Revenge of the Hound [NOOK Book]

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Grade 6 Up-- An Arabian Nights flavor adds a twist to this supernatural tale. After a hearty meal, Masrur settles back with his friends to share stories. He tells a tale of how his caravan was once attacked by bandits, leaving the survivors to find their way home from the north lands. Suddenly, one night, someone--or something--begins killing off their men. A young boy who is familiar with the territory tells them they've been attacked by a vampyr. ...

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Revenge of the Hound

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Overview

From School Library Journal

Grade 6 Up-- An Arabian Nights flavor adds a twist to this supernatural tale. After a hearty meal, Masrur settles back with his friends to share stories. He tells a tale of how his caravan was once attacked by bandits, leaving the survivors to find their way home from the north lands. Suddenly, one night, someone--or something--begins killing off their men. A young boy who is familiar with the territory tells them they've been attacked by a vampyr. Sure enough, they begin to notice a shadowy figure lurking near their campsite in the evening. At a loss to stop the murders, the travelers decide to put an old folk legend to the test. If they can entertain the vampyr all night with their tales, they can prevent him from killing one of them. The legend is true, it turns out; too true, for the beast challenges them to a storytelling contest. If they win, they can pass through the north lands unheeded. But if he wins, they become his lunch. This story avoids the stereotypes of Transylvania, only to reiterate cliches of the Middle East. The tale drags its feet in introducing the protagonist--the vampyr--and the development of its character seems almost an afterthought. Also, the stories told are mundane, and don't come close to being as memorable as the tales of Scheherazade. --Cathryn A. Camper, Minneapolis Public Library Junior High Up
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Product Description

On a dangerous journey from fabled Baghdad to the desolate mountains of Armenia, a caravan of soldiers and diplomats is stalked by a mysterious vampyr, and the only way for the men to ward the demon off is to tell stories of magic and enchantment.

"Energetic, atmospheric. . . .Subtle and complex. . . .Satisfying entertainment for Sherlockians and newcomers alike!"--Kirkus Reviews

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Hardwick's 1987 volume, which offered a sequel to Conan Doyle's legendary The Hound of the Baskervilles, once again finds the world's first consulting detective and his doctor friend and Boswell on the trail of the infamous beast. The story also sports numerous illustrations by legendary comic artist Jim Steranko. Though none of the imitators is ever quite as good as the original, some can provide a few hours of distraction for fans. Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781876964269
  • Publisher: ibooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/1/2011
  • Series: Dragonflight
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 439 KB

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  • Posted March 18, 2012

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    A cute little vampire tale told around a campfire. It sort of re

    A cute little vampire tale told around a campfire. It sort of reminded me of the tales of Ali Baba. It was good, but not scary or overly complex.

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