Title: JACK STAPLES AND THE CITY OF
Authors: Mark Batterson and Joel N. Clark
Publisher: David C. Cook
Genre Juvenile fiction / Action and Adventure
Series: Jack Staples series
Reviewed by Jenna
Only when we face our fears will our greatest gifts be uncovered ~~ Mrs. Dumphry
The Assassin is closing in. Just as Jack and his friend Alexia discover what it means to be the
Ones, they each face the test of a lifetime. For Jack it is a question of
trust; for Alexia, of loyalty. Everything rests on their making the right
choices, and on the completion of their missions. The Assassin expects they
will fail, and that they will either join him or be destroyed. It will take all
of the Author’s forces, the special gifts Jack and Alexia each have, and the
help of their friends, Arthur and Mrs. Dumphrey, to overcome. But when the
enemy makes a key move, and an important quest proves difficult, the
prophecy—that they will both destroy and save the world—seems further from
coming true than ever before.
JACK STAPLES AND THE CITY OF SHADOWS is an action adventure book for kids ages 8 – 12. I really liked this book. It was really good, but it was scary enough that I didn’t try reading it at night. It is intense and I never knew what would happen next.
The characters were realistic. Through-out the book each of the characters figure out their talents and learn how to use them for the good of their friends.
I highly recommend JACK STAPLES AND THE CITY OF SHADOWS for those who like adventure.
5 stars. Available in paperback, audio, audio CD, and ebook. 256 pages.