Search Results: "Karsten Knight"


BOOK REVIEW

EMBERS & ECHOES by Karsten Knight
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"Lust and violence make for a fast and entertaining read, but this could have been so much more. (Urban fantasy. 14 & up)"
Frenzied action and steamy romance aren't enough to ignite this overwrought sequel to Wildefire (2011). Read full book review >

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WILDEFIRE by Karsten Knight
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: July 26, 2011

"The Mighty Morphin Power Ranger ambiance and frenetically paced action scenes might have worked well in a graphic novel, but without art to supply missing emotion and nuance, the shallow, flat-footed prose, fueled by escalating violence, fails to engage. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
Perhaps inspired by Rick Riordan's phenomenal success, debut author Knight takes a more-must-be-better approach for this multiple-mythology mashup. Read full book review >

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BROOKLYN KNIGHT by C.J.  Henderson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Henderson delivers an entertaining Indiana Jones-style adventure with snappy dialogue and intriguing characters. As a bonus, he throws in a number of real-life historical tidbits about New York, a city the author clearly loves."
A museum curator and his intern battle supernatural thieves in this fast-paced urban-fantasy mystery. Read full book review >

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KNIGHT ERRANT by R. Garcia y Robertson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Robyn winds up making history instead of movies, and RGyR's time-travelers will be all the happier for it."
This historical fantasist has taken readers to the spirit world of Native Americans to Atlantis in the Bronze Age to Mesozoic dinosaurs (The Moon Maid: and Other Fantastic Adventures, 1998), and to witchcraft in 16th-century Scotland (The Spiral Dance, 1991). Now. . . . Read full book review >

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GOOD KNIGHT by Linda R. Rymill
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: March 1, 1998

"The short, rhymed text appears in varied sizes and weights on Karas's full-spread paintings; the child, with his stubby body stubbornly tilted against the visual flow, moves in and out of imaginary worlds that are depicted with dramatic colors and strong, jagged lines. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Rymill captures a nearly universal domestic ritual in her picture-book debut: the nightly struggle to get a reluctant child into bed. Read full book review >

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HONOR'S KNIGHT by Rachel Bach
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"Fun, with phasers on lethal."
Independently intelligible second entry (Fortune's Pawn, 2013) in a space opera starring a tough, sexy, armor-clad mercenary chick. Read full book review >

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GRAFFITI KNIGHT by Karen Bass
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2014

"A different kind of war story, highly recommended. (historical note) (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
This gripping page-turner set in 1947 East Germany explores the aftereffects of war and occupation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GHOST KNIGHT by Cornelia Funke
by Cornelia Funke, translated by Oliver Latsch, illustrated by Andrea Offermann
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"Sword-swinging ghosts will haunt readers of this droll, harrowing and historically grounded ghost story. (author's note) (Fantasy. 8-12)"
"Banished" to boarding school in contemporary Salisbury, England, 11-year-old Jon finds himself targeted by phantom riders determined to punish him for something that happened centuries before. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 14, 2003

"A blessing for any fancier of knights, from the smitten 12-year-old to the older guy who can't believe his bad luck at having been born 900 years too late."
A brisk, fact-filled introduction to the elements of knighthood and its evolution in the 11th through 15th centuries. Read full book review >

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SLEEPLESS KNIGHT by James Sturm
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"This Knight may be sleepless, but he certainly does shine. (Graphic early reader. 4-7)"
How is a Knight supposed to fall asleep without his beloved teddy bear? Read full book review >