Item description for Annison's Risk (Passages 3: From Adventures in Odyssey) by Paul McCusker...
Overview Theme: taking part in God's plan; based on the story of Esther. By now, the pattern seems set: ancient stories readers thought they knew, twisted and hyper-realized into an entirely different yarn. Scenes with Whit and Jack capture the imagination more than the fantasy adventure itself.
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Studio: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.9" Width: 5.3" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2005
Publisher Tyndale House Publishers
Grade Level Middle School
Series Adventures In Odyssey Passages
Series Number 3
ISBN 1589971698 ISBN13 9781589971691
Availability 0 units.
More About Paul McCusker
Paul McCusker is a Peabody Award-winning writer and director who has written novels, plays, audio dramas, and musicals for children and adults. He currently has over thirty books in print. He lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Walt Larimore, M.D. is a noted physician, award-winning writer, and medical journalist who hosted the cable television show on Fox's Health Network, Ask the Family Physician. He lives in Monument, Colorado.
Paul McCusker currently resides in the state of Colorado. Paul McCusker was born in 1958.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Annison's Risk (Passages 3: From Adventures in Odyssey)?
A great new look at the Biblical story of Esther Mar 4, 2003
If you've read any of the Passages books, you know there's nothing more to be said. This one follows the story of young Maddy as she finally discovers the "magic" world she's always imagined. Only it's not Prince Charming and a beautiful princess to rescue...it's a Queen marrying a foreign king. Maddy manages to bungle her way to the palace though, and though she can't help Queen Annison meet her knight, she can help her by serving as her message-bearer between her and her secret adopted father Simet, who also serves in the palace.
When Lord Hector begins to show his hand as the cruel man that he is, Maddy, Annison, and Simet must work against the clock to save their people from extermination.
The book is excellent. Billed as a kids' book, it operates just as well for an adult reader who has an interest in this kind of thing. It's one of those books that talks about other worlds, a topic that probably interests all of us to some extent.
Really great book...the only piece of advice I'd give is to read the first ones first!
Annison's Risk Jun 7, 2002
This is the story of two men named Jack and Whit who discover manuscripts about people who went to another world. This is the third manuscript they find. They aren't sure whether they think they are true or not. All of them so far were gripping stories. This one is about a girl named Madina Nicholaivitch who had a wild imagination. One day she was playing tag and decided to hide under her porch. Thats when she went to a whole different world in a different time. In this place the king has decided to marry a Marutian girl named Annison. Now the king was a Palation who conquered the land of Marus. Annison, the captain of the guards(Simet) , and many others were believers in the "Old Faith". That meant that they believed in one God. The king's second in command(Lord Hector) wanted all of those believers to die. Madina was able to help Queen Annison and Simet in saving their people, but Hector influenced the king. I read this book because I really enjoy this author's works. This is the second series that I have started to read by Paul McCusker. All of his ideas are interesting and vivid. Whenever I read his books I feel as if I am there witnessing everything that goes on in his books. I also like his books because they teach moral lessons, plus they relate to the Bible or have similar stories. He also helps make the Adventure in Odyssey tapes which I love to hear. My favorite part in this book is when Lord Hector gets caught. King Willem becomes smarter at the end of the story, and is able to realize that Hector was the traitor. By Annison's bravery in influencing the king of what has really happend in his kingdom, her people were saved from the hatred and treason of Lord Hector. Madina also helped to testify to the king about Hector's plot. When the king accused him of exactly what he did, he ran for the doors, but were stopped by soldiers. This was a great book and I would recommend it to anyone.
WOW Mar 30, 2000
this book out of the passages series is probably the best one.This book is always taking bizzare turns and keep you on the edge of your seat.You may think TV is the only thing that can keep you on the edge of your seat,but apparantly you have not read this!All of the books in this series are about a bible storie in a parallel world. A MUST READ BOOK