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The Secret of Indigo Moon (Dopple Ganger Chronicles Series #2)

The Secret of Indigo Moon (Dopple Ganger Chronicles Series #2)

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by G. P. Taylor
From best-selling author G.P. Taylor comes the highly anticipated second installment of The Dopple Ganger Chronicles, a series that combines art and traditional text to help “reluctant readers” discover the wonder of books.
Erik Morissey Ganger, famed explorer and detective (well, in his dreams), and his mischief-making sidekicks, twins Sadie and


From best-selling author G.P. Taylor comes the highly anticipated second installment of The Dopple Ganger Chronicles, a series that combines art and traditional text to help “reluctant readers” discover the wonder of books.
Erik Morissey Ganger, famed explorer and detective (well, in his dreams), and his mischief-making sidekicks, twins Sadie and Saskia Dopple, didn’t go looking for a secret tunnel beneath the school. They never intended to make the acquaintance of a shifty private eye with a nose for trouble. It wasn’t part of the plan to come face to face with an old enemy, one with an agenda of his own that could destroy them all. And unraveling the “secret of indigo moon” was the farthest thing from their minds.
At Isambard Dunstan’s School for Wayward Children, these things just seem to happen.
In The Secret of Indigo Moon, confirmed troublemakers Erik, Sadie, and Saskia plunge headlong into a new and perilous mystery, one that challenges everything they thought they knew about their lives, themselves, and whom it’s safe to trust.

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Tyndale House Publishers
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Dopple Ganger Chronicles Series , #2
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6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)
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10 - 13 Years

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The Secret of Indigo Moon (Dopple Ganger Chronicles Series #2) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 38 reviews.
snidbits More than 1 year ago
I've read G.P.'s "YHWH" and am currently reading the sequel, "Yeshua". I've had this second of "The Dopple Ganger Chronicles" on my shelf for a while and didn't realize they were all by G.P. until now - I find it fun when I can make those connections. I've not read the first book in this series and I wonder if that might've helped me as I began "The Secret of Indigo Moon." While I had a bit of a hard time following along, I absolutely LOVED the combination of words, comic, illustrations and different sized fonts woven throughout the story! This is the first book I've seen like that and it added a whole different element. I thought the story was a bit rushed and felt a little lost at times but the way it was presented totally made up for it!
Rachelle_Dawson More than 1 year ago
In the second book of The Dopple Ganger Chronicles, Sadie, Saskia, and Erik return to solve another mystery. In a secret tunnel under Isambard Dunstan's School for Wayward Children, they discover a note left by the school's former headmistress. When Miss Olivia disappeared with no explanation, she inspired numerous rumors regarding her whereabouts-or her demise. The three friends puzzle over the meaning of her note, but their search for answers brings them into contact with a snoopy journalist, an elderly neighbor, and an unscrupulous magician. Sadie, Saskia, and Erik discover a plot to steal numerous antiquities, and the villains will do anything to succeed. They will even get rid of the children and any other potential witnesses. A mix between chapter book and graphic novel, "The Secret of Indigo Moon" can really appeal to reluctant readers. The stories contain outlandish names and circumstances, but the unrealistic adventure can be very interesting and exciting for children. I found the illustrations in this second book more appealing than in the first book of The Dopple Ganger Chronicles. These seemed less rushed and more detailed. Some characters do look different in the second installment than in the first. I think the changes are for the better, but the differences can present a continuity problem for observant readers. "The Secret of Indigo Moon" contains slightly stronger spiritual messages than the first book in the series. However, the messages are still subtle. For some readers, the tone may be perfect. Those who prefer a more direct approach, however, may be disappointed. Note: Tyndale provided me with a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes. I was not required to write a positive review, and these opinions are my own. No-Spoilers Book Reviews
we5kings More than 1 year ago
Since this wasn't exactly my style of reading, I offered the chance to read and review this book to my 12 year old son. He looked the book over and was excited to get started on it. With school work, sports and friends to keep him occupied, it has taken him a couple of weeks to finish, but he really enjoyed the book! This book is the second installment in a series, but A decided to go ahead and read this one without reading the first one. He was able to pick up on the story without feeling completely lost. He really enjoyed the action, adventure and graphics to go along with the story. The book is definitely geared toward pre-teens and teenagers with some of the situations the characters find themselves in. A says at times he couldn't wait to get back to the story to see what trouble the kids had gotten into while on their mystery solving adventures. Overall, The Secret of Indigo Moon receives 4 stars from my son, the critic! <div><em><font size="2">Tyndale House Publishers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book for the purpose of this review.</
The-Little-Man-in-China More than 1 year ago
During my lost years as a teen, I found great comfort in graphic novels and comic books whose stories often unfolded through pictures and expressions more than mere dialogue. I found it fascinating how narration was depicted visually in bold colors through well-engineered landscapes, objects or silhouettes. The appeal of graphics such as these is the main reason why I enjoyed The Secret of Indigo Moon. The illustrations and word art within G.P. Taylor's second book in his Dopple Ganger Chronicles series took me back to the joy of those teenage years, though the story itself was seriously lacking. Perhaps I am picking the book apart more than necessary (I am no longer a child, after all) but I found the execution of the story a bit ludicrous. While the framework of the book was appealing---secret tunnels, thieves, liars, etc.---the characters were annoying, and the message seemed vague. Are the children reading the book supposed to emulate its lying, conniving, trouble-making heroes? Are they supposed to view all adults as selfish if not secretively malicious? And while I can understand the "mystery" of Madame Raphael (and her preparing the way for the Companion), does not its implementation seem entirely useless to story itself? As a "Christian book," The Secret of Indigo Moon will probably not be part of my child's library. I do not like the protagonists, and I would not be pleased if my child acted as they do. Because I love adventure and solving problems, I imagine my son will as well. I would just rather he not be a selfish nuisance to others in the process. [I received this book free for review from Tyndale Publishers] &#169;2011 E.T.
EmilyAnneK17 More than 1 year ago
The Secret of Indigo Moon is the second book in the Dopple Ganger Chronicles by G. P. Tayor. In it, two mischievous twins, Saskia and Sadie Dopple, with their friend Erik Morissey Ganger stumble upon secret passageways underneath their school. Soon they are unravelling an evil plot by a previous nemesis and trying to catch him before he catches them. I enjoyed this book. It entertained me yet again with its mix of dark and mysterious animations and print writing. The story was well thought-out, mysterious, and fast-paced. Every part of the book was focused on the teen who dislikes reading in order to grow in him a new interest through this entertaining book. Sadie and Saskia also learn more about &ldquo;the Companion&rdquo; (God) in this story and meet with the mysterious Madame Raphael. However, as I am seeing often with this author, the story is dark. The teens are rebellious and mischievous, and they fight against deranged adults throughout the story. They are the kind of kids you wouldn&rsquo;t want your kids to act like, yet, as with anyone, have a vulnerable side. It is up to the reader to decide whether to allow his impressionable children to read this book. Overall, I enjoyed The Secret of Indigo Moon.
BeachNana8 More than 1 year ago
I really love this series of books for kids! At Isambard Danstan&rsquo;s School for Wayward Children Eric hears noises caused by a rain storm with a howling wind. Eric&rsquo;s job was to make sure no children left the school, but when a wayward child was scared by being put in the tower, he made sure the child was comfortable and not scared. Sadie and Sasha Dopple were mischievous twins often in trouble. A year ago Olivia Dan-Winston had disappeared. Burglars have been robbing Lord Gervez. Who gave Saskia a mysterious key and what would it open? Where did the twins go after they were put in bed and what did they find? Who hid in a sarcophagus and what happened? How did Eric find Saskia? What happened to Eric that concerned the bad guys? Who was Indigo Moon? Lots of mysteries!
Louisa_May More than 1 year ago
After trying and failing to enjoy the first book in this series (I detested it for numerous reasons you can read about by reading the numerous reviews by people who felt the same as I did), I was wary about reading this one.  I decided to try it out after reading some of the reviews and because it is a part of Tyndale's Summer Reading program.  I tried to begin this book with an open mind and found myself truly enjoying it.  Like the first book, the combination of novel and comic is pretty awesome.  I enjoy both comics and a wide range of fiction, so this really appeals to me and I can see how it could get kids reading who aren't pleasure readers.  The story in this book is much better than the first, it's still got a bit of a creepy feel to it (though not TOO creepy like I felt the first book was).  The twin girls (Sadie and Saskia) are still too mean for my taste sometimes, but not nearly as terrible as they were in the first book.  They become slightly likeable.  Their buddy, Erik, is always likeable.  The bad guys are hateable, and there are some adults introduced here that are great, mysterious, interesting people.  While I would not at all compare this author to C.S. Lewis (these books are mysterious and creepy; Narnia is charming and warm, for the most part) I would compare them to Harry Potter.  The storyline really caught me up and there were many loose ends that weren't tied up at the end of this book.  I'm eager to read the next in the series (it seems to be the last?) and see how everything comes to a close.  Depending on book 3, these books could possibly be used as an evangelical tool or as a conversation starter about faith.  I do recommend you totally skip book 1 and simply go for 2 and 3. 
thedeena63 More than 1 year ago
While these books aren't my type of reading, my son loves them (he's now 20, but still remembers discovering the first book). Part story, part story, part comic and part manga, the Doppleganger Chronicles are designed for reluctant readers. The stories have mystery and intrigue, but seem a bit light on faith. Some might be surprised by the amount of violence in the book, so parents might want to preview before handing it over. Personally, I would recommend for older teens. The setting is in and around an orphanage, so you can expect a darker storyline. Erik wants to be a private detective and is pretty much always sticking his nose where it doesn't belong, but he ultimately gets to the bottom of the case. I don't care much for the twins, but I can't decide if it's because of how they are written or how they are drawn. Did I mention I'm no a fan of manga? I have mixed emotions about this series, but since my son enjoyed it, I'd give it a cautious recommendation.
teenbooksjc More than 1 year ago
The second book in the fantastic Dopple-Ganger Chronicles meets the clever Dopple twins, Sadie and Saskia. Muzz Elliott has sent the twins back to Isambard Dunstan's School for Wayward Children (which has all girls and only one boy, who is treated as a servant). The twins and Erik get into a mystery, which backs that awful magician from the first novel stealing treasures from a neighbor through a series of underground tunnels. And we also learn that the beloved Miss Olivia was - or should I say is as she is still alive - no angel... Dorcas Potts also comes into the picture as a detective whose uncle is being robbed. Combining comic-book graphics with text and color, G.P. Taylor creates a fantastic new series of books that appeals to teenagers of all ages. I like to keep myself up to date on all novels and series, fiction, non-fiction, teen, children and adult, and this one has allowed me to see where the next generation is going: graphics as well as text. While seeming to lack a little with direct spiritual references, with only mentions of someone who may or may not be an angel, and the Companion (with a capital letter) who we sort of figure is probably a reference to Christ, the Holy Spirit or God, it is still rather fun and informative, and has excellent themes for one to think about. Taylor raises important issues, such as abandonment (experienced by the twins, whose mother left them), guilt (experienced by Erik for his past life of stealing, although he was a child manipulated by his father), revenge (the magician who hates the twins and Erik), loneliness (experienced by all the characters) and adoption (experienced by the twins) and family, both broken and put together. All in all, a must read.
SophiesMindset More than 1 year ago
Better than Book 1 The Dopple Ganger Chronicles is (currently) a three book series following the troublemaking Dopple twins and their friend Erik on happenstance adventures. I chose these books to read as a part of the Tyndale Summer Reading Program because I was intrigued by the style of the books. These books are intended to help the reluctant reader learn to enjoy reading. I thought it was a great idea - part graphic novel, part regular novel...but how was the content? Book 1: The First Escape I was less than impressed with this book. While I loved the concept of the book layout, I did not like the fact that the Dopples were troublemakers who bullied their fellow orphans, and the only punishment they ever received was extreme, unjust, and from cruel headmistress. Shouldn't we be teaching children how they ought to behave instead of giving them examples of bad behavior never handled appropriately? Where were the Christian values (after all, Tyndale is a Christian publishing company)? It was also a strange book with a seance and creepy talking puppets. Thankfully, the hoax of it all is explained in the book, but it is not something I would want my young child to read. There is the unexplained very strange Madame Raphael (for whom more explanation is given in later books, but some things are just odd). Also, the &quot;mystery&quot; wasn't what I expected. The book tells a story, but there's not much wondering whodunnit, or whosegonnadoit. Given the mixed style of the narrative, the book is much thinner than it appears (meaning the 200 some pages goes by fast). Overall, this is my least favorite of the DG Chronicles thus far. Book 2: The Secret of Indigo Moon My concerns about the twin's character, lack of showing what a family ought to be, and unfit punishment all remain for this second installment of the Dopple Ganger Chronicles. No creepy seances or talking puppets though - yay! There is more of a mystery feel to this book, but the storyline is not complicated. NOTE: I do not expect a complex story line for these books, I recognize they are aimed at reluctant readers. They are, however, marketed for youth/young adult, and I feel the story line level is more suited to children in elementary school. Of course, older children could also enjoy these books - especially if they are not used to reading in the first place. Madame Raphael continues to raise questions (it's stated in this book that she is probably an angel) - and while she talks of The Companion, the kids don't know The Companion, and pray to her in times of trouble. Even though Madame Raphael tells them to pray to The Companion, I think children are more likely to follow the characters lead, which is to pray to the angel (concerning). Book 3: The Great Mogul Diamond This book is my favorite thus far in the Chronicles. 1. Because most of my concerns from the previous two books are not present 2. Because we actually start learning more about The Companion and 3. There are ethical/moral questions raised that I think are good for youth to think about (like - is stealing ok to save someones life?) Because of what G.P. Taylor did in this book, I'm reserving judgement for the series, but I am still extremely hesitant to say I recommend any of the books. I understand that he's probably trying to reach a broader-than-Christian audience and so slowly introducing Christian ideas into the series is likely to be more effective than jumping in midstream. If future books show continued character development and if they accurately incorporate Christian theology then I think this has the potential to be groundbreaking - and not just in terms of the illustronovella, which already is innovative and groundbreaking. So I have mixed feelings about the Chronicles. My initial reaction to the first two books is tempered by the improved third book. One thing I would recommend for certain: read them in order. Otherwise, you're very likely to be lost.
thecraftyhome1 More than 1 year ago
The Secret of Indigo Moon by G.P. Taylor is the second book in The Doppleganger Chronicles. These are graphic novels for tweens and teens and are fabulous. In The Secret of Indigo Moon Erik finds a secret passageway under the school when burglars come in the middle of the night to take treasures that are hidden there. Of course he gets the Dopple twins involved in the mystery to find out what is going on. What they find is a tunnel system and a master plan to steal from all the rich people around the school. But when they find their old enemy will they make it out alive. The Secret of Indigo Moon contains lots of of mystery, adventure, and twists that you have come to expect from The Doppleganger Chronicles. These are great books for the reluctant reader or for any tween or teen. I highly recommend them.
Nicnac63 More than 1 year ago
The Secret of Indigo Moon (Dopple Ganger Chronicles #2) starts where the first in the series, The Great Escape, leaves off. It ends with prompts for the third in the series. The Secret of Indigo Moon, the second in the three-book series, doesn&rsquo;t disappoint. It was less &lsquo;dark&rsquo; than the first. The mixed comicbook / storybook style, fast-paced narrative, and intriguing characters draw young readers in and take them on an exciting, inventive journey. The mystery is fun (though sometimes predictable.) As with the first in the series, it is a shadier side of fiction, and not your typical Tyndale tale. (Tyndale is a Christian publisher.)
J4Life5 More than 1 year ago
This second installment of the Dopple Ganger Chronicles finds the trio back at the orphanage two weeks after the conclusion of book one. It was nice to revisit Eric, Sadie, and Saskia. However, the plot just didn't hold my interest. The graphic novel aspect of this book is more interesting than the story line. I also like the different fonts used throughout the book and the size variations are interesting. I would also love to have some sort of positive message or them for readers to take away from the book. Although this book isn't for me, I openly acknowledge that I am not a member of the target demographic. I think tweens would love this book, especially with the children taking charge of their lives and acting independently of adults. The storyline might be a lot more interesting for them, and I think they would love the graphic novel characteristics.
iblog4books More than 1 year ago
Again, this book was a fairly quick read. I didn't think the mystery was quite as intriguing as the first book, but it eventually drew me in and I just had to keep reading! I'm enjoying all of the new friends that Eric and the Dopple sisters meet, and the tunnel maze under the houses was a great twist (pun intended!). The Christian theme was a bit stronger (without being preachy) in this book. I liked how Saskia held true to her beliefs when the others gave her a hard time. God is presented in a unique way in this series, but somehow it works. This is a great series for resistant readers. The books are action-packed so the plot moves along pretty quickly, which is key for hooking those non-readers! Parts of the stories are a bit &quot;dark and twisty&quot; but I think that upper elementary and middle school students will thoroughly enjoy them. Good grief, I'm way past that age and I LOVED them! While the first book is still my favorite (so far at least!), I still thought this was a very good read. (3.5 stars)
AnotherBibliophile More than 1 year ago
Kids in this second book sneak around, stay out all night, and as to be expected in a city, are in danger from creepy adults. The headmistress who is supposedly OK shows signs of manic behavior-- smiling, then screaming; she is nonetheless the least dangerous of their enemies. The illustrations are fascinating. There are scary scenes, but I think men shooting guns at kids is over the line. I do appreciate the attempt the author made to develop the characters somewhat. He has them brood about their past, and try to deal with their feelings instead of ignoring them, as they had in the first book. The boy even shows a conscience. They still have no punishment for their rebellion and trespassing, etc. The only spiritual part is the being the girl believes is an angel. She gives good advice, if cryptic. She speaks in riddles. I suspect the kids will be pointed to salvation only in the 3rd book. Her last riddle tells them, &ldquo;Find the Man of Good-Bye Friday, and through his sorrows you will find joy.&rdquo; Hmmmm&hellip;..
lmbartelt More than 1 year ago
Good follow-up to the first With one of these unique book/graphic novels under my belt, I was much more comfortable with the storytelling style. And author G.P. Taylor tells a good story with lots of adventure and intrigue and mystery. I was a little annoyed by the behavior and attitudes of twins Saskia and Sadie Dopple. They're sort of like bullies in their school. But throughout this book, they begin to change. Taylor has a definite Christian worldview message to offer but he doesn't clobber readers over the head with it. The changes in the characters are subtle, like salvation often is in real life. Another great read. I was so eager to move onto the third one in the series that I picked it up and started reading right after I'd finished this one. No time to rest between books!
kristen4mk More than 1 year ago
Again as stated in my review of the first book in this series, I was really interested in this concept - and it took some getting used to - but I do like it. I think it mixes things up a bit and will definitely catch the interest of those who may not describe themselves as "big readers". Identical twin sisters Sadie and Saskia Dopple and their friend Erik Morrissey Ganger just can't seem to stay out of trouble - mysteries just surround them, begging to be solved. In this book we meet several new characters (as well as one or two from the first book) and are introduced to a number of secret passageways that are hiding some important information about the Isambard Dunstan School for Wayward Children and it's staff, past and present. Throw in a antiquities theft ring, an investigative reporter with interesting relatives and some more freedom for our main characters, and I am eager to get to book #3. This fast-paced novel was less 'dark' than the first and I appreciated that, as I had concerns the first one seemed to have less hope. Again, I am starting on book 3 now and the characters are growing on me. I can recommend this book & series to a pre-teen or teen who can handle some on-the-tense-side scenes, or an adult who wants to try something new! I still think these books require (especially for younger or more impressionable readers) some 'adult-who-has-read-it-too' discussion. Check it out, you might like it!
BookLover321 More than 1 year ago
Sadie, Saskia and Erik have returned, this time in The Secret of Indigo Moon, the second installment in G.P Taylor's The Dopper Ganger Chronicles. After their last adventure, in which they narrowly survived being chased by madmen and murderers, they have now returned to Instambard Dunstan's. Of course, in true style they seem to automatically sniff out a new mystery and obviously, where the three of them are concerned, trouble is never very far behind. Especially when they discover a secret tunnel beneath the school, meet up with a shifty undercover private eye, and come face to face with one of their old, and very devious, enemies. Just like the previous book, this story is fun and fast paced, and immediately draws you in. It is also full of fantastic descriptions, and it once again has the same incredible features- full page illustrations, comic strips, white pages with black text, and even black pages with white text. Not only that, but the three teens are faced with challenges which leave them questioning life, what it's all about, and who they really are. With almost non-stop action, and unexpected twists and turns, this is one irresistible mystery.
hannah97 More than 1 year ago
The Secret of Indigo Moon, the second book in The Dopple Ganger Chronicles, awesome! I loved how G.P. Taylor brought back a villain from the first book. You have to read this book its epic!
Brigonia More than 1 year ago
Eric Ganger, Sadie and Saskia Dopple are off to solve another mystery together. Eric witnesses two men sneaking into the boarding school he and the twins live in in the middle of the night. He watches them carry something through the front doors to their car. When the men come back inside Eric follows them through a secret passage that leads to tunnels underground which link all of the expensive houses in the area. The next day he enlists the help of the twins Sadie and Saskia to find out what the men were up to and where they were taking the treasures hidden below Isambard Dunstan's School for Wayward Children. The Secret of Indigo Moon is a good quality hardcover book written in the graphic novel style. It is illustrated throughout with black and white drawings. Interspersed throughout are comic strip pages. This is a very interesting way to read a book. I think the frequent change of format will keep the more reluctant reader interested and turning pages. My children ages 7, 9, and 11 enjoyed this book. My 9 year old was the first one to get the chance to read it and finished the book in three days. Whenever he had free time I saw him with the book. He is a good reader but I have never seen him as interested in a book as he was in this one. The storyline is fast paced and action packed with a bit of allegory. One of the twins sees an angel who talks to her about the Companion who is always with us. The other children doubt the angel's existence but see a few things happen that the angel had foretold and begin to wonder if the girl has really seen her after all. As a mom I was a little annoyed with some of the behaviour demonstrated by the twins. They rule the school by being mean enough to get their way with the other girls. There are a few instances where they threaten people, put slugs in food, or make rude comments about others. Over all they are brave and do what is right. I just didn't like their "mean" attitudes and that they were never sorry for being mean to others and even seemed proud of their "tough" behaviour. I received a free copy of this book from Tyndale Blog Network and have shared my honest opinion.
Blooming-with-Books More than 1 year ago
THE DOPPLE GANGER CHRONICLES: THE SECRET OF INDIGO MOON By G.P. Taylor In The Secret of Indigo Moon, Erik, Saskia, and Sadie are involved in yet another adventure. Burglars are using hidden a hidden tunnel beneath Isambard Dumstan' s School for Wayward Children. While investigating Saskia gets trapped in a sarcophagus and is stolen! Can Erik and Sadie rescue her before she is discovered or will they be captured as well? The magician Potemkin is back and continuing his evil ways. Can Saskia convince Sadie and Erik that Madame Raphael is real? Or will Saskia be alone in her belife? Prepare for a thrilling adventure that even the most reluctant middle grade reader will enjoy. The combination of traditional text, text art, and graphic novel adds to the appeal of this engaging sequel in the Dopple Ganger Chronicles.
Stlphotogirl More than 1 year ago
Overview: The Dopple Ganger Chronicles follows the investigative journey of Erik Morrissey Ganger and his twin, female sidekicks (Sadie and Saskia) as they seek to solve mysteries and save the day. The Dopple Ganger Chronicles is written by G.P. Taylor, and it is written in the format of a graphic novel. The Secret of Indigo Moon is the second book in The Dopple Ganger Chronicles. Erik, Sadie, and Saskia are at it again. As the book summary states, the trio never tries to get into trouble. It just seems to find them. This book picks up right where The First Escape leaves off. The group is investigating strange noises coming from the basement of the school. In the process they discover a secret tunnel, a new acquaintance, and an old enemy. Will they be able to solve the mystery? Will they survive? I guess you will just have to read the book to find out. Review: The graphics and format of this graphic novel are fantastic! This book is targeted for a young audience, but is still enjoyable for adults who enjoy a good graphic novel. I don't recommend it for you if you don't like teen mysteries and/or graphic novels. As far as the claims that G.P. Taylor is "The new C.S. Lewis," I don't know about that. I am still undecided whether this work compares to The Chronicles of Narnia, but I think that they are definitely good in their own right. The Secret of Indigo Moon is the first book by G.P. Taylor I have ever read. It was enjoyable and easy to follow even though I had never read The First Escape or any other works by Taylor. I highly recommend this book to young readers, and to those who enjoy a great graphic novel. This book was provided to me at no cost by Tyndale Publishing Company for review purposes.
Adayriddle More than 1 year ago
The second in this series is no less exciting than the first. We received the first and third as review copies but missed out on this one. So, we borrowed it from another reviewer! What a blessing. My daughter (10 years old) devoured the book. I think what makes these books so appeal ling to children and teens is the way the book is deigned, graphic arts pages with differing type sets, traditional pages, then the comic book pages. It is also visually interesting because the pages are all bordered in black. The material in this one does have some themes that may not be appropriate for very young children such as the talk of murder and the pictures of guns. However, I did not find the story line to be inappropriate. Again in this novel Sasha and Saski Dopple are paired with Eric Ganger. We are again introduced to the "bad" guys from the last story and introduced. Get ready for non stop action and antics as they try to discover the secret of indigo moon. Thanks Tyndale.
Cson More than 1 year ago
So what do you think goes bump in the night? Bet you didn't think it was a crazy magician sneaking around in a secret room in the basement intent on stealing a golden sarcophagus to fund another one of his demented inventions. But let's not stop there. Let's have identical twin and troublemaker Saskia Dopple be hiding in the sarcophagus when it's stolen. Add an undercover private eye, an architect named Indigo Moon and manga illustrations and this has got to be the whackiest book I've read in a long time. Just like the last book, this one's incredibly fast-paced and has quite the complicated ending, but this time the quirkiness seems a bit forced. Even so, it was definitely worth the read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago