And why aren't there. Expectation is a funny business is it not? 'Hadn't expected that, but after a quick adjustment of expectations this became a spectacular adventure, one I was happy to experience. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Start by marking “The Stolen Lake (The Wolves Chronicles, #4)” as Want to Read: Error rating book. Having rediscovered Joan Aiken with my daughter I find there are many more books in the series than I read as a child.

Dido suffers from interacting with only adults, versus her youthful friends of. This one, in which cute little jacanas (which hatch with claws on their wings, and use the claws to climb before they have wings that can fly) morph into man-eating raptors, and human sacrifices' bones are ground up to prolong a tyrant queen's life, goes beyond its original mission. It really has no connection to the other books in the series, and I don't think that it's the greatest read for very young children, however it is the most thrilling, the least predictable, DEFINITELY the most imaginative, and the most mature. “They came to the high stone shaft with the face of Sul; they descended to the terrace below. It's been a while since I read any Joan Aiken. Joan Aiken was a much loved English writer who received the MBE for services to Children's Literature. Is she, as she claims, the widow of King Arthur?

Perhaps it would be less jarring if I'd seen the style of the books evolve over time. Aiken’s usual taste for the grotesque and phantasmagoric leads to an awkward grafting of Arthurian parody onto an Incan setting in a Roman Latin America. © 2008-2020,, Inc. or its affiliates, The Stolen Lake (Wolves Chronicles Book 4), Literature & Fiction for Children (Books). Look no further than this year's buzziest YA and middle-grade graphic... To see what your friends thought of this book, This is the first Wolves chronicle I read, not long after it was published, but after a slight initial confusion it had a logic of its own. The actual order is as follows: A Ripping Yarn! 1-Click ordering is not available for this item. I’ll say it again — it’s awkward. So much unexpected adventure and story. This book explodes like a firework in the brain, or perhaps like one of the thirteen volcanoes that encircle the misappropriated lake of the title. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. THE STOLEN LAKE: Books - with the Stolen Lake and King Arthur coming back and old ladies eating peoples bones in mush and other odd things, Joan Aiken stole my heart and simultaneously weirded me out.

The writing is fairly complex, the characters are fully realized, and the action is engaging and exciting throughout. Readers Who Have Enjoyed 'The Wolves Chronicles', This title marks the point at which Aiken's.

This should be compulsory reading for ALL. During the mythical reign of Britain's King George IV, the ship carrying 12-year-old Dido from Nantucket back to England is ordered to stop off in New Cumbria, a mysterious South American nation ruled by a suspiciously ancient queen.

I'm beginning to think I made a mistake following the Goodreads order for the Wolves series (which arranges the events in the books chronologically rather than following the order written), because this one, written much later than Nightbirds, had a much more complicated and I think less satisfying plot. Dido's survival looks questionable but then she is rescued by her ship captain who floats into play with a flying machine. The Stolen Lake is a children's novel by Joan Aiken, first published in 1981. MUCH more adventurous than the previous books in the series. I'm beginning to think I made a mistake following the Goodreads order for the Wolves series (which arranges the events in the books chronologically rather than following the order written), because this one, written much later than Nightbirds, had a much more complicated and I think less satisfying plot. Dido Twite, the quick-witted (and sharp-tongued) heroine of "Black Hearts in Battersea" and "Nightbirds on Nantucket," is back in this sequel. All in all, a fun, fast, rollicking read for youngsters and adults alike.

I love Aiken's Wolves Chronicles, but this one isn't even worth being part of the series. A dazzling piece of dramatic, snowballing adventure, THE STOLEN LAKE is full of fantastical details: revolving palaces, witches who are also court dressmakers, an apocalyptic volcanic eruption, and an infernal country with a noticeable lack of female children. Unfortunately, she has attained immortality by cannibalistic vampirism, murdering and consuming local maidens. Aiken's previous "Wolves" series editions stayed in relatively "real world" scenarios, but though "The Stolen Lake" gets off to a slow start aboard a ship, it transforms into a full-blown fantasy. Refresh and try again.

Though be sure that they are OK with some scary stuff first, as this does have some pretty scary stuff in it. Want to encourage young readers to keep up their reading habits? Others in the series I expected to really enjoy and ended up not liking as much. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Is she, as she claims, the widow of King Arthur? Still, the first half, Delighted to read another Dido Twite adventure.

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