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Jackie French À 5 review

Oracle Author Jackie French

Jackie French À 5 review Download Ì PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free À Jackie French Read Oracle Author Jackie French Jackie French explores a distant and fascinating world where the future is not always as it seems and the king's displeasure means death Ages 10 14After Nikko and thetis are taken from their village their amazing acrobatic skills save them from slavery and make them the focus of. I credit Jackie French for inspiring my passion for historical fiction I passed this book over a few times however figuring that not being set in Australia it wouldn t be as enjoyable as her other books How wrong was I Jackie French has such a way with language it gives me tingles The smoke clung like a dirty tunic to Nikko s skin his sweat seemed stained with it It s sentences like this that have put Oracle up there with Nanberry as my favourite Jackie French novel

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Jackie French À 5 review Download Ì PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free À Jackie French Read Oracle Author Jackie French N and the extraordinary future that awaits them all in Delphi Can one young girl change history Jackie French waves history myth and fantasy together into one enthralling tale of horse dancers earthuakes and tsunamis as well as love and courage from beyond recorded time Ages 10. I anticipated a grander plot after the first few chapters because they introduced another worldtime in a very mysterious and interesting way The bond between Thetis and Nikko is sweet and pure from the start and I have a weakness for stories with close siblings It is heart wrenching to watch and feel how Nikko rescues Thetis and becomes her recognized protector but it is a shame that their bond is not developed further and given attentionThroughout the story there are certain elements repeated like Nikko being the only one that watches Thetis enough to understand her and at first this is heart warming but their bond barely goes beyond that You are always guaranteed that they are close but all it appears is that Nikko is an observer and sidekick of Thetis and nothing closer because they don t talk much at all but Thetis can t help it Thetis doesn t seem to need Nikko beyond him being a rock for her to step on even though Nikko s life seems to revolve around her This becomes one of the things that frustrates me Moreover Euridice seems to be an important character to Nikko but she appears and goes and doesn t have much time to develop at all Her reappearence at the end also seems rushed and could have been put subtly or with flourish Likewise I thought it was funny how Nikko waited for Euridice outside the cave for seemingly months and then after going in and coming back out he just decides to forget about her and just think about his sister again Really It just didn t seem possible that someone can be so devoted to someone for months and then forget it within a dayNevertheless I was most disappointed with the lack of development for Thetis Sure she developed from girl to woman but her speechlessness was not solved and her constant sadness with her fate to tell the truth not given any hint of happiness even though there can be This is simply my dislike for the plot to plunge her in a sad fate from the beginning to the endI was hoping for something good to come out of it in the end but sadly it didn t happen Then Nikko moves on to get married and she simply predicts herself to be locked in a room to tell people truths without actually verbally saying anything and remain single and barren her whole life but has the company of observers that cannot communicate with her casually Very lonely to imagineI also saw echoes of Shakespeare s famous uotes of how life is just a show and we are merely players it gives a nice feel but the impact isn t as great as it could have been and leaves much to melancholy Shakespeare used that uote to describe a loss of purpose a feeling of mortality in Macbeth because he was about to die Thus for the Chamberlain to say that to Nikko near the end when they met seemed inappropriate considering that Nikko was going to begin another part of his life that should be filled with colour and happiness The bright awing part of being an entertainer was covered with the sadness of mortality there but I think that Thetis and Nikko s acts are real gifts and should be seen separate from the sadness of mortality that way A sidenote I spotted a few spellingtypingediting errors through this book as wellOverall I learnt a lot about a sexist world with strong hierarchies and symbolisms in place The characters were all understandable and redeemable but the rushed pace made them confusing and irrational at the same time Despite all the flaws I enjoyed reading this story

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Jackie French À 5 review Download Ì PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free À Jackie French Read Oracle Author Jackie French The Mycenaean court the courtiers are in awe of them; the King is enchanted But thetis may destroy them both when she tells the King a truth about his future that he doesn't want to hear Nikko and the daring horse dancer Euridce must travel across Greece to find his sister agai. I was trying to figure out today after finishing this book why it is that kids are drawn so strongly to Greek and Roman mythology There s the stories of course these alternative explanations for the world we see around us I can remember wanting somewhat self consciously but also with a germ of genuine hope as a kid for it to all turn out to be trueBut I think the other thing that really appeals is the intricate and systematic nature of Greek and Roman mythology and Norse for that matter the Mediterranean s chilly cousin There s the intertwined family trees to begin with the pleasure of tracing out the criss crossing lines There s the tiered hierarchy the major and minor gods the humans who are made immortal or mate with the gods the humans who are struck down by them And then there are the attributes the superhero aspect of costumes familiars powers and gifts It is an enormous body of knowledge to swim in and slowly absorbI noticed two new book based on mythological topics at Unity Books the other weekend and ordered them from the library Jackie French s Oracle was published last year and arrived for me on Friday but I ve had to ask them to buy the first book in SD Gentill s new Chasing Odysseus series Oracle isn t actually set in Greece or Roman but rather in Mycenae in the period when this hilly earthuake prone nation dominated Greece The story begins in a small village where six year old Nikko watches one night as his father leaves the house with his new born sister to abandon her on the mountainside Nikko follows him and rescues her sister an act that is accepted by his father but which makes the two children outcasts in the village Something else is strange about the little girl Thetis she does not speakWhen Thetis is four or five her mother takes her and Nikko to visit a hag at another village who restores Thetis s voice Always an observant child it turns out that Thetis can Cassandra like only speak the truth no matter how damaging that is On the day that the High King s men come to collect the annual tribute from the village Thetis and Nikko are caught by on of the men trying to smuggle the best of the family s goats out of the village and away from the collection Nikko is singing and Thetis is dancing using his body as a platform to leap from and balance upon The man who discovers them Orkestres is an ex acrobat once a favourite of the King but now too slow and pained to dance before him Caught by the two children s dance Orkestres convinces the village to give them to him in the stead of the tribute but not before Thetis s father beats her voice back out of her againFrom here we enter the enclosed world of the High Court of Mycenae as Nikko and Thetis are trained by Orkestres and his wife Dora another ex acrobat to perform for the King to earning them all place in the Court hierarchy This part of the story is full of colour and satisfying detail Fastforward through the middle section of the story and we get to the point where an earthuake shakes Thetis s voice loose again and she prophesies the King s death Thetis is immediately and secretly banished and Nikko escapes with the horse dancer Euridice young hot fierce feisty full of commons sense you know the kind Euridice was promised to the Earth Mother before being captured by the King s men and brought to the Court despite falling in love with her and she with him Nikko helps her escape from Mycenae and reach the shrine where she was meant to be sent before setting out to find Thetis who ta da has turned into the PythiaThere are a few parts of the book that feel a bit laboured or obvious to an adult reader but would probably soar over the head of a kid There s one sentence in the first few pages of a kind that drives me particularly crazy Nikko felt that sometimes grown ups got a bit confused about religion I don t have a lot to compare this to but in my personal experience when adults are confused or inconsistent that is either a barely noticeable or b frightening It s not something a child points out with a sense of irony at least not until an adult has taught them irony That one line nearly put me off the bookThere s also a pretty heavy reference to the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice telegraphed about half way through the book and then underlined when Euridice enters the underground shrine of the Earth Mother and Nikko unable to follow her lingers at its mouth from winter until spring so a bit of Persephone there too to see whether she will reemerge of her own free willThis said the book got better as I read it and the middle was much better than the slightly self conscious set up and the rapidly handled winding up I actually came to really like the characters of Orkestres and Dora who induct the children into the life of the Court and are very open about their motivation status which euates to a good living Of course they become loving parent figures eventually but that early relationship is very interestingSo over all not a great book for adult YA readers but certainly a good one for actual YAs


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    (EBOOK/EPUB) [Oracle Author Jackie French] Read Oracle Author Jackie French Actual rating 35 starsOracle is a story of love sacrifice and loss that follows siblings Nikko and Thetis from childhood to adulthood Thetis is shunned as a child first for not speaking at all and then for speaking the truth Nikko is the only one of her family who protects her and loves her for what she is and their relationship is written be

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    Read Oracle Author Jackie French Jackie French À 5 review (EBOOK/EPUB) [Oracle Author Jackie French] I credit Jackie French for inspiring my passion for historical fiction I passed this book over a few times however figuring that not being set in Australia it wouldn't be as enjoyable as her other books How wrong was I Jackie French has such a

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    Read Oracle Author Jackie French (EBOOK/EPUB) [Oracle Author Jackie French] I think I read this book back when I was 11 I didn't remember any of the events but I always remembered the emotions I found this book again and it's just as good as I rememberIn regards to content; the character development is brilliant Thi

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    (EBOOK/EPUB) [Oracle Author Jackie French] Download Ì PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free À Jackie French Jackie French À 5 review I was trying to figure out today after finishing this book why it is that kids are drawn so strongly to Greek and Roman mythology There's the stories of course these alternative explanations for the world we see around us I can remember wanting somewhat self consciously but also with a germ of genuine hope as a kid for it to all turn out to be trueBut I think the other thing that really appeals is the intricate and syst

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    (EBOOK/EPUB) [Oracle Author Jackie French] I anticipated a grander plot after the first few chapters because they introduced another worldtime in a very mysterious and interesting way The bond between Thetis and Nikko is sweet and pure from the start and I have a weakness for

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