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by Chris Humphreys

  • ISBN: 0553494759
  • Author: Chris Humphreys
  • ePub ver: 1406 kb
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  • Rating: 4.3 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 361
  • Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (May 8, 2007)
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  • Category: Teenagers
  • Subcategory: Literature & Fiction
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But when he lays out the stones in a runecast they find in Sigurd's journal, he is catapulted into a world filled with more possibilities and more danger than he ever imagined.

FETCH: The apparition, double, or wraith of a living person. But when he lays out the stones in a runecast they find in Sigurd's journal, he is catapulted into a world filled with more possibilities and more danger than he ever imagined. This first entry in the Runestone Saga is an utterly unique blend of horror, supernatural possibility, and historical truth that will leave readers wrung out from tension and clamoring for more.

Possession (The Runestone Saga)Hardcover. As they delve deeper into rune magic they are drawn into the mystery of their grandfather Sigurd's disappearance and a danger, neither could have foreseen. The book has lots of sword clashing, ax-thowcking action. Humphreys commands a fantastically dark tone. Humphrey's experience as a fight choreographer is apparent. In the author's note at the end of the book he writes: "When I first considered writing this novel, I remembered what I'd read in my teens-historical fiction, preferably with plenty of battles, self-sacrifice, blood-shed; and horror, the scarier the better.

But when he lays out the stones in a runecast they find in Sigurd's journal, he is catapulted into a world filled with more possibilities and more danger than he ever imagined.

Random House Children's Books, 2006.

For other people with similar names, see Chris Humphries (disambiguation). Random House Children's Books, 2006. FETCH: The apparition, double, or wraith of a living person. In the attic, in an old sea chest, secreted away, are a mysterious journal and a set of runes: 24 stones that will change Sky's life forever. When Sky and his cousin Kristin find their Norwegian grandfather's runes, Sky feels like the wait is over, like he can now release the breath he wasn't even aware he'd been holding.

In the attic, in an old sea chest, secreted away, are a mysterious journal and a set of runes: 24 stones that will change Sky’s life forever. When Sky and his cousin Kristin find their Norwegian grandfather’s runes, Sky feels like the wait is over, like he can now release the breath he wasn’t even aware he’d been holding.

Home Chris Humphreys The Fetch (The Runestone Saga). The Fetch (The Runestone Saga). ISBN 10: 0553494759, ISBN 13: 9780553494754.

POSSESSION: The Runestone Saga, Book . This conclusion to the Runestone Saga forces Sky to choose between seductive power and saving the world. Possession Runestone saga (Книги 3), Chris Humphreys.

POSSESSION: The Runestone Saga, Book 3. Пользовательский отзыв - Kirkus. Sky and his cousin Kristin must perfect their Fetch powers and their attendant time-traveling. Random House Children's Books, 2008.

Chris Humphreys is a British actor, playwright and novelist.

Not to be confused with Kris Humphries or Chris Humphrey. Christopher Humphreys. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Chris Humphreys is a British actor, playwright and novelist. Born in Toronto, Ontario as the grandson of actor Cecil Humphreys, he was raised in Los Angeles, California until the age of seven and then grew up in the United Kingdom. For acting he is best known for his role in The Bill where he played PC Richard Turnham from 1989 to 1990.

The Runestone Saga, Book I). Chris Humphreys. The definition of fetch that the author uses is: "Fetch: the apparition, Double or wraith of a living person

The Runestone Saga, Book I). New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf (Distributed in Canada by Random House of Canada), 2006. The definition of fetch that the author uses is: "Fetch: the apparition, Double or wraith of a living person. That definition sets the tone for this tale of runestones, Vikings, magic and blood sacrifice. Sky is a 15 year-old boy living in England. His life is troubled, the family has moved a lot, he has difficulty in the new school, and on top of all this, Sky sleepwalks and has nightmares.

FETCH: The apparition, double, or wraith of a living person.In the attic, in an old sea chest, secreted away, are a mysterious journal and a set of runes: 24 stones that will change Sky’s life forever.When Sky and his cousin Kristin find their Norwegian grandfather’s runes, Sky feels like the wait is over, like he can now release the breath he wasn’t even aware he’d been holding. But when he lays out the stones in a runecast they find in Sigurd’s journal, he is catapulted into a world filled with more possibilities and more danger than he ever imagined. This first entry in the Runestone Saga is an utterly unique blend of horror, supernatural possibility, and historical truth that will leave readers wrung out from tension and clamoring for more.From the Hardcover edition.
Comments (5)

Kerdana
First off, that cover is pretty great. A bit violent and straightforward for a YA book, but I think it helps it stand out. With a cover like that, you would expect action, violence, and death!

It starts off with a teenager named Sky. Thanks to his constant moving, he really doesn't have any friends. He does a cousin named Kristin though. She doesn't do that much in my opinion. They used to be closer, but as they grew older they have also grown distant. Still, Sky discovers some stones in a chest in his new home. Bad things happen and adventure occurs.

Typical YA stuff. I have been reading a lot more YA female authors recently, so Chris's book was a strong contrast to those recent reads. Romance definitely took a backseat in this book. Actually, there wasn't really any in my opinion. There was a good deal of information on how the magic in the book worked. It is apparently a book in a series, so of course there are still unanswered questions.

I probably won't continue the series, but if you are looking for a YA with some action and less romance, this would be a decent quick read.
Darkraven
The Fetch is going to be a popular read for Eragon, Lord of the Rings, Sea of Trolls readers. I think they will love this book.

Sky is seeing thing or dreaming thing. He sleepwalks and animals are talking to him. His parents have already had him checked out by psychiatrists and doctors so he doesn't tell them about his latest visions.

He is drawn to an old sea chest that belonged to his deceased grandfather Sigurd where he discovers a hidden bag of runestones and a journal. When his cousin Kristin arrives for a visit, he shares the find with her and the two of them set about unlocking the secrets of the runes.

Their research uncovers the existence of the Fetch, the spirit of a person that can be visible as a body double or can inhabit other beings or animals. Their experiments with runecasts send Sky's fetch traveling back in time to inhabit their ancestor, Bjorn, a young Viking. Through Bjorn's eyes, Sky lives through Bjorn's first Viking raid and to his horror, discovers his inner-Berserker.

As they delve deeper into rune magic they are drawn into the mystery of their grandfather Sigurd's disappearance and a danger, neither could have foreseen.

The book has lots of sword clashing, ax-thowcking action. Humphrey's experience as a fight choreographer is apparent. In the author's note at the end of the book he writes:

"When I first considered writing this novel, I remembered what I'd read in my teens--historical fiction, preferably with plenty of battles, self-sacrifice, blood-shed; and horror, the scarier the better."

My daughter cannot wait for the next book in the series, Vendetta, which will be out in August 2007.
Wenaiand
The old sea chest that belonged to Sigurd, his Norwegian maternal grandfather that he never met, arrives at the family's new home in Shropshire. Teenager Sky knows that Sigurd went to sea when his daughter (Sky's mom) was six only to die a year later.

After school, Sky and his cousin Kristin open the chest to find an enigmatic journal and twenty-four rune stones. Upon seeing the find Sky feels the persistent nightmare he has suffered from for years in which a strange ghost like essence has chased after him is finally going to make sense. Once he arranges the rune stones in accordance to a diagram in the journal, his dangerous adventures begin as he now finds parts of his grandfather's remains in some other realm and can travel through time and space. However, unaware that by doing this, he has released his FETCH, the wraith of himself, just like Sigurd once did. As he struggles to stay alive, Sky can enter the bodies of his ancestors, but the mission has become to save the soul of Kristin in peril from either their grandfather's Fetch or Sigurd himself.

Though targeting the teen crowd, fantasy readers of all ages will appreciate THE FETCH because of Chris Humphreys skill in taking an everyday young adult struggling with missing his school-bus and placing him in extraordinary circumstances of life and death. The story line is action-packed and fast-paced as Sky adapts to his new powers and abilities yet struggles to understand why this happened to him while also eluding a lethal ghost. Readers will cheer for Sky as he plunges deeper into the Viking mythos past and present while learning about his heritage and his destiny leading to a great opening to the Runestone Saga.

Harriet Klausner

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