When the Stars Threw Down Their Spears: The Goblin Wars, Book Three

When the Stars Threw Down Their Spears: The Goblin Wars, Book Three

by Kersten Hamilton


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“[A] spectacular conclusion .” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Locked doors are opening, and magical creatures are tumbling through portals from Mag Mell, the world-between-worlds, into the streets of Chicago. Meanwhile, the romance between seventeen-year-old Teagan, who is part goblin, and the alluring bad boy Finn Mac Cumhaill is heating up . . . which is awkward, considering he is bound by a family curse to fight goblins his entire life. Celtic mythology, adventure, and paranormal romance fuse in the electrifying finale of the critically acclaimed Goblin Wars trilogy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780544227712
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 08/28/2014
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author

Kersten Hamilton has worked as a ranch hand, woodcutter, lumberjack, census taker, archeological surveyor, and dinosaur hunter. She has written several picture books and many middle grade novels, but the Goblin Wars books are her first teen novels. She lives in Albuquerque. Visit her website at www.kerstenhamilton.com.

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When the Stars Threw Down Their Spears: The Goblin Wars, Book Three 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
KikiD870 More than 1 year ago
This is one of those series that I am truly sad to see go.  I truly fell in love with The Goblin Wars... the characters, the story, the mythology.  I am sad that it is over, but it ended beautifully. I really have enjoyed the writing style the author used for these books, especially in the dialogue.  I realize that the same thing that I love about it is something that often annoys others.  There is a bit of a frenetic pace to it, with seemingly random bits flying back and forth.  But I think this fits perfectly with a household that is chock full of people and Mag Mell creatures.  That doesn't make for a calm, quiet, and ordered household and the dialogue adds flavor to the chaos that that must be. The characters in these books were especially vibrant and unique in their own ways.  Even those that you didn't necessarily love, they had their good points.  And the opposite was true as well, making them all a bit more relatable.  The Turtles, somewhat Mafioso in their lifestyles, were among my favorites of the supporting cast of characters.  They were often hilarious and their matter-of-fact Mafioso ways applied to the paranormal was really fun.  And Jing, Jing who was not so secretly crushing on Abby.  I loved his acceptance, his humor, his willingness to help.  He provided some great down-to-earth humor. There was sadness in this book, more so than in the others.  Characters we weren't supposed to like died, but so did some we hav come to love.  There were also times when feelings about various characters began to change... starting to care about those we hadn't and starting to dislike those we previously loved. Things to love about When the Stars Threw Down Their Spears...    --The characters.  As I said before, there were some for whom, over the course of the book, my feelings changed.  That kept it interesting.    --The deep dive into the mythology and characters of Mag Mell. My recommendation:  A beautiful ending to a wonderful series!  A must read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Substantive and engaging work like this is rare. Beautifully done.