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Voices in the Dark (The Last Descendants #2)

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Asking for the truth can be as painful as telling it. . . .

Anselm Andros has clearly defined roles in his family and they are roles he plays very well—he is confidante to his mother, Maria. He is the confessor to his stepfather, Leo, a man haunted by the secrets of his past. And Anselm is also the patient, caring brother to his precocious sister, Jasmine. When the politica
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Hardcover, 464 pages
Published September 22nd 2009 by Random House Books for Young Readers (first published January 1st 2009)
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Nikki
May 30, 2014 Nikki rated it liked it

Voices in the Dark is a bit of a hard one to review. There isn't really a traditional plot, per se, but it's still engaging enough to entertain.

Our main character, Anselm, has no end goal. He's a writer traveling in a carriage and telling an old man the story leading up to that point. However, this story goes nowhere. There isn't a driving force behind his actions, just things happening to him a lot. In my opinion, this is the only downfall of the novel. The writing is of good quality. The char
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Madeline
Dec 22, 2011 Madeline rated it it was amazing
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Anselm Adams is a confidant to his mother, a confessor to his stepfather, a caring brother to his sister. Things in his life seemed fairly normal with magic, until he discovers that his past and parentage aren't exactly what they seem.

With the Imperialist Order and their thugs taking over the capital city and their order targeting anyone who has magical abilities, Anselm is forced to flee his home.

Soon, he is going to have to make a choice: his life or his
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Sabrina Wannet
Jan 09, 2015 Sabrina Wannet rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Its a intrestant book but sometimes it is hard to read because it goed from one storie to the other the another.
Vickey Foggin
Mar 25, 2014 Vickey Foggin rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Melonia is in chaos as the weak King Cassius II tries to hold back invasion and revolution. Anselm was a baby in the first book and is the main character in this one. All the characters are trying to discover secrets that were exposed in the first book--which makes things kind of boring. This is written much better than the previous one at least! I think the most interesting part of this book was seeing how much effect an editor has!!
Eve
Mar 14, 2010 Eve rated it really liked it
I actually enjoyed this one much more then the first one! The pacing seemed to pick up, the plot is more flushed out and not so distracting and it is less character driven then the first book. Told through Anselm's perspective and set to a backdrop of political instability, this book kept my attention from beginning to end. This was a huge improvement over the first in the series and I can't wait to see what book #3 has in store!
Ellen Voets
Jul 29, 2012 Ellen Voets rated it really liked it
I really loved reading this book. There was a little more tension than in the first one. What I really love about these books is that there is not a lot of action, but still it captures your attention. You just need to know how it will end
Morgan Reashore
Apr 20, 2010 Morgan Reashore marked it as paused-hope-to-finish-some-day
correction, im trying to read it, but i cant seem to make it through. dont get me wrong its a good book but from some reason i made it half way through and sort of forgot about it :(
Khadija
Sep 05, 2012 Khadija rated it liked it
awesome book ...... , full of emotions ........ great writing style ..........
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Aug 02, 2011 Bri rated it it was amazing
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Catherine Banner was born and grew up in Cambridge, United Kingdom. At age fourteen, she began writing The Eyes of a King, which was published in 2008. Voices in the Dark, her second book, was published in 2009. Her third book, The Heart at War, will be published in 2014 and she is currently working on her fourth novel.

As well as writing, she studied English and Secondary Education at Fitzwilliam
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