Pillage (Pillage Trilogy Series #1)

Pillage (Pillage Trilogy Series #1)

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by Obert Skye
     
 

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Pillage has been nominated for the Cybilis Award 2009. Now in the third year, the Cybils are an international series of book awards selected by a talented panel of children's and young adult book bloggers. The award seeks to find books that strike the balance between literary quality and kid appeal. Nominations were open to the public, and anyone could nominate a book

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Pillage has been nominated for the Cybilis Award 2009. Now in the third year, the Cybils are an international series of book awards selected by a talented panel of children's and young adult book bloggers. The award seeks to find books that strike the balance between literary quality and kid appeal. Nominations were open to the public, and anyone could nominate a book published in the current year.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781606416808
Publisher:
Shadow Mountain Publishing
Publication date:
06/04/2010
Series:
Pillage Trilogy Series, #1
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
586,909
Product dimensions:
7.04(w) x 5.68(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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Pillage 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 46 reviews.
aungu More than 1 year ago
Pillage by Obert Skye published in 2008 it is Youth Fiction/Fantasy. It is about a boy named Beck Phillips who is a high school and is a trouble maker until the day he hears his mother dies and is sent to live with his very wealthy uncle up Kingsplot. When he is on the train heading to Kingsplot he finds out it is in the middle of nowhere, he finds out his uncle is crazy, obsessed with dragons, and refuses to come out of the attic. He makes friends with Kate and Milo and start to explore the mysteries of the estate, to figure out why all these strange things are happening like the flying lights in the hallways the buried basement and his new power. It is a story that drags you in and makes you think and wonder. You feel everything and you are able to see what everything looks like. If you lost your imagination this book brings it back it makes everything wondrous and exciting. It changed my attitude towards school it makes you want to do fun things. I started to wonder if any of the old houses in Salt Lake City have buried basements or secretes hidden in them. The main character in this story is Beck Philips and throughout the story he is faced with so many challenges that he has to face. His mother dies in the beginning of the story and he is sent to live with his uncle. He has to find a way to handle that all in one day his entire life setting is changed. He has to find a way to get accustomed to his new surroundings in Kingsplot and fit in, in a whole new school with people he doesn't know but they know him and everyone in the school refuses to get to know him because he is a Philips and that isn't good in the town. Everyone knows of his uncle how crazy he is and what their family has done over the years in the town. He grows up a lot he used to pull pranks and get into trouble but at the end everyone respects him and his family he made everyone change their minds about his whole family. The author shows how he was in the beginning of the story and by the end you can see how much the author has changed the way he is in the way he talks and acts with the people around him and to his teachers. I would recommend this book to anyone it is a book for anyone. It doesn't matter what genera's you like this book will interest you. I really enjoyed it, although I am a big fan of the author and his writing I told my grandfather who only ever reads westerns to read it he finished it in one day he said it was unusual but really good once you got into it. It will take your imagination of the world to a whole new level of excitement.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its so awsome for read to chldren i love every thing about it i love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reads_a_lot More than 1 year ago
I read Pillage because I had read the Leven Thumps series, also by Obert Skye. Now I have to say, Obert Skye is an amazing author! The only books I know of that he's written is Leven Thumps and Pillage, and they are both amazingly awesome! It was a fantastic book, and I love the humor in it. It was so funny, my sides almost cracked. Please, read this book, and check out Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo as well!
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Fifteen-year-old Beck Phillips' favorite activity is causing trouble - and his latest scheme is setting off an angry hive of bees through the air ducts in his current school. Maybe this inclination for trouble comes from moving around a lot, a non-existent father, or the fact that his mother is very ill.

When his mom dies, Beck is uprooted from his life once again and is sent to live with his wealthy but estranged uncle out in the mountainous country. On the train ride to Kingsplot, Beck meets Kate, who can't even be bothered to give Beck the time of day, even though he thinks that she is the prettiest thing going. Little do they both know that they are going to see much more of each other, even though it's not at the top of Kate's priority list.

When Beck arrives at his uncle's mansion, an air of mystery greets him. While the house has seven floors and hundreds of rooms, Beck, along with his uncle and a minimal house staff, are the only occupants. What's even stranger is that Beck's uncle only comes out of his domed room once in a blue moon.

As time progresses, Beck learns dark secrets about his lost family. Secrets that include buried basements, forbidden gardens, an ancient book of unusual family history, and most surprising of all...dragons!

Beck's life has changed forever, and there is no turning back now. Along with some newfound friends, Beck is about to embark on his biggest adventure yet.

PILLAGE was an absolutely amazing book. It takes you on an adventure that is beyond your wildest dreams. From the very first chapter, the author's humor came out and I found myself laughing along with Beck's schemes. There was also a great suspense factor. This is one of those books that I just couldn't put down. I eagerly anticipated each turn of events (of which there were many) and was shocked at many things, especially the ending, which gave the term "plot twist" a whole new meaning.

The plot itself was also very interesting. Incorporating dragons into any modern-day book is always very intriguing, and the author had a knack for making everything seem real. And even though the book was set in modern day, it felt like it was set long ago. The whole story seemed to have this vintage fairy-tale feel to it, which I just devoured.

Needless to say, I thoroughly enjoyed this book and recommend it to both young and old readers looking for a great read. After reading PILLAGE I have definitely fallen in love with the fantasy genre and definitely look forward to more of Obert Skye's books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this a novel in my class, and everybody screamed at the end :) love it!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
BEST BOOK ON NOOK!!! 5 STARS! I RECOMEND IT!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
when i read this book i go into a hole nother wrold . if you are 9-56 you will love this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pillage is like all other orbet skye books, it was mazing, including the books that followed!
AliceGrace More than 1 year ago
Wow! That was really good! It started out kind of iffy and I could put the book down without any real drive to pick it up again. So when I reached page 62 I basically forced myself to read it because I didn't want to take forever to read this. It got much better once I got to page 100 or so. I was constantly waiting for a dragon to appear but it was quite the surprise when Beck found a certain something. Skye did very good with interweaving Beck's plant-growing ability and the dragons together. Beck's family history was also very interesting but it was obvious from an early time in the book that he was some type of ancestor to a family I will not name. They had quite the turn of events with the household. I never would have guessed that things would've happened the way they did. Although, some of the happenings were almost painfully obvious. It wasn't boring but, for me, this lacked the drive to read and not put the book down. I was at the end of the book and things were really exciting and had to get up and do something and it wasn't torture to put the book down. But I equally wanted to finish because I was getting worried that (with less than 20 pages left) things weren't going to wrap up very satisfyingly. But they did. It was a satisfying end and I'm curious as to how Skye came up with a squel to this. I will definately be buying Choke. Pillage left me more curious than it did dying with excitement.
13-NEMO-13 More than 1 year ago
OBert Skye has created anuther amazing series!!! his origional leven thumps is still the best but this series comes in at a close second!! i love dragons and he made them seem real by puting them in an every day situation!!! thumb up for pillage!!!
22-11-22 More than 1 year ago
I have read the Leven Thumps series and it was amazing. This topped it of Obert Skye is one of th best authors to live.
WolfLovesBooks More than 1 year ago
I first found this book at the library and now I totaly love it! The characters are funny and interesting while the story has a great plot line. I highly recommend this book!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Absolutley loved it. Amazingly written. The cover and title are intriguing and pulled me right in. The words Skye writes weaves an extraordinary story with an unsuspecting ending that will leave you breathless, eager for more. Skye is an amazing storyteller.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The title intrigued me. What is this, a pirate book with a dragon on the cover? I like dragons, and pirates, so I had to give it a go. I am glad I did. I was caught from the very first (you'll see)-- although it was not at all what I expected which is not a bad thing. It was fantastic. I want to do it again. I also want to live in Kingsplot, if there is land still available. When does the train leave?
Anonymous 7 months ago
I laughed the entire time reading this! It's a good story and the main character is funny! I have read the series several times and every time is good. I'll go reread right now...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have only read the sample but Ilove it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't stop reading this book, it is so interesting
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
SPOLIER ELERT DONT RESD BELOW
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book so so so so much!i finished it in 3 days and only stopped reading when my mom made me put it down! I would definitly roccomend this book and i would rate it an ellen out of ten!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was amazing! :)
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