The series[ edit ] The book series is about a young boy named Charlie Ashanti who can speak the language of cats, after accidentally swapping blood with a leopard cub. Charlie is on the run on a floating circus, with six lions in tow, aiming to return them to the wild of Morocco and to rescue his parents who have been kidnapped by a sinister corporation known as the Corporacy The first book is known simply as Lionboy. The sequel, Lionboy: The Chase, continues the story of Charlie and the lions, with most of the story set in Venice. It was published by Puffin in the summer of The final instalment of the trilogy, Lionboy: The Truth, concludes the story and was published in January The world in the books mostly resembles the modern day world, with a few key differences.
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I finished it! So what makes this fantasy adventure? The world is our world in the future, but I get the feeling that some technology has moved forwards and some has moved backwards.
Now the focus of the plot is Charlie Ashanti. Near the beginning of the book, his parents are whisked away leaving him alone. He has no idea of who has taken them or why. This sets up the quest of finding out why they were taken and finding them. A big clue to the circumstances comes when a suspicious local criminal appears to try and abduct Charlie.
A tactic Charlie often uses to resolve conflicts and to further his goals is to play the naive child and to feign compliance. Now that might not seem like so much of a big deal, I know many of my female bookie friends talk to cats ALL the time. The characterization of cats seems realistic in this book to me. It adds an interesting dimension to the book and gives it a specific identity.
The ability often comes into the plot too. I enjoyed the cat interactions and the tale of how he came to talk to cats. I liked the revelations regarding lion tamers that pertain to this ability too. Erm, his mum. The Circus section, which made up a good portion of the middle of the book was enjoyable, but for me the character I really liked was King Boris.
The book ends on something of a cliffhanger. Everything is tidied up and a definite story has taken place. This author finishes the tale in a trilogy however, whereas I expect my series will run to seven or eight books.
The writing was good, and engaging, but a little quirky at times. The subject matter was interesting to me, but not as gripping as a traditional fantasy world. What this book DOES have is an air of a mystery and a subtle criticism global pharmaceutical companies. Which I appreciate. However some children will probably prefer this. Overall a great book.
Lionboy Trilogy by Zizou Corder
January 1, Martyn Stanley Well! I finished it! So what makes this fantasy adventure? The world is our world in the future, but I get the feeling that some technology has moved forwards and some has moved backwards.
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Write a customer review. Rowling-like blend of humor, drama and headlong plotting. Lionboy Trilogy by Zizou Corder Will jump into the second book now! So what makes this fantasy adventure? Lion Boy, sebuah dongeng kanak-kanak yang memikat. It really bugged 2.
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