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Silver World

Silver World

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by Cliff McNish
     
 

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In Book Three of the Silver Sequence, the Roar descends upon Coldharbour, where millions of children huddle in search of protection. Milo, the silver child, is the first line of Earth's defense. Under his wings, Helen probes the Roar's mind with her gift of telepathy, searching for a weakness. The twins at last free the mysterious Protector from the ocean floor,

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In Book Three of the Silver Sequence, the Roar descends upon Coldharbour, where millions of children huddle in search of protection. Milo, the silver child, is the first line of Earth's defense. Under his wings, Helen probes the Roar's mind with her gift of telepathy, searching for a weakness. The twins at last free the mysterious Protector from the ocean floor, while Walter strives to keep everyone alive while they search for a weapon that will destroy the Roar. Only Thomas can release that weapon-if he can finally discover the true purpose of his remarkable gift. Meanwhile, from Earth's inner core, Carnac, the Roar's firstborn, begins to emerge. Only Tanni and the Unearthers stand in his way...

Editorial Reviews

The Horn Book Guide
Tense action sequences blossom into a joyous, fulfilling conclusion, but it is the imagery—lyrical, mysterious, haunting—that will linger.
Children's Literature - Heidi Hauser Green
This third and final book in the "Silver Sequence" maintains a furious pace from the first page to the last. The vast, otherworldly predator known only as The Roar is about to reach the Earth. The children who have gathered at Coldharbour are the planet's only hope for survival. It is lucky, then, that many of these children have been able to evolve and develop a variety of skills, from giant size and strength to drill-hands, silver wings to mind-reading. Still, the task before them seems impossible. Even the efforts of the mysterious Protector at the bottom of the ocean won't be enough to save them. No, it's up to Milo, Jenny, Walter, Helen, Freda, Emily, Tanni, and Thomas to figure out how to stop the terrible Roar, her son Carnac who lies deep in the earth, and her pair of newborn daughter assassins who accompany her. Superpowers or no superpowers, the task they face is bone-chilling, but inescapable. As the story unfolds, readers are unlikely to know for sure how the final battle will end. The concluding volume of this complex, innovative, and insightful series is at least as gripping as the first two.
VOYA - Rayna Patton
Book three of the Silver Sequence has a small group of highly evolved children gathered with most of the world's children on the muddy flats of Coldharbour, under silver Milo's protective wings (the silver child). Speeding toward Earth is the Roar, a monstrous alien eager to devour all life on the planet. Along with Milo and the other six extraordinary youth, Earth's best defense is its imprisoned Guardian Spirit, called the Protector, wounded and bound under the sea by the Roar in an earlier encounter. The unique talents of each youth help free the Protector. Most powerful is Helen, with her gift of telepathy that can reach even the Roar; Thomas, whose growing gift of Beauty transforms and strengthens others; and Milo's five-year-old sister, Jenny, who can be transformed by Thomas's power into a weapon. When the Roar reaches Earth, however, their resources seem terribly puny in the final battle. Milo is badly injured, and the Protector, still weakened by his earlier struggles, is left close to death. When Helen finally finds the Roar's weakness, Jenny is at last able to transform and vanquish her. This fantasy series requires far more suspension of disbelief than this reviewer can muster, and no end is in sight. The writing is adequate, and the characterization is plausible. Where the first two books have a following, add this title-otherwise, give it a pass.
School Library Journal

Gr 5-8
In this third book in the series, the children of Coldharbour are faced with the challenge of defeating the mysterious, monsterlike creature known only as "The Roar" from destroying Earth. Back again are Milo, a gigantic winged-boy whose body serves as a shield over Coldharbour; Helen, who can enter people's minds; Thomas, with his powerful beauty; Walter the giant; the insect twins, Freda and Emily; and Jenny, the young girl who can transform herself into a weapon specifically created to destroy her enemies. The story is told in the alternate voices of the characters, enabling readers to get into their minds and learn of their fears and triumphs. Often the most interesting of these interior monologues is The Roar herself, at once a fearful, horrifying monster, and also a protective mother. The plot is fast paced and gripping in this exciting blend of science fiction and fantasy. Fans of the first two books will not be disappointed by this installment and aficionados of A Wrinkle in Time will take pleasure in hearing about this series.
—Marie C. HansenCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781575058979
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/28/2007
Series:
The Silver Sequence Ser.
Pages:
247
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Cliff McNish's first trilogy—The Doomspell, The Scent of Magic, and The Wizard's Promise (Orion)—won him an instant and avid readership and was published in 19 languages around the world. He was hailed as a "great new voice in writing for children" (The Bookseller). His second critically-acclaimed trilogy—The Silver Child, Silver City, and Silver World—as well as Breathe: A Ghost Story were published by Carolrhoda Books for the U.S. market. Mr. McNish was born in northeastern England. He is married and has a teenage daughter, for whose entertainment he made up his first stories.

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