The Wizard of Dark Street: An Oona Crate Mystery

The Wizard of Dark Street: An Oona Crate Mystery Shawn Thomas Odyssey
  • Title: The Wizard of Dark Street: An Oona Crate Mystery
  • Author: Shawn Thomas Odyssey
  • ISBN: 9781606842775
  • Page: 330
  • Format: ebook
  • The Wizard of Dark Street: An Oona Crate Mystery Shawn Thomas Odyssey The Wizard of Dark Street An Oona Crate Mystery Oona Crate was born to be the Wizard s apprentice but she has another destiny in mind Despite possessing the rare gift of natural magic Oona wants to be a detective Eager for a case to prove herself
    Oona Crate was born to be the Wizard s apprentice, but she has another destiny in mind.Despite possessing the rare gift of natural magic, Oona wants to be a detective Eager for a case to prove herself, she wants to show her uncle the Wizard of Dark Street that logic is as powerful as magic But when someone attacks the Wizard, Oona must delve even deeper into the world ofOona Crate was born to be the Wizard s apprentice, but she has another destiny in mind.Despite possessing the rare gift of natural magic, Oona wants to be a detective Eager for a case to prove herself, she wants to show her uncle the Wizard of Dark Street that logic is as powerful as magic But when someone attacks the Wizard, Oona must delve even deeper into the world of magic to discover who wanted her uncle dead.Full of magic, odd characters, evil henchmen, and a street where nothing is normal, The Wizard of Dark Street will have you guessing until the very end Delightful cover art will attract Lemony Snicket and Neil Gaiman readers, who will enjoy the quirky characters and offbeat humor Upbeat in tone, this delight is an excellent blend of fantasy and mystery with a variety of suspicious characters and enough red herrings to keep the reader guessing all the way to the end Booklist
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    1. Edgar and Agatha nominated author of THE WIZARD OF DARK STREET and THE MAGICIAN S TOWER, novels of detection and magic Visit Shawn on the web at thewizardofdarkstreet Facebook on.fb c7dATWTwitter twitter ShawnOdysseyBlog shawnthomasodyssey


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    1. The Wizard of Dark Street s niece, Oona, would rather be a detective than a wizard s apprentice When disasters befall both her uncle and a snooty neighbor, she works overtime to solve both mysteries and save the day Odyssey put together a very clever whodunit especially for a middle grade mystery, this will keep you guessing The story is worth reading for that alone However, the setting for this mystery was disappointingly Disneyfied with a simply sketched set, stock characters, cartoony thugs, [...]

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    2. I really have a thing for fantasies set in worlds that lay alongside ours The blurring of the edges between what we think of as reality and those magical worlds fascinates me, which is probably why I love the Harry Potter series so much and why I m working on a couple of stories with those kinds of worlds myself The Wizard of Dark Street takes place on Dark Street oddly enough , a little neighborhood that s linked to New York City, but is actually a bridge between the normal world and the Land o [...]

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    3. This was a cute book The mystery was clever kept me guessing , and I enjoyed the magical elements If this is a series, I will keep reading it.Overall rating 3.5 5.0 stars.Reviewed for Bitten by Books bittenbybooks.

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    4. I read my fair share of plucky girl detectives Some of my favorites include a poison obsessed tween and two fairy tale sisters Oona Crate, the protagonist in The Wizard of Dark Street, doesn t measure up to her competition.This book is also a bit like Harry Potter in regards to its setting, a magical world that exists parallel to ours While Harry Potter never bothered me with all of the world building details frankly, JK Rowling could probably write another book in Harry s world, skip the plot, [...]

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    5. After seeing Shawn Thomas Odyssey read the prologue to THE WIZARD OF DARK STREET, I knew I had to read this book The deliciously sinister feel to the magical world, the idea of a 12 year old solving mysteries, and the simple fact that Oona the MC has a raven for a best friend all suggest a great combination within the book s pages.Well, let me tell you, this story does not disappoint I was flipping the pages to find out the whodunits and to see how all the seemingly separate mysteries would inte [...]

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    7. Read This Review More Like It At Ageless Pages ReviewsWhen I was in the 9 12 age range, some of my favorite books were mysteries, particularly the kind where no one got hurt and I got to play along at home Nancy Drew, Encyclopedia Brown, Alfred Hitchcock , though I could never guess those twists The diamond was in the python, who was in the acrobats baton I think Oona Crate and The Wizard of Dark Street would have made little me very happy and will certainly become a mainstay in my house as my n [...]

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    8. Oona, the 13 year old sleuth of this YA fantasy mystery, lives on Dark Street, a one street town lying between the New York of 1876 and the land of the Fay Every midnight for one minute there s an open gate between NYC and Dark Street, and the rest of the time the city is inaccessible Oona was apprenticed to her uncle, the Wizard of Dark Street, their only wizard, and the person who protects the town against possible fairy attack Three years before the book starts, she accidentally killed her fa [...]

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    9. Here s what this book has an orphan girl named Oona with an innate talent for magic, a gift that led to a terrible tragedy a few years ago a fascinating place, Dark Street, poised between a gate leading to our world at one end which opens for just one minute ever night and a gate to the fairy realm, locked after a fierce war some years before a mystery that could threaten the very existence not just of Dark Street, but our world as well, and cast our orphaned heroine out into the streets and bon [...]

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    10. A cute story mixing two of my favorite things magic and whodunits.Oona is a Natural Magician, a rare thing even on Dark Street, the last of the pathways between the World of Man and Faerie, and, since the gate to Faerie has been shut permanently, magic is on the decline.But despite this, and because of a tragic accident she caused when her magic went wrong, she doesn t want to be the Wizard s Apprentice and, instead, wants to follow the path of her father and be a detective.But her worlds collid [...]

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    11. I really wanted to like this book than I did For me, the characters seemed superficial and somewhat overdone, caricatures that characters I also found it quite heavy handed in Oona agonizing over her decision to give up magic I understand that the book is geared toward a younger audience, but even the average child would not need to be hit on the head with a hammer to get the message That said, the book did pick up at the end I might read the next one in the series if I come across it in the l [...]

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    12. Being 12 years old and a natural magician is one thing, but also hating the idea of actually using magic, and then being the Wizard s apprentice is just something all together At least Oona s uncle, who happens to be the Wizard of Dark Street, understands her reasoning in not wanting to pursue magic and instead wanting to open a detective agency But when her uncle goes missing, she must use all she can to find himunless he has died.I really enjoyed this story, and liked how it allowed the adults [...]

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    13. I read this in draft ages ago, when the author was part of a writing group I was in I absolutely loved it I have been saving the book for when I finished a project that means I get to read it in a week or two.

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    14. The Wizard of Dark StreetOona Crate is a very quirky 12 going on 13 year old Living on a magic street half way between the normal human world and the world of the Fae Great and easy read where there are no loose ends.

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    15. Ich habe dieses Buch lange vor mir hergeschoben und wusste auch nicht so recht was ich zu erwarten habe Nat rlich kann man bei einem Kinderbuch nicht uneingeschr nkt davon ausgehen, das es sich um einen derart spannenden, gruseligen und verzwickten Fall handelt wie in manchen Krimis f r Erwachsene Auch wenn diese Annahmen oft bertroffen werden Bei diesem Buch muss ich sagen handelt es sich nicht unbedingt um einen der spannendsten F lle, allein im Bereich der Kinderb cher, trotzdem schaffte er e [...]

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    16. Oona Crate es una ni a prodigio con poderes m gicos naturales que vive en Dark Street con su t o, el Mago Alexander, en un barrio secreto de la ciudad de New York A pesar de ser talentosa con la magia, un accidente tr gico la lleva a renunciar a su puesto como aprendiz y a perseguir su sue o de crear una agencia de detectives para utilizar sus poderes deductivos y, alg n d a, descubrir al asesino de su padre Cuando su t o desaparece frente a sus ojos, deber interrogar a los sospechosos, formar a [...]

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    17. Review of audiobook format.I truly tried to like this tale I will have to give it a go in actually reading it with my eyes rather than my ears Shawn Thomas Odyssey sounds well enough as a narrator, but a definite distinction between characters was lacking I think that was my whole problem getting into the story.

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    18. Cute and enjoyable story with good characters.

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    19. The Wizard of Dark StreetShawn Thomas Odyssey345 pagesMG fantasyAvailable July 26, 2011Review copy from publisherFrom Egmont Oona Crate was born to be the Wizard s apprentice, but she has another destiny in mind.Despite possessing the rare gift of natural magic, Oona wants to be a detective Eager for a case to prove herself, she wants to show her uncle the Wizard of Dark Street that logic is as powerful as magic But when someone attacks the Wizard, Oona must delve even deeper into the world of m [...]

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    20. The Wizard of Dark Street has a good mystery and, although it suffers a little from infodumping and occasional melodramatic description, it s got enough intrigue to it to make me want to pick up the next book The world is interesting, even if a lot of information about it is tossed out all at once and the flow never quite seems natural, and Oona, though one of those brooding, occasionally snarky and perceived as an outsider protagonists, has her positive moments.One of my problems with mysteries [...]

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    21. I m becoming very interested in mysteries, and the premise of a mystery story mixed with magic really intrigued me I especially love reading about fantasy worlds alongside ours, because it helps me believe in the possibility that magic exists just around the corner I loved the mysterious and vividly imagined setting of Dark Street, a Victorian era place poised between a gate leading to our world at one end which opens for one minute every midnight and a gate to the fairy realm on the other Dark [...]

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    22. Getting middle grade books makes me nervous Every now and then, you come across a Harry Potterbut for the most part, you end up with books that, while delightful for children, don t really hold up to a worldly and discerning adult s suspicious, near sighted eyeballs I wasn t reassured when I saw all of the critical or at least tepid reviews for this first Oona Crate mystery, either usually, I m in the position of being harder on books than other reviewers, so when a lot of people dislike somethi [...]

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    23. When Harry Potter ended, some people pointed to Philip Pullman s His Dark Materials as the next big children s bookurse it became Suzanne Collins Hunger Games but since the games have ended, the question arises What children s novel will follow in the path set by J.K Rowling and her Harry Potter novels I believe I have found the answer in a man from my own hometown named Shawn Thomas Odyssey In The Wizard of Dark Street he introduces us to a magical world hidden in New York circa 1876, a little [...]

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    24. Oona Crane lebt zusammen mit ihrem Onkel Alexander, dem obersten Magier und gleichzeitig ihrem Lehrherrn , in der Dark Street einer magischen Stra e, die an die Grenzen New Yorks st t Zusammen mit ihrem sprechenden Raben versucht sie sich als Detektivin, doch bevor sie ganz in die Fu stapfen von Sherlock Holmes treten kann, muss sie erst ihren Lehrvertrag als Zauberlehrling l sen Kaum ist der gro e Augenblick gekommen und die neuen Anw rter f r den Posten des Zauberlehrlings sind eingetroffen, w [...]

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    25. The mainly drawback that I found with Dark Street was the lead up to the resolution of the mystery was not as methodical as I have seen in other mysteries We d be shown scenes and interview characters, but Oona would come away with no real clues Answers would then suddenly dawn on Oona much later with a why didn t I realize that before This did not allow us as the readers to come to the same conclusion as Oona I found myself flipping back to previous chapters to see where such information was co [...]

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    26. Within the space between two worlds exists the last of the 13 faire roads called Dark Street Situated on the North end of the street are the Iron Gates These gates connect Dark Street to New York City at precisely 12am every night At the South end of the street are the odious Glass Gates These gates lead to the world of the fairies and were sealed 500 years ago by the great magicians at the end of the Faire Wars Dead center of Dark Street is the Pendulum House which is home to the Wizard The fir [...]

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    27. In the 14th century, at the end of the Great Faerie War, the wizard Oswald the Great closed the Glass Gates between the World of Faerie and Dark Street, the magical community that connects New York to Faerie and protects the mortal world from the malicious magic of the Fey.Five hundred years later in 1877, young teen witch Oona Crate, always accompanied by her talking and thinking raven familiar, Deacon, decides to relinquish her inherited position as apprentice to her uncle the Wizard, the most [...]

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    28. Oona and her uncle live on Dark St somewhere in New York It is a hidden street with a gate on each end to keep the regular humans and fairies out The gate at the fairy end is always locked, due to a dispute with the fairies hundreds of years ago The other gate is only open for one minute at midnight Those wandering by could by chance end up on Dark Street The story starts out with Oona s uncle, the Wizard, looking for an apprentice He places an ad in The Times Only those who truly know magic kne [...]

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    29. Shawn Thomas Odyssey s middle grade debut novel is creative, colourful and imaginative He dreams up a protagonist called Oona Crate who is something called a natural magician, believed to have a small amount of fairy blood in her makeup which makes her able to do magic naturally rather than by learning to manipulate elements etc However, several horrible things happen which lead to Oona renouncing magic and this in turn leads to the Magician of Dark Street who is incidentally also Oona s uncle t [...]

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