Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Gideon's Spear Book Review

For Finn MacCullen, it's time to Irish up.

With a shout, Finn held the spear aloft. "Come along, ye manky beasties," he yelled, throwing every bit of Gideon-ness he could into his voice. "I've a wee point to share with ye!" Gripping the end of the shaft in both hands, he swung it around and around over his head, creating a whistling sound. "Faugh a ballagh!" "The Spear!" Goblin voices screeched in panic. "The Spear of the Tuatha De Danaan!"

"Yeah, you got that right!" Finn yelled back.

When a power-crazed sorceress and the neighborhood pack of beast-like goblins team up and threaten both his master and his friends, thirteen-year-old Finn (not Finnegan) MacCullen does the only thing an apprentice monster hunter can do: he takes the fight to the enemy. And woe to the foe he meets along the way.

Gideson’s Spear is the second book in the Finn Finnegan Series.  This sophomore novel is fun, fast paced, and filled with plenty of fight scenes.  Finn is still coming to the grips with the fact that he’s The Spear. He’s still unsure what to do with that information, but he’s steadily working through it and the guilt he feels from the death of fellow apprentice, Asher.  He is training harder than ever.

A witch, Iona, confronts Finn and Gideon and she sets a plan into motion that changes everything. The Amandan are getting bolder and are obsessed with capturing Finn.   During the scuffing, big secrets are revealed about Gideon, Lochen and his friends Rafe and Savannah.

It’s a strong character driven book with detailed fight scenes. Karchut does an excellent job drawing you in and keeping you interested.  I give Gideon’s Spear 5 out of 5 donuts.

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