Connie Lionheart s calculating great aunt and uncle try to take her away from the tantalizing reach of the Society for the Protection of Mythical Creatures What they don t realize or do they is that Connie is the Society s most important member she is the only universal companion able to bond with all mythical creatures Connie s great gift also puts her in great danger, as the evil shape shifter Kullervo needs her power to destroy the Society once and for all But how can Connie help anyone, even herself, when she hasn t learned how to use her gift yet In this second book of the Companions Quartet, Connie and her friends team together again to protect the fragile bonds between humans, creatures, and the world we must share....
|Title||:||The Gorgon's Gaze (Companions Quartet)|
|Publisher||:||Two Lions Reprint edition March 1, 2010|
|Number of Pages||:||320 pages|
|File Size||:||970 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Gorgon's Gaze (Companions Quartet) Reviews
This second installment in Golding's Companions Quartet takes Connie and Col deeper into the fight to save a wooded area from developers and a whole host of fantastic creatures as well. Members of a secret Society, both friends possess a gift that allows them to see so-called mythical creatures and to communicate with them. But all is not fairy tales and unicorns for the pair of tweens as evil threatens the delicate balance of nature and the sprites, dragons and others who struggle to survive while remaining hidden from the view of most humans. This evil, known as Kullervo, has amassed a host of beasts who are angered by humanity's disregard for natural beauty and has a plan to ensnare Connie and use her power as a Universal. Add to Connie's skills one of the last remaining Gorgon's, and nothing will ever be the same. Readers of Fablehaven and fans of Avatar will enjoy this book 2 as much as book 1-a great choice for 5th-8th graders who love reading fantasy.
The second installment of the series was better than the first. The relationships were a bit extreme it seemed but not enough to turn me away. I would've really liked to see Connie develop some skills and get some training. But those things are always overlooked. Characters could use some more development for my taste, but I overall I liked the book. I like the series. I will read book three.
The author appears to have anger issues that she's channeling through one of the characters. Also, illogic abounds..here are just a few examples (warning: spoilers). How does the Society send a kid to fight the biggest villain ever? Why is everything hinged on the destruction of one tree in the whole world? Presumably magical creatures are everywhere. And apparently the stone dwarf can sense Connie if she stands on the ground wearing shoes, but not if she's standing on the steps of an rv camper?
This is part of an excellent quartet of books for middle grades and up. These fantasy stories have tweens/teens and creatures of myth working together to save the earth. My daughter has read and re-read the series multiple times.
This book is an amazing and sweet book about a warrior princess and her friends aneena Jane col and other people from the society trying to defeat kullervo the mythical beast. If you have read the secret of the sirens you'll understand what I am saying. Connie gets taken away from her aunt Evelyn & now trying to warm up to having a normal life WITHOUT THE SOCIETY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! But she also has to try to save the society's most prized possession ,a golden dragonet and the society itself when trying to stop construction workers from turning the forest into road. This book is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !
I may be over 60 but I still love the fantasy books. I stay in touch with my inner child that way. Sweet story!
Great series! A unique way of looking back at mythological creatures. If you've seen the movie "Clash of the Titans"(70's version, my favorite) that will help you visualize the creatures in this great story. Realistic characters, complete with good & bad parenting. Enjoyed them all.
This is a solid second volume to the series. My tween girls did not lose interest and found the characters varied and compelling. One of them said it was one of her favorite books.