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Candle Man: The Society of Dread

(Candle Man #2)

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  126 ratings  ·  20 reviews
Dr. Saint is no more, Lord Dove has disappeared, and the Dodo has slipped back into seclusion. But for Theo Wickland, descendent of the Victorian crime fighter of legend, The Candle Man, the adventure is just beginning. Now head of the Society of Good Works, Theo is determined to turn the activities of the order toward the betterment of humanity, starting with bringing the ...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published November 9th 2010 by EgmontUSA (first published 2010)
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Dec 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Strange things are afoot---again. Bones are vanishing from cemeteries. People are vanishing. And "he" has returned. Theo hardly knows what to make of all of this, but one thing is clear: he must go back into the network of underground tunnels and face a foe more deadly than Dr. Saint.

The book starts in a very odd way: Theo is in a cemetery, which is just like the first book, only to see him there you'd think he'd never been to one before. The first book showed him whining and ungrateful at being
Sean Harding
Jun 06, 2018 rated it it was ok
Second and seemingly final in the series was as the first book difficult to maintain any interest, and one that I again found fairly dull.
Queen Love
Nov 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love this book because its very entertaining and keep you readibg and the plot is keeps you on tipey toes and bew friends and ememies are introduced to story
Kristen Harvey
Why I read this: I absolutely loved the first book in this series and had to continue on with the next.

Plot: With this second book in the series, there are new friends introduced along with new enemies. Theo must now descend below ground to save his friends who have been taken and enslaved by a wicked man whose power lies in destruction. there were some great twists to this book that put the world and history of Candle Man into perspective in a way that I wasn't expecting. I absolutely love the
Feb 22, 2011 rated it really liked it
Like so many other young heroes, Theo finds himself a leader without benefit of training or much knowledge of his own powers. Dr. Saint is gone and Theo is heir to a large mansion which served as a prison for him too long for him to want to spend his time there. Fortunately, he does continue to have the support of the the Society of Unrelenting Vigilance, but he isn't privy to its history or secrets. Too soon he finds himself pushed forward to put an end to the evil that is springing up from wit ...more
Robert Bone
I read the first book in this series last year at Scout Camp, and magically it just so happened I read the sequel at this years camp! The characters and setting all flooded back (with the help or surprisingly small back-story(good thing!)) and I was instantly hooked. A great and varied cast list with continous plot hangers at the end of every chapter (which were all surprisingly short), this is a great addition to the Candle Man world, which i can easily imagine being made into a series. (PLEASE ...more
Emily Collins
Aug 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
If you've read the first Candleman book, go ahead and read this one too. I found it to be slower paced for the first 3/4 of the book and nothing really interesting happened, but in the last fourth is enough rich information to read for. No spoilers here but if you make it that far, you won't regret it. ...more
Apr 29, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: kidsbooks, sf-fantasy
The story of a boy with a very lethal and creepy talent and his struggle to do the right thing with them continues in this second book in the series. Loyalities and values are tested, technology and fantasy abound. I look forward to the next installment
Feb 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: recommended-list
Refreshingly original. The protagonist is painfully naive at times, but the story is told in a way that explains that trait, rather than making it annoying or baffling. Neat characters and plot too.
Gail Morris
May 29, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
a most unusual story of a young man dealing with adult responsibilities
Mar 28, 2013 rated it liked it
i liked it
Mar 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
Great follow up story to book one. Theo and his friends go through more adventures. Theo finds out more about his powers and about his family.
This children's author has a great imagination. Fun series! ...more
A well-done second book, which is all too often an unusual thing. Definitely worth picking up if you at all enjoyed the first.
Sep 22, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: juvenile, magic, series
The character of the candle-man is really starting to show! He is a finally accepting his powers and using the skills he was taught to overcome the evils of the world.
Sympa mais très jeunesse.
Heather Lee
Oct 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
Great book with many twists and turns and an unexpected ending.
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