Close to The Heel

Close to The Heel

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No one is more surprised than Rennie to hear that his late grandfather, whom he hardly knew, has left a mission for him to fulfill. Rennie is to fly to Iceland and deliver a message from beyond the grave, but when he gets there, nothing is simple or straightforward. For one thing, Brynja, the teenage daughter of the family he's staying with, is downright hostile. Her father Einar, who is to be Rennie's guide in Iceland, is preoccupied with looking after his elderly father-in-law, an old friend of Rennie's grandfather. Bored and a little bit annoyed, Rennie explores the town and becomes aware that the family is dealing with more than their grief over Brynja's mother's death the year before. Before he realizes what is happening, his curiosity puts Rennie in grave danger, with no one to trust and no one to save him except himself. Rennie's adventures start in Slide, part of The Seven Prequels and continue in From the Dead, part of The Seven Sequels.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 230 pages
  • 190 x 240 x 15.24mm | 250g
  • Victoria, Canada
  • English
  • 1554699509
  • 9781554699506
  • 764,832

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"From the very first chapter, I was already intrigued--it opened with a bang, and instantly left me wanting to know how Rennie, the main character, was going to find his footing...I really enjoyed the back story for this book, and the sense of adventure it instilled in my mind before the real adventure even began. I like how the author didn't unnecessarily waste time on the scenes and dialogue leading up to the true heart of the tale, and I found that I couldn't turn the pages fast enough-eager to see where she was taking both Rennie and me...Overall this book was compact and quick-paced....I [am] intensely curious to read the stories of the other 6 grandsons. I'll be getting my hands on those as soon as I can."-- (10/05/2012)
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274 ratings
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4 37% (101)
3 33% (91)
2 3% (8)
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