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ISBN:
0192754602
Author:
Julia Golding
Category:
Science Fiction & Fantasy
Language:
English
Publisher:
Oxford University Press (August 3, 2006)
Pages:
416 pages
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Rating:
4.1
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275


The pace of Secret of the Sirens is not as fast as an all guns blazing action thriller but it doesn't need to be because this is a mystery and the pace is just right to keep you wanting more without giving everything away too quickly. I have to compliment the dialogue too as it's not the sort that just pads out a story, it's the sort that moves the plot along efficiently so you're hanging on to what each character is saying as it's all relevant.

Secret of the sirens (The Companions Quartet 2007, Julia Golding Abstract: When eleven-year-old Connie is. .

Secret of the sirens (The Companions Quartet 2007, Julia Golding Abstract: When eleven-year-old Connie is sent to live with her eccentric aunt by the sea, she's not expecting anything great? not to make friends with Col, the coolest guy in town, and certainly not to discover that mythical creatures still exist, that an ancient society has protected. It's simply not got a plot line nor characters that are going to engage our jaded 'been there, done that' tastes. I know that I could certainly foretell what was apt to happen in the next few chapters.

Companions quartet; bk. 1). Summary: Upon moving to her aunt’s seaside home in the British Isles, Connie becomes part of a secret . The beady eye of the seagull twinkled at Connie from on top of the lifebuoy

Companions quartet; bk. Summary: Upon moving to her aunt’s seaside home in the British Isles, Connie becomes part of a secret society that shelters mythical creatures, and must use her ability to communicate with these beings to protect them from evil and the incursions of humans. ISBN 978-0-7614-5371-0. 1. Animals, Mythical-Fiction. 3. Environmental protection-Fiction. The beady eye of the seagull twinkled at Connie from on top of the lifebuoy. But, Scark, I can’t! Connie whispered back, scuffing her sneakers on a coil of blue rope on the quayside. What if someone sees?

Companions Quartet is a book series by Julia Golding, a British author who is also the author of the Cat Royal series. The majority of the series takes place in the fictional town of Hescombe in England.

Companions Quartet is a book series by Julia Golding, a British author who is also the author of the Cat Royal series. Connie Lionheart is sent to live with her eccentric aunt Evelyn who she finds out is part of an organisation called the Society for the Protection of Mythical Creatures. Each person in the Society has a compatibility with a specific mythical creature.

The first book in the "Companions Quartet," Secret of the Sirens picks up where JK Rowling left off concerning the Society for the Preservation of Mythical Creatures fantasy enthusiasts. It's a classic hero's journey with Connie, a twelve-year-old newcomer to Hescombe, Great Britain, as the heroine. Unbeknownst to her, she is a descendant of a long line of companions to mythical creatures, but she thinks her ability to get along and communicate with animals is just another reason why she doesn't fit in to the regular school scene.

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1: The Companions Quartet (Paperback). Julia Golding (author). The book became the first in the popular Cat Royal series. An acclaimed British children’s writer, Julia Golding received widespread praise for her debut novel The Diamond of Drury Lane which won the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize. Her other works include The Ship Between the Worlds, Wolf Cry, The Silver Sea and Mel Foster and the Demon Butler as well as the Companions series, the Darcie Lock Girl on the Run series and the adventure novels Knights of the Round Table.

LoveReading View on Secret of the Sirens, Companions Quartet. Julia Golding has delivered in this the first in the ‘Companions Quartet’ an absolutely gripping story of good and evil. It’s a wonderful adventure story set in the modern day and yet in a magical and mythical world full of very believable mythological creatures and many abnormal happenings. The protagonist in the story, Connie, discovers she can talk to these creatures and it becomes clear that she must harness this immense power to defeat evil.

When Connie is sent to live with her aunt, she knows it's going to be one more place where she doesn't fit in. But soon she realises how wrong she is. The seaside town is full of adults and children who have strange links to creatures. It's the heart of the secret Society for the Protection of Mythical Creatures, a group of people sworn to ensure that mythical beasts are kept safe. Normally the creatures and their chosen humans work in harmony. But something abnormal is happening here. The Sirens, who for generations have kept their deadly song to themselves, are once again luring humans to their deaths. It doesn't take long for Connie to realise that the victims are oil workers. The Sirens are fed-up with their seas being polluted, but should the Society protect the Sirens or the oil industry? Connie doesn't think she has a role to play, until it becomes clear that she's a Universal - the first person in over a century who can communicate with every type of beast on earth and in the air. Her power is immense. It corrupted the previous Universal ...and now he's back.And he'll use any means he can - from violence to the terrifying Storm Giants - to turn Connie to the dark side.
  • MEGA FREEDY
Every time I look at my recommendations on Amazon and Goodreads, I realize just how many fantasy series featuring concepts from classical mythology there are. I've enjoyed several of them, but it can sometimes be difficult to pick out the ones that are worth reading. In this case, this first volume of the Companions Quartet was on sale in the e-reader edition, so I decided to check it out. I found that it moves a little slowly sometimes, but overall it was a pleasant read. A girl named Connie learns that some of her relatives and neighbors are involved in a society that protects mythical creatures, and she turns out to have the power to communicate with all animals. In additional to the titular sirens, selkies, dwarves, giants, pegasi, and dragons are also involved in the tale. There's also an environmental message, with the sirens planning to cause a disaster by wrecking oil tankers, and making an alliance with a being of evil in order to scare off the humans. I didn't love it, but I liked it enough to want to check out the rest of the series.
  • Zaryagan
Connie Lionheart has a way with animals that is so unique that she just can't seem to fit in anywhere! As a last resort, her parents send her to a little nowhere seaside town to live with her cranky and eccentric Aunt Evelyn. It is here that Connie discovers that her ability to communicate with cats and seagulls extends to more exotic creatures like unicorns, dragons and sirens! Along with a wide variety of fantastic beings from myth and legend, Connie also has to maneuver more normal things like school, boys and friendship. Author Julia Golding weaves an entertaining fantasy with obvious environmental overtones, but as harm to habitats would naturally be of concern to all life, including more unusual life forms, it does not feel forced. Readers of Brandon Mull's Fablehaven series or Katie O'Hearn's Pegasus will love this opening book in a series of four.
  • Valawye
Fun read, good for 3rd-4th grade level readers. Well-written story with a great entwining of "regular" kids and mythical creatures. Good character development as we get to know Connie and Col. Two uses of h*** near the end are this reader's only objection. I'm looking forward to reading the next book in the series!
  • Lamranilv
Really enjoyed this. The story of a girl finding herself & where she belongs in this world. Which includes mythical creatures & the humans that protect them. I got so involved in everyone's life that I've continued with the other books in this series. The writer pulls me in, I have to know what happens next.
  • Wanenai
This series of books is a good premise but falls short of other children's books like Percy Jackson and Harry Potter. I read the entire series before reviewing the books but sadly I really have not enough enthusiasm the do new reviews for each book as I found each book to be the same. I will give book two more stars, about 3-3.5 as opposed to a 2.5-3 for all the others.

For one thing the narrative drags at times and I found myself getting bored by book three and skipping chapters as the author kept rehashing some of the same issues and themes from previous books most of the characters were fairly flat and predictable making it easy to see what was going to happen as the books progressed.

It is not a bad series but I think these books are too simple for kids the age of the protagonist to really find engrossing. Add to that the easy predictability of each book and I find these books lacking by comparison to other current children's series.
  • Brol
I don't know why this series hasn't blown up yet. My fifth grade boys were starving for a new series after finishing Percy Jackson. We tried a few different books, but they didn't have that mythological theme the boys loved. I happened to find this book and tried it out with them. We all love it! They have just finished The Gorgon's Gaze and are begging for the third book! I will admit that Secret of the Sirens starts off a little slow, because Ms. Golding does a thorough job of setting up the story. But it does pick up and then hooks you, making you want more. The Gorgon's Gaze takes a faster pace than Secret of the Sirens (yay!). I'm very eager to read The Chimera's Curse. If you like mythology, you'll love how this book fits different mythological creatures together in one story. If your girl's enjoy mythology, I suggest the Pandora series.
  • cyrexoff
I read the first page of the book and I wasn't too enthusiastic about where it was going. But I kept on and after the first chapter I changed my mind.
You can tell the author put a lot of thought into building this world and it was easy for me to go along with it.
Human characters may need a little more depth, but that's probably because Connie can't read their minds.
Also, the lack of connecting the dots for the bad guys is a little tiresome, it's pretty obvious.
Overall, good book for the age group the author was aiming for, as well as for adults!
Seems like the book wasn't edited. The writing is patchy and confused. The premise is absurd. Connie has no idea what the 'society' is but wants to belong because her seemingly crazy aunt - whom she dislikes to begin with - belongs?! I'm regretting buying the whole set - I could barely finish the first book.