Book Reviews of Shadowmancer (Shadowmancer, Bk 1)

Shadowmancer (Shadowmancer, Bk 1)
Shadowmancer - Shadowmancer, Bk 1
Author: G. P. Taylor
ISBN-13: 9780399242564
ISBN-10: 0399242562
Publication Date: 4/26/2004
Pages: 304
Reading Level: Young Adult
Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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3.3 stars, based on 46 ratings
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 4
Demons and Angels and one man's lust for power. Good book to read but not a page burner.
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Helpful Score: 2
Harry Potter meets Lord of the Rings. Entertaining read, a bit dark for kids under 13. Religious undertones.
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Helpful Score: 2
intense book for preteens and teens alike. Taylor's first novel takes readers on a breathtaking voyage full of suspense and intrigue, where fallen angels and evil forces come in the night and where the ultimate sacrifice might be l ife itself.
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"It goes where 'Potter' didn't, tapping into spiritual themes that credit God as the force of all good." Newsweek
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it was good. not exactly my style though.
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Great book!
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Do not listen when this book is compared to Harry Potter. Strong religious undertones and themes.
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Within this relatively small book we have fallen priests, smugglers, dragoons, witchcraft, betrayal, greed, murder, exorcisms and even healing of the sick. We also have Boggles, Thulaks, Hobs, Hedge Witches, Dunamez, Glashan, Seloth, Wiccamen, Varrigals, an Azimuth and a War Dyke.
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"Home? If Demurral gets his way, none of us will have a home. When I touched the creature, I saw the place it had come from; I could see inside its mind." Thomas paused and looked at Kate, "You dont realize Kate. Demurral has a plan for the future. If he succeeds, this world will be transformed beyone our understanding. Raphah told me that Demurral has a power that can call up the dead, control the wind and sea, and make those beasts in the glad follow his every word. There is no going back, it is beyond our control..."
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I didnt like it
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From the Inside Cover:

Obadiah Demurral no longer wants to worship God...he wants to be God!

Vicar Obadiah Demurral isn't satisfied running the affairs of his village - now he wants to control the world. And if his plan works, he will obtain a weapon so powerful, even God and his angels will fall down at his feet. Demurral will stop at nothing, and as a shadowmancer - a sorcerer who speaks to the dead - he even commands restless souls to do his bidding.

Who will stand against him?

Raphah has come a long distance to reclaim the ancient relic Demurral has stolen - dangerously volatile in the wrong hands - but Raphah is young. Even younger are Thomas and Kate, accidentally drawn into this war between good and evil. Their struggle against Demurral will bring them face to face with the powers of darkness in an epic battle.

GP Taylor's novel takes readers on a breathtaking voyage, full of suspense and intrigue, where fallen angels and demonic forces come in the night and where the ultimate sacrifice might even be life itself.
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This book was okay, but odd they way that Christianity was mixed with superstition and folklore.
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"Home? If Demurral gets his way, none of us will have a home. When I touched the creature, I saw the place it had come from; I could see inside its mind." Thomas paused and looked at Kate. "You don't realize, Kate. Demurral has a plan for the future. If he succeeds, this world will be transformed beyond our understanding. Raphah told me that Demurral has a power that can call up the dead, control the wind and sea, and make those beasts in the glade follow his every word. There's no going back; it is beyond our control..."
Kate began to sob. "I want this to stop, I want to go back to how it was...I killed something tonight...I saw it die. It tried to kill you. Please, Thomas, make it stop, make it stop."
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Definitely, the third worst book I have ever read. If you know anything about novel writing and plot development, you can see where different plot devices are attempted in an amateurish way. I guess the only reason I read it was that it was so badly written that I found it entertaining and useful in learning what not to do. I hope with time Taylor has become a better writer. I think he has good intentions.
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From the back cover: "Obadiah Demurral no longer wants to worship God...he wants to BE God." Demurral's ambition has taken control. He seeks to take over the world, even if it means becoming a shadowmancer--a sorcerer who speaks to the dead. A classic struggle of good & evil.