The Foundling's Tale, Part Two: Lamplighter

The Foundling's Tale, Part Two: Lamplighter

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by D. M. Cornish
     
 

Continuing the absorbing, inventive saga started in Foundling, Lamplighter follows Rossamfind Bookchild, now one of the Emperor's lamplighters, who is sworn to protect travelers from the ferocious bogles that live in the wild. Small and meek, he does not fit in. Then a haughty young female monster hunter is forced upon the lamplighters for training.

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Continuing the absorbing, inventive saga started in Foundling, Lamplighter follows Rossamfind Bookchild, now one of the Emperor's lamplighters, who is sworn to protect travelers from the ferocious bogles that live in the wild. Small and meek, he does not fit in. Then a haughty young female monster hunter is forced upon the lamplighters for training. As Rossamfind begins to make new friends in the dangerous world of the Half-Continent, he also seems to make more enemies, finding himself pushed toward a destiny that he could never have imagined. . . .

Editorial Reviews

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-Reminiscent of the works of J. R. R. Tolkien or Robert Jordan.+ -School Library Journal, starred review

-From the pre-industrial English feel to the sprawling setting and backstory, this book feels every bit as substantial as its heft implies.+ -Publishers Weekly, starred review

+Gives the Dickensian orphan story an original spin. . . . Expertly envisioned and peopled with intriguing characters.+ -Booklist, starred review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780142414620
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
09/16/2010
Series:
Foundling's Tale Series, #2
Pages:
736
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range:
12 - 15 Years

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-Reminiscent of the works of J. R. R. Tolkien or Robert Jordan.+ -School Library Journal, starred review

-From the pre-industrial English feel to the sprawling setting and backstory, this book feels every bit as substantial as its heft implies.+ -Publishers Weekly, starred review

+Gives the Dickensian orphan story an original spin. . . . Expertly envisioned and peopled with intriguing characters.+ -Booklist, starred review

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