SONS OF THE DARK: BARBARIAN by Lynne Ewing

SONS OF THE DARK: BARBARIAN

Age Range: 14 & up
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KIRKUS REVIEW

The author of the Daughters of the Moon series switches her focus to boys and crams an amazing selection of fantasies into this silly novel. Supernatural 15-year-olds have traveled through time to masquerade as present-day Los Angeles high-school students. Obie, our hero, actually is an ancient Visigoth warrior cursed at birth, the son of a legendary king. In his spare time, he works as a rock star and is haunted by his One True Love, left behind in ancient times. He is also, of course, immortal, and a bit of a reluctant vampire. Can he conquer the forces of darkness that threaten to consume his own soul and defeat his ancient aunt, an evil sorceress? Ewing astonishes with the number of clichés she can pack into a paragraph. Her effort could be useful, however, for engaging highly reluctant readers. It adds new dimensions to “zit lit.” (Fiction. YA)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2004
ISBN: 0-7868-1811-5
Page count: 266pp
Publisher: Volo/Hyperion
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 15th, 2004




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