The Prism Blade: Passage to Mythrin by Patricia BowThe Prism Blade: Passage to Mythrin by Patricia Bow

The Prism Blade: Passage to Mythrin

byPatricia Bow

Paperback | May 19, 2008

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In The Ruby Kingdom, readers were captivated as Amelia Hammer and her cousin, Simon, and friend, Ike, discovered a secret gate leading from the small, southern-Ontario town of Dunstone to the extraordinary land of Mythrin - a world populated by dragons. Now, dragon leader, Mara, seeks the help of Amelia and her friends again. This time, a peculiar race of humans from a world called Cassar is searching for the Prism Blade - a legendary weapon forged at the beginning of time. Both the dragons and the Casseri seek the Prism Blade for their own protection; both the dragons and the Casseri fear the Blade falling into each others' hands.

Caught in the middle, Amelia, Simon, and Ike are also caught by surprise when they discover that the Prism Blade has been hidden for centuries in their own town ... and is one of the most treasured objects in all of Dunstone.

Patricia Bow lives in Kitchener, Ontario, and is the author of The Ruby Kingdom, The Bone Flute, Chimpanzee Rescue, The Spiral Maze, as well as several mystery novels published in German.
Title:The Prism Blade: Passage to MythrinFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 7.25 × 5.25 × 0.62 inPublished:May 19, 2008Publisher:DundurnLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:155002809X

ISBN - 13:9781550028096

Appropriate for ages: 12


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Top Notch Fantasy The second volume of this wonderful YA series is just as good as the first one. This time around, two visitors from Mythrin come through the passage to Ammy and Simon's earth looking for a mythical sword. But which of the visitors is on the good side and which is on the bad side? Simon and Ammy have differing opinions and don't always work together to help their respective friends from the other world. That is until a third visitor passes through and everyone concerned realizes that he is really working on the side of evil. A fun fantasy romp that was pure enjoyment. A complete contrast to the first volume which is mostly set in Mythrin this one is mostly set in our world though plenty enough happens in Mythrin as well. Mystical beasts and objects are always fun to read and while this book does contain a quest, it is not your typical journey type of quest making it rather unique. Really a whole lot of fun with engaging characters, well-written and a page-turner. Suitable for ages 8 and up, I still think it will appeal to teenage audiences as well as this 40 year old reviewer. I'm certainly looking forward to the third book (possibly the last in a trilogy?) which hopefully is in the works for 2009.
Date published: 2008-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bravo! I first heard of the Passage of Mythrin series from a friend of mine. When I saw Pat Bow's The Prism Blade was out, I couldn't wait to read the book. If you like dragons, excitement, adventure all wrapped up in a mysterious, intriguing plot, The Prism Blade is an excellent pick. Pat Bow's use of language is like a beautifully woven tapestry. She had me rooting for her characters and worrying about them when I had to put the book down! Bow's story telling is compelling and accessible for both her young readers and adult fans. I can't wait to track back and read the first book and eagerly anticipate the third!!
Date published: 2008-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! The Prism Blade takes us to the town of Dunstone - a sleepy little town that has a secret - there are gateways to other worlds! Amelia, Simon and Ike are likeable heroes, and young dragon Ty is wonderful. How Amelia copes with divided loyalties and danger makes a very satisfying read. The story is suspenseful yet touched with humour. I highly recommend this book.
Date published: 2008-06-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Dragons Rock! I was happy to find that enjoyment of the book does not depend on having first read The Ruby Kingdom. The three young human heroes are fully drawn and have distinct and engaging personalities. Unfortunately, I did not find the Caseri people to be as interesting and found it difficult to empathize with their plight. I had more sympathy for the dragons (although cat and dog lovers beware: dragons consider pets to be a “nice, light snack”!). The “teenage” dragon, Ty, was a wonderful character and I hope that we will read more about him in the next book.
Date published: 2008-06-07

Editorial Reviews

"The book is a never ending adventure ... If you liked Eragon, Dragonspell and/or The Dragons in Our Midst series than you should like this one too. It ended up being one of my favourite books I have read."