Monday, July 13, 2015

The Copper Gauntlet by Black and Clare - ESSENTIAL

Black, Holly and Cassandra Clare The Copper Gauntlet, 272 pages.  Scholastic Press, September 2015.  $18.   Language: G; Mature Content: G; Violence: PG (some gore).

Callum has fled his home because he thinks his father has something nasty planned for him.  After spending the last days of summer vacation with Tamara’s family, he feels safe back at the Magesterium – that is until Tamara betrays his father’s plan to steal the Alkahest, which has the power to push the power to control Chaos out of the Makar, to the Masters. Even though the friends are now not speaking to each other, when Call hears that the Alkahest is missing and decides to go after it and his father, Tamara and Aaron go with him.  The Magesterium is in hot pursuit and the trio have only a short time to find Call’s father and return the Alkahest. 

Did not see this direction coming – excellent.  I love it when an author (in this case authors) is clever enough to fool me and surprise me in a great way. 

EL, MS – ESSENTIAL.  Cindy, Library Teacher

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