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10 thoughts on “The Lighthouse War

  1. says:

    An OK book I think I liked the first one better Hopefully the last of the trilogy isexciting.


  2. says:

    I greatly enjoyed this book I listened to the audio book version and was completely engrossed by itprobably not a good thing when you re driving I enjoyed it a littlethan the first book, simply because the suspense was greater At certain points I feared for certain characters lives I love the blend of history and science As a native of Northern Ireland I just love being able to visualise it all and say hey I ve been there I know that place As an education officer at the Armagh I greatly enjoyed this book I listened to the audio book version and was completely engrossed by itprobably not a good thing when you re driving I enjoyed it a littlethan the first book, simply because the suspense was greater At certain points I feared for certain characters lives I love the blend of history and science As a native of Northern Ireland I just love being able to visualise it all and say hey I ve been there I know that place As an education officer at the Armagh Planetarium I greatly appreciate the space aspect of these books too


  3. says:

    There were chunks of this book I didn t like as well as the first mainly the battle scenes However these are brief and I love how the young people in the book become smarter andcreative There s also a great villain that s really fun to root against The book ends with the kids and their adult family members returning to Earth via a spaceship that travels via a wormhole Immediately requested the last book in the series which took a few weeks to arrive from the library.


  4. says:

    As two boys journey to another universe to help save an alien planet they face many challenges This was a great read At first I thought I wouldn t like it but it kept me in suspense the whole time Read in two days Loved it


  5. says:

    Audible Gerard Doyle, narrator Second book in the Lighthouse Trilogy is better than volume one.


  6. says:

    I enjoyed this as well as the first onemaybe eventhan the first one Looking forward to finishing this series.


  7. says:

    still an interesting series and trying to patiently wait for the 3rd book from the library.


  8. says:

    In a previous adventure, New York born teen Jamie O Neill and his mother moved to a small island off the coast of Northern Ireland population themselves where the silent, one armed boy and his funny, brainy friend Ramsay MacDonald made an amazing discovery Using a family heirloom called the Salmon of Knowledge really, an artifact of an ancient race not of Earth they fell through a wormhole to the distant planet of Altair There Jamie got back his arm temporarily and his voice for go In a previous adventure, New York born teen Jamie O Neill and his mother moved to a small island off the coast of Northern Ireland population themselves where the silent, one armed boy and his funny, brainy friend Ramsay MacDonald made an amazing discovery Using a family heirloom called the Salmon of Knowledge really, an artifact of an ancient race not of Earth they fell through a wormhole to the distant planet of Altair There Jamie got back his arm temporarily and his voice for good , helped save an alien civilization from an invading horde, and fell in love with a delicate yet tough beauty named Wishaway Then he had to come home to save his mom, but thanks to a used up battery, the Salmon wouldn t take him back to Altair.I don t usually give that much background before getting down to what a book is about, but in this case, the reminder is useful Although I d had this sequel in my collection since very soon after I read Jamie s first adventure, I let enough years pass before reading it that I had forgotten almost everything about it except the lingering impression of a superbly designed dust jacket Someone who saw me reading it at a chorus rehearsal asked me to let him have the book after I was done with it, simply because he liked the cover art That was ages ago Without the first book to consult, I found my way back into the world of Jamie s adventures with no difficulty This book filled in all the gaps in my memory, just when they needed to be filled, without any awkward sense of time being wasted on a review of things past like, say, in the first paragraph of this review That s a tough balance to hit Another thing this book brought back to me was the enjoyment of crisp dialogue between interesting characters The dialogue carries the reader over the threshold of willingly suspending disbelief while two thirds of a rock band, fresh back from a miserable showing at a Belfast Has Talent audition, recover their spirits by replenishing the Salmon s power supply They only black out half of Ulster in the process Then Ramsay, his much older half brother Brian, Jamie, and Jamie s mother Anna take a quick peek at Altair, just for fun The fun turns into trouble when Brian and Anna are captured by the Witch Queen of Alkhava, while Ramsay and Jamie end up facing her brother, the bitter and scarred Lord Protector Ksar, in a battle against their friends.Jamie finds out Wishaway waited exactly a year for him to return, and only a few days have passed since she accepted the marriage proposal of young Prince Lorca of the Oralands As if to sharpen his heartache, they return to her city after Ksar escapes, only to receive an ultimatum from Alkhava, demanding the Salmon in exchange for Brian and Anna The Witch Queen wants to lead her people to Earth, to escape the increasingly hostile climate of their dying planet Ksar just wants to avenge his personal injuries on Jamie and Ramsay, who bested him a year ago With Wishaway s people refusing to help, Jamie accepts an offer of help from Lorca s royal grandfather who, however, has his own designs on the Salmon, and is willing to murder Jamie to get it Before this becomes an issue, however, the friends must face their enemy at the gates of the Witch Queen s capital city Their survival, not to mention the fate of worlds, soon depends on a small group fighting for survival in a harsh wilderness, with enemies at their heels and weird, alien mysteries ahead Romantic tension, betrayal, deadly battle, and a wild ride in a machine not built for human passengers fill the climactic pages of this book And though its conclusion is very satisfying, it does leave certain questions wide open for another sequel.This is the second book of the Lighthouse trilogy, between The Lighthouse Land and The Lighthouse Keepers Adrian McKinty is a native of Northern Ireland who lived several years in the U.S., and currently resides in Australia Most of his fiction comprises crime novels for adults, and is often based on his native country s period known as the Troubles Their titles include Dead I Well May Be, Police at the Station And They Don t Look Friendly, and Orange Rhymes With Everything


  9. says:

    The Lighthouse War is the second book in The Lighthouse Land trilogy My feeling so far, after having read the first two is that they are much like a half cadence in music That is, the ending brings the story to a temporary, yet comfortable pause while presenting anticipation that there isto follow I have the third book in the trilogy in hand The Lighthouse Keepers so I can review the overall story when I complete that one In the meantime, I m writing this review for those who think t The Lighthouse War is the second book in The Lighthouse Land trilogy My feeling so far, after having read the first two is that they are much like a half cadence in music That is, the ending brings the story to a temporary, yet comfortable pause while presenting anticipation that there isto follow I have the third book in the trilogy in hand The Lighthouse Keepers so I can review the overall story when I complete that one In the meantime, I m writing this review for those who think they may be interested in this set of novels.I would say that picking up The Lighthouse War as a stand alone novel might leave the reader feeling that something is missing The first book sets up the characters and setting very well, and I think it is advisable to begin with that one and continue right on to this one I also advise having the third book ready to go, since it is obvious at the end of The Lighthouse War that the story is not concluded There really isn t much to do about war in this book, so the title is a bit misleading There are some people killed mostly by being stabbed by a sword or a dagger and even a small battle, but there is none of the strategic planning nor confrontation one usually associates with the term war It s not that I wanted to read about war nor wished for heavy battle action it s just that the presentation of the story does not fit the title.All in all, the continuation of the plot of this book could have best been done as part of the first one, rather than trying to make it into another whole novel There was very little character development, not much new in the world traveled to via wormhole, nor any new characters worth getting excited about


  10. says:

    I don t think this book was way that much better than the previous one In fact, I honestly found it worse in a number of ways.First of all, for me personally the first book was good enough to be a stand alone novel, but instead the author bolted on another book which from my view shouldn t even have been because it ruined the picture I had of the previous book and of the world of Jamie and Wishaway.I found it boring, in a lot of places That was the main problem with this book I felt like the I don t think this book was way that much better than the previous one In fact, I honestly found it worse in a number of ways.First of all, for me personally the first book was good enough to be a stand alone novel, but instead the author bolted on another book which from my view shouldn t even have been because it ruined the picture I had of the previous book and of the world of Jamie and Wishaway.I found it boring, in a lot of places That was the main problem with this book I felt like the characters weren t all that hearty and interesting as in the previous book Lorca became a total thorn and I wasn t at all disappointed when he got killed off I thought he wasn t that great a character to deserve a big spotlight.Jamie got sulkier, Ramsay was hidden away for large chunks of the book, and Wishaway just became a sissy girl who couldn t say no or refuse someone Theyy becameor less stereotype and the book lost its spark completely.I m not so interested to find out what happens in the third book cause I get the feeling the storyline gets even worse Who knows, maybe if I come across it in the library I ll pick it up but to be honest I m so not interested in buying an actual copy


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The Lighthouse War summary pdf The Lighthouse War, summary chapter 2 The Lighthouse War, sparknotes The Lighthouse War, The Lighthouse War 29ed166 Jamie And Ramsay Figure Out How To Recharge The Salmon, The Extraterrestrial Device That Allows Them To Travel Through Wormholes In Space Heading Back To The Planet Altair, Jamie Discovers That The Witch Queen Will Do Anything To Get Her Hands On Jamie And The Salmon.

  • Hardcover
  • 414 pages
  • The Lighthouse War
  • Adrian McKinty
  • English
  • 21 March 2017
  • 0810993546

About the Author: Adrian McKinty

Adrian McKinty is an Irish novelist He was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and grew up in Victoria Council Estate, Carrickfergus, County Antrim He read law at the University of Warwick and politics and philosophy at the University of Oxford He moved to the United States in the early 1990s, living first in Harlem, New York and from 2001 on, in Denver, Colorado, where he taught high school English and began writing fiction He lives in Melbourne, Australia with his wife and two children.