Saturday, August 11, 2007

The Woven Path by Robin Jarvis

First sentence:

"Death and horror flooded the night."


"What kind of place is this? When Neil's father accepts a caretaker's job at the Wyrd Museum, Neil and his brother have to go live there with him.

The museum is owned by three old sisters who talk in circles, mumbling about fate and destiny. And then there are the exhibits, with everything from shrunken heads and mummies to stuffed ravens.

The sisters have warned Neil never to enter the room that holds The Separate Collection. Of course, that's just where Neil wants to go. Inside the secret room, he discovers something magical and dangerous -- and his life will never be the same. "

My thoughts:

This was an engaging fantasy mixing mythology (Norse and Greek) with time travel. The story started a bit slowly, but then picked up when Neal and "Ted" end up in London during the Blitz in 1941. There are spies, demons, and ghosts as well as a spooky museum, home to the Webster sisters (aka, the Fates). I look forward to reading the next book in the series, The Raven's Knot.

Date read: 8/9/2007
Book #: 72
Rating: 3* = Good
Series: Wyrd Museum, #1
Genre: Fantasy/Young Adult

ISBN-10: 0816770050
ISBN-13: 9780816770052
Publisher: Troll Communications
Year: 1999
# of Pages: 409
Binding: Trade Paperback
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