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Preview — Charlie Bone And The Red Knight by Jenny Nimmo
Charlie Bone And The Red Knight (The Children of the Red King #8)
Charlie and his friends take on a powerful and dangerous magic in Book Eight of this extraordinary series. Wicked forces come to a head at Bloor's Academy, and Charlie and his friends must use all their skills and magic to fight the evil and save Charlie's parents. In his
I was bothered a couple of times with the narrator voice saying things like, "If Charlie would have remembered to lock the door, things might hav ...more
This was the finale of the Charlie Bone debacle. Originally, Charlie Bone books were cute and fun. As they went on, they got weaker and weaker. Then this one came along.
Overall, I think the thing I dislike about Charlie Bone books is that there is no sense of urgency. There is no highs or lows - everything is just medium. If an enchanted knight is running at you with an enchanted sword, you would be like, "GET ME THE F OUT OF HERE!!!!!!!" Charlie Bone woul ...more
Most of the story doesn't even focus on Charlie. It jumps from Tancred to Emma to Olivia to Billy. When it finally bounces back to Charlie you're left wondering, why? Charlie hardly seems pivotal to the story anymore.
The Bloors are trying to raise the evil Sorcerer Harkin from the past. We know he's re ...more
This book rounds out the Charlie Bone series (I think). And I've enjoyed them, for the most part. Charlie Bone goes to a creepy school called Bloors Academy where some of the children are endowed with special gifts. Charlie can move into pictures and paintings, his friend Tancred can call up storms, and the sinister Manfred is a hypnotizer. Throughout the books Charlie is clashing with his evil grandma who he lives with and trying ...more
That said, I was kind of dissapointed with this book, because I really liked to other books in the series. The easiest way to describe what I didn't like is that I thought the book was badly written (I didn't think this with the other books, which I read a long time ago, so I think the books may just be a lot below my reading level).
What both ...more
I really liked a few things in this book but there were also a few things that I didn't.
For one, there were several questions (especially about Manfred) that were not answered.
For example, In the last scene when Manfred had fully inherited his endowment from his ancestor Borlath, why did his endowment change from being a hypnotist to being able to create fire?
Did he want it to change?
Was Borlath a hypnotist in his youth and then in adulthood he suddenly was able to create ...more
On the whole, this is one of my top "go to" series when recommend ...more
I absolutely enjoyed the whole series. This was a perfect ending to the series. Charlie Bone will forever be one of my favourite series. So many conflicts and twists! Jenny Nimmo, you are a genius! Don't stop writing.
(The Children of the Red King, Book 8)
Charlie and his friends take on the most powerful and dangerous magic in Book Eight of this extraordinary series. As wicked forces come to a head at Bloor's Academy, Charlie and his friends must use all their magic and all their might to fight the evil and save Charlie's parents. In his greatest adventure yet, Charlie must discover the fate of his family, the evil intentions of the Bloors, what has become of Septimus Bloor's will, and, most important
Nach langem hin und her kommt es nun endlich zum großen Kampf zwischen gut und böse. Doch bevor es soweit ist werden noch ein paar große und kleine Geheimnisse gelüftet. Was ist mit Charlies Eltern? Kann und will Billy gerettet werden? Wie geht es mit Onkel Paton und Julia Ingledew weiter? Viele offene Fragen die in diesem abschließenden Band gelüftet werden. Und auch einige überraschende Wen ...more
There were a few editorial and continuity issues with this book: Was Eustacia in top form or not in top form that day? And does it even really matter? And the narrator's voice (I nearly typed "natterer's voice" by accident) was far too obtrusive, and felt like it was added to beef this book up to the same size as the others. But the Red Knight bit was just great.
Actual rating: 3.5 stars, but I round ...more
I enjoyed the final book of the Charlie Bone series. I felt that it summed up the other books nicely, finishing all of the storylines in a satisfactory way. Although there are an excessive number of similarities between Charlie Bone and Harry Potter series (seriously, there was no need for Charlie to have unruly hair also! or to have a best friend who has a big loud family of red heads!!!) ...more
One thing I particularly liked about this series is that it maintained a lot of its innocence from start to finish. The series is 8 books long, but it only covers a three-year time frame, so the need for cha ...more
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