The Nethergrim

The Nethergrim

Book - 2014
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An evil force has been awakened from years of sleep and it's up to 14-year-old Edmund, an aspiring sorcerer, and his friends to stop it.
Publisher: New York, NY : Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), [2014]
ISBN: 9780399159985
0399159983
Characteristics: 356 pages : map ; 24 cm.
Alternative Title: Nether-grim

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vv19
Aug 03, 2017

A great fantasy story with action and suspense. It closely resembles other great adventure fantasy stories but with a more realistic plot. I will be looking for the sequel.

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humbleworm
May 06, 2017

This story begins a generation after a heroic adventure that we learn wasn't finished and will continue. Some parts of it reminded me of the film The Village. Jobin develops the plot gradually and uses lack of detail effectively to illicit fear, but the overreaction of Edmund's father to his books and the abusive treatment of Tom by his master are not believable even as a portrayal of ignorant peasants. These kids seem very grown up for their age but this is generally the case for teen fiction.

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cattleya123
Nov 19, 2016

I quite engoyed the book but i found myself drifting of, and i would recommend this book to people who have a lot of time on their hands.

JCLChrisK Sep 18, 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed this one, a dark fantasy with a good dose of gritty feudal realism. Often fantasy stories for young readers feel sketchy and simplified in an effort to keep them short and accessible, but not this one. It is substantial and satisfying without being overlong, with excellent world-building, atmosphere, and characters. Not at all formulaic or cliched, either. A must for fans of the Ranger's Apprentice and Last Apprentice series and for anyone looking for a good story. 4.5 stars.

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May 05, 2017

humbleworm thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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