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The Three Thorns

(The Brotherhood and the Shield #1)

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  18 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Three brothers born to a powerful fallen king were abandoned at birth and cast out as orphans. By order of the false king, three of the most lethal assassins have been sent to kill the children before they come of age and plot to avenge their father’s throne. No one knows where the children are, and the children have no knowledge of one another. But that all changes when B ...more
Paperback, 300 pages
Published February 24th 2015 by Tantrum Books (first published February 24th 2014)
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Jennifer Eaton
Mar 08, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I figured a middle-grade review would be best coming from a middle-grader. Here is what he had to say, in his own words:

What was the book about?
It was about three orphans who band together when a bunch of guys tried to kill them. They end up traveling to a new magical world and find out that they have special powers and are part of a prophecy that says they will bring down the evil emperor.

What did you like about the book?
I liked how there was lots of action and adventure. There wasn't just talk
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Ashley Ferguson
This review and more can be found at The A P Book Club!

*I received this book from Tantrum Books in exchange for an honest review*

I always love a fantasy book, and I especially love discovering new fantasy series. I was really excited to read this one, since it starts in our world and sounded like it ends up in a completely new world. And I was really surprised by how much I enjoyed The Three Thorns!

Although it took me a little bit to get into, since this book jumps around to introduce us to the
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Kristelle
Feb 22, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 3-star, fantasy
I received a digital copy of this book from Chapter by Chapter for a blog tour in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. All are my own opinion and is not compensated by any individual, organization, or company. This might contain minor spoilers.

THE STORY

The Three Thorns is a story about three boys abandoned at birth in three different unsuspected places. But no one knows that they were not really from this world and were abandoned only to be protected and hidden until the right time for t
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Erik This Kid Reviews Books
Apr 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
What I Thought- Wow – what a great opening book for a new series. This was a fun book that really keeps you reading. There is plenty of action to keep the reader interested and a great plot and terrific writing to get you into the story. Tommy, Benjamin, and Sebastian are great characters that you really cheer on. The setting of the “new world” (the magical world they get taken to right after they meet each other) is fantastically described and makes you wish that you were there! Mr. Gibney’s wr ...more
Kasey Cocoa
Gibney has written an exciting fantasy adventure sure to keep younger readers turning pages and talking about their newest favorite book, with clever wording and colorful descriptions to keep easily distracted minds focused on the story. My son (10) and I enjoyed reading passages out loud to each other. More than once I caught him smiling as he read and not once did he put the book down on our trip. He says he likes the creativity in the story and wants to read more. We hope to eventually get a ...more
Jan farnworth
Feb 16, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great fantasy adventure that has you caught up in the moment wanting to read more. This has everything you expect to find in a fantasy novel trolls, goblins, magical creatures, and battles. I also like the aspect of the three orphans coming together against a evil force. A great middle grade novel that not only kids will like but an adult or two will enjoy reading as well.
Fee Roberts
Oct 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own, read-2016
I won The Three Thorns in a giveaway from a blog that I read. The Three Thorns by Michael Gibney is a story of three brothers, Tommy, Benjamin, and Sebastian, orphaned and separated at birth. They learn of their true destiny in this exciting middle grade fantasy. This story has lots of action and kept me interested in finding out what would happen next.
Darlene
Feb 13, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In this Lord of the Rings meets X-Men fantasy world and first volume of the Brotherhood and the Shield series, the action will keep middle grade readers on the edge of their seats as they follow the heroes adventures. The author has created a clever and imaginative fantasy world with all the fantastical creatures and perils you’d expect. A welcome addition to the fantasy genre.
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Michael Gibney began working in restaurants at the age of sixteen and assumed his first sous chef position at twenty-two. He ascended to executive sous chef at Tavern on the Green, where he managed an eighty-person staff. He has worked in the kitchens of Morgans Hotel Group, 10 Downing in Manhattan, and Governor in Brooklyn’s DUMBO, among many others. Over the course of his career, he has had the ...more