- File Size: 641 KB
- Print Length: 256 pages
- Publication Date: February 5, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00BBS39L2
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #301,673 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Tethers (The Tethers Trilogy Book 1) Kindle Edition
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- Book 1 of 3 in The Tethers Trilogy (3 Book Series)
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The story follows two kids in their early teen years of the Victorian era, as they go on an adventure filled with mystery and fantasy after discovering an old journal in the house of a neighbor. The story moves along at a fairly descent pace, was interesting, and well researched. One of the things that pulled me into the story was the detailing of the Victorian setting and the characterization.
This novel is Jack Croxall's first publication and it does not disappoint. It will be interesting to see what he does next. I could easily see him continuing on with more books in a series based on the Tethers' characters, but hope that he will also branch out and create additional imaginative works.
Jack draws you in with the characters and the story, both original and well thought out. I particularly liked feisty Esther and it was fabulous to see a strong female teenager who refused to hide behind her male companion, Karl. Harland and Mr Cauldwell, the main adults of the story, treat Karl and Esther with trust and respect which was refreshing to see as I have lost count of the number of stories I have read where the adults never believe the children and put things down to their 'vivid imaginations'.
Karl and Esther are teenagers who live in a village where nothing much happens. Karl, intelligent and resourceful, is destined to become a teacher at the village school and Esther to work with her parents at their pub. That is until a chance encounter leads them to overhear a threat against a fellow villager and they find a notebook stating they were together at a village neither of them had ever visited or heard of.
There are several positive messages for teenagers in this book and I rather liked that about it too. Although the characters are strong, positive, resourceful and brave, they are also unafraid to break the rules a bit and it makes them easy to warm to and very believable. I thought the Victorian setting worked well for this novel, the characters had to walk to places, use a canal boat etc and it made for an interesting twist when it took hours or sometimes days to get to places which we would consider nearby by today's standards.
The first of a trilogy, this novel is well written, fresh and absorbing. A great first novel!
Karl and Esther are very precocious characters. Smart and witty are just two of their likable qualities. These two are always looking for a chance to adventure out of the small village that they’ve only known their whole lives. From the very first page, you are easily pulled in by their friendly banter. As the story unfolds, you can’t help but wonder what will happen next. I found it hard to put down at times when I had to sleep for work.
I love all the elements that make up this book. There’s the fantasy side, but with science-fiction trait. Of course there is the historical aspect, as it’s set in the Victorian Era. It’s also very adventurous and thrilling at times, which is what our two main characters long for. A great start to a trilogy in my opinion, and I can’t wait to read Unwoven (The Tethers Trilogy #2). Definitely recommend!!
Two weeks ago 13 year old Karl was caught trespassing in a village neighbours garden but before he is caught he sees, through the window, an engraved silver box which looks out of place among the clutter of the house. Although told by his mother to stay away, he returns with his friend Esther. There is no sign of the box, or Mr. Statham, the neighbour so Karl and Esther break in, only to find out they are not alone! They escape the other intruders, barely, but not before Karl discovers a note book under the floorboards.
This notebook is the start of a journey that will lead the two children from their tiny village of Shraye to the by land and by river to Nottingham, with peril at every turn and enemies round every corner Karl and Esther will need all the help they can get from their new friends to stay alive and out of denger.
I was quite surprised to find this is Jack Croxall's first book. The characterisation is a joy and the setting is such that rather than reading the story you, at times, feel you are there.
As a story it reminded me, as others have noted, of the Sally Lockheart novels of Phillip Pullman, by way of The Famous Five. A wonderful debut and hopefully the story is not over yet.
If you have a young adult reader, treat them to this book, if not, treat yourself
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This gripping adventure which starts in a rural village set in the Victorian period will delight steampunk fans. Read morePublished 23 months ago by jane yates
The following review has appeared previously on The Magnolia Blossom Review, a site owned and maintained by L. Avery Brown. Read morePublished on February 25, 2014 by L. Avery Brown
At the outset I would like to thank the author for free days on Amazon by which I was fortunate to download a free copy of Tethers –I was so glad to be able to read this book! Read morePublished on January 28, 2014 by Kristin Ravelle
Can you alter fate? Author Jack Croxall toys with the idea of predestination in his young adult adventure story Tethers. Read morePublished on January 11, 2014 by Lena Cox, PageCravings
A delightful read...starts off a bit slow but picks up midway. The book centers around two main characters Karl & Esther on an adventerous escapade regarding a special stone with... Read morePublished on October 16, 2013 by O. Zachary
OK, I liked this book, and it read very well on my new reader toy, so that is that. Hum, I have to also say that YA books often are the most humorous, and easy to read, so I... Read morePublished on September 25, 2013 by Lewis Carroll
The first time I read the synopsis for Jack Croxall's Tethers, I instantly knew that it was undoubtedly a book I very much wanted to read. Read morePublished on September 7, 2013 by Dan Thompson, Author
I am so impressed with this book. I wasn't sure if it'd be something that I would enjoy, but I am so glad that I did. Read morePublished on August 24, 2013 by Jill
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