Friday, April 29, 2011
Between Two Ends by David Ward
Between Two Ends Description from Goodreads.com
When Yeats and his parents visit his grandmother's creepy old house, Yeats reunites a pair of pirate bookends and uncovers the amazing truth: Years ago, Yeats's father traveled into The Arabian Nights with a friend, and the friend, Shari, is still stuck in the tales. Assisted by the not-always-trustworthy pirates, Yeats must navigate the unfamiliar world of the story of Shaharazad--dodging guards and tigers and the dangerous things that lurk in the margins of the stories--in order to save Shari and bring peace to his family.
David Ward has created a fantasy rich with atmosphere and full of heart-stopping drama.
Wonderful, unexpected fast paced adventure. It reminded me a lot of Inkheart, instead of bringing the characters out of the books, we travel inside the book to rescue Shari. The Arabian Nights of course being one of my favorite stories, is probably why I leaned towards a five star rating. It really had me hooked from the beginning and the fun twist of having magical Pirate book-ends is very entertaining and their attitudes are very frustrating throughout the story. Yet added to the story that makes it more of an adventure full of twists.
Great characters, amazing story!
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