Scourge: A Grim Doyle Adventure

Scourge: A Grim Doyle Adventure

by David H. Burton

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ISBN-13: 9780986594137
Publisher: David H. Burton
Publication date: 11/12/2010
Pages: 234
Product dimensions: 5.24(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.53(d)

About the Author

David H. Burton was born in Windsor, Ontario to parents that instilled in him the love of the written word at a very young age. Throughout his childhood, David read relentlessly, often into the wee hours of the morning.

When David isn't writing he enjoys spending time with his partner and three boys: hiking, swimming, kayaking, biking, and reading. David has a great fondness for Portuguese cuisine, good wine, and all things left of center.

Feel free to connect with David online at:
http://davidhburton.com

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Scourge: A Grim Doyle Adventure 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
MysticKim More than 1 year ago
This is an imaginative, colorful book that keeps you wondering what will happen next. You are transported to another world where magic meets ingenuity. Almost a Harry Potter meets Inspector Gadget kind of world. David Burtons descriptions include such wonderful detail you can almost see yourself there! Even though I purchased this for my 12 year old, I truly enjoyed reading it and look forward to see where this series will take us in future books. This is a must have for every middle school child's bookshelf!!
bethieng on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Scourge is an excellent fantasy book that tells the story of Grim Doyle and his his siblings, who, he is careful to explain, only one of whom is his actual sister. The story starts on earth, where Grim is living with his two dads in a very unique house. It is so unique that Grim cannot bring his friends home because he cannot explain everything. You get the feeling at once that Grim and his family are not normal in any way. Grim messes with something that he finds in the attic and there are immediate repercussions. Men come to attack him and his family, so they are forced to flee to the parallel world that his family had escaped from many years ago. Grim and his siblings had to go into hiding in an orphanage so that they will be safe from all of the evil forces that are racing to destroy them. Grim is placed in charge of his siblings, and he strives to protect them all and at the same time attempts to figure out their family history and to understand the world that he barely remembers. I found this to be an excellent book, it was extremely interesting and it was a very believable story. Grim was a sympathetic character, one that seems very real. The supporting characters for the most part were believable, the children especially. Some of the characters that were not in the book very often at times seemed only to serve the purpose of giving the reader important pieces of information that could not be given some other way. Grim's dads also did not seem to be "real", but they did not have a major active part of the book. However, Grim thinks about them often, so as the reader progresses throughout the book, they become more dimensional characters. The story progressed nicely, with plenty of action to keep the reader interested in what was going to happen next. The ending was enough of a surprise that it was worth reading. It was an enjoyable book, and I look forward to reading the next in the series.
mt256 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I love the cover to this book. It was designed by the author, David H. Burton. So not only did he write a great book but he also designed a fabulous cover. He is a man of many talents. This story focuses around Grim Doyle. Grim's grown up in a house with five other kids. Each one with their own distinct personality. Things are relatively normal until a mysterious stranger appears, cloaked beings attack and a family secret is revealed. Suddenly Grim and his family are thrown into a world that they didn't know existed. This was a really fun book to read. I really liked the adventure, mystery and excitement in this book. Grim, the main character is very likable. He's intelligent, funny and resourceful. There are quite a few characters in this book but it's not confusing. I love the character development in this book. I loved seeing the characters evolve throughout the story. There are all sorts of fantasy creatures such as gargoyles, mystics, sylphs, pixies and more. My favorite character in the book is Aunt Patrice. She is stern and full of surprises. There was only one thing that bothered me about this story and it was Scarlet, a mechanical spider. I really don't like spiders even mechanical ones. They give me the heebie-jeebies. However as far as spiders go, Scarlet is okay. This is the first book in the Grim Doyle Adventures. I will definitely read the next one
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is great! There are some typos, but it's still a really good story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There was one part that confused me. How come the Mechs didn't turn on all their immunities before they went into battle? Instead, they turned on an immunity for something after it got shot at them, which doesn't really make sense. Other than that, it's a great book.
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