The Hourglass of Souls [NOOK Book]

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For decades Hudich, the leader of an evil army, had been held prisoner in a world called Pekel. Before releasing him last summer to save Max’s friend Cindy, Max’s grandfather neutralized Hudich’s magical powers with the aid of an advanced high-tech collar. Unfortunately, Hudich’s escape allowed him to relay a centuries-old secret to his followers that helps them find a powerful weapon.

With the aid of this new weapon, an ancient magical ...
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The Hourglass of Souls

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Overview

For decades Hudich, the leader of an evil army, had been held prisoner in a world called Pekel. Before releasing him last summer to save Max’s friend Cindy, Max’s grandfather neutralized Hudich’s magical powers with the aid of an advanced high-tech collar. Unfortunately, Hudich’s escape allowed him to relay a centuries-old secret to his followers that helps them find a powerful weapon.

With the aid of this new weapon, an ancient magical gateway, the enemy kidnaps Max’s mother and forces him to do their bidding by threatening to kill her. To keep his mother alive, Max will embark on another perilous adventure into new worlds with hidden dangers.

Convinced there is a spy among his friends, Max must decide who he can trust, if anyone, in his attempts to rescue his mother and destroy the enemy’s plans. His failure could free Hudich from the collar and leave innocent lives across the universe at the mercy of ruthless beings.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012396884
  • Publisher: Dark Moon Publishing Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/4/2009
  • Series: Max and the Gatekeeper , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 118,915
  • File size: 2 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2014

    Loved reading it!

    It was kind of sad in the beginning, but I really liked it. Can't wait to read the next book in the series.

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  • Posted December 4, 2013

    Great read!

    Really enjoyed all the books in this series!

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  • Posted February 28, 2013

    I have read all 3 in this series.As an older adult I can say I r

    I have read all 3 in this series.As an older adult I can say I really enjoyed each one.I wish there were more! I think anyone 12 and up would like all of these.

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  • Posted August 31, 2009

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    A triumphant and worthy sequel!

    I have made it no secret that The Hourglass of Souls by James Todd, the sequel to Max and the Gatekeeper is one of my most anticipated books of the year. Now that I have had a chance to take this book for a spin, I am compelled to share my thoughts on it. The big question is, how does The Hourglass of Souls compare to Max and the Gatekeeper? To put it simply, not only is The Hourglass of Souls a worthy sequel to Max and the Gatekeeper. It actually surpasses it.

    Now bear in mind that this is no small feat considering that Max and the Gatekeeper, like many first books, is not only a labor of love, but also a completely original and compelling story which introduces us to a whole new universe conjured from the fertile imagination of Cochrane. More often than not, sequels tend to lose the unique flavor that of the introductory tale in order to venture off in some strange, new unexplored territory. Although I must admit, that there were times when I had to wonder if the sequel hadn't lost some of the magic of the original book, the story kicked itself into overdrive in the second half of the book and delivers a riveting and very satisfying tale.

    It is obvious that The Hourglass of Souls is much darker tale than Max and the Gatekeeper. Cochrane has raised the stakes for Max in this sequel and in the process draws his readers more deeply into the explosive conflict of his book. To be certain, there is no lack of action in this excellent sequel. However, the area where I think The Hourglass of Souls doesn't quite match up to the original is in the sheer scope of its imagination. Although The Hourglass of Souls, which is the namesake of this book, is a quite creative plot device, the overall story seems to be lacking the wow-factor which blew me away in the original book. This is not to say that The Hourglass of Souls doesn't feature its own cleverness. I think much of the way the story shapes itself has to do with the darker, more violent tone of this new story. Cochrane is not pulling any punches in The Hourglass of Souls and it is clear to see that he is weaving a tale that is not only more frightening, but also quite emotional.

    I definitely enjoyed reading this book and am now an official fan of the author. I recommend this book to everyone who enjoys a wonderful tale of adventure. Better still, if you like your fantasy stories to have a bit of substance to go along with the spectacle,

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