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Candle Man: The Society of Dread (Candle Man #2)

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Dr. Saint is no more, Lord Dove has disappeared, and the Dodo has slipped back into seclusion. But for Theo Wickland, descendent of the Victorian crime fighter of legend, The Candle Man, the adventure is just beginning. Now head of the Society of Good Works, Theo is determined to turn the activities of the order toward the betterment of humanity, starting with bringing the ...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published November 9th 2010 by EgmontUSA (first published 2010)
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Strange things are afoot---again. Bones are vanishing from cemeteries. People are vanishing. And "he" has returned. Theo hardly knows what to make of all of this, but one thing is clear: he must go back into the network of underground tunnels and face a foe more deadly than Dr. Saint.

The book starts in a very odd way: Theo is in a cemetery, which is just like the first book, only to see him there you'd think he'd never been to one before. The first book showed him whining and ungrateful at being
Charlyn  Trussell
Like so many other young heroes, Theo finds himself a leader without benefit of training or much knowledge of his own powers. Dr. Saint is gone and Theo is heir to a large mansion which served as a prison for him too long for him to want to spend his time there. Fortunately, he does continue to have the support of the the Society of Unrelenting Vigilance, but he isn't privy to its history or secrets. Too soon he finds himself pushed forward to put an end to the evil that is springing up from wit ...more
Why I read this: I absolutely loved the first book in this series and had to continue on with the next.

Plot: With this second book in the series, there are new friends introduced along with new enemies. Theo must now descend below ground to save his friends who have been taken and enslaved by a wicked man whose power lies in destruction. there were some great twists to this book that put the world and history of Candle Man into perspective in a way that I wasn't expecting. I absolutely love the
Gail Morris
a most unusual story of a young man dealing with adult responsibilities
Emily Collins
If you've read the first Candleman book, go ahead and read this one too. I found it to be slower paced for the first 3/4 of the book and nothing really interesting happened, but in the last fourth is enough rich information to read for. No spoilers here but if you make it that far, you won't regret it.
The story of a boy with a very lethal and creepy talent and his struggle to do the right thing with them continues in this second book in the series. Loyalities and values are tested, technology and fantasy abound. I look forward to the next installment
Refreshingly original. The protagonist is painfully naive at times, but the story is told in a way that explains that trait, rather than making it annoying or baffling. Neat characters and plot too.
The character of the candle-man is really starting to show! He is a finally accepting his powers and using the skills he was taught to overcome the evils of the world.
A well-done second book, which is all too often an unusual thing. Definitely worth picking up if you at all enjoyed the first.
Heather Lee
Great book with many twists and turns and an unexpected ending.
This children's author has a great imagination. Fun series!
Weird, but good plot and interesting characters.
Sympa mais très jeunesse.
Tabitha Munyaka
scary but good!1
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