Daughters of the Moon: The Talisman - Book #10

Daughters of the Moon: The Talisman - Book #10

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by Lynne Ewing, Suza Scalora, Suza Scalora
     
 

Maggie is running out of time on this earth. And before she can name her successor, she reflects on the incredible, age-old journey that brought her to where she is. As a girl in ancient Athens, her father was a great warrior and leader of men. However, it was Maggie, known then as Penelope, who chose to battle the greatest enemy of all-the Atrox. After seeing an…  See more details below

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Maggie is running out of time on this earth. And before she can name her successor, she reflects on the incredible, age-old journey that brought her to where she is. As a girl in ancient Athens, her father was a great warrior and leader of men. However, it was Maggie, known then as Penelope, who chose to battle the greatest enemy of all-the Atrox. After seeing an innocent man succumb to the Atrox and his shadowy followers, she takes a vow to help cleanse the world of its evil. But in doing so, she may have to forego the love of the great soldier, Hector, and lose her sister to the dark side.

Editorial Reviews

VOYA
If Francesca Lia Block, Cecily Von Ziegesar, and Clemence McClaren would team up to create a series, the result might be similar to Daughters of the Moon. Selene, the Goddess of the Moon, has half-mortal, half-goddess descendents with awesome powers. They are young women who can continue an age-old fight of good versus evil. Living in present-day Los Angeles,Vanessa, Catty, Jimena, Serena, and Tianna make up a formidable fivesome who can become invisible, travel back in time, see the future, read minds, and use telekinesis, respectively. They also happen to be gifted in the arts of fashion, fighting, and flirting. Thrown into this mix are a Daughter who is tempted to the dark side, various love interests, and a ticking time bomb in that at the age of seventeen, each of the these young women must make a decision to become an immortal Goddess and disappear from this life, or decide to lose their powers forever and remain. Each novel opens with a short retelling of a myth that relates to the plot of the book. In The Choice, Book 9 of the series, Jimena, once part of a gang, must make up with an old nemesis from her gang days to fight a group of shape-shifting sirens created of Medusa's blood. In The Talisman, the tenth installment, Maggie, the mentor to the Daughters, reminisces about her youth in ancient Greece, as her time in this period grows short and the need for a replacement becomes inevitable. Although some background is presented in each new volume, to fully appreciate the growth and conflicts of the characters, one should read the series titles consecutively. The Talisman reads like a prequel, and therefore stands alone. Ewing's screenwriting background isevidenced by the fast pace and highly visual tone and also by the stereotypes and dramatic dialogue. Overall, these books are smart and sexy, multicultural and feminist, and they improve with age. The series is sure to find a following in school or public libraries. VOYA Codes: 3Q 3P M J S (Readable without serious defects; Will appeal with pushing; Middle School, defined as grades 6 to 8; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9; Senior High, defined as grades 10 to 12). 2003, Hyperion, 278p., Ages 11 to 18.
—Beth Gallaway

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786818785
Publisher:
Disney-Hyperion
Publication date:
09/01/2003
Series:
Daughters of the Moon Series, #10
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
4.87(w) x 7.37(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Lynne Ewing is a screenplay writer who also counsels troubled teens. In addition to the Daughters of the Moon series, she is the author of two companion series: Sons of the Dark and Sisters of Isis. She lives in Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles.

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Daughters of the Moon: The Talisman - Book #10 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 148 reviews.
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
Near the end, wow was that sad. Anyway, this one was really good as it focuses on Maggie past and the present. And that ending. This series is one of my favorites.
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Clover-Lionheart More than 1 year ago
This book started out great, I loved the ancient Greece setting & the history about Maggie and the beginning of her time with the Daughters. It was so cool to just kind of jump out of the story for a few moments and learn some history behind the series. The book was really interesting, but I don't know if it was a lack of interest in the book or Ewing's imagination running wild to the point where I couldn't catch up but I had trouble getting through this towards the end. It might be that there are just so many books in the series that tend to blend together and drag on. Personally, in my opinion I think the series excellence would be better if instead of the 13 books it were cut down to large books and therefore less of them. However, it is what it is. Like I said, I loved learning of the history of the Atrox and finally seeing Maggie (Penelope) in action and hearing of her own personal history. These stories are perfect for younge adults. I am a 21 yr old re-reading the books because I read all the way up to 12 and just recently bought 13 so I decided to re-read all of them so I would know what was going on. At this point, I'm longing for a little more with them. They're very PG when it comes to the romance and action and sometimes the things Ewing is describing are hard to visualize and therefore hard to follow. The characters are very well developed however and easy to fall in love with and identify with. Great for young girls interested in just trying to get away in fiction and meet girls with similar, and not so similar, problems.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Maggie knows that her time is slowly coming to an end since her promise in stopping the Atrox and helping/guiding the Daughters of the Moon. We are then shown Maggie's past life and of course the ending was sad.
Guest More than 1 year ago
ive been reading all on the DOTM books and thi one bring most of my thought together. i would of never thought of who chris was before. reading about penlope's (maggies) life was very intresting. im wating for the 13th book and am very excited. i hope the series never ends.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Lynn Ewing became one of my favorite authors like ::snaps fingers:: that. She is so talented! i have a little notebook that has a lot of phrases she has used in her books. i myself write short stories, but they are nothing, not even close, to what she writes. i can't wait to read the next in her series. This book was one of her best. i very much enjoyed reading about Penelope and her life in ancient Greece. i loved it a lot, considering i am a Greecian myself. i hope all of her books stay as fresh and funky as they are now.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Lynne Ewing quickly became one of my favorite authors shortly after I finished the first book. This one was excellent, yet again. SOILER!THEORY! My guess is Jimena, if you look at page two, but if not her my only other theory would be Catty's mom to replace Maggie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
o this book made me sad... it was awesome tho.. i wonder who will take maggie's place.. I NEED to kno... i started reading the 11th one, i've barely had time to do so.. it's really good.. GO CATTY! hehe
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is great!! i got hooked on it when i read the first edition. it just blew me away!! i can actually relate to it. it is a combination of romance and teen-challenges!! u should read it!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book, as I do all the others in the series, however I did not like it because it was about Maggie, and I personally like the Daughters Of the Moon more. However this was a very intresting book, it explains a lot about some of the things they mention in some of the other books.