Vogelein, Volume 2: Old Ghosts by Jane Irwin, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Vogelein, Volume 2: Old Ghosts

Vogelein, Volume 2: Old Ghosts

by Jane Irwin
     
 
  • Though three hundred years have passed since

    Alexi's death, Vögelein finds herself still haunted by the unkept promise

    she made to her first Guardian.

  • Now the clockwork faerie must confront her past

    with the help of Mason, an itinerant musician whose spirit bears a

Overview

  • Though three hundred years have passed since

    Alexi's death, Vögelein finds herself still haunted by the unkept promise

    she made to her first Guardian.

  • Now the clockwork faerie must confront her past

    with the help of Mason, an itinerant musician whose spirit bears a striking

    resemblance to the one she desperately wants to lay to rest. As she struggles to

    find peace for both herself and Alexi, Vögelein discovers that

    centuries-old questions rarely have easy answers, intended paths reveal

    themselves in mysterious ways, and present-day threats strike just as suddenly

    as those from long ago.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal

In Vögelein: Clockwork Faerie, Irwin introduced the title character, a winged doll who was crafted by a watchmaker in late 17th-century Germany and somehow came to life. Since her creator's death, she has lived with a series of guardians, but as this wonderful second volume begins, she is enjoying a newfound semi-independence in urban America, with her street-cleaner friend, Ezrael, pointing her to people she can trust to wind her each day so that she doesn't run down. Opening with a remarkable and unconventional flying sequence, this volume deals with Vögelein's long-buried guilt and remorse surrounding the death of her first guardian, Alexi, a Romani (or Gypsy) trader, to whom she made a promise she couldn't keep. She confides her turmoil to one of her new friends-a kind, itinerant musician named Mason who reminds her of Alexi-and together they search for a proper way to honor Alexi's memory. Meanwhile, one of Mason's neighbors, an artist, has discovered Vögelein's existence and plots to trap her. Irwin's black-and-white painted artwork has a naturalistic feel and some beautiful designs, and her handling of emotions is nuanced and affecting. Recommended for all collections, for teens and adults.
—S.R.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780974311012
Publisher:
Fiery Studios Inc
Publication date:
10/03/2007
Pages:
168
Sales rank:
1,247,042
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
10 Years

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