At the Edge of the World (Crispin #2)
Now, though given free pass to leave the city where the endgame action in Crispin: The Cross of Lead had reached its climax, Crispin and Bear find themselves in no l ...more
What a bore you go to ride on a ship but you don't now how to navigate. Crispin clams him a man win he still cant do anything right. Why does Bear even try to help a boy that doesn't need help but brain surgery. Crispin meet a girl named Troth that she was a witch marked by the devil how rude. But he take her with them on the way to "Ice Land " never mind that they took Troth to France were they got captured by French solders.
My teacher wanted use to read the second one. I didn't like the ...more
In route, the very innocent Crispin learns much more about the world he is a part of. He and Bear find themselves helped ...more
Wiki Plot Summary (Don't read on in case of spoilers)
At the conclusion of the Newbery Award–winning Crispin: The Cross of Lead, Bear and Crispin are free to follow new lives. As they travel in search of a new home, B ...more
The adventures compels the reader through the unknown, as Crispin struggles to help, protect and provide for Bear.
The boys hated to put it down. And didn't want it to end.
This is the sequel to "Crispin, Cross of Lead," the tale of an orphaned boy in 1300s England.
The prior story details Crispin's origins and tells how he teamed up with a jolly, hulking ex-soldier juggler, who looks after him. Though the two face numerous hazards, they emerge safely.
This installment, however, is far grimmer and ends on an uncertain note.
Crispin and "Bear" the juggler add Troth -- a shunned, harelipped girl -- to thei ...more
"I wonder who they are
The men who really run this land
And I wonder why they run it
With such a thoughtless hand"
--David Crosby, "What are Their Names?"
"What kind of men -- I wondered -- were these that killed by day, drank by night, but prayed each morning?"
(from CRISPIN: AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD)
If you have yet to read CRISPIN: THE CROSS OF LEAD, then I urge you to stop reading this review of the s ...more
Crispin: Cross of Lead was really predictable and the relationship development between Crispin and Bear was rushed. Also the changes in Crispin's behavior happen too quickly making the climax unrealistic and difficult to accept.
Crispin: At the Edge of the World was so different from Cross of Lead (COL) ...more
Also I can't enjoy a book as much that portrays pagans positively and Christians as barbaric. Sadly, the Christianity of the Middle ...more
It is a book full of death, with half the name characters ending up murdered, poor helpless villagers put to the sword by brigands, a ...more
By Sofie Mogensen Block 7
This is a book for people that love suspense and surprises. Crispin and his friend Bear meet a girl named Troth, and together they travel through the world in a search for freedom. They meet a wide range of people on their journey, whom each have a major impact on the story. Bear and Crispin have changed a lot from the first book. Crispin becomes more aware of his responsibilities as a human, and now that Bear is older, and close to death ...more
The book that I read was Crispin: At the Edge of the World by AVI. This is the second book in the Crispin Series. I really enjoyed how the author include tremendous discription and detail while talking about the characters and the plot. The book was slow to start but then really started to shine bright like a diamond.
In the begining there was Crispin. Crispin was a young man looking for free land so he didn't have to be ruled by a king. Then later on Crispin met a man named Dragovich. So Crispi...more
-Bear, character in this book.
Another one where I read the 2nd book before the first. I didn't know till I added to "My Books", but this book was pretty good without knowing the first. I liked about how it takes place in the 14th century England-learned me some new things and made some things I've heard about those times, make sense.
I liked the story up until the climax when **spoiler alert** Crispin helps attack a church. And okay, I realize the bad guys were forcing him to do their bidding lest they kill Bear, but I was like: Hey, I have an idea, Crispin. Why don't you ask that nice English knight who is praying to help you? ...more
Genre: Historical fiction
Diversity: Religion, Nationality
Personal Response: While I generally enjoyed the first book in this trilogy this story fell flat for me. Despite ending in a cliff hanger I have no desire to read the final book of this trilogy due to my disappointment in this story. While the increasing violence and senselessness of the deaths in this story make a point I did not enjoy the way in which they were carried out.
Curriculum: As with the first Crispin ...more