Triskellion 2: The Burning : Gathering No. 2 Paperback
Part of the Triskellion series
The second title in the compelling paranormal mystery trilogy. After their harrowing escape from the sinister village of Triskellion, twins Rachel and Adam had hoped their troubles were over.
Instead, betrayed by the one person they believed they could trust, they fall into the hands of the mysterious Project Hope - an organization claiming to conduct archaeological research.
When Rachel makes a shocking discovery in a secret autopsy suite, she realizes they need to get out - and fast!
Pursued across Europe, the twins will need every ounce of courage to stay alive as the adventure reaches its explosive conclusion on the North African coast.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 480 pages
- Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 02/03/2009
- Category: Adventure
- ISBN: 9781406307108
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Review by ealaindraoi
I enjoyed Triskellion I. It was an action packed solid Middle Grade book that I’d happily recommend to 6th graders. I did find the ending a little vague, but not enough to spoil my enjoyment of the book.Triskellion II…..well, it’s still action packed and a very visual book – I can see this easily becoming a movie, but by necessity they’d have to fix some of the problems I had with Triskellion II. For one thing, the level of violence is increased by 10 fold, even including the “villains” deciding to torture a child (it’s still torture, even if the child doesn’t feel pain, the villains still decided to torture him.) The reading level is still a solid 6th grade level, however at 480 pages it’s getting a little long to be a good recommendation for this age level. Some of the minor characters seem to have had a personality transplant in between books and while the vague ending from book I is cleared up early in book II, there still seems to be some ambiguousness on exactly what the ‘mysterious character’ is. In the beginning he seems to be an Ancestor, then maybe he’s an Alien, then maybe an Angel. (wait, they all begin with A…..maybe he’s really an AARDVARK!)I can’t really recommend this book to young readers, maybe reluctant older readers who can handle the added violence and aren’t bothered by the inconsistent story.