Nightshade City

Nightshade City

Book - 2010
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Eleven years after the cruel Killdeer took over the Catacombs far beneath the human's Trillium City, Juniper Belancourt, assisted by Vincent and Victor Nightshade, leads a maverick band of rats to escape and establish their own city.
Publisher: New York : Holiday House, [2010], ©2010
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780823422852
0823422852
Branch Call Number: FICTION Wag
Description: 262 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Audience: Ages 9 up
Additional Contributors: Rayyan, Omar

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Jun 24, 2011

As is expected in epic fantasies featuring animals, the point of view is omniscient. Shifts in POV are sometimes jarring, especially with the many characters, but Wagner manages to keep the adults' voices somewhat distinct from the children's. The sheer multitude of characters with similar single-syllable names make it difficult to keep track of who's who, never mind the ample family history provided.

The plot itself hitches and breaks, mainly because of the multiple POVs; one gets the feeling that the story would be much more quickly over if we only stayed in, say, Victor and Vincent's perspective, or Clover's. The tension is ratcheted up nicely, though, so the reader stays engaged, and the final battle at the end is, suitably, epic.

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