The Society of Unrelenting Vigilance

by Dakin, Glenn.

Format: Print Book 2009
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
Available (1)
Location Collection Call #
Oakmont Carnegie Library Juvenile Fiction J DA
Location  Oakmont Carnegie Library
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
Call Number  J DA
Murder, mystery, and adventure aren't your typical birthday presents . . .
But for Theo, anything that breaks up his ordinary routine is the perfect gift.
A mysterious "illness" and Theo's guardians force him into a life indoors, where gloves must be worn and daily medical treatments are the norm. When Theo discovers a suspicious package on his birthday, one person from the past will unlock the secret behind Theo's "illness" and change his life forever.
Molded into an exhilarating steampunk adventure that gives birth to the next great fantasy hero, Theo Wickland, Candle Man: The Society of Unrelenting Vigilance is the first book in a trilogy by debut author Glenn Dakin.

Ages 8--12
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Theo has had an unhappy childhood. Supervised by Dr. Saint, his guardian, cared for by Mr. Nicely, his butler, Theo barely ventures outside Empire Hall, his day marked by special treatments to control a mysterious illness, which requires him to wear gloves at all times. Then one day burglars invade the manse, and to his astonishment, his touch melts one of them. This is the first incident in a series of sometimes alarming, often puzzling, and generally surprising adventures that takes Theo, a neophyte at living, into a world where the ironically monikered Society of Good Works is battled by the Society of Unrelenting Vigilance. The book gets off to a rousing start, becomes somewhat bogged down in the middle, and swings upward toward the end, though Dakin does a lot of telling rather than showing at the book's conclusion when Theo is informed about what has transpired while he's been off on his own adventures. The first in a trilogy, in which Theo, a descendant of the original Candle Man, learns he too can melt men into puddles.--Cooper, Ilene Copyright 2009 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Dakin, Glenn. Candle Man ; bk.1.
Subjects Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction.
Superheroes -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Egmont,2009
Contributors Swearingen, Greg, 1976-
Audience 010 up.
Language English
Description 300 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
ISBN 9781606840153 (hc)
1606840150 (hc)
9781606840474 (reinforced lib. bdg.)
1606840479 (reinforced lib. bdg.)
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