The Jade Boy Epub ´ The Jade ePUB ↠

The Jade Boy Epub ´ The Jade ePUB ↠

The Jade Boy ✯ [BOOKS] ⚣ The Jade Boy By Cate Cain ✼ – Sorcery and mystery with a dose of horror and history Eleven year old Jem Green works as a kitchen boy in the London household of a powerful Duke He doesn't know who his father is and his life consist Sorcery and mystery with a dose of horror and history Eleven year old Jem Green works as a kitchen boy in the London household of a powerful Duke He doesn't know who his father is and his life consists of never ending drudgery But when the sinister Count Cazalon pays a visit to the Duke Jem's world is turned upside down The count is planning something terrible and Jem appears to be central to his wicked scheme With the help of newfound friends apprentice sorceress Ann mind speaking The Jade ePUB ↠ mute Ptolemy and his pet monkey Cleo all prisoners of the Count in his macabre mansion Jem must find out why he is so important to Cazalon and stop the devastation the count is about to unleash An absorbing adventure set in the reign of Charles II just before the Great Fire of London.

  • Paperback
  • 208 pages
  • The Jade Boy
  • Cate Cain
  • English
  • 24 December 2014
  • 9781848772298

10 thoughts on “The Jade Boy

  1. Emma Emma says:

    I am sorry to say that I found this disappointingly average The premise of the tale itself was interesting the plague and the great fire of London providing a captivating historical backdrop for a tale of old magic friendship and terror What let the concept down was the writing itself it wasn't awful but it was repetitive and slightly awkward throughout The novel never truly gains a good momentum and the narrative twists are too obvious to really be surprisingHaving said all this I am sure that there are those out there that would enjoy this all the same I am clearly not a member of the author's target audience and perhaps an 11 year old would get far joy from this novel than I did I hope the seuel improves on the original

  2. Kaitlin Kaitlin says:

    This was a very surprising book but a bit gross at times The descriptions were very detailed and sometimes I felt I was in the book Not recommended for younger readers I rated it 4 but then thinking again it my be a 3

  3. Sarah Sarah says:

    I enjoyed this rather lovely children's bookI have always liked books that take events from history but twist it to their own purposes This book offers plenty of that I love history so this book was already ticking a lot of boxesThe book is set just before the Great Fire of London and gives the very interesting idea of what if the fire was not an accident? Reading about London during this period is great London is a place I know well and reading about it with different eyes is always great Jem Green is a good character clueless enough to keep things from not being too obvious I did guess a lot of things that were going to happen but I have read an awful lot of books and I think the target audience would not find it uite a predicable Also the friends that Jem makes Ann Ptolemy and Cleo the monkey were great Ptolemy interested me the most being a mind reading mute and I would like to read about his home of birth Count Cazalon was wonderfully awful and uite scary at times reading about the things in his house made me shudder I loved the intrigue about Jem's father and the reveal of that was done really well I liked the magic side of the story it fitted the story really wellThis is a good story for children a high uality book that as a teacher I always like to see I would also recommend to adults who like historical stories with a magical twistI read this as part of my 2015 Reading Challenge the category was to read a book with a colour in the title I chose this story because of the colour 'jade' in the title also I liked that the main character was called Jem Green

  4. Finn Longman Finn Longman says:

    I liked this book I guessed several of the plot points but then I'm significantly older than the target audience and that's to be expected The descriptions were good I really got a feel for the way the story worked And the main characters were well developed A few of the minor characters could have done with a bit fleshing out perhaps but it's not like it was their story And of course ultimately it's a story about magic and stuff so it's not going to be entirely believable but I enjoyed how it was tied into history A fun read that's easily comprehensible so suitable for kids but isn't written in the incredibly condescending style of some children's books which I appreciated as a child just as I appreciate it now

  5. Stephen Stephen says:

    This is a good book for older children and young adults filled with historical detail from the seventeenth century as well as plenty of myth magic and dark sorceryJem is a servant boy working in the kitchens of a powerful Duke in London His mother serves the Duchess and he does not know who his father is However dark things are afoot and Jem appears to be interesting to some nasty and powerful people than a mere kitchen boy should beA nicely put together story The ending does not uite tie up all the loose ends so perhaps a seuel is planned and having written that I looked it up and there is indeed a seuel Still the story is complete enough as it stands

  6. Tom Malinowski Tom Malinowski says:

    Young Jem Green is a mere servant of a Duke when he encounters three young friends with slightly mysterious powers The creepy Count Cazalon has a hidden hold on all of them London in the 1660s is a great uniue setting An enthralling read on how a friendship is formed through magic and heroism

  7. Zoe Zoe says:

    Brilliant cover exciting premise what if the Fire of London was set deliberately but a disappointing read for me as plot developments never felt internally believable and historical setting wasn't as vivid as I had hoped for However I'd perhaps recommend to those who like gothic horror

  8. T T says:

    I didn't hate this book Somehow I thought I had picked up a Historical Fiction and I guess in a loose manner it could ualify maybe Bottom line it wasn't what I wanted to read at the moment and I was finding the characters difficult Didn't finish

  9. Jackie Jackie says:

    I enjoyed the magical adventure good escapism for a summer read

  10. Niki Hall Niki Hall says:

    A very good story line but it didn't really grab my attention at first It took me a while to start to get into it but after a while it becomes very interesting

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