THE STORM TOWER THIEF by Anne Cameron

THE STORM TOWER THIEF

From the "Lightning Catcher" series, volume 2
Age Range: 8 - 12

KIRKUS REVIEW

In this second of the Lightning Catcher series, storm prophet Angus McFangus returns to the Perilous Exploratorium for Violent Weather and Vicious Storms to solve a deadly mystery involving icicle storms, ice diamonds and an enigmatic lightning heart.

While his parents remain prisoners of villainous Scabious Dankhart, 11-year-old Angus discovers he has an uncle, Jeremius, who specializes in Arctic weather. Jeremius has been ordered to return with Angus to Perilous, where they find the Exploratorium wrapped in a cold extreme even for its high altitude, with Dankhart as prime suspect. Reunited with chums Dougal and Indigo, Angus and his fellow lightning cubs engage in dangerous cold-weather survival classes while Angus tests his storm-prophet skills against holographic weather horrors. The winter weather nightmare escalates when Dankhart’s clouds of lethal ice diamonds pelt Perilous. After deciphering a message warning him he must find the lightning heart in order to stop Dankhart, Angus knows what he must do, but he suspects it’s bait laid to trap him. Reprising the successful formula of The Lightning Catcher (2013), Cameron again locates her engaging trio of best friends in the fantastical Perilous boarding school venue populated with a growing cast of bizarre characters and some truly horrific winter weather.

Fans of Angus McFangus will applaud his latest weather-fantasy adventure. (Fantasy. 8-12)

Pub Date: May 6th, 2014
ISBN: 978-0-06-211279-8
Page count: 432pp
Publisher: Greenwillow/HarperCollins
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1st, 2014




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