Rage of Lions (Wereworld Series #2)

Rage of Lions (Wereworld Series #2)

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by Curtis Jobling
     
 

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The epic Wereworld saga continues in the second installment of this thrilling series!

Picking up where Rise of the Wolf leaves off, the kingdom is in disarray and Drew Ferran is grudgingly being groomed for the throne. When a revenge plot by Prince Lucas is revealed, Drew seizes the opportunity to flee his obligations in pursuit of the renegade

Overview

The epic Wereworld saga continues in the second installment of this thrilling series!

Picking up where Rise of the Wolf leaves off, the kingdom is in disarray and Drew Ferran is grudgingly being groomed for the throne. When a revenge plot by Prince Lucas is revealed, Drew seizes the opportunity to flee his obligations in pursuit of the renegade prince. But Drew and his allies are in trouble, as they encounter rogue militias of lawless Werelords and a nation of invading Catlords determined to wrest power from Drew's paws. With the odds stacked against him, Drew must face up to his kingship and embrace the Wolf or all of Lyssia will be lost.

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


From the Trade Paperback edition.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 6 Up—In the first book in this series, Drew learned that he is a Werewolf and heir to the throne of Lyssia. Now he and his Werelord allies have overthrown the evil Werelions and are trying to consolidate power around him. But when his lady love, the improbably matured Werefox Gretchen, is kidnapped by his half brother (and enemy Werelion), Drew derails everyone's plans by going after her, accompanied only by Whitley, a Werebear with a romantic agenda of her own. Throughout his adventures, Drew predictably waffles about whether he can really be king or if he would rather stay a "free man." Various secondary characters are developed, and the plot sometimes gets bogged down in the complicated power struggles. "Wereworld" seems to be aiming to be a "Game of Thrones" for the tween set, but lacks the strong narrative thrust of that series. Purchase where the first book is popular.—Eliza Langhans, Hatfield Public Library, MA
From the Publisher
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

Kirkus Reviews
The second episode in a series projected to run to at least six cranks up the stakes, the gore, the body count and the number of super-powered were-creatures as the kingdom of Westland is overwhelmed by huge armies of invaders. The cruel, depraved, deposed Lion King (take that, Disney) sits besieged in his tower, but his mad werelion son Lucas and wererat minion Vankaskan remain free--to kidnap werefox Lady Gretchen and sneak out through the sewers of Highcliff. In pursuit goes werewolf/reluctant royal heir Drew and best buddy/romantic complication Whitley, unaware that they are heading straight into the claws of Catlord invaders led by Onyx, a gigantic werepanther. Frequently punctuated with blood-spattered massacres and atrocities, the multi-threaded plot speeds its way to a pair of separate climactic battles. One leaves Drew's allies scattered in flight, and the other puts Drew aboard a slave ship bound for a gladiatorial arena overseas. Give Jobling a hand for crafting a sequel that's even more lurid and action packed than the opener. (Fantasy. 12-15)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101572160
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
06/05/2012
Series:
Wereworld Series , #2
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
109,034
Lexile:
820L (what's this?)
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher

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

Meet the Author

Curtis Jobling (www.curtisjobling.com and www.badablingthing.blogspot.com) is best known as the designer of the BAFTA winning BBC show Bob The Builder, as well as creator of Frankenstein's Cat. He lives in Cheshire, England.

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Rage of Lions 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 50 reviews.
Dorak11 More than 1 year ago
Taking place not long after the end of the first book, Drew continues on his protagonist path. Like other stories, he is ordinary, if only slightly off from the other lower class citizens. Drew had found out he was heir to a thrown once taken by lions. He looses his foster family and fights for his freedom of an increasingly more oppressing life. Rage of Lions takes place after the revolt against the King. The last of the enemy have been holed up inside the castle. Drew seeks to run away from his destiny. When his path leads him away from the Lion King, he gladly sets off. This story is filled with more suspense than the Eragon series. Action is not short on Drew's path, as is the emotional aspect. Blossoming relationships and tension thicker than blood makes you want to read until the end.
The_hibernators More than 1 year ago
In this second installment of the Wereworld series, young Wolflord Drew goes on a mission to capture his angry half-brother, the Werelion Lucas. Meanwhile, civil war is brewing in Lyssia. I was really impressed with the world-building of the first book of this series, Rise of the Wolf, so I eagerly rushed to get the second book as soon as it was published. Rage of Lions was action-packed, while thickening the plot by introducing moral dilemmas--the consequences of bad choices with good intentions. I think this book didn't quite hold par with the first one, but it was certainly enough to keep me eager for the third installment, Shadow of the Hawk, which is coming soon. I was a little disappointed with the cliff-hanger ending. I understand that Jobling can't tie up all his loose ends, but certainly he could have made it a little more satisfying.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
amazing. totally awesome!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One word: AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Worth all five stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You really need to do yourself a favor and BUY THIS NOW
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
U cant fix it if it aint broke Bob This book is flipping epic
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Interesting very adventureous and heartwarming
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have the actual book but from what I've read its a good book, I also love the first book its AMAZING, very nice story, this is the last I shall say to the therian's, Drew and Gretchen sitting in a tree KISSING first comes love then comes mariage, then they end up with a baby caraige.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tilts her head. "Blackmoon is nice! He gives me hugs!"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"SCARED!!! BLACKMOON IS BACK!!!"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Youll be fine.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awsome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yo country wolf have u subscribed or r u a lone wolf?
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great fictional book it allows you to explore the werelord world.Also it has lots of action witch kids love!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hi
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wish i was a werelord. It would be so cool.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jake
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thisbook is awesome, i dont know where the authour gets so much talent.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Personally, I feel this wasn't as good as the first book. While I still thought it was great, it just didn't interest me as much as the prequal.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i read the first book kinda scared to try it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book go drew!