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The Beast of Noor
     

The Beast of Noor

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by Janet Lee Carey
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439132401
Publisher:
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
05/11/2010
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
512
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

JANET LEE CAREY grew up in Marin County California surrounded by whispering redwoods. Sunlight cut through ocean mist and fingered through the branches. It was in this magical place that she first dreamed of writing books. Her award-winning teen fantasy novels are translated into many languages. Some include: The Dragons of Noor, which won a Teens Read Too Gold Star Award for Excellence, Stealing Death, which received a School Library Journal starred review, Dragon’s Keep, an ALA Best Books for Young Adults, and Wenny Has Wings, a Mark Twain Award recipient and a Sony Feature Film Japan, 2008. Janet lives with her family, dusty book stacks, and imperious cat near Phantom Lake in Washington. Visit Janet online at www.janetleecarey.com.

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The Beast of Noor 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Omg read this book a couple months ago cant wait to read it again. I suggest to anyone who enjoys mystery and suspense. C:
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I recommend it to all readers!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Recomended to everyone!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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I loved this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is scary
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The Beast Of Noor is a brilliant book. I would recommend it to anybody!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Taylor Nichols More than 1 year ago
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
Braeden Henry More than 1 year ago
loved the story and the characters:D this book is one u could read over and over again!! the ending was great!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!