Alliance (The Paladin Prophecy Series #2)

Alliance (The Paladin Prophecy Series #2)

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by Mark Frost
     
 

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Readers of I Am Number Four, The Maze Runner, and Legend will love this sophisticated adventure series by the cocreator of the groundbreaking television show Twin Peaks, with its unique combination of mystery, heart-pounding action, and the supernatural.

After exposing the sinister underground society of students known as the Knights of

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Readers of I Am Number Four, The Maze Runner, and Legend will love this sophisticated adventure series by the cocreator of the groundbreaking television show Twin Peaks, with its unique combination of mystery, heart-pounding action, and the supernatural.

After exposing the sinister underground society of students known as the Knights of Charlemagne, Will West stays at the Center over the summer to explore his newly developing physical and mental abilities. Meanwhile, his roommates investigate the Knights' shadowy purpose and discover unsettling information about their own backgrounds. Will and his friends must quickly figure out what's going on and separate friend from foe as they prepare for the coming fight.

Editorial Reviews

In this sequel to The Paladine Prophecy, Will and his Center for Integrated Learning classmates continue to uncover information about the super-secretive Knights of Charlemagne. Things swerve dangerously however when Ajay makes chance discovery that leads to disturbing news about members of their own group. The intensity gathers in a series that has already won favor with readers.

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The action-packed New York Times bestseller!

"Frost’s novel has action and suspense mixed with aliens and genetically modified humans, so it will appeal to science fiction fans." —SLJ

Voya Reviews, April 2014 (Vol. 36, No. 1) - Bonnie Kunzel
This second entry in the Paladin Prophecy trilogy brings readers up to date and includes a list in the first chapter to show the strengths possessed by the main characters. Basically, this is another book involving the adventures of a group of young people against the forces of evil, set against a school backdrop. Will West is the leader; AJ is the computer nerd; Nick is the muscle; and there are two girls in love with Will: sidekick Elise, with her sonic ability, and Brooke, with her beauty and more. They took out one nemesis in the first book, but more await them in the second, including the original villain, who has made an unexpected recovery. There are discoveries, including caves and a hidden lab, very real threats, and of course, more villains in book two, which ends on a cliff-hanger—with the final confrontation for the fate of the world still to come in the third book. Fans of I Am Number Four (HarperCollins, 2010/Voya February 2010) by Pittacus Lore, The Maze Runner (Delacorte, 2009/Voya December 2009) by James Dashner, and Legend (Putnam, 2011/Voya October 2011) by Marie Lu will enjoy the nonstop action as well as the mystery and supernatural elements in this work by a New York Times bestselling author and co-creator of Twin Peaks. Reviewer: Bonnie Kunzel; Ages 12 to 18.
School Library Journal
02/01/2014
Gr 8 Up—Alliance is the second installment in Frost's action-packed series. While it is possible to enjoy without having read The Paladin Prophecy (Random House, 2012), events proceed fairly quickly, so readers may miss elements of the backstory. In this sequel, Will West and his roommates continue to uncover the evil doings of the Knights of Charlemagne, learning more about their history and finding even more secrets hidden at the Center. The Knights seem to anticipate every move Will and his friends make; could they have a traitor in their midst? Frost's novel has action and suspense mixed with aliens and genetically modified humans, so it will appeal to science fiction fans. There are several unresolved plot points which presumably will be tied up as the series continues. There is plenty of action, but lengthy explanations occasionally drag down the pacing. Purchase where the first book is popular or where there is a strong demand for sci-fi and mystery.—Saleena L. Davidson, South Brunswick Public Library, Monmouth Junction, NJ
Kirkus Reviews
2013-11-27
Will West faces old and new adversaries during summer vacation in this sloppy sequel to The Paladin Prophecy (2012). Several months have passed since Will and his roommates defeated the Knights of Charlemagne, but many questions remain about the Knights, their ties to the monsters of the Never-Was and the disappearance of Will's parents. A wealthy school donor emerges as a major player in the conspiracy, so Will and his friends develop a risky plan to use their extraordinary abilities—which include superspeed, telepathy and sonic power—to infiltrate and search his island home. Unfortunately, Frost's everything-plus-the-kitchen-sink approach to worldbuilding doesn't make more sense the second time around; even with a clumsy extended recap in the first chapter, the mix of secret societies, genetic manipulation, guardian angels and monsters from another dimension is hard to keep straight. The busy plot leaves little space for characterization. Will's two romantic interests are particularly underdeveloped, making the love triangle feel perfunctory, and Will's cross-country coach, Jericho, only appears when Will needs a convenient source of generic Native American mysticism and lore. When the obligatory cliffhanger ending comes, it's hard to care what happens next. This muddled adventure won't leave readers impatient for Book 3. (Adventure. 12-16)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375980022
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
01/07/2014
Series:
Paladin Prophecy Series , #2
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
34,241
File size:
3 MB
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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MARK FROST partnered with David Lynch to create and produce the groundbreaking television series Twin Peaks.

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Alliance (The Paladin Prophecy Series #2) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing. While, in my opinion, it is not as good as the first book, it is still extrordinary in its own right. Reader of the I Am Number Four and Heros of Olympus series will surely enjoy this book. I have read the first book at least fifteen times, and I will probably do the same with this one until the third(and probably last) book comes out. I hope that the movie for the first book does great if only for the fact that I would love to see this book made into a movie. Lastly, Courtney is awesome. That's all folks.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Alliance was a pretty great book, a nice continuation from the first book but lacking pages. The first book had 539 pages this secomg book is sigfinicantly shorter being only 359 pages long, I finished it in under 2 days. I just was expecting a little more from it I guess. It lacked the ...... kick the first book had to it, sort of to speak. But had a nice twist ending. Keep up the wrighting Mr. Frost. I really appreciate all the hard work you put into the book! I can't wait for the next one!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an excellent read. Not as long as the first book but really moved the series along. Cannot wait for the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Definitely worth the moeny
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVED this book. I thought that it had more explanation to the first book. I can not wait to read the next book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just finished this book, and it was awesome!!! Wisged it was a bit longer. Feel bad for Will about the 2 girls.
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Loved the l Book
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I could not take my eyes off of it. This book is a must read.
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I love this series. A 11 on a scale of 1 to 10. 
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I personly liked it so much that i didnt stop reading and i finished it in 1 night. Also cant wait 4 the movie 2 come out so i can have a looksees at what naked courtney looks like. Thats all folks.
ShannonODonnell More than 1 year ago
My son ranks this series among his all-time favorites. He was the first to read ALLIANCE, and he loved it. After an awesome first book, I always hold my breath as I wait for the sequel, hoping it won't be a disappointment. No worries about that here. ALLIANCE is a riveting adventure full of deepening character developments, refinement of the kids' powers, the undertaking of a mysterious quest, and an ending that leaves us reeling. Now, we wait . . . book 3 can't get here fast enough for my son.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book really thickens the plot! The mystery and strangeness of the bad guys deepens! I found it really intriguing and exciting! Fast paced! It makes me want to read more, and I can't wait for the next one!
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