Waiting on Wednesday (11)

Wednesday October 28, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday...books I can't wait to read hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine

The Owl Keeper
by Christine Brodien-Jones
Available April 13, 2010
Maxwell Unger has always loved the night. He used to do brave things like go tramping through the forest with his gran after dark. He loved the stories she told him about the world before the Destruction—about nature, and books, and the silver owls. His favorite story, though, was about the Owl Keeper.

According to Max’s gran, in times of darkness the Owl Keeper would appear to unite owls and sages against the powers of the dark. Gran is gone now, and so are her stories of how the world used to be. Max is no longer brave. The forest is dangerous, the books Gran had saved have been destroyed, and the silver owls are extinct. At least that’s what the High Echelon says. But Max knows better.

Maxwell Unger has a secret. And when a mysterious girl comes to town, he might just have to start being brave again.

The time of the Owl Keeper, Gran would say, is coming soon.

Doesn't this sound great? Kind of a post-apocalyptic vibe like Forest of Hands and Teeth...It's sill a ways off but I'm setting my sights on this one!


PolishOutlander said...

Ooooo! Sounds intriguing. Sort of has a hint of Prince Caspian.

vvb32 reads said...

i'm reminded of hedwig, harry potter's owl. when you tie-in forest of hands and teeth my interest is peak. will check this one out too.

Sara said...

I can't wait to read this one! I loved The Forest of Hands and Teeth, so that was an immediate draw w/this book, but I also really love the cover!

choco (In Which a Girl Reads) said...

Ooh nice pick, I agree it has a great vibe to it :)

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Jill of The O.W.L. said...

I hadn't heard of this one but it sounds really good. thanks for sharing it.