Thursday, October 25, 2007

Hamish X and the Hollow Mountain

Hamish X and the Hollow Mountain, by Sean Cullen
http://www.seancullen.com/

Book two in the Hamish X series. Book 1, Hamish X and the Cheese Pirates was previously reviewed here last April.

Children's/Canadian/Humorous/adventure

In this installment of the Hamish X adventures, we pick up where we left off. The Windcity Cheese Factory and Orphanage has been attacked by the ODA who are looking for Hamish X. It is up to Parveen, Mimi, Mrs. Francis and the rest of the Windcity gang to get the orphans and the unconscious Hamish X to safety. Luckily, Parveen has made some alterations to the Cheese Pirates' airship, and the newly christened Orphan Queen allows the group to fly to Switzerland. There, they hope to find the fabled King of Switzerland, and the Hollow Mountain, haven for orphans everywhere.

But, the ODA are on their tale, and even if the orphans do find the Hollow Mountain, it is only a matter of time before they must, again, face these inhuman terrorizers of orphans.

On the whole, I found this installment of the Hamish X series much more satisfying than the first. However, I found myself unaccountably putting down the book at regular intervals. I'm not sure why. The story was engaging and I liked the characters. There is just something about this book that doesn't hold my attention. So, while I think it likely will have some appeal, it probably won't be a huge hit.

1 comment:

s.j.simon said...

:) did you know how cheese was invented? It wasnt necessity, it was an accident, read this