- Gebundene Ausgabe: 424 Seiten
- Verlag: Orchard Books; Auflage: 1 (Januar 2009)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0439932157
- ISBN-13: 978-0439932158
- Vom Hersteller empfohlenes Alter: 8 - 12 Jahre
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 3,2 x 16,5 x 24,1 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 2 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 401.445 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
The Eye of the Forest (Children of the Lamp) (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – Januar 2009
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An ancient Incan prophecy leads the Gaunt twins deep into the heart of the Amazon, in search of a cursed portal that has remained hidden for centuries. Along the way, they come across their old friend Dybbuk, but it's not a happy reunion. Dybbuk has lost all his djinn powers and is desperate to get them back - even if it means destroying the world. Can John and Philippa stop him before it's too late? -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
P. B. Kerr was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, where he developed a lifelong love of reading. Although the Children of the Lamp books are P. B. Kerr's first for children, he's well known as the thriller writer Philip Kerr, author of the Berlin Noir series, including, most recently, A QUIET FLAME; IF THE DEAD RISE NOT; A PHILOSOPHICAL INVESTIGATION; GRIDIRON; THE SHOT; and many other acclaimed novels. Mr. Kerr lives in London with his family.
Den Leser erwartet ein Mix aus Atomphysik, Geschichte der Inka Kultur, Globale Erderwärmung und natürlich viel Zusammengewürfeltes aus allen anderen Bereichen der Lexikothek.
Ich habe das Buch zu Ende gelesen, wie alle Teile davor und es hat keinen Spass gemacht. Alles wurde an den Haaren herbeigezogen. Einmal wusste man nicht weiter, also wird man von einem Baum verschluckt und ausgespuckt mit jeder Menge Weisheit ... warum, wie das gehen soll, was das sollte und wie das in die Geschichte passte ... keine Ahnung. Ein anderes Mal wurde es langweilig, also kam auf einmal aus dem nichts das Thema "Atombombe" ... klar, was sonst. Wegen der Erderwämung können Dschinns nicht fliegen auf der Wolke ... gut, kommt noch schnell etwas reales rein, "damit sich der Leser wiedererkennt". Phillipa und John können nicht in der Geschichte überzeugen - die Rollen flachen zu sehr ab.
Auch mit viel Phantasie kann man dem Buch nicht viel Unterhaltsames herausholen. Da gibt es viiiiele besser Bücher, wie
- "Die Geheimnisse Nicholas Flamel" von Scott
- "Percy Jackson" von Riordan
- "Harry Potter" von Rowling
- "Die Schule der Magier" von Neff
Das Buch ist für Kinder ab 10 in Ordnung, auch wenn die Story sehr viel Verwirrung stiftet. Leider nur 2 Punkte von mir. Ich würde dieses Buch nur ungern weiterempfehlen. Lesen werde ich es nie wieder - es bleibt eine Erinnerung in meinem Schrank. Natürlich werde ich den 6.Teil auf jeden Fall auch lesen :-) vielleicht kann der Autor wieder an Teil 1 und 2 anknüpfen.
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...some djinn have speculated that global warming might eventually affect our ability to make and control our own whirlwinds. But that was thought to be years off.
Now in order to get to Brazil to have the surgery that will restore her body (she presently is using the body of housekeeper Mrs. Trump, but this is another story), Layla must use a plane like everyone else. Everyone else means she will travel with the "mundanes," as non-djinns are called.
While she is away, Philippa, John and their Uncle Nimrod (Layla's brother), along with his butler, Mr. Groanin, are invited to spend some time at the country home of Mr. Vodyannoy in New Haven. Philippa and Uncle Nimrod are going to have the opportunity to play in the Djinnverso tournaments, which doesn't interest John much. However, the opportunity to explore a haunted house called Nightshakes and learn more about Mr. Vodyannoy's talking boards (all connected to the spirit world) makes this trip most appealing to him.
John finds a spirit world all right --- in fact he manages to awaken the spirit of Manco Capac, a great djinn and warlord of the Incas who is bent on getting revenge for his people. Everything from here starts moving very fast: the Peabody Museum is broken into and Inca artifacts are taken, and before you know it they are all (including Philippa's new friend, Zadie) on the way to the Amazon forests with several fascinating stops along the way. During one very important stop, they manage to obtain the head of the explorer and warrior Pizarro (only to have Groanin lose it for a frightening time). When they arrive in South America they meet their most unorthodox guide, Sicky, who is a friend of Mr. Vodyannoy. While this is all happening and unknown to them, their father is kidnapped.
Sicky was extremely tall for an Indian, with huge hands and enormous feet, and his arms, neck, and chest were covered with a variety of strange tattoos. Sicky was also remarkable for the size of his head, which was no larger than a grapefruit or, for that matter, his own fist.
Sicky turns out to be a most helpful (albeit unusual) companion. Though his head is tiny, there is nothing wrong with the way Sicky thinks or acts. He also has a rather strange but magical tattoo on his stomach, which later turns out to be most useful.
Fighting their way through the jungles, they are met with one dangerous obstacle after another: Peruvian giant centipedes (very poisonous), a giant-giant Anaconda, monster mozzies (giant mosquitoes), deadly frogs and zombie-like warriors bent on destroying them. Unknown to them, the person they would least suspect is indeed sabotaging them. That someone is trying to stop them from reaching their destination, which is a magical door called the "Eye of the Forest." Behind this door may lay the mythical Eldorado and the revelations of long-lost secrets. Searching through the forests and trying to survive also raise their awareness of the terrible threats many of the Amazon areas face. It's no wonder the whirlwinds are becoming a problem for djinns.
Readers will not want to put down THE EYE OF THE FOREST as the adventurers risk more than they should and discover more than they bargained for. Old characters from previous Children of the Lamp books (including Dybbuk) are reintroduced, and plots weave cleverly in and out. P. B. Kerr has done a masterful job of incorporating history along with some serious environmental issues into a fast-paced, fascinating story.
--- Reviewed by Sally M. Tibbetts
We love it because it's interesting and educational. We found ourselves looking up factoids just to learn more about the topics.
This book however, feels like the author just phoned it in. Slow, boring with way too powerful villains. The twins really must have magic to even make it thru the poisonings, killings and mass of problems. Our Daughter got really bored halfway thru and didn't really get interested again until the very end. We'll keep reading but feel its' a bad sign for the series.