Monsters of Men (Reissue with bonus short story) (Chaos Walking Series #3)

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The riveting Chaos Walking trilogy by two-time Carnegie Medalist Patrick Ness, reissued with compelling new covers — and a bonus short story in each book.

As a world-ending war surges around them, Todd and Viola face monstrous decisions. The indigenous Spackle, thinking and acting as one, have mobilized to avenge their murdered people. Ruthless human leaders prepare to defend their factions at all costs, even as a convoy of new settlers approaches. And as the ceaseless Noise ...

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Overview

The riveting Chaos Walking trilogy by two-time Carnegie Medalist Patrick Ness, reissued with compelling new covers — and a bonus short story in each book.

As a world-ending war surges around them, Todd and Viola face monstrous decisions. The indigenous Spackle, thinking and acting as one, have mobilized to avenge their murdered people. Ruthless human leaders prepare to defend their factions at all costs, even as a convoy of new settlers approaches. And as the ceaseless Noise lays all thoughts bare, the projected will of the few threatens to overwhelm the desperate desire of the many. The consequences of each action, each word, are unspeakably vast: To follow a tyrant or a terrorist? To save the life of the one you love most, or thousands of strangers? To believe in redemption, or assume it is lost? Becoming adults amid the turmoil, Todd and Viola question all they have known, racing through horror and outrage toward a shocking finale.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763676193
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • Publication date: 7/22/2014
  • Series: Chaos Walking Series, #3
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 643
  • Sales rank: 42,649
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Lexile: 1010L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Patrick Ness is the author of the critically acclaimed and best-selling Chaos Walking trilogy, as well as the Carnegie Medal–winning A Monster Calls, inspired by an idea from Siobhan Dowd. Among the numerous awards he has received are the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize, the Booktrust Teenage Prize, and the Costa Children’s Book Award. Born in Virginia, he lives in London.

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  • Posted January 23, 2011

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    The best end to a series I've read in a looong time

    Reading this book is like getting punched in the stomach. In a good way. And if I learned anything from Monsters of Men, it is that there is, in fact, a good way. It's basically when you're keeping someone else from getting decked, or when you're getting pummelled to protect the one you love.

    Monsters of Men was the most satisfying end to a series or trilogy that I've read in a long time. A really long time. Like the previous books, the plot runs at a breakneck pace that left me breathless, and it covers a lot of ground. Coming into the book I couldn't have even imagined things that happened in the middle, let alone how it would end. There are a lot of loose ends that are tied up over the course of the book, but ending is not finite. I don't think Ness will be writing another book in this world or with these characters anytime soon (ever), but the ending is open to possibility and to the imagination of the reader. This book is full of passion, action, and general umph.

    I know I'm being really vague, but I think the best way to read these books is to go in blind.

    And, word to the wise, it can reduce just about anyone to a sobbing mess. There were a few moments in the beginning that had me looking out the train window and blinking a lot during my commute, but the real stuff is saved for the end. I wouldn't advise that anyone read beyond page 400 or so outside of the comfort of their own home. We're talking hug the book, can't see through the tears crying for the last 100 pages. But oh-so-good!


    Book source: Philly Free Library

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 21, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Spectacular

    I started reading the Chaos Walking Trilogy last year. It was a roller coaster ride that I will never forget. Thrilling, suspenseful, sit-on-the-edge-of-your-seat-for-every-page, amazing, emotional, fast paced, horrifying, and beautiful. Todd narrates the story in a way that brings you write into his world. When I finished The Ask and the Answer, I couldn't wait to read Monsters of Men. Come May, I ordered it straight from England, that's how anxious I was to get my hands on it!
    The book was worth every ounce of anticipation and every cent I spent on it. It was better than the first and second (which is really saying something!) books and I couldn't stop reading!
    Truly an adventure that no one should be left out on!
    The best book ever:)

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 19, 2012

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    I can't even sort out my emotions after finishing this trilogy

    Wow. Just . . . . wow.

    This wasn't just a novel, a story; it was an experience. This trilogy was absolutely something new. I've never, ever, read anything like Chaos Walking--somehow Patrick Ness can convey emotions so clearly and powerfully. I am so glad I was not reading the last third in public, because my face was all twisted and alternating between gross sobbing and wide-mouthed shock and then more gross sobbing.

    What used to annoy me, especially the fonts and the arrangement of the words on the pages, is something I regard now as art. He was making a picture out of the page, much like a composer painting a picture through the score and the instrument voices. It's so beautiful.

    Characterization is as stellar as in the first two books. Each character was a person, a real person, realized with faults and everything. But they were all there for a reason; faults because of the actual character, not because it was a conscious decision: "oh gee I need to add faults to this character of mine, here let's reach into the grab bag," these characters breathed and their words were believable and it's all the most perfect characterization I've ever experienced coming off a page. Patrick Ness has quickly became my biggest inspiration.

    Oh, goodness, and the STORY. And the arcs and the twists! I can't remember reading any other book that's made me cry so much as this trilogy has. I'll probably be traumatized by Chaos Walking my whole life, but it's not necessarily a bad thing, either . . .

    Boy I can't wait to see what Ness creates next . . .

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2012

    Spectscular

    The best book i have ever read!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2012

    Perfect ending to a perfect trilogy

    Kept me wanting to read more. Very unpredictable haracters never knew what they were Going to do. Viola and Todd make a great team! Loved this series and loved this book

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2012

    Sleepless

    I could not put it down.i cried and cried. I habe lost way to much sleep trying get to the end, and it wasn't even a great end for a read. For an artist i was well done, but im just a reader. You don't read book so you can make up your own "what happens next" you read to find out.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2012

    This is madness

    I just cant stop reading it and i believe this author should write more in this series

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 4, 2011

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    Absolutely amazing conclusion to this trilogy!

    Monsters of Men brings the rollercoaster ride of Todd and Viola's story to dramatic, stunning, thrilling, and emotional end.

    With their world poised on the brink of war, Todd and Viola face more tough decisions, including on whether or not to trust the Mayor. Lines are drawn, crossed, and blurred as the struggle for domination and peace reaches a climax and thunders past it to whole new heights. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a great story.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 23, 2011

    Wow again!

    This is an excellent capstone for a very well done series. The characters are all well developed, including the animals and the bad guys. I was leaking like a sieve well before the end and it just got more and more.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 25, 2011

    Amazing

    I thought that this book was by far the best book in te series and I also loved how he put 1017's perspective on what is going on as well as Todd and Viola's.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 30, 2011

    SOOO GOOOD

    I as caught up in the Chaos walking series and the final book did not disappoint.
    However, I defiantly see room for a third book or perhaps I just don't want to be finished with these characters.

    This story picks up right after The Ask and The Answers ends. We watch as Todd becomes closer to the Mayor and Viola suffers the consequences of putting on the band. I love the addition of the third voice, but I still prefer Todd's voice to all the others.

    It made up for the issues I had with the second book...

    I found the story to be fast paced an engaging. I love Todd and Viola.

    I have only one issue.. The Avatar like ending

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2011

    Wow!

    As a devoted fan to these books I am very sad for them to end! This book was heart wrenching and I could not put it dosn, along with the other books! The ending had me in tears and torn. Where do I go from here? I highly recommend this book(the others first of course). You must have time to just sit and read or you'll die with anticipation! READ!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 23, 2011

    Speachless

    This whole series is amazing! The characters seem so real,so complex, and without Ness coming out and saying it, you learn how the world works. The by far best book, ever. There is so much passion and love and betrayal, and the end is so completely perfect. I am still crying

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2015

    Amazing

    I LOVE THE WHOLE SERIS AND YOU HAVE TO HAVE READ THEM SOMETIME IN YOUR LIFE OR YOU ARENT A WHOLE HUMAN BEING!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2015

    BEST SERIES EVER

    BEST SERIES EVER

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2014

    Read it!!!

    This book is effing incredible!!!! READ IT OR YOUR LIFE WILL NEVER BE COMPLETE!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2014

    This book blew my mind and ended perfectly. Thank you, Patrick N

    This book blew my mind and ended perfectly. Thank you, Patrick Ness!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2014

    Monsters of Men!!

    NEED MORE!!!! This book is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2013

    New view

    I love this series deeply. But i HATE the ending. I feel like it needs one more book. Come on one more book!

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  • Posted February 11, 2013

    Great end to a great series. I'd give this 4.5 if I could, only

    Great end to a great series. I'd give this 4.5 if I could, only because there were a few things I would have liked to be finalized better. But other than that, great. 

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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