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The Fatal Strand

(Tales from the Wyrd Museum #3)

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  399 ratings  ·  17 reviews
The Wyrd Museum is in chaos. One of the three Fates of humankind is gone, and the delicate balance of life has been disturbed. The museum is shifting from one era to another, and an evil force long dormant has been unleashed...
Published 1998 by Collins
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Oct 10, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of the first two books
A fitting finale to the Wyrd Museum trilogy.
Jan 11, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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So, I almost gave this book 3 stars, but the last 100 pages redeemed it (not that 3 stars is bad). I still think I like the previous two books better, but I did enjoy this one. It just seemed a bit more disjointed maybe, or like Jarvis was trying to fit too many things into one book.
Jun 06, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This this a tie for my favorite with The Woven Path
Mar 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Brilliant end to the trilogy! While I stand by my previous statement that Robin Jarvis always makes the second book in each series the best one, I still really enjoyed this story.

In this book, the action is firmly back in the Wyrd museum, as Woden and his agent cause various different timelines to converge, resulting in numerous characters from the building’s history reappearing - some good, some very very bad.

As with most Jarvis books, this story had some really scary moments, and younger read
Matthew Hodge
Mar 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
A potent mix of Nordic legends and a classic haunted house story. And of course being the third book in a Jarvis trilogy, it's full-on from beginning to end. ...more
Sandra Visser
In a grimy alley in the East End of London stands the Wyrd Museum, cared for by the strange Webster sisters – and scene of even stranger events.

But something has come to disturb the slumbering shados and watchful walls of that forbidding edifice. Miss Ursula Webster is determined to defend her realm to the last as the spectral unrest mounts. Once again, Neil Chapman is ensnared in the Web of Fate, facing an uncertain Destiny. Can he and Edie avert the approaching darkness, or has the final Doom
Nov 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow - what an amazing ending to this trilogy.

The battle between the Gallows God and the three Fates is coming to an end. Neil and Edie must help Ursula gather as much power as they can to protect the Loom of the Destiny, even if that means waking up the Wyrd Museum and the secrets it holds. But the other side has that idea too and there's not much they can do when the very building they live in turns against them. But right at the end, they release a huge mistake has been made and an even more a
Fiona Lane
May 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
This was a wonderful and very fitting end to the series. In this book the stakes are raised with the battle between good and evil being centered in the museum, and revelations abound. For me this book tied in the characters from the first two novels well and made an exciting twist or two along the way.
Edward Davies
Mar 28, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 4-star-reads
Robin Jarvis is one of the best children's writers I know, and he manages to convey darkness in such an accessible way. This is a fitting ending to his Wyrd Museum trilogy, and its creepiness will stay with you for a long time after you finish reading it. ...more
Took me a while to get through, but once I got over how annoying I found Neil and Edie, it was a pretty good end to the trilogy.

Also, I only added horror as this book was pretty dark and gruesome.
Mar 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A well fitting ending to the series. I wish there would be more to it, but fine stories has to come to an end. The plot move a long nicely and this being a kids book? I think some older readers may enjoy this. There should be no shame of adults reading kids books.
Jul 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book made me cry so many times...the last time because such an amazing trilogy had come to an end. I will forget this journey and the inspiring characters!
Mar 31, 2008 rated it it was amazing
This was an excellent completetion to the series - lots of action - kept moving rapidly, interesting - well written.
Rachel Fowler
It was so good! Really sad to see this interesting series end :( but it was a good end. Excited to find more books with Norse mythology in them.

Denise M
Aug 11, 2013 rated it liked it
I found this trilogy started off well, but got progressively more violent. Had problems finishing it.
A disappointing conclusion to the Wyrd Museum trilogy.
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Robin Jarvis (born May 8, 1963) is a British children's novelist, who writes fantasy novels, often about anthropomorphic rodents and small mammals – especially mice – and Tudor times. A lot of his works are based in London, in and around Deptford and Greenwich where he used to live, or in Whitby.

His first novel – The Dark Portal, featuring the popular Deptford Mice – was the runner up for the Smar

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