POSSESSION by Chris Humphreys

POSSESSION

The Runestone Saga, Book 3
Age Range: 12 - 14
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KIRKUS REVIEW

This conclusion to the Runestone Saga forces Sky to choose between seductive power and saving the world. Sky and his cousin Kristin must perfect their Fetch powers and their attendant time-traveling magic to fight their megalomaniac grandfather, Sigurd. Sigurd has formed a personality cult and plans to tap the powers of his followers to bring about Ragnarok, the end of the world. Only by possessing the bodies of their ancestors—Roundheads, witches, Vikings and Norman invaders—can Sky and Kristin gain the strength to fight Sigurd. But possession is dangerously attractive, and Sky finds himself tempted to misuse his powers. As with its predecessor, Vendetta (2007), Sky is irritatingly perfect; Kristin is simply less smart, less gifted and more subject to temptation. Even when they are traveling beyond their control, Sky is consistently drawn into his most admirable ancestors. Nonetheless, the historical sequences add excellent flavor to this mythic adventure, with the Battle of Hastings seeming more real than modern Britain. (Fantasy. 12-14)

Pub Date: Aug. 12th, 2008
ISBN: 978-0-375-83294-9
Page count: 304pp
Publisher: Knopf
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 1st, 2008




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