Shadow of the Hawk (Wereworld Series #3)

Shadow of the Hawk (Wereworld Series #3)

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by Curtis Jobling
     
 

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In a kingdom at war, the line between good and evil becomes blurred . . .

In this third book in the Wereworld saga, werewolf and rightful king of Lyssia Drew Ferran must battle his way off a bleak volcanic island where he's being held prisoner. With the help of a motley crew of enslaved Werelords, he escapes and embarks on an urgent quest to find the long-lost

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In a kingdom at war, the line between good and evil becomes blurred . . .

In this third book in the Wereworld saga, werewolf and rightful king of Lyssia Drew Ferran must battle his way off a bleak volcanic island where he's being held prisoner. With the help of a motley crew of enslaved Werelords, he escapes and embarks on an urgent quest to find the long-lost tribe of Hawklords in the distant reaches of the kingdom. Meanwhile, Drew's old friends find themselves on a dangerous high seas mission plagued by misfortune and the influence of dark magick that threatens to tempt even the purest heart.

Editorial Reviews

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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

Children's Literature - Kathie M. Josephs
The story of this book is that of Drew Ferran, who was a shepherd that turned into a werewolf and was also a king. If he becomes King, he will be able to bring peace to the land. He is captured by an evil Lizard lord and is forced to take part in gladiator battles. It is during those battles that he figures out the secret weapon that he can use to against the Lions. I was absolutely astounded at how quickly I was caught up in this in the story and had no intention of putting the book down until I finished it. The descriptions used throughout the book are detailed, making the reader feel like they are there and can actually feel the anguish as well as excitement that occurred. Eight preview pages of the next book in the series are included at the. I would recommend that this series be read in order. Will be best for middle school and older readers; I do think that both boys and girls will enjoy it. Reviewer: Kathie M. Josephs

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780670784554
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
10/16/2012
Series:
Wereworld Series, #3
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.70(d)
Lexile:
910L (what's this?)
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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