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Patrick Carman

Författare till The Dark Hills Divide

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Author Patrick Carman was born in Salem, Oregon on February 27, 1966. He received a degree in economics from Willamette University. Before becoming a full-time author, he worked in advertising, game design, and technology. He is the author of The Land of Elyon series, the Atherton series, and visa mer Skeleton Creek. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre
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Verk av Patrick Carman

The Dark Hills Divide (2005) 2,508 exemplar
The Black Circle (2009) 2,186 exemplar
Beyond the Valley of Thorns (2005) 1,647 exemplar
Tenth City (2006) 1,237 exemplar
Skeleton Creek (2009) 807 exemplar
The House of Power (2007) 602 exemplar
Into the Mist (2007) 598 exemplar
Stargazer (2008) 579 exemplar
Floors (2011) 486 exemplar
Ghost in the Machine (2009) 395 exemplar
Thirteen Days to Midnight (2010) 371 exemplar
The Crossbones: Ryan's Journal (2010) 304 exemplar
Pulse (2013) 285 exemplar
Rivers of Fire (1984) 259 exemplar
Trackers (2010) 252 exemplar
Dark Eden (2011) 199 exemplar
The 39 Clues Set (Books: 1 - 8) (2008) 195 exemplar
The Raven (2011) 193 exemplar
The Dark Planet (2009) 145 exemplar
Shantorian (2011) 128 exemplar
3 Below (2012) 115 exemplar
Tremor (Pulse) (2014) 114 exemplar
The Field of Wacky Inventions (2013) 83 exemplar
Saving Mr. Nibbles (2008) 77 exemplar
Quake (Pulse) (2015) 75 exemplar
Land of Elyon - Boxed Set (2005) 58 exemplar
Eve of Destruction (2012) 46 exemplar
Omega Rising (2016) 43 exemplar
Mr. Gedrick and Me (2017) 34 exemplar
Skeleton Creek: Phantom Room (2014) 33 exemplar
Haunted Hike (2008) 30 exemplar
The 39 Clues Set (Books: 1 - 5) (2011) — Författare — 19 exemplar
Fizzopolis #2: Floozombies! (2016) 12 exemplar
Fizzopolis #3: Snoodles! (2017) 9 exemplar
Phantom File (2012) 9 exemplar
The Walnut Cup (2009) 9 exemplar
Skeleton Creek Set (2009) 8 exemplar
Towervale (2019) 6 exemplar
Pulsation T1 (2015) 5 exemplar
Tremblement - Pulsation T2 (2015) 2 exemplar
Floors Three Below 2 exemplar
Mission Launch (2016) 1 exemplar
Den svarta cirkeln (2009) 1 exemplar
Sisin Içine Dogru (2015) 1 exemplar
Onuncu Kent (2006) 1 exemplar
Dikenli Vadinin Ötesinde (2015) 1 exemplar

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(4.5 / 5)

Five books in, I’m starting to feel like every time I’m ready to read the next book, I should re-read all the ones before it again to remember the important details. I know some of that is my own memory problems, but there’s just so much happening over the course of these books. It’s hard to keep up with who might be bad, who definitely is bad, and who seemed to be good but double-crossed someone else. Little hints that aren’t followed-up on right away get lost in the greater story. The fact that this bothers me probably means that I’m enjoying the series, though, and I am. I just may have to start taking notes about what’s going on.

Somehow I knew that when, in my review for the previous book, I said that a future book might give me a different look at the Holts than the family of meatheads they’ve been portrayed as so far, it would end up happening soon, and I was right. Though really, it’s only the eldest son, Hamilton Holt who has a bit of character development here. I thought it was weird that after receiving actionable intel, he takes part in some kind of family capture-the-flag game before telling his dad that they need to get moving. Makes little sense. I also didn't really get how the black circle was a big enough deal in the book to be put in the title. But overall, I enjoyed this book and look forward to continuing the series.
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Kristi_D | 39 andra recensioner | Sep 22, 2023 |
A straightforward fantasy adventure with talking animals, danger and a long awaited quest. Alexa Daley has lived her whole life inside the stone walls that surround Bridewell and all she has ever longed for is to find a way outside. When her friend and the constructor of the walls, Thomas Warvold dies, Alexa is thrust into the middle of a long planned uprising and must solve the puzzles the Warvold family left behind in order to save the day.

This was nothing new in the fantasy adventure genre but enjoyable all the same. There is low angst, a big quest and a mysterious saboteur to be found. The mystery saboteur was a bit obvious now Elephant Worship = Sebastian with a character named Ganesh it wasn't exactly hard but I can't remember if I ever made the connection when I read these as a kid. On the other hand I felt like a certified genius upon reread so win. I liked Alexa, she's a daring, headstrong and a reader - so it's really hard not to. The other characters played pretty small parts really but I liked Yipes and the other animals and Alexa's father and Grayson. I enjoyed the details of the quest - like the tunnels and the Jocastas - etched images on gemstones.

There's a little bit of violence but it's all pretty tame - perfect for younger readers. 4 stars.
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funstm | 30 andra recensioner | Jun 21, 2023 |
This was fast paced and action packed and it was wickedly good. Unlike Alex Rider it's not overly sad and unlike Cherub - I like the main characters. As a reader, I relate to Amy but I love Dan's way of looking at things. They're a great team. Nellie, the au pair, is hilarious. She's laid back and loyal and can speak a seemingly million different languages. The rest of the Cahill family kind of suck, but what's an adventure story without a villain? Or ten? The plot is riveting - the mix of fiction and history is fascinating and I'm flying through the series. They're not particularly long - but then this kind of book never is - or at least never feels like it is. I can't wait to read the rest. 4.5 stars rounded up to 5.

Partnership with Hamilton Holt! Didn't see that coming. But it made sense and it was nice that they worked together - and that he didn't turn out to be a jerk at the end of the book like Ian did. Not enough Nellie in this one and noooooooo, don't let her be traitor. I still have so many questions - can't wait to get some answers.
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funstm | 39 andra recensioner | Feb 14, 2023 |



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