Jacob's Ladder: Virtual Pack, Reader Level 3-4
Reader 4, Level 4, Jacob's Ladder by Brian Keaney. Jacob wakes in the middle of a field with no recollection of how he came to be there. The only thing he can clearly remember is his name. Is he alive or dead? Jacob is then taken by Virgil, a mysterious guide, to a featureless place named Locus. He is given a grey uniform and becomes part of a mass of young people, all resigned to their fate and struggling to piece together memories of their previous existence. With two companions Jacob sets out on a journey back towards the life he has left. The journey is uncertain; there is no guide, nor any advice as to decisions that have to be made. Challenges, temptations, fearful encounters with strange characters and creatures lead him to the Palace of Remembrance, the gateway back to the real world, where a final (or is it a first?) choice awaits him.
- 28 Aug 2009
- HODDER EDUCATION
- London, United Kingdom
Brian Keaney is the author of Family Secrets and The Hollow People.
Table of contents
1. Virgil 2. Locus 3. The Stone Fields 4. Ghosts 5. The Girl in the Courtyard 6. Aysha's Dream 7. The Other Side 8. Making Contact 9. Calvin's Story 10. The Road to Nowhere 11. The Dedanim 12. A Voice in the Wind 13. Nemain 14. The Valley of Bones 15. In the Heart of the Hill 16. The Palace of Remembrance 17. Birdsong