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The Hound of Rowan: Book One of the Tapestry (Tapestry #01)

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ISBN13: 9780375838958
ISBN10: 0375838953
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Max McDaniels lives a quiet life in the suburbs of Chicago until the day he stumbles upon a mysterious Celtic tapestry. Many strange people are interested in Max and his tapestry, and his discovery will lead him to Rowan Academy, a secret school where great things await him.

But dark things are waiting, too. When Max learns that priceless artworks and other gifted children are disappearing from around the globe, he finds himself in the crossfire of an ancient struggle between good and evil.

Review:

"Max's intelligence and goodhearted nature give the story a solid emotional core even as the surprising twists and turns keep the pages turning. Neff's first novel is sure to draw many new fans eager to see what happens next." VOYA

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"This novel's sprawling, quirky boarding school has obvious parallels to Hogwarts, but Neff's storytelling boasts charms of its own, and U.S. readers may appreciate that this magical adventure...takes place here rather than abroad." Booklist

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"Neff's language is often evocative, incorporating Irish myths like the legend of Cuchulain. Though the scenery feels familiar, the book will connect with its audience." Kirkus Reviews

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"Despite an over-reliance on formula, Neff's stylish prose, deft characterization, and synthesis of Celtic myth make for spellbinding storytelling." Hornbook

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Max McDaniels stumbles upon a mysterious Celtic tapestry and learns that priceless artworks and other gifted children are disappearing from around the globe. He then finds himself in the crossfire of an ancient struggle between good and evil.

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MAX MCDANIELS LIVES a quiet life in the suburbs of Chicago until the day he stumbles upon a mysterious Celtic tapestry. Many strange people are interested in Max and his tapestry, and his discovery will lead him to Rowan Academy, a secret school where great things await him.

But dark things are waiting, too. When Max learns that priceless artworks and other gifted children are disappearing from around the globe, he finds himself in the crossfire of an ancient struggle between good and evil.

About the Author

Henry H. Neff was a successful business consultant in the Chicago area until the day he quit his job and moved out west to pursue his dreams. The Hound of Rowan is his first book. He lives in San Francisco, California.

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CZola-Mo, October 22, 2014 (view all comments by CZola-Mo)
This first book in The Tapestry series immediately draws the reader in to a world where the presumed distinctions between good and evil blur. Neff creates characters who must face inner and outer demons, grappling with subtle temptations that are not so readily faced. The hero, Max, finds himself challenged with impulses and powers that are only coming to the surface, but which, as he discovers, have been engrained in him since birth. Not simply having to confront a nature versus nurture dilemma within himself, he must also negotiate the lines between good and evil, power and knowledge, and truth and deception. As Max finds his magical, tempestuous Celtic lineage increasingly steering his inner desires, he must find ways to temper rage and desire for revenge with the lessons of peace and love from his childhood. Neff is an incredible storyteller, instantly engaging the reader with multi-layered characters and a rich, imaginative setting. The whole series builds in intensity and complexity, but this first book really lays the ground work for a thrilling and rewarding reading adventure.
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CZola-Mo, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by CZola-Mo)
This first book in the Tapestry series proves to be a true page-turner. Henry Neff is a beautiful writer, smart and engaging showing imagination while prompting the reader to engage in deep moral questions such as the nature of fear, the discernment of courage, and the development of power and knowledge as weapons to wield or as gifts to cultivate. Neff's characters evolve organically as if the author's pen only transcribed their growth rather than forcing it. The story, though, keeps the reader on the edge of his/her seat with imaginative and exciting twists and revelations, setting up the rest of the series to be as engaging and brilliantly conceived as this first novel. This is a definite "must-read" for heroic adventure and fantasy enthusiasts alike.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375838958
Author:
Neff, Henry H.
Publisher:
Yearling Books
Illustrator:
Henry H. Neff
Author:
Henry H. Neff
Author:
Henry H. Neff
Author:
Neff, Henry
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Fathers and sons
Subject:
Schools
Subject:
Magic
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Subject:
fantasy;magic;mythology;fiction;ya;children s;young adult;boarding school;schools;boarding schools;art;mystery;adventure;kidnapping
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Quality
Series:
Tapestry
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
20080931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
BandW LINE ART
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
7.00x6.06x1.11 in. .70 lbs.
Age Level:
08-12

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Product details 448 pages Yearling - English 9780375838958 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Max's intelligence and goodhearted nature give the story a solid emotional core even as the surprising twists and turns keep the pages turning. Neff's first novel is sure to draw many new fans eager to see what happens next."
"Review" by , "This novel's sprawling, quirky boarding school has obvious parallels to Hogwarts, but Neff's storytelling boasts charms of its own, and U.S. readers may appreciate that this magical adventure...takes place here rather than abroad."
"Review" by , "Neff's language is often evocative, incorporating Irish myths like the legend of Cuchulain. Though the scenery feels familiar, the book will connect with its audience."
"Review" by , "Despite an over-reliance on formula, Neff's stylish prose, deft characterization, and synthesis of Celtic myth make for spellbinding storytelling."
"Synopsis" by , Max McDaniels stumbles upon a mysterious Celtic tapestry and learns that priceless artworks and other gifted children are disappearing from around the globe. He then finds himself in the crossfire of an ancient struggle between good and evil.
"Synopsis" by , MAX MCDANIELS LIVES a quiet life in the suburbs of Chicago until the day he stumbles upon a mysterious Celtic tapestry. Many strange people are interested in Max and his tapestry, and his discovery will lead him to Rowan Academy, a secret school where great things await him.

But dark things are waiting, too. When Max learns that priceless artworks and other gifted children are disappearing from around the globe, he finds himself in the crossfire of an ancient struggle between good and evil.

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