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Ghost Circles (Bone #7; issues 40-45)

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Natural disaster and supernatural evil collide in the seventh volume of the epic BONE series.

A long-dormant volcano explodes, blacking out the sun, mowing down trees, and filling the land with soot and ash. The Lord of the Locusts has been released. Against this apocalyptic backdrop, the Bone cousins along with Thorn and Gran'ma Ben struggle to reach safe haven in the city
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Paperback, 1st Scholastic Edition, 150 pages
Published February 1st 2008 by Graphix (first published 2001)
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Mario
Bartleby's back! About damn time. Missed that lil guy.
Michelle
May 27, 2012 Michelle rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, comics

Review originally posted here.

Why I Read It: Next in a series. Only two more to go before I'm finished!!

JEFF SMITH COULD YOU BE ANY MORE DEPRESSING?? I THOUGHT THESE WERE FOR CHILDREN!!

Seriously though, I've been saying in every review since volume 3 "this series just keeps getting darker and darker" (because it has!) but this volume takes the cake. Someone (semi)important DIES for crying out loud. It's mostly "off-screen", but still. Grim.

I liked this volume, but it felt like a lot of build-u
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Faryal
Mar 29, 2014 Faryal rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Bone series is written and illustrated by Jeff Smith. Bone: Ghost Circles is the 7th graphic novel out of 9 graphic novel series. Ghost circles begins with Jonathan severely injured lying in a cave. Here you learn that Lucius was in the arms of the Hooded One and also that the regiment was ambushed by the Rat army. Lucius since then has been deemed a traitor, however no one knows where he is. Fone Bone, Phoney Bone, Smiley Bone, Grandma Ben, and Thorn now must embark on an epic adventure to ...more
Tommy Hancock
Jun 16, 2015 Tommy Hancock rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nearly has good as the last few I rated 5 stars, but the ending didn't get me quite as bad. Still so, so good. Can't wait to finish the series :)
Daniel
Jan 19, 2015 Daniel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novels
Jej, Bartleby je nazad. Fun times.
Kandice
Feb 14, 2017 Kandice rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Now things are getting real. This volume was much more intense than previous volumes.

I'm going to stop reviewing until the final volume.
Arya Moaref
Summary

It started out with the Rat Creatures attacking the people and beating them in the battle. Bone and his brothers with Thorn and her Grandmother are on their way to Atheia. Through their journey they have to avoid ghost circles which are the dangerous holes which you don't know whether you are in a fake world or reality. The hooded one is back and tries to attack thorn but they get past her. We are left with a little mystery when they do get very close to the city of Atheia but many troubl
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Carrie
Carrie Ackerson
Graphic Novel

Fone Bone, Phoney Bone and Smiley Bone have left Boneville. A volcano has erupted and there’s a war going on; they are traveling with Gran’ma Ben and Thorn, trying to get Thorn to safety in Athenia. Pursued by evil rat creatures and by Gran’ma Ben’s sister Briar, the Bones and their party must cross the land of the dreaded Ghost Circles, small dimensional gateways to other places. If they aren’t careful, they won’t make it to Athenia…

The artwork in this graphic novel
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Wes Lisi
Nov 02, 2016 Wes Lisi added it
Recommends it for: anyone who wants to finish the series but do not start with this book you will get very confused
A dormant volcano erupts, taking down trees, and filling the land with soot and ash. the Bone cousins along with Thorn and Gran'ma Ben struggle to reach safe haven in the city of Atheia.
Bone Vol. 7 Ghost Circles by Jeff Smith
The style of how this book was written compared to the others has little saturation and has a focal point on the main characters as they walk through the destroyed forest.
The characters are likeable because no two are alike at all. Some of the characters like Thorn and Fone Bone are developing slowly through th
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Ian
Jul 01, 2015 Ian rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Instead of writing scenes, Smith runs his characters through a setpiece full of ghost circles, the least cinematic plot device in the history of plot devices. It's literally characters walking around, fretting--not even discussing, just fretting--about ghost circles, for a full volume. Oh, also, he finally thinks it's a good idea to explain why he changed Thorn's character entirely.

In short, all telling and no showing, which is a shame, because the reverse is almost always desirable...especially
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Christopher
Nov 08, 2012 Christopher rated it it was amazing
2015 reread? I started to doubt if I actually ever finished this series way back in the day, but I do remember a piece of Vols 8 & 9, so I guess I did? Hmm. Anywho.

Life as we know it has ended, so many are dead, and you cease to exist if you touch the invisible circles that cover the valley. Let's take a walk.
Laura Hernandez
Sep 22, 2015 Laura Hernandez rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ghost circle is about a volcano explodes, and The Lord of the Locusts is released with the eruption. The Bone cousins along with Thorn and Gran'ma Ben struggle to reach safe haven in the city of Atheia. Meanwhile, Lucius Downs lies severely wounded and trapped with the villagers in the camp at Old Man's Cave.



Jose Ayala
Feb 26, 2016 Jose Ayala rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
the book was really funny because the guy in the book(bone)he is so scared of everything but then he fights for his crush to save her.and book was really cool when the ghost comes and I would recommend this book to my brother cause he loves bone books
Angel Alaguna
Feb 25, 2015 Angel Alaguna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was a very good book because it has very good settings and also has very misteries things like ghost circles which is what the book is called because if you step in one you dike or go to an other demension
Daniel Garcia
Sep 02, 2016 Daniel Garcia rated it it was amazing
I like that bad men catch girl princess because reason cant help in jail just problem?\
Madison Henson
Sep 20, 2016 Madison Henson rated it it was amazing
Against this apocalyptic, the Bone cousins along with Thorn and Gran'ma Ben struggle to reach safe in the city of Atheia.
Mathilde
Jul 03, 2015 Mathilde rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: from-library, mangas
Bartleby is back and he is talking! How great is that?
Josh
I wanted a free book and this website said read option, I make an account and all I can do is say what I think, but bone is really good, my rating on this is for goodreads, do not lie about what you have in stock, I just wanted to read bone: ghost circles as that is where I am and and I do not want to pay for it on iBooks in the middle of the night, that you goodreads for making me make a dumb account I will never use, now I will tak up the last of the characters because this is exactly 500RiNow ...more
Rick
Feb 28, 2017 Rick rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
On the Road to Atheia. 
As war looms on the horizon, our group of characters leaves the rural valley and heads toward the big city of urban corruption. But before getting there, they must face the threat of the mysterious Ghost Circles. This is perhaps the most mystical of the volumes, as it reveals many of the underlying concepts behind the series. There are aspects of Hinduism, Buddhism & Taoism all mixed up with the Hero's Journey and this volume lays much of that out for the reader to con
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Dru
Jul 01, 2017 Dru rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The mythology and geography are starting to get complicated and hard to follow. A map would be a nice addition! Also, it's getting a little tedious having the same run-ins with rat creatures when all that ever happens is they outrun them. Not much of a threat, so those scenes are becoming a bit boring.
Muntathar
May 22, 2017 Muntathar rated it it was ok
It was a good book I would not recommend it
Vedran Karlić
May 05, 2017 Vedran Karlić rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Još jedan odličan broj. Ovaj je bio baš patnički za glavne junake.
Cole Power
May 07, 2017 Cole Power rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A fun and exiting book that you'll want to read in one sitting.
Cindy
De reis gaat verder en deel 8 ligt al klaar, maar toch eerder het gevoel dat dit een tussenstap is, minder meeslepend of grappig dan de vorige.
Gabriela
Jun 21, 2017 Gabriela rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
a cool book
Gaspard
Mar 20, 2012 Gaspard rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bone: Ghost Circles, by Jeff Smith is a graphic novel. This book is from a series of 9 books and this one is the 7th book in the series. It is about the Bone cousins, Thorn and Gran'ma Ben travelling to the city of Atheia, an old city of the royal family, because a volcano has erupted freeing all the evil Locust and covering the ground with ash and rocks from the volcano. They are running away from the rat creatures which are commanded by the Locust and they have to find them and kill them, so B ...more
Tapani Aulu
Mar 06, 2017 Tapani Aulu rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kolmas trilogia käyntiin ja vauhti sen kuin kasvaa.
Hobby
Books “LINGKARAN SETAN”
Judul Asli : BONE Vol. VII – GHOST CIRCLES
[ Trilogy II : Harvest Vol. VII ]
Copyright © 2005 by Jeff Smith
Map of The Valley © by Mark Crilley
Copyright Indonesian edition © 2008 by Pioner Jaya
Alih Bahasa : Ricky Sidharta
Tata Letak : Marina N. Sumardi & Asep Suparman
Editor : Sofian G. Sumardi
Cetakan I : Mei 2008 ; 156 hlm ; ISBN 979-542-226-x
Rate : 4 of 5

The Valley telah musnah menjadi abu ! Kaum Monster Tikus telah mengawali perang dengan membakar pemukiman penduduk, nam
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Austin Smith
Aug 27, 2015 Austin Smith rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Austin

Bone: Ghost Circles

Graphic novels

By:Jeff Smith


The bone books are thrilling and funny books. about three bone creature who found their way to the valley. where they met a girl and her grandma. In a small town in a place called the valley. but as they show up strange thing start happening. like they find a dragon and beast called rat creatures that are looking for “the one who bears the star”. which also is what one of the bones has on their shirt a star. so they start getting caught up wit
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Tevin Nguyen
Oct 30, 2013 Tevin Nguyen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was amazing with the characters and setting.(If you haven't read the book I advice you to stop reading it contains spoiler.) This book takes place of two side of the stories but the same problem. One takes place in something like a spell and it can put you through a nightmare.The other side is in a village that might be destroyed by a great power. The characters are Fone Bone,Thorn,Gran'ma Ben,Tinsmith,Phoeny Bone, The Headmaster,Lucius,and Smiley Bone.
The problem of the story is tha
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Born and raised in the American mid-west, Jeff Smith learned about cartooning from comic strips, comic books, and watching animation on TV. In 1991, he launched a company called Cartoon Books to publish his comic book BONE, a comedy/adventure about three lost cousins from B
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Other Books in the Series

Bone (10 books)
  • Out from Boneville (Bone, #1)
  • Bone, Vol. 2: The Great Cow Race (Bone, #2)
  • Eyes of the Storm (Bone, #3)
  • The Dragonslayer (Bone, #4)
  • Rock Jaw Master of the Eastern Border (Bone, #5)
  • Bone, Vol. 6: Old Man's Cave (Bone, #6)
  • Bone, Vol. 8: Treasure Hunters (Bone, #8)
  • Bone, Vol. 9: Crown of Horns (Bone #9)
  • Rose (Bone, #0)

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