The Dark Secret of Weatherend

Good Book The Dark Secret of Weatherend the best work When Anthony Monday stumbles upon t

Good Book The Dark Secret of Weatherend the best work When Anthony Monday stumbles upon the diary of J.K Borkman, he thinks he s unearthed a worthless piece of junk But Borkman s mysterious writings turn out to be much plans to turn the world into an icy wasteland By the time ghastly weather sets in and Anthony realizes it s Borkman s fanatical son who is bent on carrying out his father s horrific work, it may be tooWhen Anthony Monday stumbles upon the diary of J.K Borkman, he thinks he s unearthed a worthless piece of junk But Borkman s mysterious writings turn out to be much plans to turn the world into an icy wasteland By the time ghastly weather sets in and Anthony realizes it s Borkman s fanatical son who is bent on carrying out his father s horrific work, it may be too late to stop him.. Popular Ebook The Dark Secret of Weatherend Re-read: January 2016Just as fun, creepy, and awesome as I remember. :D

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  1. John Bellairs 1938 1991 was an American novelist working primarily in the Gothic genre He is best known for the children s classic The House with a Clock in its Walls 1973 and for the pathbreaking fantasy novel The Face in the Frost 1969 Bellairs held a bachelor s degree from Notre Dame University and a master s in English from the University of Chicago He combined writing and teaching from 1963 to 1971, including a year at Shimer College that coincided with that school s storied Grotesque Internecine Struggle After 1971, he took up writing as his full time work from Shimer College Wiki

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  1. John Bellairs beats the pants off of the Da Vinci Code as far as the collect the clues and figure out what the hell is going on genre is concerned Dan Brown should be ashamed of himself He should also probably read this book to see how it should be done.I remember re reading this probably once a year when I was younger, and still got creeped out each time I read it With relics hidden in statues and seemingly out of control weather that seems to be signifying the end of the world the story still [...]


  2. A satisfying sequel to the first book in the Anthony Monday series, The Treasure of Alpheus Winterborn I like this one a bit better At first, I was unsure because it had supernatural elements and the first one didn t I was hoping it wasn t because the first book wasn t successful so John Bellairs had to change his strategy, but he was pretty well known for writing supernatural Gothic horror, so I think he knew what he was doing And he did pull off the magical bits well It wasn t too overbearing [...]


  3. There isn t much substance to this Anthony Monday and his family were working class, concerned with money and their world was all too real Bellairs changes all of that when he has a weather obsessed magician and his death cult waltz into town.The plot ticks away like a middle grade adventure mystery should with some sufficient creepy scenes, Anthony at one point becomes possessed and walks halfway across town and wakes up with lost time, but this lacks the absurd wow factor of Johnny Dixon myste [...]


  4. This is the second Anthony Monday book by John Bellairs, and unlike the first, which contains no supernatural elements, The Dark Secret of Weatherend brings Monday into Bellairs typical world of wizards and midwestern gothic magic Like his other novels, this one is well written and charming All of his books have an odd style gothic supernatural elements set in the 1950 s, set either in the Midwest as with this book or New England the Johnny Dixon books Compared to the others, Weatherend has a u [...]


  5. It s great having Grandkids who are as into reading as I am Recently our 9 year old granddaughter suggested I read this book and I am so GLAD that I did It s a mystery that will keep you reading as you want to find out what happens next in each chapter As she says, it s so descriptive I found it along the lines of Indiana Jones and his adventures The unlikely pair of a 14 year old boy named Anthony and Miss Eells, described as an elderly librarian but I think she is only in her 60 s and right no [...]


  6. Another strong entry in Bellair s canon The second Anthony Monday book is a departure from the previous one, as it has the addition of very strong supernatural elements The interactions between the characters are fun There was a little too much deus ex machina at the end, but it fits with the mood of the book.By now, the Bellairs books This is the seventh in a row I ve read have fallen into a bit of a routine, so I think I ll take a break for awhile I don t want to burn through them all too quic [...]


  7. Delightful The characters make the story I love the friendship between Anthony and Ms Eells And I love how Bellairs isn t afraid to portray real evil in his stories Horror for kids has been watered down in the last 20 years or so And it s a shame because kids like to be scared, and without good kidlit to scare them, they ll often find themselves drifting into teen and adult horror territory which they might not be ready for yet.


  8. March 2011 Who knew that Duluth was such a hotbed of sorcerous skulduggery For reasons which I ve never quite been able to put my finger on, Bellairs has always been my comfort reading of choice This isn t one of his very best but since there are so few in the Anthony Monday series I thought I d start my re read with it.December 2016 One of my snowy weather re reads.


  9. The Anthony Monday books are refashioned in this edition to be like the Johnny Dixon adventures, though these characters are not as cleverly conceived as Johnny and Professor Childermass Still, there are some nicely spooky moments here.


  10. Gothic style novel for young readers Good, but resolves a little conveniently I generally feel that if you need an additional chapter after the climax to explain to the protagonist and the reader what happened, how, and why, you ve not done the job properly.


  11. 3 STARS Fourteen year old Anthony Monday of Hoosac, Minnesota, and his friend Miss Eells, the Hoosac librarian, try to stop an evil wizard from turning the world into an icy wasteland From A great mystery paranormal children s novel


  12. A fun book I was auditioning it for my kids The man who recommended it said it was perfect for when you are done with the magic tree house, but not ready for Katniss I would agree Spooky, but not too scary.


  13. I think the Anthony Monday kept their intrigue for me because they were in many ways alien, and difficult for me to understand in elementary school St Cloud, Minnesota Inheritances, saint s bones The threat of the apocalypse yet still so chilling I also really liked Ms Ells.


  14. This book was much spooky and fun than the previous volume in the Anthony Monday series I enjoy the way Bellairs writes mystery and magic for young ages, very different from most other fantasy horror I ve read.





  15. Never, never, never read books by Bellairs after dark They scare me to shivers Always finish them before it becomes dusk or you will stay up all night afraid.







  16. I remember first being drawn in by the Gorey illustrations which make any story better and then the writing itself I loved these books All of Bellairs books.




  17. A bit of a slow burn, but I made Jeff read aloud for two hours the other night so we could get to the climactic end, which involves the blood of Jesus Correct, the blood of Jesus.



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