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The Hangman's Revolution (W.A.R.P. Series #2)
     

The Hangman's Revolution (W.A.R.P. Series #2)

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by Eoin Colfer
 

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Young FBI agent Chevie Savano arrives back in modern-day London after a time-trip to the Victorian age, to find the present very different from the one she left. Europe is being run by a Facsist movement known as the Boxites, who control their territory through intimidation and terror. Chevie's memories come back to her in fragments, and just as she is learning about

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Young FBI agent Chevie Savano arrives back in modern-day London after a time-trip to the Victorian age, to find the present very different from the one she left. Europe is being run by a Facsist movement known as the Boxites, who control their territory through intimidation and terror. Chevie's memories come back to her in fragments, and just as she is learning about the WARP program from Professor Charles Smart, inventor of the time machine, he is killed by secret service police. Now they are after Chevie, too, but she escapes--into the past. She finds Riley, who is being pursued by futuristic soldiers, and saves him. Working together again, it is up to Chevie and Riley to find the enigmatic Colonel Clayton Box, who is intent on escalating his power, and stop him before he can launch missiles at the capitals of Europe.

Editorial Reviews

After the harrowing events of The Reluctant Assassin, young FBI agent Chevie Savano returns to a modern-day London quite unlike and infinitely more frightening than the one she remembers. Before she can regain her footing, Charles Smart, the inventor of the time machine which shuttled her back to the past, is cut down by secret service police and she herself is forced to return to Victorian London, where she is reunited with Riley, who facing dangerous threats of his own. This dystopian series by the author of Artemis Fowl and The Supernaturalist.

School Library Journal
08/01/2014
Gr 7 Up—Seventeen-year-old FBI agent Chevie Savano returns from Victorian London to find even more trouble in the present day, forcing her right back into the past to battle another villain. SLJ said of the first book, "[it] is darker, bloodier, and much more serious in tone than the author's popular 'Artemis Fowl' series (Hyperion). It may not be for the faint of heart, but the intricate plot, strong writing, and intrepid characters who must survive by their wits will make it hard to put down."
From the Publisher
PRAISE FOR THE HANGMAN'S REVOLUTION"

Colfer does a great job of making not just main characters Chevie and Riley come alive, but also showing things vividly from the perspective of secondary characters such as Malarkey and the Thundercats. . .Colfer's trademark wit and adventurous plotting are in abundance as well. This is a very fun read. . ."—VOYA

PRAISE FOR THE HANGMAN'S REVOLUTION"

Undoing the catastrophically altered present . . . requires further immersion (not just figuratively) in Victorian London's noxious stews for teenage, time-traveling special agent Chevron Savano. Colfer outfits Chevie with a Dickensian supporting cast. It's led by Riley, a street child trained up as an assassin, and larger-than-life crime lord Otto Malarkey, among others. . .Time travel makes the future a fluid reality, but it looks like it may be saved at the end, though some strings remain to be tied up-or further tangled-in upcoming sequels. . .A grand yarn told with a wink and kitted out with high stakes and broadly drawn characters for maximum fun."—Kirkus

PRAISE FOR THE RELUCTANT ASSASSIN"

Artemis Fowl fans will cheer to see Colfer return at the top of his game."—Bulletin for the Center for Children's Books

PRAISE FOR THE RELUCTANT ASSASSIN"

. . . fascinating high-octane thriller"—ALA Booklist

PRAISE FOR THE RELUCTANT ASSASSIN"

This science-fiction thriller provides readers with a breathless ride through modern and Victorian Londons as these two resourceful teens struggle to stay alive and one step ahead their pursuer...the intricate plot, strong writing, and intrepid characters who must survive by their wits will make it hard to put down."—School Library Journal

PRAISE FOR THE RELUCTANT ASSASSIN

*"Readers mourning the end of the Artemis Fowl series can take heart: this first book in the time-bending W.A.R.P. series is an all-out blast." —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

PRAISE FOR THE LAST GUARDIAN"

A definite winner."—Booklist Online

PRAISE FOR THE LAST GUARDIAN

*"In his eighth, greatest and (billed as) final exploit, Artemis Fowl finally puts an end to archnemesis Opal Koboi while also saving humanity from extinction, but at a steep price. A fitting end to a brilliantly conceived and developed series."—Kirkus (starred reivew)

Kirkus Reviews
2014-05-04
Undoing the catastrophically altered present wrought in The Reluctant Assassin (2013) requires further immersion (not just figuratively) in Victorian London's noxious stews for teenage, time-traveling special agent Chevron Savano.Mad Col. Clayton Box has founded a nearly worldwide ecclesiastical police state in the 19th century with 20th-century troops and weaponry transported back in time. In order to nip this in the bud, Chevie plunges once again through a wormhole into the great, filthy city's thick miasmas and cobbled mean streets. Along with describing with indecent relish the fetid slums and sewers in which most of the action takes place, Colfer outfits Chevie with a Dickensian supporting cast. It's led by Riley, a street child trained up as an assassin, and larger-than-life crime lord Otto Malarkey, among others. The plot consists of a quick and, usually, violent series of escapades that culminates in an assault on Box's underground fortress. The bad guys are both clever and heavily armed, and there's much casual murder and wading through hip-deep rivers of raw sewage, along with gunfire, massive explosions and unlikely romance. Time travel makes the future a fluid reality, but it looks like it may be saved at the end, though some strings remain to be tied up—or further tangled—in upcoming sequels. Chevie is of Shawnee lineage, leading her confederates to make the occasional, unfortunate "Injun" reference, alas.A grand yarn told with a wink and kitted out with high stakes and broadly drawn characters for maximum fun. (Science fiction. 11-14)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781423187967
Publisher:
Disney Press
Publication date:
06/24/2014
Series:
W.A.R.P. Series , #2
Sold by:
DISNEY PUBLISHING WORLDWIDE -EBKS
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
248,974
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Eoin Colfer is the New York Times best-selling author of the Artemis Fowl series, as well as WARP Book 1: The Reluctant Assassin, Airman, Half Moon Investigations, The Supernaturalist, and The Wish List. In 2014, he was named Ireland's laureate for children's literature. He lives in Ireland with his wife and two children.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Wexford Town, County Wexford, Republic of Ireland
Date of Birth:
May 14, 1965
Place of Birth:
Waterford City, County Waterford, Republic of Ireland
Education:
Bachelor of Education, 1986; Education Diploma, 1987
Website:
http://www.eoincolfer.com

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The Hangman's Revolution (W.A.R.P. Series #2) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good, but not as good as I expected. Still, cannot wait for the third!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the first book but i havent reaf this yet so im hoping its good