Megiddos Shadow

Mass Market Paperback | February 18, 2008

byArthur Slade

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Edward is sixteen and too young to enlist for World War I, but he is old enough to feel a dangerous combination of emotions: revenge—against the Germans who killed his older brother; and romanticism—about the glory and heroism that Edward feels are the ideals of war.To his disappointment, Edward is assigned horse-training duty in England, far from the front lines, where he is consoled only by his horse and the friendship of a young nurse. Things change when he is sent to fight in Palestine, where he finds that the horrors of war and the real meaning of courage are nothing like what he imagined.

Intelligent, provocative and as powerful as any cavalry charge, Megiddo’s Shadow deserves every accolade.

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Edward is sixteen and too young to enlist for World War I, but he is old enough to feel a dangerous combination of emotions: revenge—against the Germans who killed his older brother; and romanticism—about the glory and heroism that Edward feels are the ideals of war.To his disappointment, Edward is assigned horse-training duty in Engla...

The first volume in ARTHUR SLADE’s Hunchback Assignments series won the prestigious TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award, and the second volume,The Dark Deeps, was a finalist for the Canadian Library Association Book of the Year for Children Award and the CLA Young Adult Book Award. Slade is also the author ofDust, a national bestse...

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Format:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 6.75 × 4.19 × 0.88 inPublished:February 18, 2008Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0006395708

ISBN - 13:9780006395706

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great novel by a very versatile author. This story was amazing. It was as gritty as the terrain and time it spans. It follows a young boy, Edward Bathe, as he becomes a man. At sixteen, after the death of his older brother in the Great War, he runs away and joins up. He wants to be infantry just like his brother. But as soon as he arrives in England after basic training, he gets transferred to a mounted unit. He is not happy, especially when his unit ships out. But soon he finds himself on the way to war; he is shipping to British Palestine and the battle there. The book is dedicated to five members of the Slade family who all fought in the Great War and only one did not come home. The story follows real battles and encounters during the war. It provides the family insight and possibly some family tales and legends, but even so, this story is an incredible read. As we follow young Bathe on a journey to war, he will find what it means to become a man. The writing was amazing and you will not be able to put the book down.
Date published: 2012-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awsome novel! This story is amazing. placed into the time of the war you are taken on the adventure of a sodier. This stroy is very sad because the sodier loses almost every thing in the war. I almost cried at the end because of the saddness. If you like stories about war, love, hope, and making a difference you will absolutly love this book!!!!
Date published: 2008-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awsome Good decription of war! Its so well described I felt like I was really there. You may need some Knowledge on war to understand some of the things the auther talks about.
Date published: 2008-05-21