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Angel Isle Hardcover – October 9, 2007

3.7 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
Book 2 of 2 in the Ropemaker Series

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Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, October 29, 2007:
"A luxuriant exploration of the nature of magic, storytelling, and love."

Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, October 1, 2007:
"Dickinson's return to that world will delight and satisfy his fans and introduce others to an enchanting reading experience."

About the Author

Peter Dickinson is the distinguished author of many novels for young readers and adults. His books for Delacorte include The Ropemaker, a Michael L. Printz Honor Book, Eva, and Tears of the Salamander. He lives in England.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books (October 9, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385746903
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385746908
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.6 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,510,376 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Peter Dickinson was born in Africa, but raised and educated in England. From 1952 to 1969 he was on the editorial staff of the British satirical magazine, Punch, and since then has earned his living writing fiction of various kinds for adults and children.

Amongst many other awards, Peter Dickinson has been nine times short-listed for the prestigious British Carnegie medal for children's literature and was the first author to win it twice. He has won the Phoenix Award twice for "The Seventh Raven" and "Eva". He won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for "Chance, Luck and Destiny". "Eva" and "A Bone from A Dry Sea" were ALA Notable Books and SLJ Best Books of the Year. "The Ropemaker" was awarded the Mythopoeic Award for Children's Literature and was a Michael L. Printz Honor Book. Peter's books for children have also been published in many languages throughout the world. His latest collection of short stories, "Earth and Air", was published in October and his latest novel, "In the Palace of the Khans" was published in November.

Peter Dickinson was the first author to win the British Crime-Writers Golden Dagger for two books running: Skin Deep (1968), and A Pride of Heroes (1969). He He has written twenty-one crime and mystery novels, which have been published in several languages.

He has been chairman of the UK Society of Authors and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He was awarded an O.B.E. for services to literature in 2009.

Website: www.peterdickinson.com

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By A Customer on November 3, 2007
Format: Hardcover
Ages have past since the legendary Ropemaker brought the chosen twenty-four to watch over the people as he realized he could not stop the chaos threatening the Empire. Each of the chosen ones vowed to use their magic to protect the people especially from demons. However, over time, the Ropemaker vanished until many believe him to be a myth and most others dead probably by the hands of the Watchers. He chose them for their great power but their power has corrupted the chosen Watchers. They merged into an all powerful being that employs magic to cruelly rule the Empire with an iron fist.

Residents of the Valley realize their ancient magic "protection" from the evil excesses of the Empire is vanishing and soon will be gone. They fear repercussions from the malevolent one for hiding. Hope lies in finding the Ropemaker and persuading him to return the concealment magic to the Valley. Three young people (Saranja, Maja, and Ribek) leave the sanctuary of the Valley in search of the Ropemaker although no one has seen him in two centuries. None of the trio understands that destiny calls for them to do much more than seek a missing legend to repair waning magic. If they understood the quest they would have chosen the cowards way of staying inside the Valley regardless of the repercussions; which most likely is death.

This young adult fantasy is a terrific sequel to the delightful coming of age ROPEMAKER. The story line once again is a coming of age thriller as the three youngsters seek the only person who could save their village not understanding that their roles are much greater than that of desperate messengers although ironically their enemies have a strong inkling about the trio. Readers will want to join the terrific trio as they face danger and death every step of the way while learning Lord Acton's theory on power and Fodaro's Equations with their related theories on the rise of demons and angels.

Harriet Klausner
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Fans of Dickenson's understated style will appreciate this sequel to his masterful early work, The Ropemaker. It's definitely a YA novel, but it offers better depth of character and plot than most YA books, and does not tie off every knot at the end, leaving some equivocal bits, more like an adult novel in that regard. Not a stand-alone, though; best read after The Ropemaker.
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Get the "Ropemaker" book. It's young adult fiction, I get that. Still, book #2 was a complete failure in my opinion. Couldn't finish it.
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