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Michelle Paver

Autor(a) de Wolf Brother

44+ Works 9,144 Membros 256 Reviews 13 Favorited

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Séries

Obras de Michelle Paver

Wolf Brother (2004) 2,479 cópias
Spirit Walker (2005) 1,150 cópias
Dark Matter (2010) 1,037 cópias
Soul Eater (2006) 952 cópias
Outcast (2007) 743 cópias
Oath Breaker (2008) 582 cópias
Wakenhyrst (2018) 526 cópias
Ghost Hunter (2009) 456 cópias
The Outsiders (2012) 321 cópias
Thin Air (2016) — Autor — 312 cópias
The Burning Shadow (2013) 84 cópias
The Shadow Catcher (2002) 59 cópias
The Eye of the Falcon (2014) 56 cópias
The Viper's Daughter (2020) 41 cópias
The Serpent's Tooth (2005) 32 cópias
The Crocodile Tomb (2015) 32 cópias
Fever Hill (2004) 31 cópias
Skin Taker (2021) 30 cópias
Warrior Bronze (2013) 26 cópias
Without Charity (2000) 26 cópias
A Place in the Hills (2001) 25 cópias
Wolfbane (2022) 21 cópias
Pozeracz dusz (2007) 2 cópias
Krigarnas borg (2016) 2 cópias
Gravens f©Ænge (2015) 2 cópias
Ormgudinnans besv©Þrjelse (2014) 2 cópias
Sj©Þlslukarens barn (2020) 2 cópias
Wyrzutek (2008) 2 cópias
torak1 2 cópias
Ostrov bohyně 1 exemplar(es)
Wilczy brat (2005) 1 exemplar(es)
Wędrujący duch 1 exemplar(es)
Tropiciel duchów (2010) 1 exemplar(es)

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Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1960-09-07
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
UK
Malawi
País (para mapa)
England, UK
Malawi
Local de nascimento
Blantyre, Malawi
Locais de residência
Nyasaland (Malawi)
Wimbledon, England, UK
Educação
Oxford University (Lady Margaret Hall)
Ocupação
solicitor

Membros

Resenhas

Very fast paced, exciting historical fiction. Set in the bronze age with active goddess and a dolphin as an active character, this book feels quite modern and is a great read-alike for the Lightning Thief. Parents might be concerned about some fairly gruesome parts, so this and would be a good recommendation for 5th grade and up.
 
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mslibrarynerd | outras 6 resenhas | Jan 13, 2024 |
Dark Matter was an unexpected pleasure. I loved the setting to bits. Paver's description of the Arctic landscape was great. The main character's slow descent into constant darkness and madness was gripping. The secondary characters were slowly teased out and well written. She also writes a pretty good dog. :)

The only quibble I have with the book is the ending. It was very deus ex machina. At the moment of certain death, his rescue appears on the horizon.… (mais)
 
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rabbit-stew | outras 61 resenhas | Dec 31, 2023 |
I've been intrigued by ancient societies and cultures for as long as I can remember breathing. Egypt holds most of my interest, but honestly I'll read anything set in BC time period as long as its interesting. GODS AND WARRIORS, the first in its series, is set during Bronze Age Greece--a first for me--and is fast paced, engrossing and utterly entertaining. I read this over the course of about two hours--that's right TWO HOURS--because I couldn't bear to put it down.

I was a little unsure at first, there was a lot of descriptive words that seemed out of place ("He was ragingly thirsty...") or unneeded being tossed around. It felt like every other word ended with "-ly" for a while. The protagonist is also much younger then I'm used to reading lately (he's 12, in fact everyone over the age of 14 is more or less not to be trusted), so I wasn't sure if I'd enjoy his viewpoint.

My fears were laid to rest about 60 pages in, when Paver began describing another character's journey across the sea. Paver seemed to hit her stride around this point and from there the story took off.

In a lot of ways this reminded me of one of my favorite books as a kid--Mara Daughter of the Nile (by Eloise Jarvis McGraw). That was also about an orphaned child, an outsider struggling to survive and having to rely on cleverness to do so. Hylas though, he's driven. He's a determined boy who lives and thrives mostly through instinct. His cleverness is mostly intuition (with a healthy smattering of paranoia) and his own ability to adapt to circumstances.

Pirra, by contrast, tries to work things out. Though she's been sheltered, she has a better idea of how things work with the 'Black Crows' then Hylas does. She knows what it is they want and how far they will go to reach that end goal. She's also more cautious, reverent of the Goddess and island they find themselves on. She understands the magic that Hylas has come in contact with.

The uneasy truce between them as they struggle to survive and maybe find a way off the island felt natural. They come from two different worlds, two different societies even, but they have a common enemy (the Black Crows) and a common goal (to stop them). Neither trusts the other, at least not on a conscious level, but they work very well together.

Hylas' friend, Telamon is lost between two worlds himself. Older then Hylas, but just as sheltered as Pirra in a way, he just can't seem to do the right thing for the right reasons. His father is disappointed in him, his uncle is disgusted by him, Hylas learns something about him that makes him scared and distrustful--nothing he does ends the way he wants it to. I felt bad for him honestly.

The ending speaks at a larger destiny awaiting all three (and Spirit, the dolphin) and the Goddess doesn't seem done with them yet. I'm interested to see where Paver takes our band of wary heroes--and what fresh adventures awaits them there.
… (mais)
 
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lexilewords | outras 6 resenhas | Dec 28, 2023 |
A gripping and moving story, convincingly evoking both the eerie landscape and the remote-but-present period. Well-paced and beautifully resolved.
 
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Edward528 | outras 22 resenhas | Dec 23, 2023 |

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Geoff Taylor Illustrator, Cover artist
Scott M. Fischer Cover artist
John Fordham Cover designer
Ian McKellen Narrator
Bertrand Ferrier Translator
Stian Omland Translator
Birgitta Garthon Translator
Edward Bettison Cover artist
Daniel Weyman Narrator
Anna Bentick Narrator
Kerem Beyit Cover artist

Estatísticas

Obras
44
Also by
6
Membros
9,144
Popularidade
#2,626
Avaliação
4.0
Resenhas
256
ISBNs
481
Idiomas
19
Favorito
13

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