The Lighthouse Land (The Lighthouse Trilogy Series #1)

The Lighthouse Land (The Lighthouse Trilogy Series #1)

by Adrian McKinty

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Overview

Introducing the first young adult novel from crime fiction writer Adrian McKinty-whose adult books have been called "unputdownable" (Washington Post), "exceptional" (San Francisco Chronicle), and "profoundly satisfying" (Booklist)-this is the start of an epic sci-fi trilogy with an unforgettable hero. When Jamie's mother inherits a small island and moves her little family from Harlem to Ireland, her troubled son sees a chance to start over, far away from the bullies and the pitying stares. Cancer has left Jamie without an arm or the will to speak. But Muck Island is no sanctuary, and it offers more than solitude and sea views. Jamie learns that he is heir to an ancient title-Laird of Muck, Guardian of the Passage-and certain otherworldly responsibilities. With the help of a mysterious object he discovers in the island's old lighthouse, Jamie sets out on a dangerous interstellar mission that could change the course of his life-and the universe-forever. Tautly paced and brilliantly imagined, this novel will thrill sci-fi fans eager for new heroes and new worlds to explore.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441771490
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date: 01/01/2011
Series: Lighthouse Trilogy Series , #1
Edition description: Unabridged
Pages: 11
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Adrian McKinty was born and grew up in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He attended Oxford University on a full scholarship where he studied philosophy. In the mid 1990’s he moved to New York and found work in bars, bookstores and building sites, finally becoming a high school English teacher in Denver, Colorado. In 2004 Adrian’s debut crime novel, Dead I Well May Be, was shortlisted for the Dagger Award and was optioned by Universal Pictures. Since then his books have sold over half a million copies and been translated into a dozen languages. Adrian won the 2017 Edgar Award and is a two time winner of the Ned Kelly Award and the Barry Award.

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The Lighthouse Land (The Lighthouse Trilogy Series #1) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
JRlibrary on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
When Jack O'Neil's mom inherits an island in Ireland, Jack and his friend Ramsey discover a Salmon, which transports them to Alden, where they meet Wishaway, a girl waiting for them to save the Aldenese from the invading Alkhavans. The two boys have no clue how they can help but are determined to try. Book 2 is called The Lighthouse War.
SunnySD on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Jamie O'Neill is many things -- he's an only child, an amputee, a cancer survivor, a transplanted New Yorker, and most recently, Laird o' the Muck. When Jamie and his mother inherit a small island (Muck) just off the coast of Ireland, they leave a dismal, hand to mouth existence in New York City for a much brighter future. A new friend -- one who doesn't care that Jamie doesn't talk and has only one arm -- and a real house with a roof that doesn't leak are nothing to be sneezed at. But the real prize in Jamie's new life turns out to be the old lighthouse on the island. There's something very strange about it. Could the old myths about travel to a strange land be true?The first of a planned trilogy, McGinty has crafted a tight, well-conceived tale with plenty of high adventure, but with serious undertones. Volume one ends a bit abruptly, but if the second volume is close to hand, it shouldn't put readers off too much.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Adrian McKinty has created a wonderful and thrilling fantacy that will keep readers at the edge of their seat. (If they're not standing)
Guest More than 1 year ago
omg.the lighthouse land was one of the best books i ever read. i loved it so much.i read the first page and i was hooked. i'm only on page 81 and i can't stop reading. i would so so so recommend this book to everyone ages 10-15 or older or younger.anyway it was the best book ever.thank you so much adrian mckinty (the author)you wrote one of the best books in the world.thanks so much.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really love this book, and now i'm waiting to get the secound and then the third. I'm really excited to see what happends between Jamie and Wishaway!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This sci-fi adventure about a crippled boy named Jamie and his friend Ramsay is a wonderful tale of world-wide proportions. It is 'unputdownable.'
Guest More than 1 year ago
A WONDERFUL BOOK ABOUT A BOY NAMED JAMIE WHO LOSSED HIS LEFT ARM TO CANCER.JAMIE LIVES IN NEW YORK AND ONE DAY HIS MOTHER GOT A LETTER THAT SAID THAT HIS MOTHER INHERITS A SMALL ISLAND IN IRELAND.WHEN JAMIE MOVES THERE HE MAKES A FRIEND NAMED RAMSAY AND THEY DISCOVER A SECERT ROOM IN THE LIGHTHOUSE AND ACIENT ITEM THAT CAN TRANSPORT THEM TO A OTHER WORLD.THIS BOOK IS GREAT, I RECOMEND THIS BOOK TO ALL READERS.IT HAS ACTION, A BIT OF HUMOR, AND ROMANCE SO I THINK EVERYONE SHOULD READ IT.