Thursday, April 16, 2009

Rating : 4.0/5
Number of Pages : 371
Series : #2 Imaginarium Geographica
Format : Teenage Fiction, Fantasy
Reason for Reading : 999 Reading Challenge, to carry on with the series

John, Charles and Jack are back and recalled to the Archipelago of Dreams. They are the Caretakers of a book called the Imaginarium Geographica which is essentially a book of annotated maps about the Dream world. It seems that all of the dragon ships have been stolen and all of the children have been taken apart from Laura Glue who appears one day in Jack's garden with a set of wings.

They begin their adventure by visiting one of the previous caretakers Jamie (J M Barrie). He helps them contact Bert who takes them back to the Archipelago and they meet up with Aven. On visiting the sisters they learn that an event many years in the past has been changed by them and it has casued the future to unfold differently. They need to figure out what they accidentally changed and how to fix things.

There are lots of mythological references focusing on Greek with Jason and Orpheus taking precedance. There are also lots of fairy tale references especially Peter Pan and the Pied Piper. The action is pretty much constant and relentless as the plot keeps driving forwards. Lots of characters return from the first book as well as some new faces. Lots of twists and turns, I love the way Owen's mind works connecting different tales and myths. Again I adored this book and cannot wait to read the third installment and have heard there is a fourth due later in the year as well yay!


chrisa511 said...

I read the first in this series and haven't felt a strong need to pick up the rest...but this one does sound good...hmmm...May just have to get it. Sorry I haven't been commenting much lately! I'm still reading though! And I swear I'll get back to commenting ;)

Cath said...

Just now reading the first book in this series, Here, There be Dragons (almost finished). I'm definitely going to want to read this sequel and am pleased to hear that it's also very good. Aren't the covers gorgeous too?

Ana S. said...

How awesome that Barrie is actually in it! Even though I didn't love the first, I definitely liked it well enough to want to read this :)