Gods of Manhattan: Spirits in the Park

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A month has passed since Mannahatta - the spirit city that coexists alongside Manhattan - was revealed to Rory, when an earthquake rocks New York. The island itself is attempting to shake off the Trap around Central Park, and only Rory has the power to open it before even greater catastrophe strikes. But centuries-old wounds must be healed before Rory turns the key. With New York's most notorious figures - including Captain Kidd and Bill the Butcher - at his side and on his trail, Rory discovers that the answer ...

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Overview

A month has passed since Mannahatta - the spirit city that coexists alongside Manhattan - was revealed to Rory, when an earthquake rocks New York. The island itself is attempting to shake off the Trap around Central Park, and only Rory has the power to open it before even greater catastrophe strikes. But centuries-old wounds must be healed before Rory turns the key. With New York's most notorious figures - including Captain Kidd and Bill the Butcher - at his side and on his trail, Rory discovers that the answer to peace lies with the one man he never wants to see again: his father.

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VOYA - Jamie S. Hansen
Merely a month has passed since the events described in Gods of Manhattan (Dutton, 2008/VOYA February 2008), the first volume of this series. During that tempestuous time, thirteen-year-old Rory Hennessey discovered that he was the last Light in New York City, able to walk in Mannahatta, the spirit city co-existing alongside everyday Manhattan. For hundreds of years, the denizens of this spirit world, historical figures that have become gods, have held shut the Trap enclosing the Munsee tribe of Native Americans in their alternative Central Park. Rory alone possesses the ability to open the Trap, creating a new Mannahatta before the spirit world ends, but he is trailed by vicious enemies like Bill the Butcher. Even worse, he has discovered that the real key to saving Mannahatta lies with the man Rory never wanted to see again—his own father who deserted his family years before. Only Rory's courage and his allies, such as the immortal children of the old gods, a spirit dog, a warrior cadre of humanoid cockroaches, and his tough little sister, will ensure his success. Fans of the first series volume will not be disappointed. Some captivating new characters and intriguing revelations about familiar ones help to advance the narrative, although the bewildering number of story lines and plot threads may confuse the most loyal reader. Despite the occasionally awkward turn of phrase and jarringly anachronistic dialogue, lovers of quest fantasy will seize the new installment of Rory's adventures with glee. Reviewer: Jamie S. Hansen
Children's Literature - Julia Beiker
An earthquake shook Manhattan to remind Rory that yet another adventure in the altered world of Manhattan called Mannahatta has began. In this action packed, fast paced book, Rory and his numerous comrades must divide themselves to put all the pieces back together before the trap is sprung. After finding a wampum necklace, Rory learns the long ago tale of Olathe and the tragedy that befell her before she disappeared behind the trap. Who was she? Rory's sister, Bridget armored herself in her papier-mache body, must solve this mystery while Rory sails off in search of his long lost father. With only destruction on his mind, Kieft must prevent the heroes from putting the puzzle together and uniting Munsees and the newcomers. Frequent pitfalls keep the story riveting, including iron clad villains imprisoned beneath the earth, horrific hurricanes, and ferocious animals never seen by man. I would have been lost without the index of characters at the beginning to keep them all straight. Will evil triumph or do our heroes have a few of their own tricks to save Manhattan? Again, author Scott Mebus dug deep into our rich history to create a tangled web that unites notorious Captain Kidd with former President Alexander Hamilton in one book. The almost too many subplots and numerous multi-layered characters slowly weave together building and building into a ferocious climax that none may survive. Some violence could have been omitted. This must read is the second book in the "Gods of Manhattan" series. Reviewer: Julia Beiker
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Gr 5–8—In this sequel to Gods of Manhattan (Dutton, 2008), 13-year-old Rory, his sister, and the spirits of Manhattan lock wits over Central Park, where the spirits of the Munsee Indian tribe have been trapped for the last century. Rory struggles to find the clues that will allow him to understand the history of the mystical Mannahatta and the future that his powers as the Light will create. Bridget is no meek little sister following her brother's lead. She is strong and mischievous and integral to the tale. Off to a slow start, the story builds to a hectic and satisfying conclusion while leaving room for, but not making necessary, future books. History buffs will enjoy how figures from different eras all come together as gods in the spirit world of New York City, including Walt Whitman, God of Optimism; Jimmy Walker, God of Leaders Who Looked the Other Way; and Aaron Burr, a fallen god. Less-well-informed readers should still be able to follow and enjoy the novel on a different level. Mebus provides enough information for those new to the series, although certain characters take a lesser role here and have more depth if both titles are read.—Cara von Wrangel Kinsey, formerly at New York Public Library
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Mebus's romp through mythical "Manahatta" (Gods of Manhattan, 2008) becomes more of a slog in this sequel, but there are still enough oddball characters, scary villains and inspired one-liners to keep the plot ticking over. With the magical Trap that has long confined the indigenous Munsees in Central Park about to open, bloodthirsty schemer Willem Kieft is hard at work fomenting fear of the consequences among the spirits inhabiting the rest of the island. Meanwhile, young Rory's search for his father takes him into remote reaches of New York Harbor, and Rory's kick-ass little sister Bridget sets out to find the Mayor's long-lost daughter. Not only does the tale progress in fits and starts thanks to frequent shifts among multiple points of view, but the action grinds to a halt with tedious frequency for wordy explanations of motives, past actions and background history. Fans of the opener will be delighted to see Rory, Bridget, the awesome Spirit Dog Tucket, the clan of intrepid Battle Roaches and the rest back in action-but can only hope for less talk in future episodes. (Fantasy. 11-13)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780525421481
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/14/2009
  • Series: Gods of Manhattan Series
  • Pages: 272
  • Age range: 10 years
  • Lexile: 760L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

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Scott Mebus lives in New York City, where he is working on the final book in the Gods of Manhattan trilogy.

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