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Divide and Conquer (Infinity Ring Series #2)

Divide and Conquer (Infinity Ring Series #2)

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From the publishers of Spirit Animals and The 39 Clues and the mind of James Dashner, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Maze Runner.

Action, humor, and real history collide in the Infinity Ring series!

History is under attack... and the Viking invasion of Paris has begun. That's bad news for the three time-traveling kids

Overview


From the publishers of Spirit Animals and The 39 Clues and the mind of James Dashner, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Maze Runner.

Action, humor, and real history collide in the Infinity Ring series!

History is under attack... and the Viking invasion of Paris has begun. That's bad news for the three time-traveling kids stuck in the middle of the battle. With Dak captured and forced to work for the Vikings while Sera and Riq defend Paris from within, no matter which side wins... the kids lose.

BONUS! Join the adventure -- and experience key moments in history -- in the epic online Infinity Ring game. Each book in the series unlocks a whole new quest at scholastic.com/infinityring.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

Praise for Infinity Ring #1: A Mutiny in Time:

"Tight plotting, snappy dialogue... the story moves at a breathless pace.” -- Rick Riordan, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Percy Jackson & the Olympians

"'History is broken, and we need your help to fix it.' What kid could turn down an invitation like that?... It's a quick, straightforward adventure with a successful mix of action, adventure, and historical substance." -- Publishers Weekly

"Save a place on your shelves for this fast-paced and fun series about historical time travel." -- Voice of Youth Advocates

Praise for Infinity Ring #2: Divide and Conquer:

"Many history-loving kids will be sucked in, while others will be hooked by the accompanying full-color poster-map... and corresponding online game." -- Booklist

Praise for Infinity Ring #3: The Trap Door:

"Three novels into the series, the Infinity Ring pulls off a shocking twist. This book earns the year's strangest compliment: It doesn't read like a time-travel story. It has all the usual tropes: impossible technology, split-second escapes, glimpses of the future. There's even an inventive variation on the grandfather paradox. But in its best scenes, it reads like a historical novel." -- Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Infinity Ring #4: Curse of the Ancients:

"Fans of the series will already be hooked, but even more skeptical readers may be a little curious what happens next." -- Kirkus Reviews

Children's Literature - Hazel Buys
Arriving in medieval Paris, three intrepid time travelers set out to fix yet another break in history. The Vikings are attacking and the course of battle must change or the breaks will lead to a cataclysm of natural disasters. Dak, ready and able to lecture on any aspect of history; Sera, a gifted scientist and mathematician; and Riq, a talented linguist, look for the local historian who will help them heal the break. Meanwhile, they battle the Vikings, Time Wardens, and the SQ in a race against time. The action-driven plot leaves little time for character development, but the twists and turns in the narrative keep the listener involved. Each book in this series is written by a different author. This second book offers too little back story. For example, what exactly is a break in history, what is a "remnant" and what are the roles of the SQ and Time Wardens, beyond being on the good side and bad side of things, respectively? The voice of the children does not quite match their stated age of eleven. While entertaining, it could be difficult for young listeners to relate to their advanced intellect. The narrator does a good job giving different voices to the characters, especially the adults. Some mouth noise in the recording is distracting. The story, however, should help to interest the target age group in history, giving ancient events color and drama. The listener is invited to log on to the website to play the Infinity Ring game. Unabridged on four compact discs, this book could also be used to encourage a reluctant reader to become interested in print books and would be a good addition to an upper elementary or middle school library or resource center. Book two in the "Infinity Ring" series. Reviewer: Hazel Buys
Kirkus Reviews
Vikings and time machines, together again. "History is broken," a character said, back in the first Infinity Ring title (A Mutiny in Time, 2012). He might have said that spelling is broken. The main characters in the series are named Riq, Sera and Dak, and they work with the Hystorians to fix the timeline. Like all good fantasy series, these books come with a vocabulary list. The time travelers have to look out for the Breaks, the Remnants and the SQ. Readers who skipped the first book may never make sense of the jargon, but they really need to know only one fact: The SQ is an evil organization. It wants to take over the world. In fact, it wants to have taken over the world millennia ago. Now, in Volume 2, the best way for our heroes to defeat the SQ is to join a Viking war. They jump into the fight without being certain they're on the right side. This is typical of the logic in the book, and readers may enjoy the story just because it makes them feel smarter than the main characters. The book is a perfectly competent adventure story. It's hard to go wrong with Vikings. But if you asked a classroom full of students to write about a Viking and a time machine, most of them would come up with something more inventive. (Science fiction. 8-12)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545900171
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
07/28/2015
Series:
Infinity Ring Series, #2
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
101,930
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author


Carrie Ryan is the New York Times bestselling author of the Forest of Hands and Teeth series and the co-author of The Map to Everywhere. She lives with her husband, two cats, and a rescue mutt in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Divide and Conquer (Infinity Ring Series #2) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first book was overall 2. But in the first 7 or 8 pages they were fighting vikings! Awesome book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it just as much as the first book. Just bought the third!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book because it had a lot of action and not vey many boring parts but this was definitely better than "A Mutiny in Time"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ps dose any one on here play minecraft?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book is so detailed and ever word blows my mind.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The author is just using diffrrent pen names. And Riq is so hot!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why are there different authors for each of the Infinity Ring books? Does the author for the book before give the next one it and they make a story that has to do with the end?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The ending for number one was better than number two, still a good book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A fun and interesting book to read.
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Reqlly good book i donT unerstand what the heck the two people ar saying but this book is amazing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So... in the first book they go through and try to fix the first Great Break. But then in the second book (this one) they're trying to fix the third Great Break??? I find that confusing...
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Hystorians...really get your vacab right
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this series so much! My favorite character is Dak or maybe Sera. This series combines two of my favorite things; Reading & History. Yes, it is kinda like the 39 clues, I mean about the different authors thing. Though it has nothing to do with the 39 clues storyline. I love the 39 clues too, my favorite character in that series by far is, Dan Cahill! I love just the little comments or things he does... anyway both series are amazing!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
100% awesome 0% dum 50% cool 100% fantasy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Within the first ten pages they were being attacked by vikings.I love that.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Go to persy jackson and type to party dont wory i will gard the chat room so no one claims it
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I dont get it. How come in the first book it goes from the first begginings of the hope diamond and the revalutionary war to vikings? What about Dak's parents? And seriously, Dak, Sera and Raq? Who came up with those names? The first book was good. This looks good but im confused. HELP!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If so can we be nook friends i have zero