Monday, 11 April 2011
MG Monday: Guest Mini Review: Goldseekers by Jane Johnson
Author: Jane Johnson
Publisher: Marion Lloyd Books
Publication Date: 7 Mar 2011
Source: Gifted to the library by Kirsty The Overflowing Library
Synopsis: From Amazon
In 17th century Cornwall, Jude's mother was called a witch. Her son is a 'finder' with a rare and strange power. He can sense the presence of gold wherever it is hidden. But Jude's talent is dangerous - especially when he leaves his childhood home after his parents' sudden deaths. Captured by a sinister, one-eyed sea-captain, he is plunged into terrifying magical adventures on the magnificent and mysterious Cornish coast. Battling Barbary pirates, slave-stealers and an evil telepathic cat, he is befriended by a family of gold-hungry djinns, doomed to dwell for eternity among the legions of the damned unless he agrees to save them..
I would say this is a good read for all ages, mixing the classic Treasure Island with magic.
I found it a little slow to begin but as the story progressed it became more enjoyable.
The descriptive writing style really draws you into the story, as if you were a part of it as well.
Thanks to Dougal Year 12 for that succinct review.