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Preview — Mines of the Minotaur by Julia Golding
Mines of the Minotaur (The Companions Quartet #3)
This installment provides us with some deep Connie reflection as we quite literally dive into her mind. However, I didn't quite like Connie as much in this book. While I understand that this book is about learning to accept oneself and others, both good and bad, the writing was not as compelling as the previous book.There was, once again, quite a deal of self pity (aka this is like the dreaded 2nd book...more
Characters: Connie Lionheart (11 year old girl), Colin (Col) Clamworthy (11 year old boy), Skylark (A young Pegasus), Evelyn Lionheart (Connie's Aunt), Lavinia Clamworthy (Col's Grandmother), Aneena Nuruddin (Connie's best friend), Jane Benedict (Connie's best friend), Mack Clamworthy (Col's father), Dr. Brock (Society member), Jessica Moss (Society member), Ivor Coddrington (Society member), Shirley Masterson (Society member)...more
I think this story focuses on accepting all aspects of your life, both good and bad. This is evident in the discovery of the Companions that were banished to the caves, living along because they were wounded, maimed, unwanted. I love Sentinel the Centaur, self-appointed new Guardian to the Universal. It was heart-breaking to see what segregation and shame can turn you into. It was sad that Sentinel’s eye wasn’t able to heal, but I loved that Connie helped them all work together to heal e...more
First off let me say that Mr. Corridington
( however you spell his name) needs to seriously stop hating on Connie! He's been doing that from the start, trying to get her in trouble and expelled her from the society! He got what he deserved! HMPH!
Anyway, Mines of the Minitaur counties Connie's journey as a universal as she faces a dangerous force in her mind that threatens to take over her. But with the help of friends, can Connie find out what's causing her strange behavior? And how can she get...more
Connie is dealing with her battles with Kullervo who has forged a bond with her. He continues to control her as her powers are growing out of control. She is expelled from school and is sent to her Great Aunt. In the process, she runs across a Minotaur. The Minotaur helps her deal with her inner demons and save creatures in the process.
I am partial to character development. This is the first time that we really get to know Connie. We discover, along with Connie, all of her st...more
It was an okay book. I enjoyed the first two books of the series so I thought I'd read this one. I wasn't disappointed. We explored more of Connie's adventures... or more of lack of adventure. She's been banished from the society because their leader (view spoiler)[ Mr. Coddrington, that loser, he is (hide spoiler)] thought that she was summoning dangerous storms. Really, Connie was never fully conscious when she created those storms, but that didn't...more
This was another great book that took...more
On leaving Poland, she exchanged diplomacy for academia and took a doctorate in the literature of the English Romantic Period at Oxford. She then joined Oxfam as a lobbyist on conflict issues, campaigning at the UN and with governments to lessen the impact of c...more