Charlie Bone and the Shadow (Children of the Red King Series #7)

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The enchanter Count Harken is back to take his revenge on the Red King's heirs, starting with Charlie Bone's family! Charlie's ancestor has been kidnapped and imprisoned in the dark, forbidding land of Badlock, and it's up to Charlie to save him. Traveling through a painting to the terrifying countryside, Charlie and his best friend's dog, Runner Bean, take up the quest. But when Runner Bean gets trapped, Charlie needs the help of his friends. Can they get past an army of trolls, rescue Runner Bean and Charlie's ...

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Overview

The enchanter Count Harken is back to take his revenge on the Red King's heirs, starting with Charlie Bone's family! Charlie's ancestor has been kidnapped and imprisoned in the dark, forbidding land of Badlock, and it's up to Charlie to save him. Traveling through a painting to the terrifying countryside, Charlie and his best friend's dog, Runner Bean, take up the quest. But when Runner Bean gets trapped, Charlie needs the help of his friends. Can they get past an army of trolls, rescue Runner Bean and Charlie's ancestors, and get out before it's too late, or will Count Harken finally succeed?

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Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Pam Carlson
Charlie Bone was finally reunited with his long-bewitched father at the end of Charlie Bone and the Beast (Orchard, 2007). Fans hoping for father-son bonding in a battle against the wicked Bloors are in for a letdown as Dad and Mum depart immediately on a second honeymoon, remaining off-page during the entire tale and leaving Charlie to fend for himself as Uncle Paton also vamooses to work on a secret project. Grandma Bone brings home a painting that portrays the homeland of Charlie's ancestors. Unable to resist, Charlie travels into it, immediately encountering danger. He barely escapes, but Billy Raven, always yearning for family, chooses to remain as he falls under the spell of new "friends." Charlie brings Otus, a Yewbeam ancestor, out of the painting, hoping to reunite the giant with his wife Amoret at the Castle of Mirrors. Times get darker as more of the wickedly endowed are unleashed upon the world. Even more harrowing predicaments than usual and a probable murder combine to make this the darkest of the tales so far. A significant disappointment is the almost complete noninvolvement of the female characters-Emma has one big scene but Olivia none at all while Miss Ingledew continues to pine for Paton. Most of the endowed also remain on the periphery. Regard this book as a gap-filler until the reveal (hopefully) of yet another big secret hinted at on the last two pages. Reviewer: Pam Carlson
Children's Literature - Monserrat Urena
This is the seventh book of "The Children of the Red King" series. Charlie Bone is caught up in another adventure. This time around the enchanter Count Harken is intent on harming Charlie and his family. He sets his plan in motion by abducting Charlie's ancestors and imprisoning them in the dark lands of Badlock. Using his ability to travel through paintings, Charlie enters Badlock. He is, however, not alone. He has his best friend's dog Runner Bean with him. But when Runner Bean is trapped in Badlock, Charlie must now face an army of beasts and monsters to rescue both his best friend's dog and his own family. If you have enjoyed the Charlie Bone books before, this will be another enjoyable foray into Charlie's world. However, if you have not read then before and are interested in the series, then I recommend starting from the beginning. The essence of Charlie Bone's story resides in the first five books. Reviewer: Monserrat Urena
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545078559
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/30/2008
  • Series: Children of the Red King Series , #7
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged, 6 CDs, 7 hrs.
  • Pages: 6
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author


Jenny Nimmo is the author of the NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling Children of the Red King series as well as GRIFFIN'S CASTLE, THE DRAGON'S CHILD, and the award-winning Magician Trilogy, all published by Orchard Books. Several of her books have been awarded and shortlisted for the Smarties Prize, the Carnegie Medal, the Whitbread Award, and the WH Smith Mind-Boggling Books Award. She lives with her husband in an old mill in Wales.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2013

    Great

    This book is greay with twist and turns i feel jennt nimmo has really outdone herselkf and for young readers like myself i recomend this book it is amazing and when you read it you will know what i mean do read the 7th book in this amazing series

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2012

    Great book!!!

    So good i couldnt put it down!!! Cant wait to read the next one!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2009

    Love this series.

    I've waited a long time for this book to come out and will be waiting for the next one just as eagerly. This series is great for kids and adults.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2009

    Best book out of the series

    Even though I cried while reading it, the book only took me one day. It was alot more abosbing then the others.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 9, 2009

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    Love this series!!

    I started these books when i was in sixth grade and I loved them then and I am now a freshman in highschool and if a new one comes out I buy it imidiatly.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 14, 2009

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    I AM A BIG FAN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    i LOVED THIS SERIES SO MUCH I READ EVERY DAY FOR AT LEAST 150 PAGES. I WOULD RECCOMEND THIS SERIES FOR PEOPLE WHO LOVE HARRY POTTER. ALTHOUGH THIS SERIES IS GREAT FOR KIDS IT IS ALSO WONDERFUL FOR ADULTS TOO. I WOULD FINISH THESE BOOKS FROM 2-4 DAYS. I LOVE THE CHARACTERS AND CHARLIE'S UNCLE PATON. AND FROM BOOKS 3-7 HAVE A LITTLE FAMILY TREE WHICH I LOVE, AND IN BOOK SEVEN IT SHOWS THE RED KING AND HIS CHILDREN AND HOW THE BLOOR AND YEWBEAM HERITIGES BEGIN. iILOVE THAT SERIES AND I DEFENITLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK TO YOU!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2009

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    Thumbs up for the whole series

    As an adult who enjoys children's "magical fiction", I stumbled onto the Charlie Bone series when trying to find a replacement for Harry Potter. Although the series is not as complex as Harry Potter, it is very enjoyable. I cheer for the good guys and if a "bad" guy should turn good I cheer then too. The series has some "darkness" in it, but there are powerful adults who help the children and their families are intimately involved in the story. I think that if you have a reader who isn't ready for Harry Potter, you might see if Charlie Bone would work.

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  • Posted February 15, 2009

    Really good book.

    Thrilling, it grabs your attention by feeling and expression also it makes you want to hit Grandma bon right in the face.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 17, 2009

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    great book i've been reading the seris since it started in 2002

    great legend. Author has to be pretty smart.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 18, 2008

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    BEST BOOK IN THE UNIVERSE

    This book is the best book in the universe!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2008

    BEST BOOK IN THE WORLD!!!

    'Charlie Bone and the Shadow, I am not joking, is the BEST book in the whole wide universe!!!! I read it in 3 days and it had me crying twice! The ending is awesome and if you read it, mark my words, you WILL NOT get bored!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2008

    Grown up with this series =]

    i have literally grown up with this series. both me and my older sister. i remember starting it when i was like in second or third grade and now i'm a senior in highschool!! and want to know something exciting? I'm still gonna read this one! ok, now about the series: very good, suspenseful for little kids and an enjoyable read for older ones. Charlie's loyalty and bravery to his friends and family are very admirable characteristics. I can't wait to read this one =]

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2008

    Great Series

    Well I unfortunately haven't had a chance to read this book yet, but I have all of the other six and they are awesome.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2008

    Can't wait

    I can't wait to read this book I love the whole series it very addictive!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2008

    It's Finally Out!!

    I haven't even read it yet, but I'm so excited! The date was a little delayed, but still, yay!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2008

    Totally Pumped

    The Charlie Bone series is totally amazing. It's even better than Harry Potter. I mean come on, how could you not love a book about an amazing boy and his friends and family, both old and new?

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2008

    Read this book early and LOVED it

    I already read this book before it came out in June. Expect more fighting, A LOT more Tancred, and all in all a great book. I have been reading these books since I was in 2nd grade and am now entering 9th. Thank you Jenny Nimmo for creating a wonderful series of books I have grown along with. LOVE THIS BOOK!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2008

    I'm so excited!

    I'm so ready for this book to so out! I want more Tancred in it though. Maybe even a little Emma and Charlie.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2008

    FINALLY!!!!!!!

    OMG, I've been anticipating this book since I finished book #6 of the series. The picture on the cover is the best one yet, too. I hope I learn more about Charlie's dad in this book. Also, I have this feeling about Charlie and Olivia...

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2008

    I Hope This One Will be Good

    I love all the Charlie Bone Books so far, and this one's plot seems to be WAY different than the books before it. I hope all of Charlie's friends will be in it, especially Lysander, Olivia, Tancred, Gabriel, and Benjamin. They rock!! I hope we find out more about Billy Raven's parents' mysterious box. I hope that Benjamin turns out to be a Decendent of the Red King. That would be cool.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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