashanti joined a floating Circus for searching his lost parents. On the floating Circus he met six lions who wanted to escape. Charlie successfully escaped with the lions by train to Venice. Rafi Sadler, who was chasing Charlie, was left behind the Circus after bitten by one of the six lions.

This book “Lion Boy: The Chase”, Charlie was protected by King Boris and arrived Venice. When they arrived, King Bori
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Kelly H. (Maybedog)
No time for a thorough review but here's a short one: this is the first in an unusual fantasy trilogy by Zizou Corder. it's not really a trilogy, it's more of a long novel split into three; you really can't read just one as the end of each leaves more questions than answers. It was entertaining and well enough written that I whipped through the series as fast as the audiobook could go. (audiobook note: there is annoying calliope music played at the beginning of a couple of chapters. I hate calli ...more
Colby L
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Katrina Southern
Well this one is just as action packed as the first one! The trials that this poor boy goes through when all he wants is to find his parents is just ridiculous. But fun! Sometimes I will read a book, sigh and say that the plot is too far-fetched. Sometimes, I love a crazy plot line. This is one of those times. Nothing is believable and yet I soaked in every word!
Aami-wa
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Lukav
In The Chase, by Zizou Corder, Charlie and his lion friends are imprisoned by their friend's, King Boris of Bulgaria, security chief, Edward. During their imprisonment, they learn that Edward wishes to repair relations between the Doge of Venice and his employer by having Primo, one of the lions, dress-up as the Lion of Saint Mark. However, Charlie and his friends hatch a plan with the boatmen of Venice to overthrow the doge and have the lions go to Africa. Meanwhile, Maccomo lies in waiting at ...more
Barbara
Charlie can speak to lions and they speak back! In this second book in the Lionboy Trilogy Charlie and a pride of lions has escaped the circus where the lions were being abused. They find help through King Boris who hides the group on a train. Meanwhile Charlie's scientist parents have been kidnapped and held by "The Company" who wants to brainwash them into helping with an evil plot. Charlie is desperate to find his parents but he also knows he has to stay and help the lions. What is a lion-spe ...more
Unique
Oh. Yeah. Another great book from Zizou, easily one of my fave books. The plot is fast and doesn't linger, and the characters seem real.
cindy
Di sini Charlie kecil bukan sja hrs belajar ttg pertemanan, tp juga ttg pengkhianatan. Edward yg diserahi tugas oleh Raja Boris untuk membantunya, malah berbalik dan punya rencana sendiri. Belum lagi ulah Raffi dan Massomo. Untunglah singa-singa dan kucing-kucing masih bisa diandalkan. Sementara itu, rahasia penelitian ayah ibu Charlie dan kaitannya dengan perusahaan farmasi, serta kucing, makin terkuak.

Aku jg suka sekali melihat-lihat peta, bagan, rancangan dan berbagai ilustrasi lain yg disert
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Dayna Smith
This is the second book in The Lionboy trilogy. Charlie and the lions are taken to the King's palace in Venice. Here he hopes to find his parents and then return the lions to Africa, but Edward has other plans. Can Charlie and the lions escape? Will Charlie ever find his parents? Will Maccomo recapture the lions? Will Rafi capture Charlie? Will Charlie ever discover why the Corporacy is so interested in his family? What is the secret of the Allergenies? A great sequel to the first novel and sets ...more
Dave
This book was not one of the best ones I've read, in fact not even that good. The third and last one was the most entertaining of them all becauseof the high-speed chase. Even with that, it didn't bring my rating up from a 2-star. Though I didn't like them, I stuck with them throughout the trilogy.
I learned from this book to never judge a book from its cover because this book had an excellent cover, though not enough meat. More descriptions were needed in many places, though less would be gladl
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Kristie G
Great book. Part of a trilogy. We listened to it on CD. Since it has so much french, italian and other languages (like twee), I would suggest that you listen to it. Trying to read it would be tough. The guy who reads the books on the CD does a FANTASTIC job. Lots of fun and interesting true facts. Just look up on Google Earth all the places they go. No swearing or any bad stuff.
Amy
OMG!! This book just keeps getting better! The illustrations in this book are fabulous! Not only the ones within the story, but the front and back covers!!! I read this one in a day! Will have to go back and see if my niece will play me the music that is listed in the story....I don't play piano. I am so enjoying the adventure that I don't want it to end!
August Niehaus
Maybe I should have read this right after the first Lion Boy book, but it seems that the magic has slightly worn off. Nevertheless, The Chase is a fantastic romp of fun, filled with more talking cats and now a chameleon who can speak Cat as well. Definitely worth reading as a sequel, and I will need to track down the third one.
Monisha
Charlie Ashanti is helping a pack of lions escape to their home in Africa. He is running away from the circus he freed them from before he is discovered. His mother and father have been kidnapped for their scientific formoula and charlie has made many new enemies and friends that help them run away from the circus.
Carly M.
While I love the Lionboy trilogy as a whole, the second and third aren't quite as captivating to me as the first. There is still a great story and characters that I love, but when I go back to read 2 and 3, I tend to skip to my favorite parts instead of being satisfied reading them from cover to cover.
Sarah
Found this one really hard to get into, but after a few chapters it really began to flow again and I was able to enjoy it. Still, it does feel like the bridge book, the middle book in a trilogy that doesn't really go anywhere, it's simply a connection between the beginning and the end of the story.
Joni
In this second book of the trilogy, the adventure continues (but doesn't resolve at the end). Charlie finds himself in Venice and then out to sea with six lions. The plot twists are phenomenal, but always within keeping of the story. Nothing is totally outlandish. I'm glad I have the next one at hand.
Alette J.
A well-imagined post-climate change world, with lots of thoughtful things to say about social justice, racism, animal rights, corporate exploitation and multi-ethnic families. Not to mention being a fast-paced, fun read. Hey, the boy can talk to cats, what more do I need to say.
Gregg Taylor
Glad to hear Charlie has been reunited with his parents.
Peter
The board is set. Can Charlie make it away from Rafi and the evil village comunities, or will the secret of the allergens get into the wrong hands?
Although the Chase does not really cut to the chase, making it slow to read, it is still a ripper.
Iskreads
This is a really really good book.When Charlies parents are taken and being held captive he makes it up to himself to find them because really no one is doing anything about it. Charlie is not just an odinary boy he can speak a language that is odd
Fadilah
mungkin karena buku ini memang dibuat untuk pembaca yang masih anak-anak, atau remaja awal, jadi masih terlalu banyak hal yang tidak mungkin. setting waktu juga masih kurang jelas. namun secara keseluruhan bagus dan memang cocok sekali sebagai bacaan anak.
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Zizou Corder is Louisa Young and Isabel Adomakoh Young, whose names are too long to fit on the front of a book.

Louisa is a grown-up and has written five grown-up books; Isabel is a kid and has written mostly schoolwork.

The original Zizou is Isabel's lizard, only he spells it Zizu. They Have written five books together: the highly acclaimed Lionboy trilogy, Lee Raven Boy Thief and Halo.

They live in
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Other Books in the Series

Lionboy Trilogy (3 books)
  • Lionboy (Lionboy Trilogy, #1)
  • The Truth (Lionboy Trilogy, #3)
Lionboy (Lionboy Trilogy, #1) The Truth (Lionboy Trilogy, #3) Halo Lee Raven, Boy Thief Lion Boy Trilogy (Books 1, 2 and 3) ((Book 1), Lion Boy: The Chase (Book 2) and Lion Boy: The Truth (Book 3))

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