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Rebel Fire

(Young Sherlock Holmes #2)

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  2,664 ratings  ·  281 reviews
Fourteen-year-old Sherlock Holmes knows that Amyus Crowe, his mysterious American tutor, has some dark secrets. But he didn't expect to find John Wilkes Booth, the notorious assassin, apparently alive and well in England—and Crowe somehow mixed up in it. When no one will tell you the truth, sometimes you have to risk all to discover it for yourself. And so begins an advent ...more
Paperback, 368 pages
Published October 30th 2012 by Square Fish (first published October 2010)
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Ro Prufrock Well, he's written by a different author & I think it's never easy to capture the essence of a character written by someone else! Plus, since…moreWell, he's written by a different author & I think it's never easy to capture the essence of a character written by someone else! Plus, since every reader of Doyle's originals has a different idea of how their "real Sherlock" is, there are as many Sherlocks as there are readers. :-)(less)
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Cover Blurb: Yes or No? Compared to the last cover of Death Cloud, it's a definite yes. Don't really know why the compass is on the front, since there's no compass featured in the story, but oh well.

Characters: Young Sherlock Holmes continues to be nothing like the Sherlock Holmes we all know and love. Young Sherlock is too apologetic, too openly emotional, and always seeking others' approval. There's also nothing uncannily brilliant about him; he's just average, and there's still no sign of his
Yuli Atta - Damaged Pages
I like this book even better then the first one.
It is somehow better and more intresting. It has a little bit of action and Sherlock has to fight using both physical strength and his mind to survive.
I liked it, I like the case he was working on and everything that happened.
Der zweite Teil der Reihe hat mir schon besser gefallen als der erste. Sherlock macht sich langsam! Seine Weggefährten sind dabei von großer Bedeutung und es kommen immer mehr hinzu, die dazu beitragen, das Sherlock zu dem wird der er später ist.

Die Einbindung von geschichtliche Geschehnissen und Leuten hat mir gut gefallen. Dabei wird dem jungen Leser gleich noch etwas Geschichte vermittelt, ohne dass dieser es langweilig findet.

Auch diesmal gab es wieder viel Aktion und Kämpfe aber sie waren
Nirjhar Deb
Jan 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The novel, Young Sherlock Holmes: Rebel Fire, written by Andrew Lane, is a marvelous read. The author developed the emotions of the protagonist, Sherlock Holmes, using carefully chosen, evocative words. For instance, when Sherlock, Matty, and Virginia were cornered by giant monitor lizards, Lane showed that Sherlock was fearful by describing that his spine was tingling with fear, sweat was dripping down his forehead, his heart beat was increasing, and his bones were jittery. The novel’s plot was ...more
Бранимир Събев
Може би си спомняте преди когато попаднах на първата книга от поредицата за младия Шерлок Холмс на Андрю Лейн и останах доволен. Сега дойде ред на втората книга от поредицата - Червената Пиявица, издадена отново от Ибис и преведена чудесно от Коста Сивов. Какво се случва, след като младият Шерлок спасява цяла Англия от мрачния френски благородник Мопертюи?

Един мъртвец с белязано лице се завръща.
Едно престъпление ще разтърси из основи цялата страна.

Шерлок знае, че възрастните крият тайни. Но не о
Sean Rich
Mar 11, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After the first book you can start to see Sherlock progressing into the sherlock we all know and love although he's not there yet, still young with lot's more to learn. that's why i feel these books are very much for the younger reader as they can learn along with sherlock, which i recommend as they do not go into to much depth into any given subject they do cover a range of basic knowledge, ideas and thinking which is good for younger readers. for the older reader such as myself i have enjoyed ...more
Mohamed Shoaib
Sep 01, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
لم تكد سحابة الموت تزول حتى بدأت نيران التمرد في البزوغ .. نيران تلك الفترة حينما قررت الولايات الجنوبية تكوين تحالف و الانفصال عن الاتحاد بالولايات المتحدة الامريكية .. وضع " ديوك بالتاسار " خطة محكمة لتسيطر قوات تحالف الولايات علي كندا و فصلها عن الحكم البريطاني .. فيجد شارلوك أخيه مايكروفت في عزبة فارنهايم يطلب من معلم شارلوك " اميوس غروي " التحري في الامر .. يجد شارلوك بسبب حبه للمغامرة نفسه في وسط الأحداث ..
عاجبني جدا التطور اللي علي مدى كل جزء أندرو بيعمله في شخصية شارلوك .. و الالتزام بق
Phillip Han
It was a nice book. The style how Andy Lane wrote the book was appealing to me, and although I didn't read the first book because I didn't have it at our house, nothing didn't really make no sense. I would recommend it.
Jul 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kibf-2016
Really enjoyed reading this book. I don't think Conan ever intended for Sherlock to have this colourful a childhood, but it definitely makes for some riveting reading. This is the first book in the series that I have read, but I may consider picking up other books of this series in the future.
s. fay
This was a fairly good book, just not as good as the first one.
Michelle Degünther
3,5⭐ ...more
Kerstin Stutzke
Sep 12, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Aus den geplanten Sommerferien bei seinem Onkel und seiner Tante auf Holmes Manor wurde für Sherlock Holmes augenscheinlich ein Daueraufenthalt, denn sein Bruder Mycroft ist der Auffassung, dass er nicht mehr zurück an seine Schule sollte. Sherlock ist nicht traurig über die Entscheidung, hat es ihm dort doch nie so recht gefallen und auf Holmes Manor wird er von Amyus Crowe unterrichtet und verbringt seine freie Zeit mit seinem Freund Matty. Und da ist auch noch Virginia, Crowes Tochter, für di ...more
Jul 09, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I quite liked this book. It's a fast read - I finished it in under 4 hours.

It continues the (or at least a) 'secret origin' of Sherlock Holmes, as imagined by Andy Lane.

The action was fun; there was a good deal of tension, resolved satisfactorily. However, when Sherlock faces danger in these books, it's always in the back of my mind that he, as well as his brother Mycroft, must always survive relatively unscathed, in order to exist in the books that this is the prequel to.

I think this is a bit o
The book was different from what I imagined what it would be. I read it in German, like the first part as well, but something about this one was very different from the first one.
First of all, tension was lacking in my opinion. Sure, there were scenes, which were well written and very exciting but that were just a few of a lot of scenes, which were working towards the endgame, you could say, which was disappointing too. But even when Sherlock was characterized very well and displayed very well
Romancing the Book
Jul 03, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historical, mystery, ya
Reviewed by Robin
Book was won in a contest
Originally posted at Romancing the Book

A big fan of Sherlock Holmes I enjoyed this story about Young Sherlock — Rebel Fire. Yes, to be honest there was a lot that could have been approved on but overall it was simply a fun, easy read.

I enjoyed how we get to know Sherlock as a young boy. His development of how the boy comes into his own and becomes the man is fun as we discover life with him. He is a little on the whiney side, so unlike his confident grow
This is the second book in Andrew Lane's "Young Sherlock Holmes" series.

This one just didn't appeal to me quite as much as the first book in the series, "Death Cloud". There were points in the book where Holmes and the antagonists appeared to be on a stage of their own, invisible to those who surround them and who could have, and most likely would have, intervened. A shootout on top of a moving train full of passengers and staff doesn't often go completely unacknowledged.

When reading this series
The book that I read was Rebel Fire. The genre of the book is nonfiction and sometimes you just got to like that and sometimes you don't. I liked this book because it has execlent detail. At first when you read the beginning of the story it like this is so boring but when you get close to the middle thats the good part. This auther really make you feel like you are actually there and it was just like constant whats going to happen here or there. This book took plce in Great brittan and all over ...more
Apr 05, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bulgarian review:

Red Leech was even better than the first book in the Young Sherlock Holmes series. I found it very enjoyable and easy to read. I'm really impressed by all of the research Andy Lane has done in order to write this book in the best possible way, and i'm impressed by how much he knows about the original Sherlock Holmes and his adventures. Red Leech was interesting and Andy Lane managed to make me feel like i'm really in the past, and not onl
Apr 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 out of 5 stars

This was a very good book and an exceptional improvement on the first novel. I was entertained throughout and I never felt as though anything was dragging on for too long, the pacing of the story was just right.

The one thing that I had an issue with was the treatment of the character Virginia... I feel as though I've come across another male author who has created a female character then "didn't know how to write a female character" so got her out of the way for the bulk of the
Jul 28, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
En grande fan de Sherlock Holmes (livres, films et séries TOUT) il me semblait juste de laisser une chance à cette saga d'Andrew Lane. N'ayant pas trouvé le premier tome, je suis passée directement au deuxième et c'est avec grand plaisir que j'ai découvert un Sherlock Holmes tout juste adolescent, qui apprend à devenir le détective que l'on connait. Dans ce tome, Sherlock, intrépide, part à la découverte du Nouveau Monde, les états unis, où des tas de rebondissements et challenges l'attendent.
Nick Tangeman
This is the second book of four about Sherlock Holmes. I like the series so far and plan to finish the other two books this year. This book has mystery and action throughout the entire book. I really like the series so far and can't wait to finish the series. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys mystery and likes books that take place in the 17th century and back when you could buy a pack of gum for a penny. Sherlock gets into trouble without even trying and gets himself into a lot o ...more
Janine Zachariae
Ein sehr spannendes und schnelles Abenteuer.
Sherlock Holmes als junger Mann, der erst noch lernen muss all die Rätsel zu lösen, doch ist er auf dem richtigen Weg.
auch wenn ihn dieser Weg jede Menge Schwierigkeiten beschert. Irgendwie schafft er es, egal bei was, sich selbst ständig neue Probleme zu verschaffen.
Sein Freund Matty ist ebenfalls wieder dabei und Virginia, die Tochter seines Lehrers.

Dieses Mal verschlägt es sich nach Amerika, in die neue Welt.
Mycroft zeigt zeitweise sogar seine wei
Mar 11, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I really struggled to finish this. If I had had anything else to read I probably wouldn't have bothered.

Bone to Pick!
1. If someone gives you some information, and then straight after you go over the facts again in your mind, you did not discover the information through intellect or logic. You know the information because someone told you!

2. The correct conjugation of to bring is , bring brought brought.
Bought comes form the verb "to buy".

3. Speeded up?!?

I will not be reading anymore from this
Dec 01, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
هذه تعتبر أول قراءة لي لسلسلة شارلوك هولمز المحقق الانكليزي الصغير الذي يقوم بمغامرة من أجل أيقاف مجموعة من متمردين الجنوب الإمريكي وسعيهم في الانفصال عن التحالف وأنشاء مدنهم باستقلالية تامة

تواجدهم في لندن هو نقطة البداية في ملاحقتهم من قبّل شارلوك وأصدقائه
وجهة نظري عنها أنها جدا عادية لغياب التشويق والحماسة أستطعت أتمامها خلال ثلاثة أيام متتالية لا أعلم هل الترجمة كانت سيئة ؟! او إن الرواية مخصصة للناشئين ؟!
Sep 10, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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This was loads better than the first book! I like the characters more now, the villain was creepy and the ending was generally satisfactory. My one major issue was that I felt the pacing was frankly odd, so I could never work out what was supposed to be the main storyline, or when the main storyline would start, and what was important to the plot and what wasn't so important. Still, that didn't take away from my enjoyment of this book and I hope this series continues to improve!
Feb 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is even better than the first! It has non-stop action. It has a villain with a nasty secret, an unguessable plot and Sherlock's own brother is somehow involved. It is a great book you must read it.
With more of an action movie feel to it, I'm not sure what to think of this one. :/ I definitely liked the first book better. & while "rebel fire" (also published as "red leech") had it's moments, annoying bits dragged down its rating and my ability to enjoy it.

Not to say it was a terrible book. It was just every "meh". I mean, I wasn't expecting to much from it after "death cloud". The 1st novel was a fun light read with a interesting mystery & hints at the future Sherlock Holmes. The

Nach den spannenden, aufregenden und gefährlichen Ereignissen vor wenigen Monaten, als der junge Sherlock Holmes die üblen Machenschaften eines finsteren Barons aufdecken konnte und nur knapp mit dem Leben davon kam, ist wieder Ruhe in Holmes Manor eingekehrt und Sherlock widmet sich abermals seinen Studien unter der Leitung seines Lehrers Amyus Crowe. Doch plötzlich taucht Sherlocks Bruder Mycroft auf und berichtet von einem totgeglaubten Auftragskiller, der in England gesichtet wurde, ga
Nov 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is another good entry in the Young Sherlock Holmes series. It does well in adding to Sherlock's past and adding tidbits that tie into the canon Holmes.

It is a little weaker than Death Cloud, in my opinion. While I loved Sherlock discovering more about the United States, the Big Villain seemed more Bond-esque than what I expected in a Sherlock Holmes story. Still, in the heat of the reading, I accepted it and moved on, so it does work. It is only afterward that I thought, "What?"

Of all the
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  • The Fall of the Amazing Zalindas  (Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Irregulars #1)
  • A Crack in the Sky
  • The Trial of Sherlock Holmes
  • The Case That Time Forgot (The Sherlock Files #3)
  • The Oriental Casebook of Sherlock Holmes
  • The Case of the Baker Street Irregular
  • The Island of Thieves (Tom Trelawney #1)
  • Renegade (Ripper, #2)
  • The Case of the Cryptic Crinoline (Enola Holmes, #5)
  • Cat Among the Pigeons (Cat Royal, #2)
  • Secret Letters
  • Murder, My Dear Watson: New Tales of Sherlock Holmes
  • The Canary Trainer: From the Memoirs of John H. Watson, M.D.
  • Bridge of Time
  • The 13th Horseman (Afterworlds, #1)
  • The Field of Wacky Inventions (Floors #3)
  • Roll Call (Traces, #3)
During 2009, Macmillan Books announced that Lane would be writing a series of books focusing on the early life of Sherlock Holmes. The series was developed in conjunction with the estate of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Lane had already shown an extensive knowledge of the Holmes character and continuity in his Virgin Books novel All-Consuming Fire in which he created The Library of St. John the Beheaded ...more

Other books in the series

Young Sherlock Holmes (8 books)
  • Death Cloud (Young Sherlock Holmes, #1)
  • Black Ice (Young Sherlock Holmes, #3)
  • Fire Storm (Young Sherlock Holmes, #4)
  • Snake Bite (Young Sherlock Holmes, #5)
  • Knife Edge (Young Sherlock Holmes, #6)
  • Stone Cold (Young Sherlock Holmes, #7)
  • Night Break (Young Sherlock Holmes, #8)
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