Monday, March 30, 2009

The Dust of 100 Dogs by AS King - Review

This is an incredibly difficult book to describe. Part historical fiction, part swashbuckling pirate tale, part romance, and part modern day teen fiction. And how can I forget all those wonderful dog facts? I love the dog facts!

Imagine watching Cromwell’s troops ride through your small Irish town and kill all they encountered, including your family. Imagine getting away only to be sold into marriage, escaping, running away to Tortuga, escaping again, and ending up captaining a pirate ship.

All this happens to Emer Morrisey and so much more. She almost escapes the pirate life with her true love, Seanie, but is stopped and cursed with the dust of 100 dogs, which means, yes, she has to live one hundred lives as a dog before she is reincarnated as a modern teenager, now Saffron Adams, with all her memories intact. And with the knowledge that she buried treasure all those years ago and it could still be there waiting for her.

This is unlike any other book – utterly original. King manages to draw all these strands together beautifully and leaves you wanting more. This is an author to watch.


Reverie said...

love your review. and i love the dog facts too!

Ravenous Reader said...

Hello my dear...I have you several awards, sorry to inform you this late. I hope your having a safe trip :)

Ravenous Reader said... your review. This book is amazing. I loved it and the author is so very nice and generous with her time. Is she comeing to Kepler's soon?

Bookgeek said...

Oh, I'd love her to come to Keplers. And I'd love to interview her. I'm in London right now helping out my family but will try to contact her when back.
Glad you loved the book too. And thanks for the awards and for always thinking of me.

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Sounds incredible and innovative, I was just looking for a new book. Thank you for the review.

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