The Fetch (The Runestone Saga Series #1)

The Fetch (The Runestone Saga Series #1)

by Chris Humphreys
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The Fetch (The Runestone Saga Series #1) by Chris Humphreys

FETCH: The apparition, double, or wraith of a living person.

In the attic, in an old sea chest, secreted away, are a mysterious journal and a set of runes: 24 stones that will change Sky’s life forever.

When Sky and his cousin Kristin find their Norwegian grandfather’s runes, Sky feels like the wait is over, like he can now release the breath he wasn’t even aware he’d been holding. But when he lays out the stones in a runecast they find in Sigurd’s journal, he is catapulted into a world filled with more possibilities and more danger than he ever imagined.

This first entry in the Runestone Saga is an utterly unique blend of horror, supernatural possibility, and historical truth that will leave readers wrung out from tension and clamoring for more.

From the Hardcover edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553494754
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 05/08/2007
Series: Runestone Saga Series , #1
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 6.15(w) x 8.01(h) x 0.86(d)
Lexile: 700L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

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Fetch (The Runestone Saga Series #1) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked the fetch. It was good refredhing book. It had its own origin plot and added a new fascet to th kladeoscope of fantasay. Sometimed it bordered on the insane(which i liked) and sometimed i found it hard to underdtand wat was going in. (Which i ddnt like) other than that, if your looking fir something odd and new definantly read the fetch. It keeps you reading and guessing anf all in alk its good read
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Guest More than 1 year ago
The old sea chest that belonged to Sigurd, his Norwegian maternal grandfather that he never met, arrives at the family¿s new home in Shropshire. Teenager Sky knows that Sigurd went to sea when his daughter (Sky¿s mom) was six only to die a year later. --- After school, Sky and his cousin Kristin open the chest to find an enigmatic journal and twenty-four rune stones. Upon seeing the find Sky feels the persistent nightmare he has suffered from for years in which a strange ghost like essence has chased after him is finally going to make sense. Once he arranges the rune stones in accordance to a diagram in the journal, his dangerous adventures begin as he now finds parts of his grandfather¿s remains in some other realm and can travel through time and space. However, unaware that by doing this, he has released his FETCH, the wraith of himself, just like Sigurd once did. As he struggles to stay alive, Sky can enter the bodies of his ancestors, but the mission has become to save the soul of Kristin in peril from either their grandfather¿s Fetch or Sigurd himself. --- Though targeting the teen crowd, fantasy readers of all ages will appreciate THE FETCH because of Chris Humphreys skill in taking an everyday young adult struggling with missing his school-bus and placing him in extraordinary circumstances of life and death. The story line is action-packed and fast-paced as Sky adapts to his new powers and abilities yet struggles to understand why this happened to him while also eluding a lethal ghost. Readers will cheer for Sky as he plunges deeper into the Viking mythos past and present while learning about his heritage and his destiny leading to a great opening to the Runestone Saga. --- Harriet Klausner
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
A young boy named Sky is just a normal fifteen-year-old except for the fact that he moves around England a lot and can't stay with his old friends. Where he's at now it's hard for him to make friends, because, well, he's the new kid in school.

Since moving to his new home Sky has been having weird problems with sleeping at night. He finds himself on the floor when he wakes up in the morning and his parents think that he's sleepwalking. But when they take him to the doctor there seems to be nothing wrong with Sky.

One day his mother tells him to come and check out this sea chest with her. She said it was his grandfather's before he died. She never really talked about him that much but she had her moments. Although he didn't get a chance to open the sea chest with his mother, he found his chance that night. Sky was looking through it but didn't find anything interesting until he was just about to leave. Sky felt something in the top of the chest, as if there was something hidden there. He let his curiosity go too far, cutting open the top of the chest. There he found a bag of stones (which turn out to be rune stones) and a journal with writing he couldn't understand. He didn't want to tell his mother that he had opened the chest and then just cut the whole top part of it off.

It is two weeks before spring break, and his cousin, Kristin, is coming home from her boarding school in Norway to visit. Since she's been away she is a totally different person. When they were younger the two used to go out in the woods and play lots of fun games, but now she is always on her cell phone talking to her friends about girly stuff. When they used to hang out before they had just one rule: When one of them falls the other always comes back to help. But will it stay that way now?

Now they're facing the challenge of figuring out the mystery of their grandfather together. You'll just have to read the book to figure out the rest, but it's a great ride!

I would recommend this book to people who want to read a paranormal fantasy adventure. I certainly enjoyed reading THE FETCH, and I bet you will, too!
Guest More than 1 year ago
A young boy named Sky is just a normal fifteen-year-old except for the fact that he moves around England a lot and can't stay with his old friends. Where he's at now it¿s hard for him to make friends, because, well, he¿s the new kid in school. Since moving to his new home Sky has been having weird problems with sleeping at night. He finds himself on the floor when he wakes up in the morning and his parents think that he¿s sleepwalking. But when they take him to the doctor there seems to be nothing wrong with Sky. One day his mother tells him to come and check out this sea chest with her. She said it was his grandfather¿s before he died. She never really talked about him that much but she had her moments. Although he didn¿t get a chance to open the sea chest with his mother, he found his chance that night. Sky was looking through it but didn¿t find anything interesting until he was just about to leave. Sky felt something in the top of the chest, as if there was something hidden there. He let his curiosity go too far, cutting open the top of the chest. There he found a bag of stones (which turn out to be rune stones) and a journal with writing he couldn¿t understand. He didn¿t want to tell his mother that he had opened the chest and then just cut the whole top part of it off. It is two weeks before spring break, and his cousin, Kristin, is coming home from her boarding school in Norway to visit. Since she¿s been away she is a totally different person. When they were younger the two used to go out in the woods and play lots of fun games, but now she is always on her cell phone talking to her friends about girly stuff. When they used to hang out before they had just one rule: When one of them falls the other always comes back to help. But will it stay that way now? Now they¿re facing the challenge of figuring out the mystery of their grandfather together. You¿ll just have to read the book to figure out the rest, but it's a great ride! I would recommend this book to people who want to read a paranormal fantasy adventure. I certainly enjoyed reading THE FETCH, and I bet you will, too! **Reviewed by: Spreeha