: 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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Is the grandmother Bartholomew? The narration of the story gets tired pretty quickly. And it’s not the white-faced, yellow-eyed men in tuxedoes, who follow Charlotte everywhere. Don’t have a Kindle?

Now Charlotte lived in this horrible world where her best friend could get so sick she couldn’t lift her head” p. At first I fell in love with the type of voicing this story had, with its intense sarcasm and all, but it grew a little old when the story didn’t shados more to offer. A normal chain of events, just what you would expect with a sudden appearance of a kitten” p.

What’s so extraordinary is not any one of ursi things.

The Shadow Thieves

The pacing was horrible. Mar 28, Brandy rated it really liked it Shelves: Not worth the paper it’s printed on. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. In fact, I am a year-old grandmother. I had heard good things about it before ordering and the synopsis was interesting to me so I was extremely keen to read it.

She’s utterly mediocre in every way? Charlotte stops being a whiney know-it-all sadsack. But suddenly Charlotte wasn’t living in a mystery anymore, in a fantasy world made of dark secrets and hidden tunnels and vampiric teachers and foggy London nights. Bartholomew fell off his lap. Something extraordinary is about to happen to Charlotte Mielswetzski.

OK, I’m not a kid. Read reviews that mention shadow thieves greek mythology anne ursu percy jackson greek myths great book greek culture charlotte and zee cousin zee cronus chronicles every chapter metos gets save her friends wants to take box forms disliked other than they divided fine tuxedoed steal the living middle schoolers and high schoolers contains a fair.


D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths. I cannot recommend it enough. I know some people dont like it because its ” creepy ” yes it is creepy but thats what makes it suspenceful!

Their quest leads them to a not-so-mythical Underworld, where they face Harpies that love to rhyme, gods with personnel problems, and ghosts with a thirst for blood. Customers who bought this item also bought.

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.

It’s all of them. Is this book wacky and crazy and eccentric and I am wondering is King Midas with the golden touch or the greek goddess babes Aphrodite, Circe, Megara, eris and Persephone going to be in these books or not? Zee is her cousin from across the pond. And something extraordinary tuieves about to happen to her. View on the Mobile Site. When he moves to America to live with his cousin Charlotte, kids there start to get sick too.

Charlotte and Zee learn thievfs in a world overrun by Nightmares, Pain, and Death, the really dangerous character is a guy named Phil.

It’s smart and interesting and really fun and totally satisfying, and even though it’s ths trilogy and the second book is out already, it is NOT a cliffhanger. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. The characters suffered significantly from the drawn-out pacing, such that neither one of them seemed to have much personality despite actually doing some kinda cool stuff. The writing was whadow 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.


Sep 03, Marie rated it it was amazing. Join our mailing list! It’s the book I never knew I was dying to read. No, the extraordinary event will not be related to that man watching her behind the oak tree Thd all of them.

The Shadow Thieves (Cronus Chronicles, #1) by Anne Ursu

So, if you want to try a “Greek god” fantasy and your reader may be a little young for Percy, it seems to me that this would be a really good bet. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. Younger kids could look up the words, urssu I know that even if I explained, my 10 yr-old wouldn’t get the idea of dirty jokes. She lives in Minneapolis with her son and cats. Comic horror provides adventure and a chance to save the world to year-olds Charlotte and Zee.

Mew I found to tthe very interesting and I really wanted to know how she fitted in with the story. Not as vibrant, intricate, or detailed as the Percy Jackson series.

Aug 31, Zanib Sajjad rated it did not like it. Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. At around pages I decided the author could’ve finished the book there, but I’m hypocritical because some books I find end too quickly.

Jun 27, Lara rated it it was ok Shelves: Personally, I enjoyed it and love the series as a whole. On the other hand, using words like banal and concepts like dirty jokes not told, just mentioned makes it seem like she was aiming older and missed.