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Overall, Deadweather and Sunrise will not fail to surprise you. The characters are beautifully described and throughout the book you just get to know them better and better. Geoff Rodkey is a genius when it comes to writing, his writing is like a masterpiece, the images that you receive while reading the book stay in your mind for awhile. The words spring off the page and it's almost like you collect them and bottle them up because you want to keep them forever and treasure them.
That's how I felt about it. So please, this book has been out for almost two months, if you haven't already read it, I suggest you do so. Apr 05, Brenda rated it liked it Recommended to Brenda by: Copy of the book provided by Penguin publishing and won at Charlotteslibrary.
Shelves: fantasy. Egbert lives with his father, older brother Adonis and sister Venus on Deadweather Island, home to their families ugly fruit plantation.
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Egbert's mother died during childbirth causing resentment, a beating or two from his brother and bitterness and sadness from his father. Egbert's dad even breaks with the family tradition of naming his children after Greek God's by naming him Egbert. One day, Egbert's father decides to take the family on a trip to neighboring Sunrise Island. While there, he Egbert lives with his father, older brother Adonis and sister Venus on Deadweather Island, home to their families ugly fruit plantation.
While there, he mysteriously meets with a lawyer and shows him a parchment with Native writing. Soon after the family is introduced to a influential man from town, Mr. The family is invited to come stay at his home and he even insists they go on one of his famous balloon rides. However, at the last moment Egbert jumps out leaving the family to float away and eventually they disappear all together. The Pembroke's invite him to stay with them at Cloud Manor and it is here that he receives the nick name Egg from their daughter, Millicent Pembroke.
Things begin to become suspicious when Mr. Pembroke asks Egg questions about what he knows about the Fire King and the parchment that his dad had. After Egg's family fails to return, Mr.
Pembroke tells Egg the right thing to do is for him to adopt him, but Egg refuses believing that he and Millicent are destined to marry. Becoming angered Mr. Pembroke suggests that Egg become his apprentice, but plots to have him pushed off a cliff instead. When the would be assassin falls to his death instead, Egg chooses to flee aboard a tourist boat, placing himself in the path to come face to face with pirates.
Just look at the cover. It has all the elements of the story, the balloon, pirate ships, Cloud Manor and even Millicent at his side. My favorite character was Guts, the one armed cabin boy who curses and says what's on his mind. Guts, fits him to a tee doesn't it? He stays loyal and true to his friend Egg, even warning him that there is something fishy about Millicent. On the flip side, I had a harder time with Egg. Which is kinda strange since he is the main character but how he seemed to only be thirteen but was planning to marry Millicent and oozing with affection for her.
Maybe it was all the books he read that made him a true romantic. Although Egg's family was cruel to him and I can understand that he wouldn't miss them terribly, I also would have thought he would have asked more questions about them or pushed harder to have Mr. Pembroke look for them.
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It left me with the feeling that they just got swept under the rug or will be revisited in Book 2. Overall, the story is filled with mystery, yep pirates, some suspenseful escapes and a quest to unravel the hiding spot for the Fire Kings treasure. A 3 out of 5 book for me. Just for the record, copy of the book provided by Penguin publishing and won at Charlotteslibrary. A big thank you to both Nov 19, Leslie rated it liked it Shelves: chapter-book , fantasy , juvenile , reads , book-one , middle-school , part-of-a-series , a-boy-s-shelf , action-adventure , natalyas-shelf. He has spun this juvenile fiction adventure story like a pro.
He is also able to throw in plenty of keep-you-on-your-toes plot twists that do not, wonderfully enough, feel like they come out of nowhere. He is convincing and consistent if you are willing to slow down long enough to admire the job; which is harder than it sounds. His wit is high energy, which works for this kind of adventure, and I see Rodkey eventually catching up with the likes of N. Wilson and Eoin Colfer. There are other characters, of course, some a bit more caricature-ish, but Rodkey uses it wisely, I think; illustrating where he needed so as to not bog down his read unnecessarily, certainly not at the expense of the pace.
Who Egg is affects his choices which affects the outcome, but he is also made to react or is placed due to the actions of another. The reader is going to like at least one character and are bound to be intrigued by at least one lure Rodkey has set for the next adventure. I am happy to say I am interested in the outcomes of more than a few characters and plot trajectories. I adore his rough language, blood-thirst, and the way he tells Millicent to shut-up…yeah, the bickering was great.
Apr 22, Jessica rated it really liked it. Deadweather and Sunrise I'll admit that when I was first seduced by the cover of Deadweather and Sunrise. After all, it's hard not to expect adventure when there are pirates involved. Better yet, I knew that our young hero was one Egbert, a boy whose life was filled with mishap and adventure. If there is one thing I love, it's a male protagonist.
So off I went, falling page by page deeper in love with Geoff Rodkey's written world. Young Egbert's story is very similar to many other protagonists o Deadweather and Sunrise I'll admit that when I was first seduced by the cover of Deadweather and Sunrise.
Young Egbert's story is very similar to many other protagonists out there. Well, at least it is at the beginning. Downtrodden and misunderstood, Egg as he prefers to be called has a life that not many of us would envy. His family is just terrible.
The island he lives on smells and is filled with pirates, but not the type of cool pirates we would all envision mind you. Worst of all, it seems to Egg that no adventure will ever make its way into his life. He should be careful what he wishes for.
sushko.com.ua/likely/ros-chloroquindiphosphat-kaufen-versand.php I was a huge fan of every character who made their way into this book. Each and every one fits perfectly into the story, and yet they all have such stunning personalities. If I had to choose a favorite, I do believe Miss Millicent gets my vote. The perfect combination of daring and demure, here is a girl that is worthy of Egg's affection.
I was a bit saddened that there weren't sparks flying just yet, but I have hope for the next book. Suffice it to say that the entire cast surrounding Egg make this a book that you just can't stop reading. In terms of adventure, there's plenty.