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The final book in an eco-fantasy series about a secret society sworn to protect mythical creatures
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Horn Book Guide
Companions Quartet series. This final book of the eco-conscious series sees Connie Lionheart complete her training as a "universal" able to communicate with all the mythical creatures. First she must face her legacy, though, which binds her tightly to the evil Kullervo. Fast-paced, imaginative, and well-developed, this installment makes for a satisfying series finale.
VOYA - Kevin Birrell
This final chapter in The Companions Quartet provides fans with the conclusion they have eagerly awaited since the excellent third book, Mines of the Minotaur. Although the writing is top-notch, the book's environmental message might unfortunately pull it too far away from fantasy to appeal to some readers. I would recommend it to fans of the series and to those with a particular interest in the environment and its protection. Reviewer: Kevin Birrell, Teen Reviewer
VOYA - Hanna Preisinger
The exciting eco-fantasy continues! The ending is a tad bit abrupt, and this reviewer feels there should have been more, but it may only mean that there's a sequel in the works! Also the dialogue feels a little forced at times, so the Q rating goes down a notch. On the whole, however, this book is an outstanding read. Recommend it to fantasy lovers, ecological enthusiasts, and anyone who loves a good book! Reviewer: Hanna Preisinger, Teen Reviewer
VOYA - Rebecca C. Moore
In the final volume of The Companions Quartet, Connie Lionheart is once more in trouble. As the world's only "universal companion," she can bond with any mythical creature, and her evil, shape-shifting nemesis Kullervo wants her power to eradicate humanity. This time he sends a chimera to hunt her. Connie knows she will eventually have to face Kullervo, so she tries to master more of the myriad and powerful magic available only to Universals. A lss Harry Potter, however, Connie's well-intentioned friends and mentors seem determined to thwart her. Her brother's developing powers and recklessness nearly get Connie killed, the mistrustful leaders of the Companions Society restrict her movements, and then they ban her from the Universals library. Soon prejudice against universals starts growing, and even Connie's closest friends will not support her actions. Should she listen to them or to herself? Golding creates a complex, lyrically described universe around a familiar trope-an unsuspected world of magic among humankind-and fills it with a sometimes overabundance of intriguing creatures and characters. This installment is the most action-packed of the series, and Connie's fans will be on the edge of their seats from page one. New readers, however, may feel lost, as the book presupposes knowledge of the characters and the Society. Other issues are that the series' original environmental focus gets short shrift, as does the earlier books' interesting sense of moral ambiguity. Also Connie's seemingly limitless powers strain credulity. Fans will notice nothing amiss, however, so buy where the series is popular. Reviewer: Rebecca C. Moore
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761454403
  • Publisher: Amazon Childrens Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/28/2008
  • Series: Companions Quartet Series, #4
  • Pages: 307
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.40 (d)

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