“[Obert] Skye’s quick-paced, humorous adventure will keep kids of all ages reading this summer.” — Las Vegas Review Journal
When fifteen-year-old Beck Phillips travels by train to the secluded village of Kingsplot to live with his wealthy but estranged uncle, Beck discovers some dark family secrets. A buried basement, a forbidden wall, an old book of family history with odd references to. . . dragons? Beck's life is about to be changed forever in this suspenseful tale about the destructive nature of greed and the courage to make things right. Pillage is filled with Mr. Skye's signature humor as well as some very intense moments, including a surprise ending, that will keep readers young and old engrossed and entertained.
This was a light and entertaining read, great for young teenagers. Obert Skye captured my son's attention, and he is not usually enthusiastic about reading, so I am very pleased to have found an author that engages the imagination.
I really enjoyed this book. My 10 yr old loved it too. We enjoyed reading together and looked forward immersing ourselves into the story.
I enjoyed this book. It isn't very long which is usually a good thing for me, with two small children to distract me. It was funny and exciting and sad but had a good ending, so it left me feeling jovial!
This is a book by the author of the Leven Thumps series. It was a very entertaining book and kept me hooked right to the end. I really enjoyed everything except the ending seemed a little forced. The way the dragons were dealt with didn't come across as very believable. However, I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys a good story. In this book, Beck is sent to live with an uncle he had never met after the death of his mother. When he arrives at his uncle's mansion he is filled with an incredible curiosity. Why do plants respond to him in such a strange way? Why was the basement filled in with dirt? What is hidden within the wall behind the manor? The answers lead Beck to uncover his ancestry and all the problems that go with pillaging.