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A 5 star Readers' Favorite Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy The second book of the YA fantasy trilogy of the Goodman Children's Otherworldly Search for their Kidnapped Parents. Lady Cici wants Jack to live, but not for Jack’s sake. Though the prospect of marrying a prince preserves her sanity, Cici’s heart is still in anguish over the death of her childhood sweetheart, A 5 star Readers' Favorite Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy The second book of the YA fantasy trilogy of the Goodman Children's Otherworldly Search for their Kidnapped Parents. Lady Cici wants Jack to live, but not for Jack’s sake. Though the prospect of marrying a prince preserves her sanity, Cici’s heart is still in anguish over the death of her childhood sweetheart, Ornardo. Being Lord Shusha’s daughter, she has learned many arcane crafts. Injecting the soul of a dead person into a living body is one of them. Jack slips into a helpless stupor and wakes up to find himself in a very strange situation. His body is painted blue, Lady Cici calls him 'Ornardo' and gazes at him with eyes glittering with passion. He realises, to his utter horror, that he is no longer the master of his own body, which is now occupied by two souls. To his bewilderment, Ornardo, the master of Jack’s body, is also tormented. The long sleep he has just woken up from, the realization of his own death and the death of his parents, and, above all, the unknown fate of Lizi, his beloved sister, fills Ornardo with dread and despair. Jack and Ornardo discover that Lizi is alive, and that she is in danger. Ornardo must save her, but he cannot save her alone ”" he needs Jack’s help. Dr. Pentland is troubled: genes don’t lie. Prince Mapolos is not a legitimate prince, that is why his genes are incompatible with Bo’s. If the treatment goes ahead, Prince Mapolos would be killed as the result of it. If Dr. Pentland is ever to get the energy-rich “blue-moon” stones needed to save the Earth, a miracle is needed. Brianna is the miracle, Teilo knows it, the land of Taron knows it. She will become a targar woman, the hope of the land, if only she swallows the Pearl of Targar. However, Lord Shusha and Dr. Pentland know that after swallowing the magical pearl Brianna will develop healing powers, and they devise a plan to use her extraordinary abilities to make the treatment of Prince Mapolos a success. Then Prince Mapolos will have a chance to become king, and Earth will prosper once more. Reviews from Readers' favorite "Vivid descriptions and a colorful plot all go a long way towards this masterful piece of work." -- Anne-Marie Reynolds "This second volume is as compelling and as visually engaging as the first." -- Faridah Nassozi "If you enjoyed the first instalment of Children of Swan, you will most definitely fall in love with this continuation, leading up to an ever-so-grand finale. " -- Rosie Malezer


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A 5 star Readers' Favorite Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy The second book of the YA fantasy trilogy of the Goodman Children's Otherworldly Search for their Kidnapped Parents. Lady Cici wants Jack to live, but not for Jack’s sake. Though the prospect of marrying a prince preserves her sanity, Cici’s heart is still in anguish over the death of her childhood sweetheart, A 5 star Readers' Favorite Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy The second book of the YA fantasy trilogy of the Goodman Children's Otherworldly Search for their Kidnapped Parents. Lady Cici wants Jack to live, but not for Jack’s sake. Though the prospect of marrying a prince preserves her sanity, Cici’s heart is still in anguish over the death of her childhood sweetheart, Ornardo. Being Lord Shusha’s daughter, she has learned many arcane crafts. Injecting the soul of a dead person into a living body is one of them. Jack slips into a helpless stupor and wakes up to find himself in a very strange situation. His body is painted blue, Lady Cici calls him 'Ornardo' and gazes at him with eyes glittering with passion. He realises, to his utter horror, that he is no longer the master of his own body, which is now occupied by two souls. To his bewilderment, Ornardo, the master of Jack’s body, is also tormented. The long sleep he has just woken up from, the realization of his own death and the death of his parents, and, above all, the unknown fate of Lizi, his beloved sister, fills Ornardo with dread and despair. Jack and Ornardo discover that Lizi is alive, and that she is in danger. Ornardo must save her, but he cannot save her alone ”" he needs Jack’s help. Dr. Pentland is troubled: genes don’t lie. Prince Mapolos is not a legitimate prince, that is why his genes are incompatible with Bo’s. If the treatment goes ahead, Prince Mapolos would be killed as the result of it. If Dr. Pentland is ever to get the energy-rich “blue-moon” stones needed to save the Earth, a miracle is needed. Brianna is the miracle, Teilo knows it, the land of Taron knows it. She will become a targar woman, the hope of the land, if only she swallows the Pearl of Targar. However, Lord Shusha and Dr. Pentland know that after swallowing the magical pearl Brianna will develop healing powers, and they devise a plan to use her extraordinary abilities to make the treatment of Prince Mapolos a success. Then Prince Mapolos will have a chance to become king, and Earth will prosper once more. Reviews from Readers' favorite "Vivid descriptions and a colorful plot all go a long way towards this masterful piece of work." -- Anne-Marie Reynolds "This second volume is as compelling and as visually engaging as the first." -- Faridah Nassozi "If you enjoyed the first instalment of Children of Swan, you will most definitely fall in love with this continuation, leading up to an ever-so-grand finale. " -- Rosie Malezer

31 review for children of swan (the land of taron, #2)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Bryan Pentelow

    Review of Children of Swan book2 The Land of Taron by Coral Walker I have finally made time to read the second in this series and have not been disappointed. The plot thickens and new dangers rise to challenge Jack and Briana as they continue to search for their missing parents and little brother. Not for one moment does the pace of this fantasy thriller flag. The land of Taron is so full of threats and dangers at times you will wonder how any of the inhabitants survive. Clawed serpents, a blood Review of Children of Swan book2 The Land of Taron by Coral Walker I have finally made time to read the second in this series and have not been disappointed. The plot thickens and new dangers rise to challenge Jack and Briana as they continue to search for their missing parents and little brother. Not for one moment does the pace of this fantasy thriller flag. The land of Taron is so full of threats and dangers at times you will wonder how any of the inhabitants survive. Clawed serpents, a blood sucking prince, soul stealing and twisted attempts at cross breading species all arise to threaten two modern day teens ill equipped to deal with this world which drips blood from every fang and claw. Will they survive? Will Briana succeed in a quest to save the very existence of the blue and red skinned peoples who seem so keen to exterminate each other? The only way to answer these questions is to buy this book and become immersed in this breath taking tale. Treat yourself and be prepared for a white knuckle ride.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Sanna Hines

    Taron is a lovely land where no one’s content, not even the powerful villain, Lord Shusha, who’s determined to make his monster-son king with a monster army for support. The villain’s daughter is headed for an arranged marriage but wants lost lover Ornando back, so she transfers the dead man’s consciousness into the body of Earth-born Jack, one of three young heroes of the saga. Jack stays busy literally trying to keep body and soul together while the transplanted Ornando attempts to rescue his Taron is a lovely land where no one’s content, not even the powerful villain, Lord Shusha, who’s determined to make his monster-son king with a monster army for support. The villain’s daughter is headed for an arranged marriage but wants lost lover Ornando back, so she transfers the dead man’s consciousness into the body of Earth-born Jack, one of three young heroes of the saga. Jack stays busy literally trying to keep body and soul together while the transplanted Ornando attempts to rescue his sister from Lord Shusha. Meanwhile, Jack’s sister Brianna consults a fairy wisewoman, suffers strange and sometimes beautiful perils, only to wind up faced with her own massive transformation. Little brother Bo, not heard from directly, has become a lab rat. There’s a lot going on in this volume. This a series to read in sequence. Dropping in, as I did, on book two, creates a hunt for clues to character relationships, motivations and terms specific to the world. There’s action, suspense and intrigue, as well as a lot of Dark episodes (those ghastly experiments, floggings, burnings, etc.). By all means read the series—but start with volume one.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Robby Charters

    This is the middle part of a three part series, in which each part (except the last, presumably) ends in a cliff-hanger. The synopsis of part one, which the author kindly supplied to me along with the free review copy, was my warning that this was the case. So, I made the plunge, and was pleasantly surprised that the author's style and writing skill kept me afloat. Even though I haven't read part one, I can only guess that it must have been pretty good. Ditto for part three. Part one was about h This is the middle part of a three part series, in which each part (except the last, presumably) ends in a cliff-hanger. The synopsis of part one, which the author kindly supplied to me along with the free review copy, was my warning that this was the case. So, I made the plunge, and was pleasantly surprised that the author's style and writing skill kept me afloat. Even though I haven't read part one, I can only guess that it must have been pretty good. Ditto for part three. Part one was about how Jack, Brianna and their baby brother Bo ha been pulled through a wormhole to a different star system, where they get separated. Bo has been kidnapped, and Jack and Brianna are both looking for him, and trying to find their parents who had dissappeared into that world earlier on. It's not the kind of world you'd want to live in. If you're not a member of one of the two master races, the ones with blue skin, and the others with red, you're probably a slave. Jack is captured, and forced to fight in an arena with giant snake-like creatures, called bokwas, while Brianna manages to get away and make friends who belong to an in-between kingdom, the Land of Taron. Things didn't go well with Jack, and he should have died, but Princess Cice had other plans for him. The narrative begins with Jack, lying in a special sort of bath, struggling to remain inside his own body. The spoiled Princess Cici injects the soul of her departed lover into it, but Jack manages to stay, though he's no longer in complete control of his body. The other soul, Ornardo, isn't really a bad bloke, and being forced into someone else's body wasn't his idea. He and Jack soon become friends. He and his family had been brutally murdered, but Cici had managed to catch his soul in a tiny heart shaped bottle. Meanwhile, Jack's sister Brianna, is fleeing with her new friend, Teilo, on the back of his Targar, a giant swan-like creature with scales. He takes her to Malalea, of the "fairy people", who has mystical powers. They believe that Brianna is the chosen one to take the place of Tyanna, a powerful being that's half human and half Targar. Part of the battle is getting Brianna to accept her role, and the other part, to brave the dangers involved in the quest. As I said earlier on, it does end in a cliff-hanger, and you need part three to complete the story. Equal parts fantasy and science fiction, the over-all reading experience is a pleasant one, so go-for-it!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Rosie

    Coral Walker has again outdone herself, bringing to life a world of wonder and adventure as Brianna and Jack fight to survive, against all the odds, hoping to reunite their family. I found myself holding my breath in many parts of ‘The Land of Taron 2’ as adrenaline took hold. Both of the twins have so many hurdles to face and it is so easy to be absorbed into the book and get swept away by each snag that Jack and Brianna face. Their love for each other and for their family is what holds them to Coral Walker has again outdone herself, bringing to life a world of wonder and adventure as Brianna and Jack fight to survive, against all the odds, hoping to reunite their family. I found myself holding my breath in many parts of ‘The Land of Taron 2’ as adrenaline took hold. Both of the twins have so many hurdles to face and it is so easy to be absorbed into the book and get swept away by each snag that Jack and Brianna face. Their love for each other and for their family is what holds them together and gives them the strength to keep fighting, no matter what it takes. If you enjoyed the first instalment of ‘Children of Swan,’ you will most definitely fall in love with this continuation, leading up to an ever-so-grand finale. If you have not yet read the first book in the series, however, I urge you to do so in order that you can understand the back story and see exactly what it is that these incredible kids are fighting for. I recommend this series to all who enjoy action and adventure in their sci-fi reading. - Rosie Malezer for Readers' Favorite

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