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Another problematic novel from a wildly inconsistent author Spoilers Firstly, the romance was an offensive literary poster child for No means yes Twenty chapters can be condensed into If I harass this unwilling woman for long enough, she ll fall in love with me out of sheer exhaustion, and then all the kiddie readers will cry because they re being brainwashed that this is real romance Are you kidding me SO MUCH NO.Secondly, the novel couldn t decide what its actual focus or genre was Another problematic novel from a wildly inconsistent author Spoilers Firstly, the romance was an offensive literary poster child for No means yes Twenty chapters can be condensed into If I harass this unwilling woman for long enough, she ll fall in love with me out of sheer exhaustion, and then all the kiddie readers will cry because they re being brainwashed that this is real romance Are you kidding me SO MUCH NO.Secondly, the novel couldn t decide what its actual focus or genre was Was it a kids adventure mystery about a boy trapped in WW2 Was it a teenage horror novel about a mad girl and a monster Or was it a boring kitchen sink drama about characters I couldn t care less about, and clearly had nothing to do with the overall trilogy arc even before they all ended up dead In the end, with basically the entire cast dead, the fact that Neil even goes to WW2 in the first place turns out to be entirely pointless This is especially infuriating when the first 150 pages consist of boring scene setting within WW2, which at first, I tried desperately to ignore Worse luck for me, the new kitchen sink cast stuck around, and all the actual fun stuff Who are the Wyrd sisters Why do they have a magic museum Where do the demons and vortexes come from was put on hold until the very last chapter, and instead replaced with a 200 pages of filler This novel would have been muchrewarding if they d just got straight to the point bringing Edie to the present day At the end, it becomes clear that this is so that she can be promoted to main protagonist, and be the focus of the trilogy arc proper in the following novels which sounds a lotexciting than watching some 1940s W1 group Make Do And Mend for 20 pages In short, this series should be a duo logy, not a trilogy It s also very frustrating that the reason for the first vortex randomly appearing and sucking them into WW2 in the first place is never explained Unless vortexes are simply deus ex machina plot devices gasp surely not ALL of the vortexes are pointless to the main story arc except for the one that brings Edie to the present So what, once again, is the point of this entire novel Finally, NO five year old talks or acts the way Neil s brother does I m sorry, NONE Jarvis needs to spend some time hanging out with ACTUAL children before he starts writing them all as unrealistically intelligent and slightly demonic Mini Mes.Can t believe this is supposedly one of Britain s best loved kids novels of the 90s It isn t the first Jarvis novel to make me go WTF attempt to read Dancing Jax at your own peril He s produced much better namely, Death Scent I hated this book I d give it a lower rating if it wasn t so excellently written Some of the imagery and events cross from dark into outright horrifying My problem is that I read The Woven Path at a very young age, so the multiple murder scenes and awful dog stoning seemed extremely inappropriate for a children s book but I guess it sof a young adult teenager novel I had nightmares for days after reading this The Woven Path is one of the only books I actually regret reading That I hated this book I d give it a lower rating if it wasn t so excellently written Some of the imagery and events cross from dark into outright horrifying My problem is that I read The Woven Path at a very young age, so the multiple murder scenes and awful dog stoning seemed extremely inappropriate for a children s book but I guess it sof a young adult teenager novel I had nightmares for days after reading this The Woven Path is one of the only books I actually regret reading That said, Jarvis is a masterful writer, and perhaps older readers can get something out of this depressing novel This was almost a 1 star for me, but the intriguing start to the story kept it at 2 I read this to see if my son would like it, and I can honestly say I would NEVER recommend this to anyone s kid I was fine with the dark and sinister world of the museum, I thought that was great But when you had little punk ass kids torturing a dog to near death and then the death that followed , well, I started hating this book I don t like animal torture in adult horror books, so finding this in a bo This was almost a 1 star for me, but the intriguing start to the story kept it at 2 I read this to see if my son would like it, and I can honestly say I would NEVER recommend this to anyone s kid I was fine with the dark and sinister world of the museum, I thought that was great But when you had little punk ass kids torturing a dog to near death and then the death that followed , well, I started hating this book I don t like animal torture in adult horror books, so finding this in a book aimed at middle grade readers really upset meand made me glad I read it before handing if off to my kid But it wasn t just this The story started out strong, kind of like The Librarian meets A Night at the Museum, with a bithorror thrown in and I love a good horror story But it fell flat pretty quickly I really didn t care about any of the characters and the evil entity was pretty cliche Even when I take away the parts I hated, I still found this meh at best Wow if this is fantasy aimed at children, then I want to go back to primary school It s the story of Neil, whose father becomes a caretaker at a strange old museum, where three old ladies live amongst some very odd exhibits He meets a talking bear, gets sucked back in time and ends up fighting the Prince of Demons during the blitz I don t remember the stories I read as a child having plots like this I loved it It s powerfully written and doesn t pull any punches It s very dark in places an Wow if this is fantasy aimed at children, then I want to go back to primary school It s the story of Neil, whose father becomes a caretaker at a strange old museum, where three old ladies live amongst some very odd exhibits He meets a talking bear, gets sucked back in time and ends up fighting the Prince of Demons during the blitz I don t remember the stories I read as a child having plots like this I loved it It s powerfully written and doesn t pull any punches It s very dark in places and some quite scary moments I m way past the target audience and I had to have a little shudder The Webster sisters are gloriously horrid and I love the weaving in of the old legends of the three Fates and the tree of life It had me on the edge of my seat and I couldn t wait to read the next bit Now to move on to the second book in the trilogy to see what happens next Timely reissue of the classic fantasy trilogy by Robin Jarvis, following on from the landmark publication of DANCING JAX, his first novel in a decadeDare to enter the Wyrd Museum, where fantasy meets the seriously sinister In a grimy alley in the East End of London stands the Wyrd Museum, cared for by the strange Webster sisters and scene of even stranger events Wandering through the museum, Neil Chapman, son of the new caretaker, discovers it is a sinister place crammed with secrets both dark and deadly Forced to journey back to the past, he finds himself pitted against an ancient and terrifying evil, something which is growing stronger as it feeds on the destruction around it After browsing my bookshelf for about 10 minutes and realising I ve read everything on the shelves, I picked up the woven path It was my absolute favourite book when I was about 12 and I ve kept the whole trilogy ever since for sentimental reasons I started reading the first few pages while I pondered what to do and before I knew it I ve read the whole book in a few days Still loved it the same as I did when I say 12 except I d say it was even bleaker, darker and scarier than I remember eit After browsing my bookshelf for about 10 minutes and realising I ve read everything on the shelves, I picked up the woven path It was my absolute favourite book when I was about 12 and I ve kept the whole trilogy ever since for sentimental reasons I started reading the first few pages while I pondered what to do and before I knew it I ve read the whole book in a few days Still loved it the same as I did when I say 12 except I d say it was even bleaker, darker and scarier than I remember either that or I m just getting soft I was spell bound by this book when I was younger, especially because at the time I was very much interested in World War II and the Blitz Some of the imagery is still fascinating, such as Ted, who is a teddy bear containing the soul of a dead US Airman, and an escaped demon envisioning itself as the Nazi bug on World War II propaganda. I loved this book when I firt read it at the age of 14 It s refreshing when a kids book deals with slightly darker subject matter, as this one does.I really liked the story and character development Ted was great I think I even shed a few tears at one point. First read around 1997 I was obsessed with Robin Jarvis books as a child, and was really excited when this one was released, but I remember getting about a quarter of the way through and giving up I didn t like the time travel element and it seemed to be moving too slowly In the last couple of years, I rediscovered his books with the Dancing Jax and Legacy of Witches series, and I decided it was time to give the Wyrd Museum series another go.I loved the start of the book, but once Neil and Ted went back in time, I I was obsessed with Robin Jarvis books as a child, and was really excited when this one was released, but I remember getting about a quarter of the way through and giving up I didn t like the time travel element and it seemed to be moving too slowly In the last couple of years, I rediscovered his books with the Dancing Jax and Legacy of Witches series, and I decided it was time to give the Wyrd Museum series another go.I loved the start of the book, but once Neil and Ted went back in time, I found my interest waning a little I didn t particularly like some of the characters and settings, but I stuck with it, and I m glad I did After a slow patch towards the middle, the story really picked up and I was reminded of the fear and wonder I used to get reading Robin Jarvis as a child From the point where Neil goes to the museum in the past, I was hooked, and I m looking forward to reading the rest of the trilogy.As with most of Jarvis books, this has some frightening and gory moments, but they link into an intriguing storyline I loved the characters of the three sisters, and I m hoping that they reprominent in the rest of the series While the WW2 setting admittedly doesn t appeal to my personal tastes, it s still well worth a read My previous experience taught me that the second book in Jarvis series are usually the best, so it s onto the Raven s Knot The Woven Path


About the Author: Robin Jarvis

Robin Jarvis born May 8, 1963 is a British children s novelist, who writes fantasy novels, often about anthropomorphic rodents and small mammals especially mice and Tudor times A lot of his works are based in London, in and around Deptford and Greenwich where he used to live, or in Whitby.His first novel The Dark Portal, featuring the popular Deptford Mice was the runner up for the Smarties book prize in 1989.


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