Happenstance Found (The Books of Umber #1)
Twelve-year-old Happenstance awakens in a cave with no memory of who he is or how he came to be there. Soon a mysterious trio arrives to take him away: the explorer Umber, the shy archer Sophie, and Oates, whose strength and honesty are both brutal. Hap and his new acquaintances narrowly escape the cavernous underworld and make their way to Lord Umber's bustling jewel of a...more
The characters, who all seem painfully cliché at first, are relatively well-developed and interesting. The villain was one-dimensional, but he served hi...more
Update: I finished the book! What I loved about this book was the mystery- who is Happenstance? That was utterly fascinating! I loved the distinct characters as well. Nothing turns me off more than undistinct characters who you can only tell apart by their names. So, I loved the colorful characters, Umber and Oates and so on. My only compl...more
Umber is an eccentric man, with due reason actually, who I quite enjoyed hearing speak. There is a mystery that surrounds him as we...more
Good read. Story continues in sequels so you will want to be sure they are available also.
A very fun romp through a magical world of wonders made even more interesting by Umbers hints at another world he once called home with it's own peculiar brand of magic, technology. Yes, for the fans of DWJ's alternate realities, parallel worlds, The Books of Umber may be somewhat obvious, ho...more
As the group heads to Lord Umber’s home, they discover unusual things about Hap besides his startlingly green eyes. For one, he never sleeps. Ever. He can see in the dark and he...more
Lord Umber is a collector of mysteries, preferably magical ones, traveling al...more
This book was just ok to me. I would have abandoned it long ago, but it's a Bluebonnet book and I feel the need to read all of it. The beginning is the most aimless, boring beginning to a story ever!! The ending is decent, and that's the only thing that saves this entire book.
Happenstance, or Hap, is found without any memory of his past. Lord Umber, the man who finds him is very well liked and respected in his world. A hundred...more
Happenstance awakens in a dark room in an underground city. His mind is as dark as the world around him, but as he encounters new things, his brain provides the words for it. There is just one thing he cannot know or r...more
Many interesting twists, turns, and surprises!
Happenstance is a young boy who wakes up wet and blindfolded in a cave. Soon a man named Umber and his two companions come across him and take him on their journey.
For most of the book Happenstance and his new friends (as well as the reader) are unsure as to who or what Hap is. Is he from this world? Is he magical? What hap...more
A young woman, a strong man, and a curious gentleman enter the room in search of something. That something turns out to be the boy, whom the mysterious voice says to call Happenstance.
Hap has a lot of mysteries to solve, and the gentleman - Lord Umber - is going to...more
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"I know-isn't it wonderful to learn something new?" Umber laughed.”