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    Every night around nine o'clock in Cold Shoulder road the screaming began It came from the end house in the row It was not very loud The sound was like the cries of the gulls that flew and whirled along the shingle bank on

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    In this ninth entry in Aiken's Wolves Chronicles and the second featuring Is Twite as a heroine Is and her cousin Arun go in search of Arun's m

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    This is pretty late in the series which was written over several decades It seems that Aiken sort of lost track of what made these books work as she got further from the source Among the problems Yet another deus ex machina type ending In previous stories the hero actually played a role in the downfall of the villains Over reliance on the supernatural Okay a little magic or whatever in a young adult novel seems right This story h

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    The first line on a sort of prologue page although it is not labeled as such is a sort of back story although you don't understand it until midway through the bookEvery night around nine o' clock in Cold Shoulder Road the screaming began Gothic tongue in cheek adventure involving a Chunnel created before its time smuggled ivory tu

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    Following Joan Aiken's Wolves Chronicles which I have also seen described as the James III saga is a bit challenging A couple of the books have different titles in the US than in the UK Examples Limbo Lodge Dangerous Games; Is Is Underground The fourth book in publication order a preuel called The Whispering Mountain is routinely left out of numbered lists of the canonincal series which may lead to confusion

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    Is Twite and her cousin Arun go on a wild search for Arun's mother Ruth Twite while the Merry Gentry smugglers terrorize every village on the coast Arun and Is turn to Admiral Fishkin for help and advice on how to find their missing relative bu

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    Seuel to Is Underground In the previous book in the series Is Twite travelled north to find her missing cousin Arun Now Arun has been found and they are going back to his home town to reunite him with his mother But when they get there they discover that Aunt Ruth has disappeared Arun's family was part of the

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    my dudes few people can tell stories like Joan Aiken did bless this woman for inspiring my love of the weird the absurd and the strong oh to be able to go back and reread these books with a fresh mind as an adult

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    The seuel to 'Is' US 'Is Underground' is another of Joan Aiken's unputdownable novels in the James III Wolves seuence The villains are as villainish as ever with few redeeming features the young and not so young protagonists are regularly scrobbled and much of the fairytale action which would normally be regarded as implausible acuires a deg

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    Yeah and no This is just too slow and not making any sense I gave it to about the halfway point before calling it Perhaps if I had read the past books it would be better The description seemed right up my alley but the writing was just to stilted and dry for my taste It has gotten great reviews from people who have read the series but as someone who was not familiar with the series the book just didn't go any where and when it di

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Read ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ê Joan Aiken

A trace There's plenty of evidence of strange goings on now that the Channel Tunnel is open and smugglers called the Merry Gentry have the whole countryside te Is Twite and her cousin Arun go on a wild search for Arun s mother Ruth Twite while the Merry Gentry smugglers terrorize every village on the coast Arun and Is turn to Admiral Fishkin for help and advice on how to find their missing relative but the duplicitous Admiral is not as kind as he seems Is and Arun search through the mysterious Silent Sect explore a dark cave find shelter in unlikely places and ultimately find a way to restore peace to the coast and strip the Merry Gentry of their powerI was a little disappointed in the lucky coincidences of the plot especially since I have come to expect so much from Joan Aiken s writing The plot felt really contrived as time after time the heroes are saved from disaster by some random happenstance The main characters seem to float around from place to place making a half formed plan that doesn t really accomplish anything and then they are miraculously saved AGAIN by some incredibly lucky accident And the ending was especially contrived and unsatisfactory Other than that the writing is great Joan Aiken has such a beautiful writing style that pulls you into the story creates emotional connections to the characters and describes a vivid setting Her writing and characters are imaginative and interesting and weirdStill well worth the read but not her best in this series Beyond the Pale unlikely places and The Black Ice Score (Parker, ultimately find a way to restore peace to the coast and strip the Merry Gentry of their powerI was a little disappointed in the lucky coincidences of the plot especially since I have come to expect so much from Joan Aiken s writing The plot felt really contrived as time after time the heroes are saved from disaster by some random happenstance The main characters seem to float around from place to place making a half formed plan that doesn t really accomplish anything and then they are miraculously saved AGAIN by some incredibly lucky accident And the ending was especially contrived and The Black Painting unsatisfactory Other than that the writing is great Joan Aiken has such a beautiful writing style that pulls you into the story creates emotional connections to the characters and describes a vivid setting Her writing and characters are imaginative and interesting and weirdStill well worth the read but not her best in this series

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Rrified Is and Arun are up against the evil Dominic de la Twite and the sneaky Admiral Fishskin in this witty adventure An American Bookseller Pick of the Lists my dudes few people can tell stories like Joan Aiken did bless this woman for inspiring my love of the weird the absurd and the strong oh to be able to go back and reread these books with a fresh mind as an adult Electing Judges up against the evil Dominic de la Twite and the sneaky Admiral Fishskin in this witty adventure An American Bookseller Pick of the Lists my dudes few people can tell stories like Joan Aiken did bless this woman for inspiring my love of the weird the absurd and the strong oh to be able to go back and reread these books with a fresh mind as an adult

Read ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ê Joan Aiken

Having freed the children enslaved in the northern mines Is Twite and her cousin Arun return to Folkestone to find Arun's mother But she has disappeared without Every night around nine o clock in Cold Shoulder road the screaming began It came from the end house in the row It was not very loud The sound was like the cries of the gulls that flew and whirled along the shingle bank on the seaward side of the roadJoan Aiken really knows how to write stuff that while wholly appealing to young people is also genuinely chilling When I was a kid my local library had The Wolves of Willoughby Chase and its first two seuels I was young enough when I read them that I wasn t uite certain which elements in this alternate history England were fantasy and which were just British it all seemed uite exotic to me I read those three books several times each but didn t later follow the series and and no idea until picking this up that it had continued into the mid 90sThe setting was familiar but the characters here are ones I wasn t familiar with although it s clearly not the first time they ve been introduced Is Twite and her cousin Arun are travelling in search of Arun s mum whom he left to strike out on his own several years ago Arun is devastated when he comes back to an empty house with no clues as to where she might have gone Arun s mother was a member of a strange cult called the Silent Sect and the unsavory neighbors seem to think that odder than usual things have been going on within the group There s also a gang of vicious smugglers calling themselves the Merry Gentry who are well on their way to keeping the local populace under their thumb with fear and threats Add in an antiue buried treasure that everyone has plans for and the plot is underwaySeveral times while reading this I was reminded that this is the exact sort of story that Lemony Snicket s Unfortunate Events was inspired byHowever while it s good it s not Aiken s best The telepathy isn t really intrinsic or necessary to the story the villains are a bit lacking in back story and events tend to happen rather too convenientlyI m still glad to have had the opportunity to read it Many thanks to Open Road and NetGalley As always my opinions are solely my own