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Preview — The Chimera's Curse by Julia Golding
The Chimera's Curse (The Companions Quartet #4)
Characters: Connie Lionheart (11 year old girl), Colin (Col) Clamworthy (11 year old boy), Skylark (A young Pegasus), Evelyn Lionheart (Connie's Aunt), Lavinia Clamworthy (Col's Grandmother), Aneena Nuruddin (Connie's best friend), Jane Benedict (Connie's best friend), Mack Clamworthy (Col's father), Dr. Brock (Society member), Jessica Moss (Society member), Ivor Coddrington (Society member), Shirley Masterson (Society member), ...more
Call me a hopeless romantic, but i have been waiting and waiting for something to..er, um, happen (?!) between Col and our lovely heroine, Connie. in the last chapter he finally asks her out, so i was a happy camper. I know, i know- I'm pathetic. (What would their name be: Colnie? hehehe...)
Wow- I finished 2 books today. it took me approx. 5 hours to read the enite thing- with breaks to eat and goof around.
it was pretty great- the final showdown was a ...more
IT WAS AMAZING
I think everyone should read this little series of books. I couldn't put the bok down until I finally finished it and now I want to know what happens next. I soooo wish that there was a fifth book:P. And that's a lot coming from a kid who isn't supposed to like reading because it's "lame" or whatever. But I sooo wish you would have made a fifth book instead of starting a new series, but I will still read the universals series. Hopefully I'll find out what happens to C ...more
In particular, I enjoyed following Connie's growth throughout the series and her maturity at the end. I also loved the new fiery boy character we are introduced to. Overall, this conclusion was an enjoyable read with a ful ...more
Connie's tale is about to come to an end. After dealing with a lot of her personal issues in book three, she continues on a rather darker journey in the fourth tale. Within this tale, Connie has to deal with a Chimera. Along with the Chimera, the final conflict with Kullervo must be handled. This is done in a fairly original way which may leave us open for more of a storyline in the future.
Although predictable, this has been a wonderful story. I love the ecology themes that a ...more
What I enjoyed most about the story was how it was told encompassing the environment, understanding how th ...more
So... the last book of the series. The whole series was pretty okay for me. The series would probably get a 3.5 stars rating out of me. Nothing more, nothing less.
It has been a few months since the weather incident. The Society has carried on peacefully. One day, when Connie and her friends were out in the forest, Connie is attacked by a Chimera. A chimera is basically a mash-up of three different creatures: A lion, a snake, and a goat. Anyway, the Chimera's presene is a signal to all Society...more
I love this book and the rest of its series, because while you are deep in the pages of the book, you actually believe that you are Connie. It is ...more
Secret of the sirens
The Gorgon's gaze
Mines of the minotaur
It is a series about a group of people who are companions to mythical beasts. The primary character is Connie, who is a universal companion, or, a companion to all mythical beasts. Her friends a companions to a Pegasus, a kraken, wood sprites, dragons, and more ...more
This was a solid ending to the series – full of hope for the future.
By challenging Kullervo and accepting him into and as a part of herself, she saved him – she saved them all with her love. Love for humanity, love for all creatures, and this time, love was enough. It really speaks to you about love and acceptance in your life. Know yourself, inside and out, and love and accept your differences. Find this love and respect in other people and creatures, and you will lead a fulfilled life. ...more
This book was great, one of the best in the series. I loved how Connie solved her problems, and I really enjoyed the twist ending. Enjoy!
But for every one who has been wanting another guess what. George rises to the task of universal in the next book Water Thief.
At night, to help me fall asleep, I put myself into the main character's role (Connie) and act out more of the story in my head. Now, whenever somebody asks me what super power I would want, I don't hesitate. Shape-shifting!!! So I was in a bit of a dilemma, because Connie couldn't shape-shift. And then... What a perfect solution!!!
I also recommend Julia Golding's "The Diamond of Drury Lane".
This was the best series EVER!! AND I MEAN EEEEEVVVVVVVEEEEERRRRR!!!
It's wasn't much of a cliffhanger, but it makes you wonder how it continues boringly.... Which is weird... I know this book was published in 2007, but I want Julia Golding to make a follow up series...
On leaving Poland, she exchanged diplomacy for academia and took a doctorate in the literature of the English Romantic Period at Oxford. She then joined Oxfam as a lobbyist on conflict issues, campaigning at the UN and with governments to lessen the impact of c ...more