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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 370 pages
  • Publisher: Viking Juvenile; 1 edition (October 14, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0670012467
  • ISBN-13: 978-0670012466
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 6.1 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,306,375 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Fourteen-year-old Roger has a peculiar gift that allows him to cross from the land of the living into the world of the dead—but only at the point of extreme personal pain. He finds himself at court in the capital city, and he quickly becomes a tool in the deadly contest of wills between a young queen some say is not fit to rule and her mother, who refuses to relinquish the throne. Kendall’s debut novel is an atmospheric coming-of-age tale that weaves ill-fated courtly love with Roger’s difficult journey to understand the world. The involving story is weakened just a little by unnecessary and oddly placed references to sexual arousal and characters that exhibit little overall growth. There are tantalizing references to a mysterious place known as Soulvine Moor, which receives short shrift when readers are finally taken there toward the novel’s end. Despite this, Kendall’s first effort will find fans who will cheer Roger on and hope for his constancy. Grades 8-11. --Cindy Welch


" atmospheric depiction of her hero's journey and freshly imagined vision of the afterlife should resonate with gothic fantasy fans." --Publishers Weekly

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Debbie's World of Books on November 13, 2010
Format: Hardcover
I enjoyed the world that was built in this story but as for the story itself I thought it was just ok. I never came to like Roger. I know that he was raised in an abusive environment and that probably stunted his social growth but I found him him to be irritating and dislikable. As is typical of most YA books these days there is the love interest. After he escapes life with his abusive uncle he fixates on Lady Cecilia and falls in "love" with her. I imagine it's because she's the first beautiful and lively female he meets as a part of his new life. But it irks me despite all the evidence that she is nothing but an empty headed twit that he fixates on her and is totally clueless about the other girl who is in love with him. He's like a child who sees a shiny toy and decides that is the one he must have despite anything else that comes across his path.

**Spoiler start-highlight the next line to read the spoiler**

Even though he does end up realizing what he had in front of him all the way it made me mad that he only gives up on Cecilia after she is gone for good. It's almost as if he is just settling for the consolation prize.

**End spoiler**

I was also hoping he was going to be one of those characters that overcomes the obstacles in his life to grow into someone who is heroic. I felt we do not really see that. He remains whiny, self absorbed and selfish other than his devotion to Cecilia. I do not understand why he inspires people like Maggie and Mother Chilton to help him when he's rude and ungrateful.When he does finally do something heroic it seems out of the blue.

The world this story takes place in was fascinating.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Robin in Vermont on November 19, 2010
Format: Hardcover
(Audiobook review): I loved this story, particularly as read by Simon Vance. I found Roger to be a very compelling character with nuanced emotional conflict, and Kendall writes him as "alien in a strange land" perfectly. He negotiates the worlds the best he can, though nothing of his previous experience prepares him for what he encounters. He is very innocent and gullible in the beginning, but as the story builds, he grows in understanding.

Roger is simply trying to survive his fate using the only gift he has, but he seems to become more and more entangled in the problems of others. He has a lot to learn. Naturally, he is drawn to the sweet, young and fragile Cecilia, as most young men would be, rather than the tough, smart and less pretty, though capable kitchen maid. (that seemed rather predictable, but well within character.) And his quest to save Cecilia forms the crux of the story.

I look forward to more from Anna Kendall, and hope to read another book about this character and his worlds.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sasha on August 2, 2011
Format: Hardcover
This is a dark tale, full of pain and disappointments for Roger, and by extension, the reader. The characters - pretty much all of them - are flawed, constantly making mistakes (of judgement and otherwise), to the point where you want to shout at them to stop being so thick and get with the program.

And pulls you in, compells you to read on and find out what, exactly, is going on. (I'm still not entirely sure - I hope I'll find out in the next book of the series!!)

A good book, certainly, but don't expect a light fantasy tale from this one.
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