The Fire King (Invisible Order Series #2)

The Fire King (Invisible Order Series #2)

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by Paul Crilley
     
 

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With humans threatened by otherworldly creatures, orphans Emily and William Snow, and their friends—the pickpocket Spring-Heeled Jack and the wisecracking Corrigan—find themselves two hundred years in the past, trapped in the London of 1666. Desperately in need of help, they go in search of Sir Christopher Wren, who was head of the Invisible Order, an

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With humans threatened by otherworldly creatures, orphans Emily and William Snow, and their friends—the pickpocket Spring-Heeled Jack and the wisecracking Corrigan—find themselves two hundred years in the past, trapped in the London of 1666. Desperately in need of help, they go in search of Sir Christopher Wren, who was head of the Invisible Order, an organization dedicated to fighting this threat. But Wren’s never even heard of the Order and has no interest in their story.  

Stranded, the four cannot agree on their next step. But they’ll have to decide quickly, because their enemies are on the move and the Fire King is ready to attack and burn London to the ground. 

Set against the Great Fire of London, The Invisible Order, Book Two: The Fire King picks up right where Rise of the Darklings left off, weaving adventure, history, and legend into a thrilling, heart-stopping story.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal - Audio
Gr 5–8—Katherine Kellgren brings stunning narration to Paul Crilley's sequel (2011) to Rise of the Darklings (2010, both Egmont USA). Emily Snow, having obtained the key to Faerie in the first book, is now sent 200 years back in time to The Great Fire of London to save the city from an evil fey. Many historical figures are mentioned including Merlin and Christopher Wren, both involved with the Invisible Order that was established to keep peace with faeries. The book is loaded with female empowerment as almost all leadership roles are held by women or girls. Though the novel works best for those familiar with the first title, enough back story is provided for listeners to follow along. Meanwhile her little brother, William, along with Corrigan, a piskie, seek the Raven King who is the only one who may be able to stop The Fire King from destroying all of Britain. Kellgren not only gives full voice to each character, but also maintains just the right pitch for such an adventure—reflective as Emily and her friends sort out the puzzle, yet breathless during a rooftop battle. An excellent choice for fans of fast-paced adventure with a heavy dose of magic.—C.A. Fehmel, St. Louis County Library, MO
School Library Journal
Gr 5–8—At the end of Rise of the Darklings (Egmont, 2010), Emily and William Snow, their human friend Jack, and their piskie ally Corrigan traveled 200 years into the past, to London, 1666, just before the Great Fire. Finding themselves in a new and confusing world, they must try to find allies and prevent the Fire King, the source of the Great Fire, from destroying all of England. When the siblings disagree about how to defeat the Fire King, they split up in search of the elusive Raven King and the legendary Merlin, creating a double adventure and double dangers. The children and their friends travel from a magical London Bridge to the Faerie Tree to the Tower of London, chased by dangerous magical forces, including the Faerie Kelindria, who unleashes the Fire King as part of her attempt to take over the throne of Queen Titania. Emily and William and their realistic rivalry will appeal to readers of both genders, and they will be drawn into this creative combination of history and magic. Crilley's evil faerie characters are genuinely scary, and his Merlin is engaging as well. Readers new to the series will be able to jump right in and follow the Snows as they explore a fully realized magical alternate London.—Beth L. Meister, Milwaukee Jewish Day School, WI

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ISBN-13:
9781455824359
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Publication date:
09/27/2011
Series:
Invisible Order Series, #2
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
7.12(w) x 6.50(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
12 Years

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