The lighthouse keepers

by McKinty, Adrian.

Format: Print Book 2008
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Oakmont Carnegie Library Young Adult Fiction YA McK
Location  Oakmont Carnegie Library
Collection  Young Adult Fiction
Call Number  YA McK
The stunning conclusion to an epic trilogy, which Children's Literature calls "a thought-provoking sci-fi adventure with universal appeal"

In this final and most ambitious book in a wonderfully inventive sci-fi trilogy, veteran interplanetary travelers Jamie and Ramsay must protect their alien friend Wishaway, now living with them on Earth, from the scrutiny of sinister forces on their own planet. In the meantime, Wishaway's beloved home planet of Altair seems to be hurtling toward doom. Just when circumstances on both worlds are at their most dire, members of the ancient race who built the mysterious lighthouses return to offer Jamie a terrible choice: He can save Earth or Altair, but not both. The fate of two planets is in the hands of the teenage Lord Ui Neill. Which home will he save? His or Wishaway's?

The worlds that Adrian McKinty's characters inhabit are vividly real. This third book will be the sleeper hit of the fall season.

Praise for The Lighthouse Trilogy
"McKinty, previously known for adult crime novels, brings an attuned ear for dialogue and a taut pacing
to his first YA outing . . ." -- Publishers Weekly

"This thought-provoking sci-fi adventure offers universal appeal, excitement, and a one-of-a-kind hero whose courage and compassion will inspire any reader." -- Children's Literature

"Few readers will be able to resist . . ." -- VOYA

F&P level: Y
F&P genre: SF
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Fans of the Lighthouse Trilogy will want to know how it all ends, but this installment takesĀ more thanĀ 200 pages to get to the heart of the action, when Jamie, Ramsey and Wishaway teleport back to Altair and are, once again, just in time to save the city of Alden from siege. Before they leave, they encounter a comatose alien who escapes the hospital and a CIA plot to kill Jamie (a secret psychics team has foreseen that he will cause Earth to destruct). Snarky dialogue gems sparkle in an otherwise bloated fantasy.--Dobrez, Cindy Copyright 2009 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series McKinty, Adrian. Lighthouse trilogy ; bk. 3.
#1 - The Lighthouse land
#2 - The Lighthouse war
#3 - The Lighthouse keepers
Subjects Space and time -- Fiction.
Magic -- Fiction.
Science fiction.
Ireland -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Amulet Books,2008
Language English
Description 380 pages ; 21 cm.
ISBN 9780810970700 (Harry N. Abrams : alk. paper)
0810970708 (Harry N. Abrams : alk. paper)
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