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Overview

Now in paperback along with its sequel, what Booklist calls “an eerie, atmospheric tale, full of terror and courage, set in a convincingly realized magical realm.”

Do not wander in the deeps where the Shriker's shadow creeps.
When he rises from beneath. Beware the sharpness of his teeth.

For over 300 years, a monster known as the Shriker has roamed Shalem Wood, terrorizing the villagers who live on its edges and slaughtering those unfortunate enough to wander on to his path. The people of Noor have lived in fear for so long that most of them have forgotten that once upon a time the Shriker was just a loyal dog, until the day when he was cruelly betrayed by his master and cursed to live a bloodthirsty life, always seeking revenge for the fate his owner dealt him. But Miles and Hanna Ferrell have not forgotten where the Shriker came from—how could they? It was their ancestor who betrayed the dog...

A tale of terror and magic that channels Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Beast of Noor tells the story of two siblings determined to set their family free and break the curse of the Shriker or die trying.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Anita Barnes Lowen
Many long years ago a loyal dog was betrayed by his master and cursed by Death's own man, the Darro. Now man's best friend has become his worst enemy--a beast of monstrous size and immense power that "returns at the time of the dark moon to hunt human prey in Shalem Wood." No one in the village of Noor has forgotten who created the beast, especially Miles and Hanna. It was their ancestor, Rory, who gave his dog to the Darro in exchange for his own life. Now Miles, fearing his dream-walking sister will be taken next, is determined to slay the Shriker. And soon thereafter Hanna must find her way to the other world where Miles has disappeared. Can she free her brother from the spell that has transformed him into the very beast he is trying to defeat? Does Miles want to be freed? Or has the power and cunning that is part of the monster he has become overwhelmed his desire to be human again? A flawless tale spun from myth, mystery, and magic that will enthrall everyone who loves fantasy.
VOYA - Kim Carter
Living ten miles outside the village, fifteen-year-old Miles Ferrell and his thirteen-year-old sister, Hanna, are treated with fear and distrust by the villagers who hold them and their family responsible for the recent death of young Polly, whose cleaned bones have raised the specter of the Shriker yet again. According to legend, it was a member of the Sheen clan, kin of Miles and Hanna's mother, who brought the monstrous dog known as the Shriker to Shalem Wood three hundred years ago, where he hunts still, calling to hapless folks on Enness Isle during the dark moon. While their mother refuses to believe in the legend, banning it from the house, Granda knows its truth, telling Miles and Hanna the family story before he dies. Determined to break the Shriker's curse, Miles steals a spell from his mentor, setting in motion a complex weave of force and power well beyond this world, and drawing Miles into a journey that will require all his courage, and from which only Hanna and her ingenuity can save him. One after the other, the brash, well-intentioned hero and the plucky young heroine enter a realm of betrayal, honor, destiny, and otherworldly justice. Plot twists combine with magic, suspense, legend, challenge, and redemption, creating a new tale that builds on "the threads from all the storytellers of the past." Complications and complexities add to the length of the book, which will appeal most to dedicated fantasy readers.
VOYA - Kelsey Sands
When first picking up this book, one thinks, "Oh yet another boring horror book." I was proven wrong. The book is about a boy coming to grips with the most powerful-and corrupting-force in any reality, that of POWER. Miles faces challenge after challenge and ends up being a better person. He becomes a champion of love, loyalty, and truth. The book itself is an easy read but very well done. This type of book does not always interest many people, but it can be recommended to anyone who likes a great read.
School Library Journal
Gr 5-8-Miles and Hanna Ferrell live near Shalem Wood where a beast known as the Shriker has been attacking villagers for 300 years. Everyone knows his story-he was once a faithful dog betrayed by his owner, given to an evil master (another Ferrell), and cursed to kill at the time of the dark moon. Miles is determined to break the curse and win the admiration of the town. It doesn't take long for him to get in over his head, and meek, quiet Hanna has to overcome her shyness if she is to save him. Or, will the siblings just become two more of the beast's victims? The story has plenty of intrigue and danger, and the characters are realistically drawn. While well written, the plot is just a tad predictable, which, in fact, adds to its charm as the novel reads almost like a fairy tale, with the same rhythms and the same etiquette. Recommend it to lovers of (very mild) horror and suspense or to those who enjoy old-fashioned fairy tales. All in all, a fun read.-Saleena L. Davidson, South Brunswick Public Library, Monmouth Junction, NJ Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
A creature called the Shriker has lured helpless victims to their gruesome deaths in Shalem Wood for centuries. Miles and Hanna Ferrell learn that it was their own ancestor who was responsible for the creation of the beast and his anger and taste for blood. When their friend becomes the most recent victim, Miles is determined to kill the beast and right the wrong, before his sister is taken next. It isn't long before Hanna goes in search of her missing brother, to save him from becoming the very beast he has set out to destroy. Moving between parallel dimensions, leaving behind their friends and family, these two youngsters must prove themselves capable of surviving danger, making the right choices and always staying true to their inner selves and to each other. An engaging tale, with just the right touch of terror to make a good story, it thankfully avoids devolving into an unnecessarily gruesome gore-fest. A hefty but not tiresome read, this will leave the reader anxious to turn just a few more pages before turning out the light. (Fiction. 10-14)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416926047
  • Publisher: Gardners Books
  • Publication date: 10/2/2006
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

Janet Lee Carey is also the author of The Double Life of Zoe Flynn, Wenny has Wings, Molly's Fire, and The Dragons of Noor. A teacher, she lives with her husband and three sons in Bellvue, Washington.

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The Beast of Noor


By Janet Lee Carey

Atheneum

Copyright © 2006 Janet Lee Carey
All right reserved.

ISBN: 0689876440

Chapter One: Lost Polly

Do not wander in the deeps, where the Shriker's shadow creeps. When he rises from beneath, beware the sharpness of his teeth.

-- A saying on Enness Isle

The full moon darkened over as Polly crept through the trees. A sound had drawn her into Shalem Wood. A call so low and sweet it made her forget her sorrow over her lover, Tarn, who'd drowned at sea.

She stepped in rhythm to the call that filled her body and sang down to her bones. It was beautiful. So rich and deep. Who was the singer? Where was the song? Her heart beat in time with it. The green trees swayed with it. All dancing, dancing.

Polly began to spin, reeling round and round to the sweet, dark sound. She tripped on a root. Fell. Cried out. The sudden, sharp pain in her leg awakened her from her trance. She'd cut her knee and torn her sleeve in the blackberry hedge when she fell. Inching her way back to the trail, she came to a stand and looked about. She'd come into the woods alone at night, and in her sleeping gown! How had she gotten here?

It had been a full-moon night when she bedded down in Brim village, by the sea. Now the moon had eclipsed, and all was deep in shadow. Nothing but pale starlight to guideher.

Polly twisted the shell bracelet on her wrist. Think. She had to think. Taking a deep breath, she turned about. She'd retrace her steps, find the mountain road that led back to town. Aye, she could do that; she'd walked these woods by day before and knew her way well enough. Polly headed down the winding trail, never mind her sore knee.

An owl hooted from the pine branch above. Polly sped up her pace. There was a tale Gran used to tell years ago about a beast that haunted the forest on dark-moon nights like this. But it was just a story told to frighten little children and keep them out of Shalem Wood.

"Just a story," whispered Polly over and over as she walked. Branches waved in the wind. Leaves trembled in the thornbushes. The broad-limbed oaks and pines creaked above like black-boned giants.

Halfway down the trail Polly stopped, heart pounding. This was the way back, wasn't it?

That call again. Her chest tightened. It was that call that had drawn her into Shalem Wood. Some kind of spell. It must be, for it didn't sound so lovely now. It sounded more like a wolf's howl. One wolf or many or... Polly took off running. She had to reach the road. It couldn't be far. But which way? It was so dark in the forest with the moon gone.

She fled through the bracken, gulping down the chill night air.

The baying sound came again. A wolf, surely, but it must be more than one; no single wolf could have such a monstrous howl. Polly rushed right, then left, then right again. She had to find her way out!

The sound of paws against the earth behind her. Fast. Faster. The beast was gaining. The pounding paws were too loud to come from a wolf. Not a wolf. Something bigger than a wolf.

The thing was bounding closer. Paw to earth. Paw to earth. Pounding. Pounding. She ran fast, faster.

The beast pounced.

Miles awakened with a fright. Someone had screamed. He leaped off his cot and stood in his stocking feet, trembling, listening.

The scream was real, wasn't it? He looked out the window. Outside the full moon was eclipsed. Miles blinked in wonder. He'd never seen an eclipse before. How dark it made the barn, the dirt road. How black it made the trees in Shalem Wood.

Another horrible, high-pitched scream.

Miles started. The first scream had been real. Had his sister, Hanna, gone dreamwalking in the woods again? Was she badly hurt?

Miles tugged on his boots, grabbed his bow and hunting knife, and flung open his door. Halfway down the hall he ran into Da, who was already throwing on his cloak.

"Did you hear that?" asked Da.

"Aye. Where's Hanna?"

"She's in her room. I told her to stay put."

Someone else, then. Who was out there? No time to think -- they were already racing across the dirt road, the torch fires blowing back as they rushed along.

Starlight fell dimly on the treetops. The moon still hid in shadow. It was hard to see very far ahead, even with the torches.

"This way, Da!" They took the broadest trail through the whispering pines.

"Hello!" called Da. "Anyone out there?"

No answer. An owl winged overhead.

Miles splashed across a mountain stream, the cold water soaking into his boots. On the far side he saw something. "Look!" he called. They raced up the grade toward the blackberry bushes, where a bit of torn fabric flailed in the wind. Da held his torch up near enough to see the pattern in the cloth, white cotton stitched with violets.

Miles touched the violets. Small stitches like the ones his sister, Hanna, made.

"What is it?" asked Da.

Miles couldn't tell his da what he knew now, knew down in his bones, though he couldn't say why.

They'd find the girl -- find her too late.

Copyright 2006 by Janet Lee Carey



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Table of Contents

Chapters

Lost Polly

The Wild Hunt

Lost Brothe

The Falconer's Spell Book

The Seer

The Enoch Tree

Dreamwalk

The Way Opens

Swallowing the Spell

Brother Adolpho's Garden

The Falconer's Warning

Wild Wolf

Covering the Tracks

Spell Song

The Deeps

Falling

Truth Telling

The Argument

The Ties that Bind

Following

The Road that Splits Asunder

Glisten

Bread and Water

Stalking

Two Maps

Torn Cloak

Hunting

The Old Men of Mount Shalem

Wild Esper

Epitt the Spy

Prey

The Queen's Secret

Captive

Leaving

Hag Wind

The Crossing Over

Visitors from Afar

The Feather Quill

The Wind Wall

The Cliff

Essha, Hannalyn

Wise Root

Aetwan's Gift

The Dark Lands

Arrows

The Hound King

Beast Tracks

Stolen

Darkwood Troll

The King's Realm

The Eye of the Heart

The Parcel

Azure Root

Escape Plan

The Gullmuth Pit

The Trap

Brown Eyes

The Darro's Curse

The Dog

Uthor's Edge

The Serpent and the Moon

The Queen's Courtyard

To High Cliff and Home

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  • Posted October 26, 2008

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    Reviewed by Carrie Spellman for TeensReadToo.com

    Miles and Hanna Ferrell live in the country in Ennes Isle, just outside of Shalm Wood. Miles wants nothing more in life than to go to Othlore and be trained in magic. He's been studying with the Falconer, but he feels like his teacher is holding him back more than he's helping. If only the Falconer would teach Miles a few spells... Hanna just desperately wants to feel normal and safe. But between her different colored eyes, the legend surrounding her family, and especially since the return of the Shriker, it doesn't look like normal or safe are in Hanna's future. <BR/><BR/>Stranded in a cave to escape a surprise storm, Grandpa tells them again the legend of the Shriker. He tells them how the Shriker used to be a brave and faithful dog, until he ways betrayed by his own master and cursed by death himself. Now, as the Shriker, he hunts human prey every full moon. The master who betrayed him, Rory Sheen, happens to be an ancestor of Miles and Hanna. Now that he's back the brother and sister won't be safe in the village, and no one is safe in the woods once the sun goes down. <BR/><BR/>When Miles tries to take matters into his own hands, things get more than a little out of control. Suddenly it's up to Hanna to save him. Hanna was always the quiet one. The one who stood back and let Miles handle things. The one who asked for the happy tales by the fire, because the others scared her too much. Now, she's right in the middle of the scariest one of all, and if she ever wants to see her brother again she'll need to find a lot of inner strength, and quickly. <BR/><BR/>This is a great, creepy, interesting tale. I don't know how comfortable I would be hearing it at a fire on a dark night. Granted, I'm a big wimp, but that's only part of the point. It's scary enough for those who are looking for that, but it's also a great story, which is what good legends are. There's a fair amount of fantasy, a little magic, personal discovery, even a sweet little love story woven in. There's a little bit of something for everyone. Perfect for a stormy, foggy night, curled up with hot chocolate, warm and safe in your house.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2013

    The beast of noor

    I havent read the book on my nook (lol that rhymes) yet, but im just gonna tell u that this book is AMAZING!!! This is such a great deal!!! If u cant find it cheaper anywhere else BUY THIS!!! (Unless u can get it at a library for free)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2012

    Great

    Omg read this book a couple months ago cant wait to read it again.
    I suggest to anyone who enjoys mystery and suspense.
    C:

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2011

    Best book I have ever read

    I recommend it to all readers!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2008

    Outstanding book.

    I did enjoy reading this book because I enjoy action, and suspense. I especially liked it when Miles became the Shriker because he was slaying mighty creatures and there was a lot of blood, and he got sliced by the claws of the creatures, If you don't like action, and bloody fighting, you may not enjoy reading The Beast of Noor. Legend says that a beast named the Shriker roams Shalem woods, and when a girl named Polly is found, devoured in the woods, the people of Noor dismiss it as a wolf attack. Little do they know, the Shriker really does roam the woods on the night of the full moon. I would recommend this book to a person who enjoys action, suspense, and moments where you can't wait to hear what is coming next. If you don't enjoy reading about sequences of battle, and suspense, and don't like waiting for more action to come, this book may not be for you. This book is easy to read, and doesn't use huge, complicated words like other books do. The only words that may confuse you at first, are the unique names used, which are listed near the last few pages of the book, with their meanings. Enjoy reading the book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2013

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    Recomended to everyone!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2013

    EVERYONE LOOK HERE

    I loved this book! It always kept you on your toes. If you are wondering whether or not to get this book I highly suggest it.
    I wish someone would have refered me to it but instead I found it and now i'm telling this to all of you. R

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2012

    I loved

    I loved this book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2012

    No

    I have read so many better books. I didn't enjoy is as much as it looked. It was a bit weird who the wolf turned out to be. Sorry... I recomend this book to only bored people. Sorry I just didn't like it. This book was all over the place.
    Another part I didn't like, was the fact that it started out very very slow.
    *young money*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2012

    Lol

    This book is scary

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2012

    Anonymous

    The Beast Of Noor is a brilliant book. I would recommend it to anybody!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2012

    I love this book

    I read this book 5 years ago ( my hard back) and i loved it i recently found it on nook and cant wait to read it again i recomend to anyone and everyone!

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  • Posted May 8, 2011

    cool

    i loved the story line of this book and the legend that goes with the shriker but some of the actions of the characters are lame

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2011

    BEST BOOK EVER!!!'

    loved the story and the characters:D this book is one u could read over and over again!! the ending was great!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2007

    The time of my life

    Yes, I loved the book. When I first read the book, it popped out at me. It was really interesting at first then it got better and better. I thought I was really there. That's was what took me inside the book. The words are so descriptive that they showed a movie in my mind showing the book from page one to the end of the book. My favorite part in the book is when Miles stole a spell from the book of eOwy from the Folconor's little hut and traveled to the land of Sylefs. Miles got the power to shape shift from the Queen Shaladeen. Miles and Hanna trapped the Shreiker and remembered the curse riddle an it said, ¿Quench the thirst and be free.¿ He gave the shreiker the water and killed the curse for ever. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who loves horror or mystic, and if you do get The Beast of Noor, it will be the time of your life!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2007

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    Miles and Hanna Ferrell live in the country in Ennes Isle, just outside of Shalm Wood. Miles wants nothing more in life than to go to Othlore and be trained in magic. He's been studying with the Falconer, but he feels like his teacher is holding him back more than he's helping. If only the Falconer would teach Miles a few spells... Hanna just desperately wants to feel normal and safe. But between her different colored eyes, the legend surrounding her family, and especially since the return of the Shriker, it doesn't look like normal or safe are in Hanna's future. Stranded in a cave to escape a surprise storm, Grandpa tells them again the legend of the Shriker. He tells them how the Shriker used to be a brave and faithful dog, until he ways betrayed by his own master and cursed by death himself. Now, as the Shriker, he hunts human prey every full moon. The master who betrayed him, Rory Sheen, happens to be an ancestor of Miles and Hanna. Now that he's back the brother and sister won't be safe in the village, and no one is safe in the woods once the sun goes down. When Miles tries to take matters into his own hands, things get more than a little out of control. Suddenly it's up to Hanna to save him. Hanna was always the quiet one. The one who stood back and let Miles handle things. The one who asked for the happy tales by the fire, because the others scared her too much. Now, she's right in the middle of the scariest one of all, and if she ever wants to see her brother again she'll need to find a lot of inner strength, and quickly. This is a great, creepy, interesting tale. I don't know how comfortable I would be hearing it at a fire on a dark night. Granted, I'm a big wimp, but that's only part of the point. It's scary enough for those who are looking for that, but it's also a great story, which is what good legends are. There's a fair amount of fantasy, a little magic, personal discovery, even a sweet little love story woven in. There's a little bit of something for everyone. Perfect for a stormy, foggy night, curled up with hot chocolate, warm and safe in your house. **Reviewed by: Carrie Spellman

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