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The Chase

(Lionboy Trilogy #2)

3.87  ·  Rating details ·  2,608 ratings  ·  111 reviews
Charlie and his lion friends have made it safely to Venice, but it turns out that their journey has only just begun. King Boris's palace was meant to be a haven, but it's starting to feel more like a prison. When word arrives from the cat grapevine that his parents are not being held in Italy after all, Charlie knows he must take fast action. Luckily a new ally has come on ...more
Paperback, 263 pages
Published September 8th 2005 by Puffin Books (first published January 1st 2004)
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Stephanie
I've had this book on my shelf since 2005 and, 12 years later, have finally gotten round to reading it.

Lionboy: The Chase is the second novel in the lionboy trilogy. Charlie Ashanti is a cat speaker (he can speak to cats) who, in the previous story, escaped from a circus with six lions. This story picks up there, with Charlie and the lions on the run, being pursued by the circus lion tamer Maccamo, trying to get the lions home while looking for Charlie's kidnapped parents.

It's a good story but
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Erin
The adventure continues...in Venice and in Morocco. Charlie and the lions meet some fun new characters, inadvertently dabble in politics a bit, and survive a Mediterranean sea voyage. The ending here is also more satisfactory, though I still immediately picked up the third: Lionboy: The Truth and kept on reading.
Kailey (Luminous Libro)
Oct 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
In this second book, Charlie and his lion friends are on the run from a nasty lion trainer, and Charlie's parents are desperate to escape from the clutches of the evil Corporacy.

I loved the action and adventure in this one, and the way that Charlie begins to trust his own instincts more and more. We find out more about the mystery of WHY Charlie's parents were kidnapped in the first place, and we get to see Charlie growing up, getting stronger, and taking control of his situation.
The lions are
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Anton
May 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Things I appreciate in this novel
-The diversity (especially considering it was written in the early 2000's)
-The messages (including: racial discrimination, pollution, animal abuse, and gender equality among other things)
-Charlie Ashanti (his character development is lovely to read about)
-SERGEI (he's my favorite, which I remember from my first time reading this book)
-The lions (lions are YES)
-The three-dimensional antagonists

Criticisms:
-The pacing
-The lack in change of setting (as in they stay
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Anna {Follow me for reviews! (✿◡‿◡)}
I love the adventures that Charlie goes on, and how they continue on from the first book. The lions are amazing, and so is that "bald bottomed cat."
Charlie ends up meeting a king, travelling through a storm in some crazy boat, and even more.
Like the first book, I do think this trilogy is written more for a younger audience, but it kept me very entertained and I laughed quite a bit.
You will fall in love with the different characters-especially all the cats-and will, like me, probably think that
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Maialovesbooks
Jun 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved Lionboy the Chase just as much as I loved Lionboy!

The second book in the trilogy is about Catspeaker Charlie Ashanti, who rescues a pack of six beautiful lions from a floating circus, and is on the run from the lions' trainer Maccomo, the horrible Corporacy, and annoying Rafi. He is still trying to find his parents, clever scientists who invented a cure for asthma, and who have been caught by the Corporacy.

One of the things I loved about this book was the that main character explores l
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Rylan Barker
May 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing
THIS BOOK IS THE BEST BOOK EVERRRRRRRRRRR. Ok, so, apologies for that start, but it is true. I thoroughly enjoyed that book. I read the first one and that alone left me thirsting for more. Charlie is a good character, though i sometimes feel irritated by him. The lions, especially Elsina, I lOVED! They were so likeable! I really want to get hold of Lionboy: The Truth now. Ok, i know short review but, concluding questions. How many stars? Unfortunately on Goodreads you cannot, but if i could, i w ...more
Karen GoatKeeper
Oct 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Charlie, his pride of lions and Primo are racing to Venice in search of his parents. His parents are in another French town, prisoners. Sergei, the allegenie cat, is the go between. The Corporacy and Rafi are in hot pursuit. Maccomo is waiting for them.
The tale races along with unexpected twists and turns. There are betrayals. Charlie becomes a hero.
This second in the trilogy is the bridge between the beginning and the ending. It is filled with action. Yet it is only the race to put Charlie and
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Hannah
Jun 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
It took me a really long time to finish this book, as I am recently concussed and was unable to read for a long time. Now I am back, and loving this book very much. Corder has beautiful descriptions that make everything seem lush and alive, like the descriptions of Venice and Essaouira. She also puts words together to make them seem futuristic—words like “ticketguy” and “lionmedicine” and “Dogepolice”— but it’s never irritating. My only complaint is that the first fifty pages or so are very slow ...more
Sophia Barsuhn
Jan 06, 2020 rated it liked it
The first two-thirds of this book were pretty rough. A lot of the clever writing of the first book had been dumbed down, and I found myself getting exceptionally bored with everyone but Charlie's story. Major Tib's southern accent made my ears bleed. It felt so over the top as to be unbelievable, like it was only here for little kids to be able to recognize it as a southern accent. The last third of the book picked up a lot, and I enjoyed it. I'm hoping that the last book regains the cleverness ...more
Katie Merkel
Oct 21, 2017 rated it liked it
This is a nice continuation to "Lionboy". Something always goes wrong, even when circumstances seem to finally be in the protagonist's favor. Like all good characters, Charlie grows as a result of having to handle his his own problems. My one complaint with the book is that the ending feels final. Things are wrapped up so nicely, that I debated whether or not I was going to read the third book. ...more
Ralph
Feb 23, 2021 rated it really liked it
Obviously a continuation of The Lionboy. This one really is about the escape and subsequent chase that Charlie and the lions experience. So much happens that it it difficult to picture the circumstances that they have to over come (spoiler alert - they do!). It seems that everything works out by the end of the book, but wait, there is a third book (oh yeah, it is a trilogy) so there must be more to the adventure.
Robin
Not quite as fluid as the first book, as our young hero gets stuck in a bit of a lull for a long part of this book while sinister plots mature, but still worth reading and worth continuing to the end of the series.
Sandra
Sep 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Truly exciting to listen to. I loved the witty Sergei's thoughts and mannerisms, as well as the loyal friendship and companionship between Charlie and the lions. Unselfish, courageous, and a pleasure to follow throughout the book. Now, just to wait till the next book becomes available. ...more
Michael
Jan 29, 2021 rated it it was amazing
A great addition to the trilogy. I loved getting to know all of the characters better, especially Charlie, the lions, and Sergei. I have read this book several times before and I will most definitely read it again in the future.
Raymond Chen
Oct 04, 2017 rated it liked it
The 2nd book is not that good and is a little bit boring
Igor
Jan 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
I like this book because it's about lions chasing humans. ...more
Nicole Mosley
May 03, 2018 rated it liked it
Not as enjoyable as the first but a decent story.
Lauren White
Dec 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I think because I was already in love with the Lionboy, this book read even more swiftly and brilliantly than the last. I absolutely raced through it!
Heidi Miller
Nov 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I’ve enjoyed rereading Lionboy and The Chase. The Truth is next. I love that Charlie Ashanti is a catspeaker.
Gail Ridge
Oct 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020
Awesome reread
Markel B
This novel is book two of the series. In the first book you find out that the boy Charlie can speak cat.In this second book Charlie's setting out to find his parents which are located in Venice. Charlie escapes the king of bulgaria with his his lions which he was on a train with. This event remind me of one when I was younger when my mom told me I couldn't keep my dog anymore so I walked around the city looking for my dad. This reminded me of this because I felt like that day was adventerous to ...more
Jonathan Lau
Mar 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is a continuous story of the first book "Lion Boy". In the first book Charlie Ashanti joined a floating Circus for searching his lost parents. On the floating Circus he met six lions who wanted to escape. Charlie successfully escaped with the lions by train to Venice. Rafi Sadler, who was chasing Charlie, was left behind the Circus after bitten by one of the six lions.

This book “Lion Boy: The Chase”, Charlie was protected by King Boris and arrived Venice. When they arrived, King Bori
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Kelly H. (Maybedog)
No time for a thorough review but here's a short one: this is the first in an unusual fantasy trilogy by Zizou Corder. it's not really a trilogy, it's more of a long novel split into three; you really can't read just one as the end of each leaves more questions than answers. It was entertaining and well enough written that I whipped through the series as fast as the audiobook could go. (audiobook note: there is annoying calliope music played at the beginning of a couple of chapters. I hate calli ...more
Susan
Dec 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is number 2 in a trilogy. The books are written for young readers and are well written and have no swearing or real nastiness in them. they are exciting and tense and set in the future - sort of sci fi. I love the way the books are written with Mum writing and obviously the child contributing ideas as the story is very much an adventure and I think they would appeal to boys and girls who are good readers to early teens.

A young boy is scratched by a lion when he is small and can now speak ca
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Aami-wa
Sep 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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Lukav
In The Chase, by Zizou Corder, Charlie and his lion friends are imprisoned by their friend's, King Boris of Bulgaria, security chief, Edward. During their imprisonment, they learn that Edward wishes to repair relations between the Doge of Venice and his employer by having Primo, one of the lions, dress-up as the Lion of Saint Mark. However, Charlie and his friends hatch a plan with the boatmen of Venice to overthrow the doge and have the lions go to Africa. Meanwhile, Maccomo lies in waiting at ...more
Gerard Meehan
Feb 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is the sort of book I always wanted to read when I was young, this is the sort of book I still like reading now. I have not read the first in the trilogy which only made the first few pages slightly tricky, but from the opening pages with an enticing map to set the scene, this is everyones adventure story.

The style of writing is friendly without patronizing. The setting and characters are plausible and thoughtfully constructed. The plot is suitably involved with several story lines all deve
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Jacob Kennedy
Feb 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
LionBoy The Chase is the second best book I've ever read LionBoy #1 was my opinion better. This book is like the book I've wanted to read with anger, joy, sadness, and a loving book for the mystery readers which his mom and dad kidnapped. The types of genres I like to read is humor and fantasy and this book has a little imagination in it.

I liked this book because it has a lot of facts and fantasy with a boy who can talk to all types of the cat family big and small. At the beginning Charlie is in
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Barbara
Nov 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: juvenile-fiction
Charlie can speak to lions and they speak back! In this second book in the Lionboy Trilogy Charlie and a pride of lions has escaped the circus where the lions were being abused. They find help through King Boris who hides the group on a train. Meanwhile Charlie's scientist parents have been kidnapped and held by "The Company" who wants to brainwash them into helping with an evil plot. Charlie is desperate to find his parents but he also knows he has to stay and help the lions. What is a lion-spe ...more
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Zizou Corder is Louisa Young and Isabel Adomakoh Young, whose names are too long to fit on the front of a book.

Louisa is a grown-up and has written five grown-up books; Isabel is a kid and has written mostly schoolwork.

The original Zizou is Isabel's lizard, only he spells it Zizu. They Have written five books together: the highly acclaimed Lionboy trilogy, Lee Raven Boy Thief and Halo.

They live in
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