The Resource The copper gauntlet, Holly Black and Cassandra Clare ; with illustrations by Scott Fischer

The copper gauntlet, Holly Black and Cassandra Clare ; with illustrations by Scott Fischer

Label
The copper gauntlet
Title
The copper gauntlet
Statement of responsibility
Holly Black and Cassandra Clare ; with illustrations by Scott Fischer
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Callum Hunt's life has been difficult ever since he was admitted to the Magisterium, since his father suspects him of being evil, and his closest companion is a Chaos-ridden wolf--but when he discovers that his father may be trying to destroy both him and Havoc, he escapes back to the magical world and he and his friends Aaron and Tamara, become involved in the search for the stolen Alkahest, a copper gauntlet with dangerous powers
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  • Grades 5-8 Callum Hunt is ready to go back for his second year at the Magisterium, and not just because his dad might be trying to kill him. Call is (secretly) the magical reincarnation of mage Constantine Madden, by all accounts a pretty bad guy, but he is trying really hard not to be evil. He has got a mental checklist of the things an Evil Overlord wouldn’t do as he heads to school. But all is not well there, either: an artifact that can split Chaos mages, like Call’s friend Aaron, from their magic has been stolen, possibly by Call’s dad. Call worries his true identity will be discovered, but he is more concerned about Aaron, so the boys and their friend Tamara—plus one rival—set out into an increasingly dangerous world to try to save the day. This second installment in the Magisterium series is much more effective than its predecessor (The Iron Trial, 2014): the plot is tighter, the stakes are higher, and Call’s struggle with whether or not he is destined for evil adds to the tension. Shades of Harry Potter still linger, but this has a personality of its own. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Enthusiasm hasn’t flagged for these two best-selling authors, and this stronger volume will just fan the fire. -- Reagan, Maggie (Reviewed 09-01-2015) (Booklist, vol 112, number 1, p112)
  • Gr 4 – 7 — In their follow-up to The Iron Trial (Scholastic, 2014), Black and Clare again return to the magical, alchemical world of the Magisterium, a school that neatly plays with the tropes of the magic school genre. At the conclusion of the last book, readers learned that the ostensible hero, Callum, was in fact the Enemy of Death—the villain who terrifies everyone in his magical world. When he discovers a plot seemingly orchestrated by his own father against the Magisterium, Call and his friends run away from school to try and save the magical world they love. Much of the action in this second installment takes place outside the claustrophobic caverns of the Magisterium, expanding the world Call and friends Tamara and Adam inhabit with mixed results. Credulity is stretched whenever any member of the group enters our mundane world—would giant wolves with glowing eyes and four 13-year-olds hot-wiring a car really go unnoticed by average people?—but other big set pieces, especially an epic battle against an ancient monster, thrill. There's plenty of action, adventure, and pathos here to even out the rough patches. VERDICT Fans of the previous volume will relish the continuing adventures of Call and his friends.—Elisabeth Gattullo Marrocolla, Darien Library, CT --Elisabeth Gattullo Marrocolla (Reviewed October 1, 2015) (School Library Journal, vol 61, issue 10, p87)
  • Book 2 in the middle-grade Magisterium fantasy series delves deeper into its protagonist's connection with the Enemy of Death. Picking up where The Iron Trial (2014) left off, almost-13-year-old Callum Hunt, along with his Chaos-ridden pet wolf, Havoc, is back home from his first year at the Magisterium (a school for mages) for summer vacation. But his father is acting strangely, and Callum suspects that his father knows what Call himself had just found out (in Book 1): that he, Callum, apparently has the soul of Constantine Madden—the evil Enemy of Death. When Havoc goes missing, and Call, searching for him, discovers him chained in their basement in a cell-like room that also contains information in his father's handwriting about the Alkahest—a powerful weapon for killing mages—he concludes that his father plans to kill him, so he and Havoc run away. Returning to the Magisterium for his second year, Call keeps both the true nature of his soul and his father's behavior a secret, even from best friends and fellow apprentices Tamara and Aaron, afraid they will turn against him. This tightly plotted story shines with imaginative twists and settings, sparks of humor, and a rich portrayal of friendship in the face of doubt. The co-authors successfully probe the themes of good and evil even as they craft an entertainingly fast-paced read. Both a successful addition to the middle-grade magic school genre and a satisfying sequel. (Fantasy. 9-13) (Kirkus Reviews, July 15, 2015)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10438052
Cataloging source
NJQ/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Black, Holly
Dewey number
[Fic]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
750L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
MG
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 7
Reading level
5.2
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Clare, Cassandra
  • Fischer, Scott M.
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True
Series statement
Magisterium
Series volume
book two
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Magic
  • Wolves
  • Secrecy
  • Magic
  • Wolves
  • Secrets
  • Adventure and adventurers
  • Adventure stories
  • Magic
  • Secrecy
  • Wolves
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
The copper gauntlet, Holly Black and Cassandra Clare ; with illustrations by Scott Fischer
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Publication
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
1412269
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
264 pages
Isbn
9780545522281
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015015713
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780545522281
  • (OCoLC)907931359
Label
The copper gauntlet, Holly Black and Cassandra Clare ; with illustrations by Scott Fischer
Publication
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
1412269
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
264 pages
Isbn
9780545522281
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015015713
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780545522281
  • (OCoLC)907931359

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