Monday, June 12, 2017

The Giant’s Seat by Dave Butler - OPTIONAL

Butler, Dave The Giant’s Seat (Clockwork Charlie #2), 339 pages.  Knopf (Random), 2017.  $17.  Language: G; Mature Content: G; Violence: PG.

Charlie and his friends are on the run from the Iron Cog.  Befriended by a clan of dwarves and then imprisoned by another clan – Charlie is constantly on the run, barely staying ahead of their enemies, all the while searching for a clue to the whereabouts of his bap’s best friend and co-inventor, who might have some idea of how to defeat the Cog for good. 

Butler writes a breakneck-paced book with very little pause for breath.  The highlight of the steampunk and fantasy mixture is Charlie’s friends and their disparate personalities.  I am looking forward to the next book just so that I can read about them.  The Iron Cog enemy is really an abstraction for all of the danger they create. 

EL, MS – OPTIONAL.  Cindy, Library Teacher

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