Angel Isle

Angel Isle They are terrible They are like the demons of old They must be stopped and you are here to bring that about where everyone else has failed You must find the Ropemaker Despite his immense powers the

  • Title: Angel Isle
  • Author: Peter Dickinson
  • ISBN: 9780330435529
  • Page: 439
  • Format: Paperback
  • They are terrible They are like the demons of old They must be stopped, and you are here to bring that about, where everyone else has failed You must find the Ropemaker Despite his immense powers, the Ropemaker alone could not control the chaos raging through the Empire, so he chose twenty four magicians to aid him in his task the Watchers They pledged to u They are terrible They are like the demons of old They must be stopped, and you are here to bring that about, where everyone else has failed You must find the Ropemaker Despite his immense powers, the Ropemaker alone could not control the chaos raging through the Empire, so he chose twenty four magicians to aid him in his task the Watchers They pledged to use their magic only to protect the people but the promise that bound them has now corrupted them They have become a single, terrible entity with a limitless desire for domination The Ropemaker may be able to stop them, but he has not been seen for over two hundred years.Into this dangerous world come Saranja, Maja and Ribek They are seeking the Ropemaker so that he might restore the ancient magic that protects their Valley It is the task they were born to, but now it seems there is far at stake should they fail .In Angel Isle, Peter Dickinson takes readers on another spellbinding adventure, further into the enthralling fantasy world first encountered in his Carnegie Medal shortlisted novel, The Ropemaker.

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    1. Peter Malcolm de Brissac Dickinson OBE FRSL was a prolific English author and poet, best known for children s books and detective stories.Peter Dickinson lived in Hampshire with his second wife, author Robin McKinley He wrote than fifty novels for adults and young readers He won both the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Children s Award twice, and his novel The Blue Hawk won The Guardian Award in 1975.

    2. Quite different from "The Ropemaker" in spite of a lot of shared background and characters. In fact, they're so different that I find it hard to figure out whether I like one better than the other. This is extremely intelligent, possibly even genius fantasy, and I have to pay really careful attention to even begin to understand what's going on at times. Normally I might find that repellent, but in this case I find it fascinating. Magic as a mathematical concept is not normally the way to my hear [...]

    3. Angel Isle, by Peter Dickinson is a sequel of sorts to The Ropemaker, in the sense that it is the continuation of that story, if not the lives of those characters.I picked up Dickinson because he married Robin McKinley, which I thought said a lot about the man. One of these days, I will devote a full post to McKinley and explain my love for her work, my grudging respect bordering on annoyance with her personality and my adoration of her dogs. For those in need of more details, her blog. Somewher [...]

    4. A strange and rather wonderful book, slightly reminiscent of Diana Wynne Jones's Cart and Cwidder. I haven't read the one which precedes it, The Ropemaker, something I shall now have to rectify, though I think Angel Isle works perfectly well on its own.

    5. I tried, I really tried to finish the book. But it was just so _boring_. The ultimate goal was not as great as it was in the first book, the characters are dull and have almost no personality. The villians were horrible. The plot was trash. I still have to give it credit because it expanded out knowlegde of the world that they live in. It just dragged on and on. Not really giving any time toward character development. I might change my mind in a few years, but not now. I couldn't even make it ha [...]

    6. In the story before the story before the story, four representatives from a peaceful, bucolic valley traveled into the Empire to the south in search of a magician who would build a magical barrier around their valley, protecting it from both northern marauders and the conscripting, taxing powers of the Empire. Eventually a magician named Faheel fixed things so that, as long as the male descendants of Ortahl the miller sang to the northern snows, an ice dragon would keep the pass closed to barbar [...]

    7. A lot of little things make this book less than great. The dialogue is oddly long and expository, with each character speaking paragraphs at a time without any interaction from the others. This leads into a few places where the long (often single sided) discussions need to be repeated and get a narrative hand wave. Oddly counter to this there are moments where characters "tell stories" by mentioning names and then the narrator steps in to say that the story was told.Besides that stylistic point [...]

    8. This is the second book in the Ropemaker series by Peter Dickinson. The first book is called "The Ropemaker." The books are set 20 generations apart in the same family, and the world has changed so much in the intervening years that it almost seems like a new world.The way that Dickinson describes magic in this world is noteworthy- it is revealed to be mathematical in nature, and through mathematics new ways of working magic can be found. This is secondary to the plot, but fascinating.I am also [...]

    9. A dense weighty tome about everything from love, death, the struggle of right and wrong, flying horses, magicians, and attacking pirates, Angel Isle is the latest from Peter Dickinson. Not an easy read at the outset, but once you surrender to this world, the story of Maja is compelling. Young Maja's cruel step parents were killed by raiders, and she finds herself in a company of strangers who, with Maja's aid, begin to fulfill an ancient prophecy about restoring balance in the magical world. Maj [...]

    10. Philip Pullman described Peter Dickinson as 'the mmost surprising, the most original of children's writers at work today.' I'd go along with that. Angel Isle is the sequel to The Ropemaker, which I read some time ago. Immediately afterwards, I started Angel Isle but couldn't get into it because it lacks some of the immediacy of The Ropemaker. This time I got to the end but I still had my reservations. Dickinson is a strikingly original writer and the quality of his fantasy is never in doubt but [...]

    11. Angel Isle,the sequel to Peter Dickinson's award-winning young adult fantasy novel The Ropemaker, takes place generations later, when the Valley's protections are failing and representatives of its only two magical families need to find the Ropemaker and ask for his help once again. The journey of three young people takes them into the major events and conflicts of the Empire that looms on the border of their homeland.Angel Isle is a rich and complex story that doesn't 'dumb down' its writing or [...]

    12. I really wanted to like this, because I love his wife Robin McKinley. I always think I'll like his work more than I do.I actually loved the intro, and appreciated that it seemed to have a great deal of backstory that I figured would unweave itself as the story progressed. Turned out this was a sequel and the fascinating backstory was already written. That dropped my love hastily.Also there isn't *story* as such, just constantly moving scenes of not much character development. Stuff happens, I gu [...]

    13. This is the sequel to "The Ropemaker". It is the first of Peter Dickinson's books that I have read, and I realise I have missed out on a good thing. Never mind. The Ropemaker is sitting on my desk, waiting.This is a very complex story, a quest plot that begins as Ribek and Sarantha (I think that's right)set out to seek the Ropemaker to protect their valley for another twenty generations. They take Sarantha's twelve-year-old cousin Maja with them.Along the route they meet a powerfulyoung magician [...]

    14. There seems to be some. well, hesitation about this book. I first read it when I was about 14, and loved it. I've never read the first book, but fell in love with Angle Isle and have read it quite a few times. Probably the reason I empathised so much with it was because of the character of Marja. She had a lot of depth to her and maybe older people don't see that as much because they're not used to thinking teenagers or children have depth. Not going to say any more, but Marja shows passion, mat [...]

    15. As a follow up to The Ropemaker, this was a little disappointing. Dickinsen writes good descriptions, and sets scenes well, but also tends to get bogged down in details and explinations, which can get rather tedious. I didn't particularly warm to any of the characters, finding them generally rather shallow - I found Striclan, the non-Empire character to be the most interesting. Overall, a good idea, but I think most kids would find it rather boring, unless they were very good readers, able to sk [...]

    16. Outstanding International Books It has been more than two hundred years since the Ropemaker last saved the Empire from the magicians who are determined to seize power over it. He is needed again now. Maja, Saranja, and Ribek will have to travel across the empire, avoiding the magicians and their minions, into worlds beyond all understanding – seven-dimensional ones…-- This outstanding book does not require any knowledge of the prequel.

    17. A fine sequel to The Ropemaker set 20 generations later when most of the characters of the original have entered the current world's mythology. The three protagonists are a diverse crew who must battle through a variety of difficult situations on their quest to save the world. Filled with quirky, engaging minor characters and amazingly original settings (including a universe with seven dimensions), the whole book is infused with wonder.

    18. This was a very mixed bag for me. There were parts I felt dragged(thought I made it through them all) and parts that I couldn't put down, probably at least a 3 and a half.I am very much a character and plot driven reader and any description of how things work tend to make me feel I am working too hard. I also felt that a bit too much was made of Maja's & Ribek's relationship, though I was fine with the way she leaves things.

    19. I had a hard time getting into this book, but the alternating pace between quick fights and runs from the watchers, with the slow periods of planning and reflection helped. I do like how the oral history from the Ropemaker has survived mostly intact, but it didn't feel plausible. I would have liked to see more explanation of the magic - similar to the epilogue

    20. An intriguing opening, that quickly became tedious as the author embarked on a longwinded recap of the preceding book, the Ropemaker. Sorry, but I just read the Ropemaker, and I don't need or want a blow by blow description of the plot. Unexpectedly lazy story telling. I only hope the book improves.

    21. A decent sequel to _The Ropemaker_, but it seemed to ramble a little at times. A few obvious repeated phrases/sentences had the unfortunate effect of jarring me out of the flow of the book. It's a pity, as the story itself isn't bad - if the editing had been a little more thorough, I would have enjoyed this a lot more.

    22. Just. So. Boring.I rarely do this, but this book is going back to the library unfinished. I was not a huge fan of the first book in the duo, but this one did not follow those characters, but was set generations later. No character felt real, and I cared about no one. I have too much tv to watch, er, books to read, to waste my time anymore, even though I did waste quite a bit of time.

    23. I have decided that this author this just not for me. I tried on book and then a second hoping he'd get better, especially b/c he was recommended. I would not recommend either book that I read by Peter Dickinson.

    24. I had to give up on this book. It was too confusing, boring, and lacking of a story. The description on the back of the book makes it seem intresting, but as I got further into the book I got less and less intrested.

    25. It took me a long time to read this book. It was interesting, so I kept going, but it wasn't interesting enough to have me reading it every day. The idea of different dimensions and universes was pretty neat, but I didn't like this book as much as the first.

    26. I loved The Ropemaker and bought this book months, maybe years ago. It has lain on my shelves unopened until last night when it whispered to me to take it off and open it.

    27. I enjoyed this more reading it now than I did in college. I think it must be because I really didn't care for the political bits in college but I'm at a place where I can appreciate them now.

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