Nest of Serpents (Wereworld Series #4)

Nest of Serpents (Wereworld Series #4)

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by Curtis Jobling
     
 

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With friends turning into enemies, can Drew find his way out of this war alive?

The entire kingdom of Lyssia is now at war, and the battle lines have been drawn. While Drew and his ragtag army defend the throne against Ratlords and Crowlords, Gretchen and Whitley venture on a harrowing journey through the perilous Dyrewood. But none of the werelords counted on… See more details below

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With friends turning into enemies, can Drew find his way out of this war alive?

The entire kingdom of Lyssia is now at war, and the battle lines have been drawn. While Drew and his ragtag army defend the throne against Ratlords and Crowlords, Gretchen and Whitley venture on a harrowing journey through the perilous Dyrewood. But none of the werelords counted on the return of the most terrifying monster of them all...

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Enid Portnoy
The front cover of this fourth book in the “Wereworld” series shows a terrifying cobra poised to strike. For readers who may not be familiar with the fantasy world that permeate this series, Jobling has provided a map of the Seven Realms and Seas and the five parts of Lyssia. This is the land where armies of animals and humans clash and Werelords hope to rule. There are many characters to remember, and many of their names are tricky. Drew Farran, last of the Gray Wolves, is the rightful king of Westland. Older slaves and servants seek to ensure that humans see the Wolf as a sacred and honored figure. Many crises erupt as children are stolen by some kind of monster. A group sets out to rescue them and in doing so, they find other humans who have run away from the animal rule. The daughter of the Queen is one of two main female characters trained to be as fierce as her warriors and as brave as her enemies in order to rescue members of her family. First, she must escape the clutches of vicious creatures that seek to kidnap her and hold her hostage. The chapters are relatively short, but all seem to include a battle or revenge plot to capture and kill more individuals. The action is fast-paced and very dramatic throughout the story. Jobling provides many picturesque details of the landscape and the strange and frightening creatures. Armies charge amidst ancient forests and walled encampments where wolves, bears, lions and giant serpents lie in wait for helpless victims. The descriptions of the dangerous encounters are not for the faint-of-heart reader, so beware! The book is 512-pages long and keeps readers’ hearts pounding most of the time. The dialogue helps flesh out the human characters and provides additional conflicts that move the action along. Reviewer: Enid Portnoy; Ages 12 up.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101615911
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
01/15/2013
Series:
Wereworld Series , #4
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
512
Sales rank:
66,156
Lexile:
980L (what's this?)
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

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Praise for the Wereworld series by Curtis Jobling:

Rise of the Wolf
“Jobling’s debut initiates a sure-to-be-long series of Wereworld tales, pure fantasy adventure with plenty of horror in the mix…this will find broad appeal among lovers of adventure fantasy, especially those mourning the end of John Flanagan's Ranger’s Apprentice.”—Kirkus Reviews

“[A] rousingly gory heroic fantasy…there are plenty of brutal fights for action lovers, and the quest has some stirring moments. Give this series opener to fans of Flanagan’s Ranger’s Apprentice series.”—Booklist

“In this thrilling middle-grade debut, first in the Wereworld series, British author/illustrator Jobling (the designer of the Bob the Builder TV series) creates a memorable new setting in which were-creatures rule…a thoroughly enjoyable adventure that makes particularly inventive use of its shape-shifter elements and mythology.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Even reluctant readers should enjoy Wereworld as the first in a new series…as a fantasy world it is superior to Eragon, and pure fun.”—The Times (London)

“The nail-biting pace and plot turns will keep the reader wondering exactly how Drew will resolve it all…there is enough romantic heat, girl power, and vulnerable tough guys to guarantee interest from the Twilight crowd.”—BCCB
 
“This first book in the series hits all the bases for a fairy tale with fangs…this will be a popular book, particularly for the young sword and sorcery fan contingent.”—Library Media Connections

“Assured and lively enough to captivate with its strong world building and approachable language…will draw followers to the sequel like Drew to a damsel in distress.”—VOYA

“Can he write it?  Yes, he can!...a good mix of the traditional pre-industrial society with shape-shifters, and looks like it could be the start of a very fun ride.”—Geek Dad on Wired.com

Rage of Lions
“Give Jobling a… hand for crafting a sequel that’s even more lurid and action packed than the opener.”—Kirkus Reviews

Game of Thrones for the tween set.”—School Library Journal

Shadow of the Hawk
“Plotlines and were-creatures proliferate …there’s enough spilled blood and shape changing here to appease the most demanding fans of either.”—Booklist

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