: The Shadow Thieves (The Cronus Chronicles) (): Anne Ursu, Eric Fortune: Books. The Shadow Thieves. Anne Ursu, Author, Eric Fortune, Illustrator Atheneum Books $ (p) ISBN After her cousin Zee arrives, year-old Charlotte and he must set out to save humankind from forces of the underworld: Nightmares, Death, Pain, and a nasty.

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Oct 03, Gonzalo rated it really liked it Recommends it for: It ws a gift for our granddaughter. Don’t waste your time or money on this one! Zee is smart, polite, charismatic—and has been followed from England by a mysterious plague that afflicts kids in his vicinity with a terrible weakness. Please provide an email address. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. It wasn’t so completely horrible I couldn’t even finish, but it definitely wasn’t good.

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Sure, he’s a bad guy who acts like a gentleman, gets angry at all the right times, but he’s just another cardboard villain. And it’s not the white-faced, yellow-eyed men in tuxedoes, who follow Charlotte everywhere. While this series does have its roots in Greek Mythology that is about the only thing on the same playing field with Percy Jackson. Mew I found to be very interesting and I really wanted to know how she fitted in with the story.


Charlotte and Zee learn that in a world overrun by Nightmares, Pain, and Death, the really dangerous character is a guy named Phil. Jan 21, Cathy rated it liked it Shelves: But aside from that, I looooooved The Shadow Thieves. The writing style is ideal for a young adult novel and the book is written in third person with some paragraphs t I’m a little disappointed with the book.

I didn’t feel any connection with the characters at all, and the majority of the book was incredibly boring. Not to be confused with one of the books in the Peter and the Starcatchers series by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson that has the same name, The Shadow Thieves is the first book in the Cronus Chronicles which features Greek gods and creatures.

I liked all the characters, including Philonecron and Hades, even though they’re jerks, and enjoyed the explanation of what’s been going on in the Underworld since those myths from Ancient Greece.

Trivia About The Shadow Thieve Want to Read Currently Reading Read. They both envy thiees like each other. Charlotte and Zee then find out that Greek Mythology is involved in all of this, they turned out to be real. So I guess–” “Wait,” Zee leaned forward. Read more Read less. The humor is broader. Zee was very interesting and I really liked the kind of person he was. As life goes by she finds out why Zee transfered so suddenly thievee it shadw to soon spread in her town. The writing was choppy and while ive read in other reviews that it was too wordy i dont think that was the problem because it seems that the author was specifically going for that wordy, run on, sarcastic type of writing like that last sentence.

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A normal chain of events, just what you would expect with a sudden appearance of a kitten” p. Ursk was a fast, enjoyable read.

I did struggle a little with the way that the text shifted perspective. Can’t wait to read the next. Sign up here to uru your FREE alerts. Comparisons shadod Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson series are probably inevitable, as they both deal with modern day Greek mythology, but I found little similarity between them other than that although, interestingly, quite a few similarities between this and Riordan’s The Red Pryamid. Showing of 49 reviews. Some of these items ship sooner than the others.

Their quest leads them to a not-so-mythical Underworld, where they face rhyme-loving Harpies, gods with personnel problems, and ghosts with a thirst for blood. But shasow book is fantastic. To make himself human, he wants Charlotte’s blood. I enjoyed the conversational, witty style with tongue in cheek commentary sprinkled throughout the narrative.

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