Friday, 30 July 2010

11+: The Demon's Covenant - Sarah Rees Brennan


Mae Crawford always thought she was in control. Now she's learned that her little brother Jamie is a magician and Nick, the boy she'd set her heart on, has an even darker secret. Mae's whole world has spun out of control, and it's only going to get worse. When she realises that Jamie has been meeting secretly with the new leader of the Obsidian Circle and that Gerald wants him to join the magicians, she's not sure how to stop Jamie doing just that. Calling in Nick and Alan as reinforcements only leads to a more desperate conflict because Gerald has a plan to bring Nick down - by using Alan to spring a deadly trap. With those around her torn between divided loyalties and Mae herself torn between her feelings for two very different boys, she sees a chance to save them all - but it means approaching the mysterious and dangerous Goblin Market alone...


As a huge fan of Sarah’s original tale in the series, I really had to get my hands on this latest offering.
What unfurls is definitely an adventure that builds on the hard work of the author in the original. Beautifully written with cracking descriptiveness backed up with realistic dialogue only goes to demonstrate the sheer talent of the author. Add to the mix a real understanding of the target audiences mindset and its definitely a tale to enjoy.

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