Welcome to KIWIreviews - product reviews
•  click here to return to the homepage  •
Welcome visitor.Join us or log in

Product reviews on kiwireviews.nz : Thursday 26th November 2020 - 10:42:25

QuickSearch for:    What is QuickSearch?
QuickJump to:    What is QuickJump?
logon name: p/w:  
I want to:

You Are Here...

Home > Categories > Books > Kids - Middle > The Chronicles of Aden Weaver - 2 - The Sasori Empire review

« Pa Hill Quince Jelly reviewPa Hill Quince JellyThe Chronicles of Aden Weaver - 3 - The Last Tree reviewThe Chronicles of Aden Weaver - 3 - The Last Tree »

Score: 9.3/10  [1 review]
4 out of 5
ProdID: 8759 - The Chronicles of Aden Weaver - 2 - The Sasori Empire
Written by Yvette Carol

The Chronicles of Aden Weaver - 2 - The Sasori Empire
Price:
$20.00
Available:
October 2020

The Chronicles of Aden Weaver - 2 - The Sasori Empire product reviews

Proud to promote NZ productsAn ordinary boy. A vicious warlord. Both seek a stone with special powers. But only one can possess the Or'in of Tane.

Mystery arises around the identity of Aden Weaver's father. Is Aden really the son of Kal? When Chief Wako, the scorpion shape-shifter and leader of the criminal Sasori Empire, gets his clutches on the Or'in of Tane, Aden and his friends - now members of the Order of Twenty-four - leave the Lost Island. Their mission: to retrieve the relic from the stronghold of the Sasori

In the wild Land of Fire and Ice, the young heroes face terrifying mythological creatures, giants, and river demons. As they close in on the Or'in of Tane, Aden has to follow his astral mentor between worlds and utilize powers he never knew he had.



Tags:
aden weaver   astral travel   dragonfly   geo   henny   kal   nana jeen   nzmade   orin   papa joe   praying mantis   sasori   scorpion   tane   wako   yvette carol
Other listings you may be interested in:
The Karazan Quartet : 3 : Prince of the WindThe Karazan Quartet : 3 : Prince of the Wind
Rating: 9.8
Dreamland : Razor's EdgeDreamland : Razor's Edge
Rating: 8.0
The Boy in the Striped PyjamasThe Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
Rating: 9.5
Covert-One : The Lazarus VendettaCovert-One : The Lazarus Vendetta
Rating: 9.4
Polity AgentPolity Agent
Rating: 9.8
Temeraire : 4 : Empire of IvoryTemeraire : 4 : Empire of Ivory
Rating: 9.3
The Mirage Makers 2: The Shadow of TyrThe Mirage Makers 2: The Shadow of Tyr
Rating: 9.0
HauntersHaunters
Rating: 8.0
Seduction in DeathSeduction in Death
Rating: 9.3
Jake in Space: Moon AttackJake in Space: Moon Attack
Rating: 5.9
SupermumSupermum
Rating: 9.5
How To Hide A Lion At SchoolHow To Hide A Lion At School
Rating: 9.5
Tulip and Doug: A Spud-tacular Friendship StoryTulip and Doug: A Spud-tacular Friendship Story
Rating: 10.0

Product reviews...

Everyone is welcome to post a review. You will need to Join up or log in to post yours.

Click here to read the profile of savta

Review by: savta (Jo)
Dated: 8th of November, 2020

Link to this review Report this review

 

This Review: 9.3/10
Age Appropriate:
Score 9 out of 10
Storyline:
Score 9 out of 10
Rereadabilty:
Score 10 out of 10
Personal Choice:
Score 9 out of 10

After I had finished reading this book, I passed it on to Mr 12 who was keen to see what might happen in the second story about Aden Weaver and his friends. Having both enjoyed the first volume in the series, we had been looking forward to continuing with Aden on his journey. For each of us, there was that sense of familiarity in re-entering the realm of the shape-shifters, and we speedily adjusted to their exotic world. Losing yourself in a book is always fun, and this series definitely requires the reader to relax and just go with the flow.

I found this book easier to read than the first in the series, possibly because I already "knew" the protagonists and had an idea of what to expect. There were some new characters, but they were not all introduced at once so there was the chance to get familiar with each one. It was also helpful that there was a reprint of the whole of the final chapter of Book 1 added as a foreword to Book 2 - this would be wonderful for anyone who was not reading the books in quick succession.

Once the story proper has begun, it progresses at breakneck speed through a series of adventures as Aden and his friends continue to seek out the Or'in so they can return it to its rightful place. Only then can the proper order be restored and the Lost Island saved. They also continue the search for Aden's father as there seems to be some reason that his identity has been kept secret - although other people appear to know a lot more about Aden's origins than he does himself.

Mr 12 was jealous of Aden's special abilities. He could think of all sorts of ways in which astral travel could be useful, and he was also keen on the idea of being able to fly. Shape-shifting would be great fun, although some of the ideas he came up with (like turning himself into a flea and biting his friends while they were asleep) were antisocial to say the least! I told him he would risk getting squashed, or even poisoned if the friends he visited had automatic insect zappers installed, so he went off the idea after that.

Both of us felt that the character descriptions were excellent. We could really picture the revolting Chief Wako with his loud snores, his muscular arms, and the rank odour of his unwashed body. Mr 12, who is quite fussy about personal hygiene, was suitably disgusted at the idea of having to go too close to him. And Number Three, the girl who has been added to Aden's team without any warning, is wonderfully described as a supercilious know-all who thinks the rest of the friends are beneath her. However, as a praying mantis, she is not welcome in their group; her kind are enemies of the dragonflies and not to be trusted! Nevertheless, she is a martial arts expert and as such is vital to the cause so everyone tries to be nice to her.

I think this book would be quite hard to follow if we had not first read Book 1. It also ended in a cliffhanger so both of us were pleased that we had the last book in the series ready to go. At the same time, I appreciate that the story has been split over three instalments because the individual books fit easily into a backpack and it makes them more accessible. But regardless of format, they are certainly an entertaining read.

Guest comments...

Random listing from 'Books'...

Score: 10.0
Product reviews for listing 4480: Dark Heavens
Written by Kylie Chan

Product image for Dark HeavensAll three "Dark Heavens" trilogy titles in one volume - White Tiger, Red Phoenix and Blue Dragon.

Emma Donahoe has just started her job as nanny to Simone, the daughter of rich businessman John Chen. She knows that Simone may be a target for kidnappers but she has no idea of just how dangerous her new job could be.

Soon she is drawn into a world of martial arts, magic and extreme danger, and the mysterious John Chen seems ... more...

Go to the listing

General Disclaimer...

Protected by Copyscape Plagiarism Checker - Do not copy content from this page. Creative Commons Licence All trademarks, images and copyrights on this site are owned by their respective companies.
KIWIreviews is an independent entity, part of the Knock Out News Group. This is a free public forum presenting user opinions on selected products, and as such the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the opinion of kiwireviews.nz and are protected under New Zealand law by the "Honest Opinion" clause of the Defamation Act of 1992. KIWIreviews accepts no liability for statements made on this site, on the premise that they have been submitted as the true and honest opinions of the individual posters. In most cases, prices and dates stated are approximate and should be considered as only guidelines.

"Quantum mechanics: the dreams stuff is made of."
anonymous

KIWIreviews Help GuideClick here for the Help Guide Subscribe to our Twitter streamVisit our
Twitter feed
Visit our Facebook pageVisit our
Facebook page
Visit our YouTube ChannelVisit our
YouTube channel
Follow us on instagramVisit our
Instagram album
Visit our Google+ pageVisit our
Google+ page
Visit our Flickr photostreamVisit our
Flickr photostream