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Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War

review Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War Read & Download Ö PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ü Clive Barker Clive Barker Ü 0 Free download T his henchman after her Why can she suddenly speak words of magic Why is this world familiarCandy and her companions must solve the m. 3 stars for the great story writing and characters1 star for the beautiful illustrations The second installment in Barker s YA series is for me a bit of a step back Still wholly enjoyable and far better than most of the drivel that passes for adolescent literature these days Days of Magic Nights of War nonetheless didn t impress me as much as its predecessor did There are too many problems sprinkled throughout the narrative for me to shrug off or ignore and so while it pains me I didn t feel it accurate to give this book a perfect rating The Good This section will be essentially a copy and paste of the positives that I detailed in my review of the first book Don t misunderstand me however I m not repeating myself out of lazinessOkay so I might be A little But that s the lesser reason Mostly I m doing this because I really don t feel as though there s any new ground to cover here All of the things that I loved about Abarat are present in the seuel As such my listing of the best parts of this book would simply be a rehashing of already stated opinions only phrased in a slightly different wayAnd so I now present you with a simple reposting as I know that you re likely too lazy to actually go and find the review that I m referring to The WorldbuildingThe worldbuilding in this book is just bizarre and I mean that in a good way Barker has a very potent imagination and this story just bleeds creativity from every page It s beautiful and head scratching and confusing and uniue I absolutely loved itThe WritingThe writing is practically flawless It has such a poetic and dreamy uality to it that you feel as though you re reading a fairy tale All I had known about Barker up until this point was that he writes surreal horror Finding out that he has such a way with words was a wonderful surpriseThe ArtworkThe artwork just sells this book Crafted by Barker himself the bountiful illustrations may not have the most detailed or realistic of styles but are gorgeous nonetheless Having some new surreal splash of color every few pages was a real treat and helped me envision the author s world in a uniue and gorgeous way The Problems Moving on to the not so good stuff These are issues that I couldn t brush off or ignore as I read There are uite a few unfortunately Repetitive PlotA fair amount of the story consists of the same seuence of events repeated several times before the cycle is finally broken near the end for the big finale This is the pattern that much of the book follows1 Candy arrives at some new location Much time is spent describing the many wonders that she stumbles upon2 One of several villains arrives hoping to kidnapmaimmurder Candy3 The aforementioned evildoer proceeds to chase Candy around whichever island she happens to be on at the time Several pages are dedicated to the fiend either shouting or whispering ominous things to our heroine as she flees4 Candy manages to escape through some crazy method allowing her to avoid certain bodily harm as she travels to another island5 Rinse and repeatIf this same seuence wasn t also used extensively in the first book I would be forgiving of this The fact that Barker decided to employ it for most of the seuel however does not sit well with me Here it grows tiresome very uickly Irksome RomanceWhile there has yet to be any clear romantic interest between Candy and another character signs are undoubtedly present in this book due to the introduction of two new charactersThe first is Letheo His situation is very similar to Malingo s in Abarat and I find this rather annoying We ve already had this situation1 Candy saves a slave servant boy from his cruel master2 Said boy becomes close and loyal companion who may or may not end up becoming a love interest at some pointConseuently Letheo being thrown into the mix seems repetitive Intrusive as well as it threatens the wonderful dynamic that s been established between Candy and Malingo Of course Barker may be setting up a love triangle or worse and I pray that that isn t the case This story does not need oneThe introduction of Finnegan Hob presents these same problems His circumstances are different from the other two yet still leave him as a very plausible future wooerGranted I have no idea what kind of relationship these two characters actually end up having with Candy but I get the feeling that at least one of them may very well be romantic in nature Neither appeal to me WhyBecause in regards to Letheo his predicament plays too much into the typical bad boy who s tortured but hot trope that is used in YA far too often I don t want to spend the rest of the series reading about how Candy is attracted to him but he is repeatedly telling her that it s too dangerous to be around himA relationship with Finnegan meanwhile would feel much too easy Finnegan s view spoilerundying love for Princess Boa hide spoiler

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review Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War Read & Download Ö PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ü Clive Barker Clive Barker Ü 0 Free download All things in their time Candy uackenbush's adventures in the Abarat are getting stranger by the hour Why has the Lord of Midnight sen. Scary exciting weird adventurous awesome and so many things that describe just how brilliant and horrifying this book really is After I had finished reading Clive Barker s first Abarat book I was just dying to read of this fantastic and scary world that our heroine Candy uackenbush has gotten herself into So I finally got around to reading the seuel Abarat Days of Magic Nights of War and I was just so impressed with what I have just finished reading Abarat Days of Magic Nights of War is definitely one seuel that you just have to check outCandy uackenbush still continues her adventures at Abarat along with her new friend a geshrat named Malingo and they traveled among the islands of Abarat together Unfortunately the Lord of Midnight Christopher Carrion wanted to capture Candy for he senses something unusual about Candy s presence in the Abarat and he sends the Criss Cross Man Houlihan after them Now Candy and Malingo are on the run from the Criss Cross Man but further in the story Candy soon discovers that Abarat feels familiar to her since she could call out magic spells that she has never learned before and seems to escape danger wherever she is The Candy starts to discover about herself and her connections with Abarat the that she starts to realize the intentions of Christopher Carrion the Lord of Midnight and those realizations could change Candy s life foreverCan I just say that I think that this seuel of the classic Abarat series is WAY better than the first book I loved the first Abarat book just as much but the second book in the series Abarat Days of Magic Nights of War really got me hanging on the edge of my seat as it was full of action and pure shock value that really got me invested in this book Clive Barker has done a fantastic job at making this story extremely exciting and scary at the same time and I really enjoyed the adventures that Candy had when she was on the run from Christopher Carrion and meets new people on her journeys Candy uackenbush has always been a great heroine to me as she is shown to be kind hearted and brave and I loved the way that she cares so much for her friends and is willing to put her own life on the line in order to save the people she cares about I also loved the way that Clive Barker started to unfold Candy s backstory and how she is connected to the wonderful and strange world of Abarat since I was curious in the first book about how Candy suddenly felt like she belonged in Abarat I was pleasantly surprised when the mystery of Candy s backstory was revealed and now I am determined than ever to see how Candy handles the new revelations she discovers about herself I have mentioned so many times now that this book was a bit scary and that is all thanks to one of the big villains in this story Christopher Carrion I loved the way that Clive Barker really made the readers feel frightened whenever Christopher Carrion comes up in the story and in this book Christopher Carrion was beyond scary as he tortured many innocent people and the whole idea about living nightmares swimming around his face and eating off of people s fears whenever they are free was just as disturbing I was also interested in learning about Mater Motley Christopher Carrion s grandmother who seems to be evil than Christopher Carrion himself which is saying something because in the first book she seemed like a background character but Clive Barker further developed her character in this book and the results were amazing Clive Barker s illustrations are just as wonderful and surreal in this book as they were in the first book and I loved how all the characters look like from the Abarat as you have images of some characters being a mixture of animals and human beings and the illustrations are wonderfully colorful I especially loved the images of Christopher Carrion himself as he looks truly frightening as his face looks like a skeleton and he has worm like creatures swimming in a container he has attached to his faceThis book might be a tad bit disturbing than the first book since there is nightmarish imagery and many characters are killed off in this book The images of Christopher Carrion are a bit too disturbing especially the images of Christopher Carrion getting angry and his skeletal face is a bit scary for anyone who does not like seeing skeletons in books Also the biggest shock factor for me in this book was the fact that many characters are killed off and that might be unsettling for people who do not like reading about deathOverall Abarat Days of Magic Nights of War is easily one of the best seuels I have read from any book and now I am definitely looking forward to reading the third bookAbsolute Midnight just to see how everything goes for Candy after all thisReview is also on Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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review Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War Read & Download Ö PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ü Clive Barker Clive Barker Ü 0 Free download Ystery of her past before the forces of Night and Day clash and Absolute Midnight descends upon the islandsA final war is about to beg. Woah The second installment in the Abarat series Candy is still in the Abarat running from villains left and right The most notable and scariest are Christopher Carrion and his grandmother Mather Motley We meet some new characters and some of our favorites come back together again to fight dragons and rescue Candy from life threatening situations We also travel back to Chickentown to check in with her family There are a few secrets revealed in this book that were nice to know I think I liked this one better than the first probably because I know the characters It didn t fall into the seuel slump that many books do I believe it carried the story really well Clive Barker doesn t disappoint with the artwork It is absolutely amazing His imagination is a crazy place And boy can this guy write a suspenseful ending I can t wait to read the next one

  • Paperback
  • 569
  • Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War
  • Clive Barker
  • English
  • 05 September 2020
  • 9780060596385