The Lighthouse Keepers (Lighthouse Trilogy, #3)
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The Lighthouse Keepers (Lighthouse Trilogy #3)

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The stunning conclusion to an epic trilogy, which Children’s Literature calls “a thought-provoking sci-fi adventure with universal appeal”

In this final and most ambitious book in a wonderfully inventive sci-fi trilogy, veteran interplanetary travelers Jamie and Ramsay must protect their alien friend Wishaway, now living with them on Earth, from the scrutiny of sinister for...more
Hardcover, 380 pages
Published October 1st 2008 by Harry N. Abrams (first published September 1st 2008)
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This is the worst well-written book ever. Adrian McKinty's ability to be in a single moment and explore it with depth and beauty remains, but the entire series suffered from two repeating and irredeemable faults, an incessant pleading to make itself pop-culture-cool and an overtly clever author's reliance on one of the worst young adult fantasy tropes ever conceived (the unremarkable (white) visitor from another world saving a nation of infantile morons who somehow managed to cobble together a s...more
I finished the last of The Lighthouse Land trilogy. It was an entertaining listen (audiobook) as I worked away at spring cleaning, but I would not rate it as a great series. Although I would label the genre of the series as sci-fi, there wasn't really a lot of science to it - merely suggestions of a possible other earth-like planets and travel to one through a wormhole, as well as some not fully described semi-ominipotent entities who only explained themselves as not being gods.

My favorite chara...more
It’s one year since the end of book 2. Everyone is trying to adjust to life back on Earth. Thaddeus come to Ireland to watch Jamie while his mom and Brian (!) go away for a vacation. Meanwhile psychics to work for the CIA get images of a boy who is destined to destroy the Earth. Agents search for the boy and come upon none other than Ksar (yes, he’s still alive, but in a coma!). They revive him and in the process, they get information that the boy in question is none other than Jamie. Chased by...more
The Lighthouse Keepers is the stunning conclusion to the marvelous series, The Lighthouse Trilogy. Jaime, Ramsey, and Wishaway appear to be hunted by the CIA in an attempt to eradicate the threat to humanity (Jaime is suspected of being connected to the end of the world, December 21, 2012 by members of the psychics employed by the CIA). In the meantime, they travel back to Altair after stealing back the Salmon of Knowledge, and manage to create a peace treaty between the Alkhavans and Aldanese....more
This is the final book in The Lighthouse Trilogy. Jamie has brought back his love from the planet they are visiting as well as his mom and best friend and cousin. What Jamie and others didn't realize was that they also brought back one of the most evil people from the planet to earth also. There are also psychics that are sensing that Jamie is evil and must be killed. In order to avoid being killed they barely escape with the "Salmon" back to the other planet again to find it in war again.
Umm, wow. This was just the strangest last of series book ever. All of the sudden, the CIA is using psychics to fight future terrorist attacks? And these aliens that can travel the galaxies without bodies just randomly decide this old man is good enough to go with them, and a kid has to decide the fate of not one, but two worlds with a single choice?

Just a bit much for me.
"The book moves quickly�Psychics, assassins, and the rediscovery of the Salmon of Knowledge provide nonstop adventures." � VOVA

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Okay, this book would have been much better if the author hadn't chosen the Mayan end date for his catastrophe. So silly, especially with the team of CIA psychics and assassians. The rest of the book was as good as the two earlier books, even if the end was very Dues Ex Machina.
This third book by far was my favorite. I think it took me 3 books to warm up and fall in love with the characters, I am happy I finally did. And it was still full of surprises and kept my curiosity going and I enjoyed the ending thoroughly! I am glad I read this series.
Janet Whalen-Jones
Ties up the story nicely, then tosses a curveball of major proportions for the underlying explanation of the whole series in a few chapters. Whumpf! Book 3. Read these books, who knows when or if they'll make the well deserved movies. BBC miniseries maybe? Please!
For professional review. Fans of the series will want to know how the trilogy ends.
I could hardly put this book down. I really got into the characters.
Nov 24, 2012 Dominique rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: fantasy lovers
Shelves: fantasy, youth, favorites, theo, ya
I enjoyed this greatly in fifth grade and it remains a favorite to this day.
More excitement in this book. An interesting end, for sure!
I don't think any book can be more boring than this.
Nov 18, 2010 Rochelle marked it as wish-list
Waiting for it to come out in Audio format.
I really enjoyed this trilogy!
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Adrian McKinty is an Irish novelist. He was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1968 and grew up in Victoria Council Estate, Carrickfergus, County Antrim. He read law at the University of Warwick and politics and philosophy at the University of Oxford. He moved to the United States in the early 1990s, living first in Harlem, New York and from 2001 onwards Denver, Colorado where he taught high sch...more
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