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The Resource Rogue's home : a knight and rogue novel, Hilari Bell

Rogue's home : a knight and rogue novel, Hilari Bell

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Rogue's home : a knight and rogue novel
Title
Rogue's home
Title remainder
a knight and rogue novel
Statement of responsibility
Hilari Bell
Title variation
Rogues home
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In alternate chapters, eighteen-year-old Sir Michael Sevenson, an anachronistic knight errant, and seventeen-year-old Fisk, his street-wise squire, tell of their journey to Ruesport, Fisk's home town, to investigate blackmail and a series of suspicious fires
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Review
  • Gr. 7-10 Centuries after knight errantry became an unrealistic career choice, in a land lit by two moons and enriched by Magica, Sir Michael (aka Mike) and his reluctant sometime squire Fisk ride out for the second adventure in the Knight and Rogue series. After receiving an urgent, maddeningly vague cry for help, Fisk returns to his hometown to find his sisters in peril of losing their home now that his brother-in-law has lost his job and reputation. Who is the conniving villain who has schemed to bring the family low and committed murder and arson to cover his tracks? Though the many characters are well drawn and often diverting, their proliferation crowds the field of suspects to the point of confusion. The mystery may be the central focus of the novel, but the appeal of the series lies in the two strong protagonists, Mike and Fisk, and the fundamental tension as well as growing bond between them. -- Phelan, Carolyn (Reviewed 08-01-2008) (Booklist, vol 104, number 22, p61)
  • Gr 7–10— When readers last saw the unlikely duo of starry-eyed Sir Michael and his reluctant squire (and former thief) Fisk in The Last Knight (HarperCollins, 2007), the teens were headed toward Michael's home to face the music. Despite his father's instructions, the young man has refused to bring back a woman falsely accused of murder, and the punishment for this failure is harsh. Michael is declared "unredeemed" and tattooed with marks that will declare his newly despised status to any that see his wrists. What's worse, Fisk has been called back home by his sisters to help them clear the name of a man he dislikes. Michael comes along but somebody has it in for the two, and it will take all of their wits to keep them out of either jail or a hangman's noose. In a story that's part buddy comedy, part Don Quixote, and part mystery novel, Bell outdoes herself with this intrepid pair. Michael's insistence that he is a knight, an occupation that is "two centuries out of date," has waned and now it is Fisk taking center stage. The story line moves swiftly and without a stumble. Count on this book's humor, suspense, and plot twists to keep readers coming back for future installments.—Elizabeth Bird, New York Public Library --Elizabeth Bird (Reviewed September 1, 2008) (School Library Journal, vol 54, issue 9, p174)
  • A winter's tale—with lots of snow and ice—told by two older teens, this buddy novel tells the further adventures of the anachronistic knight Sir Michael and his trusty (and crusty) rogue squire, Fisk. In this installment, Michael has been judged, condemned and marked as an outcast while Fisk has been summoned home by his family to clear his brother-in-law's name and rescue the family fortunes. Told by Michael and Fisk in turn—the two are wonderful foils for each other—the use of alternating voices gives readers access to details about and perspective on secondary characters and events. The writing is great: lots of humor, likable people, mystery and suspense aplenty. The setting is not so dusty either—a kind of 18th-century England fantasy realm with mysterious magical elements. Bell wraps things up nicely, but not so tightly that readers won't hope for more stories of this entertaining duo. Although this is volume two, readers who missed the first book will have no difficulty diving right in and following the story. (Fantasy. 12 & up) (Kirkus Reviews, August 15, 2008)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
275210
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bell, Hilari
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Intended audience
870L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
MG+
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 7
  • 10
Reading level
5.9
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Knight and rogue
Series volume
0002
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Knights and knighthood
  • Extortion
  • Fires
  • Knights and knighthood
  • Extortion
  • Fires
  • Fantasy
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Rogue's home : a knight and rogue novel, Hilari Bell
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
715988
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
422 pages
Isbn
9780060825065
Isbn Type
(trade bdg.)
Lccn
2007041728
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780060825065
  • (OCoLC)182662446
Label
Rogue's home : a knight and rogue novel, Hilari Bell
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
715988
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
422 pages
Isbn
9780060825065
Isbn Type
(trade bdg.)
Lccn
2007041728
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780060825065
  • (OCoLC)182662446

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