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The Secrets of the Storm Vortex: The Lightning Catcher, Book 3

By Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Sequel stays highly imaginative but lacks momentum.

Book Anne Cameron Fantasy 2015
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This installment is as highly imaginative as the rest of the Lightning Catcher series, but, as with the others, it's very slow-moving until the very end. This would be the perfect series for kids too young for Harry Potter if each book were 100 pages shorter and the pace quicker. Angus is still a great character to root for, but it'd be nice to know more than hints about what being a Storm Prophet means for him. And it seems a bit strange and uneventful that Angus' parents have been languishing in a dungeon for three books with no word from them. A brief forward from their perspective would ratchet up the excitement in more story-building ways than descriptions of crazy weather patterns, skin conditions, and exploding puzzles.

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