Jon Rowson

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Artemis Fowl - The Arctic Incident by Eoin Colfer
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yessir!, 12 Oct 2002
Artemis Fowl is back and this time, it's personal! Artemis Fowl is looking for his long, lost father but he can't do it alone. He needs halp from his arch rivals, the fairies. Conveniently, they need some thing from him. A war has broken out between the goblins and the fairies and they do a deal with Artemis: they help him if he helps them. This is another excellent novel by Eoin Colfer that you just won't be able to put down. Not quite as good as the first, but still the best fantasy book since The Amber Spyglass.
The Seeing Stone (Cascades) by Kevin Crossley-Holland
The Seeing Stone (Cascades) by Kevin Crossley-Holland
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
A literary masterpiece, a book of historical fact and a retelling of the classic Arthur stories all rolled into one fantastic novel. It's a children's book like never before. It follows the story of thirteen-year-old Arthur de Caldicot who wants to become a knight more than anything else in the world. However, when his elderly frieng Merlin gives him a shining black seeing stone. Arthur's whole world changes. Not only does this book tell a fictional story, it also contains interesting historical detail about the period of time. This book contains the best description I have ever come across in a children's novel and is the first book in an astounding trilogy. Brilliant.
Stormbreaker: Complete & Unabridged by Anthony Horowitz
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
This is a great book for children of almost any age. The book follows fourteen-year-old Alex Rider into life threatening situations after his uncle dies in suspicious circumstances. Anthony Horowitz has almost created an entire new genre for children's books in what is undoubtedly his best novel. It's a childrens version of James Bond! Stormbreaker leads the way for two sequels which, although not as good, are still worth buying. Don't miss out on this very entertaining and origional (although sometime rather predictable) adventure.