The Whispering Skull

The Whispering Skull In the six months since Anthony Lucy and George survived a night in the most haunted house in England Lockwood Co hasn t made much progress Quill Kipps and his team of Fittes agents keep swooping i

In the six months since Anthony, Lucy, and George survived a night in the most haunted house in England, Lockwood Co hasn t made much progress Quill Kipps and his team of Fittes agents keep swooping in on Lockwood s investigations Finally, in a fit of anger, Anthony challenges his rival to a contest the next time the two agencies compete on a job, the losing sideIn the six months since Anthony, Lucy, and George survived a night in the most haunted house in England, Lockwood Co hasn t made much progress Quill Kipps and his team of Fittes agents keep swooping in on Lockwood s investigations Finally, in a fit of anger, Anthony challenges his rival to a contest the next time the two agencies compete on a job, the losing side will have to admit defeat in the Times newspaper.Things look up when a new client, Mr Saunders, hires Lockwood Co to be present at the excavation of Edmund Bickerstaff, a Victorian doctor who reportedly tried to communicate with the dead Saunders needs the coffin sealed with silver to prevent any supernatural trouble All goes well until George s curiosity attracts a horrible phantom Back home at Portland Row, Lockwood accuses George of making too many careless mistakes Lucy is distracted by urgent whispers coming from the skull in the ghost jar Then the team is summoned to DEPRAC headquarters Kipps is there too, much to Lockwood s annoyance Bickerstaff s coffin was raided and a strange glass object buried with the corpse has vanished Inspector Barnes believes the relic to be highly dangerous, and he wants it found.

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  1. Jonathan Anthony Stroud is an author of fantasy books, mainly for children and youths.Stroud grew up in St Albans where he enjoyed reading books, drawing pictures, and writing stories Between the ages seven and nine he was often ill, so he spent most of his days in the hospital or in his bed at home To escape boredom he would occupy himself with books and stories After he completed his studies of English literature at the University of York, he worked in London as an editor for the Walker Books store He worked with different types of books there and this soon led to the writing of his own books During the 1990s, he started publishing his own works and quickly gained success.In May 1999, Stroud published his first children s novel, Buried Fire, which was the first of a line of fantasy mythology children s books.Among his most prominent works are the bestselling Bartimaeus Trilogy A special feature of these novels compared to others of their genre is that Stroud examines the stereotypes and ethics of the magician class and the enslaved demons This is done by examining the perspective of the sarcastic and slightly egomaniacal djinni Bartimaeus The books in this series are The Amulet of Samarkand, The Golem s Eye, and Ptolemy s Gate, his first books to be published in the United States Stroud lives in St Albans, Hertfordshire, with his two children, Isabelle and Arthur, and his wife Gina, an illustrator of children s books.

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  1. 4.5 StarsRating and a half 5 starsLead Male Character 5 starsLead Female Character 5 starsPlotline 5 stars Genre Mystery, middle grade, thriller, action, adventure, ghostsWill I recommend this book to others Of course Will I reread this book Yes Overall story summed up in one word Marvelous There are just some books out there that are so good that words can t do it any justice You simply have to pick up the book and read it for yourself to see With that being said, The Whispering Skull falls und [...]

  2. Y all wanna know a secret I read this book back in June and I seemed to have forgot I had to write a review for it There s something with the books in this series that starts off REALLY slow and takes me quite a while to get into, but once I m into it, I CANNOT PUT IT DOWN It s hard to say no to him It always is you know you got issues when you re invested in shipping 13 year olds than actively living your life ft a type 3 whispering skull that is a savage and prefers to roast rather than haunt [...]

  3. This is a reread.LOOK I M CRYING I AM DYING THAT ENDING IS SO SWEET AND I JUST WANT TO CRY The characters, the plot twist, this entire story is just so incredible, hilarious and everything I need in life I love George, Lucy and Lockwood than I love myself and that probably sounds really sad lmao I m incapable of writing a review bc honestly i don t know how to for this All you need to know that this series is perfection So get your butt to read it, if you haven t

  4. my personality literally changes minute by minute but i will never stop being emotionally invested in this series than i am in any of the relationships i have with my family members continuation buddy read with this muggle

  5. 4 starsReview to comeStill great but I didn t love it as much as the first.This one had a big of a drag in the middle.But still an awesome series for all ages

  6. So this sequel finds Lockwood and Co on the hunt for an artifact known as the bone mirror which has powers that are speculated upon, but never fully explained They are guided by a glowing green head in a jar Along the way, they find themselves in a restricted library And then sword fighting ensues because they carry rapiers around everywhere for some reason Then there s a final showdown with a shadowy figure I have to say the storytelling seemed quite scalloped to me, in that there are many lull [...]

  7. 4.5 starsThis was just wonderful The action, the romance, the suspense Agghhh I can t get enough of it Lockwood, Lucy, and George have become my newest book BFFs AND THAT ENDING.So I can t really review this without spoiling the first book, so if you haven t read the first book stop reading this review and go read the book Lucy s Talent becomes and intriguingd in this one, we find out that the ghost in the jar is actually a Type 3 and our girl Lucy can communicate with him I loved the banter b [...]

  8. So you live in a haunted house, and are regularly disturbed by erm, supernatural beings day in and day out You have work in the morning, but god forbid that female ghost roaming in the halls freaking you out to the point of pissing your pants You want to sleep but you can t shake off that weird feeling following you around the house One day, your patience has been stretched to the point of no return when a hostile entity manifests itself, and you promptly realize that this has to be stopped.So, [...]

  9. 5 Words Creepy, friendship, secrets, adventure, GHOSTS I love this creepy alternative world that Jonathan Stroud has created It s dark and twisted and I can t get enough.These books are creepy These books are excellent.The Whispering Skill is just as well written as the first Lockwood Co and doesn t fall into that second book trap If anything, this one is filled with even heart pounding action And I love Lucy.She s just as kick ass as she was the first time round, still a complex character We l [...]

  10. This series is fantastic I liked book 1 a bit but this was great anyway I hope book 3 will be a 5 star read again Oh and why the hell is there a different narrator in every Audiobook Unacceptable grumbles

  11. Still so much months to go sigh sigh Is anybody else seriously starting to feel like this too The perfect sequel I loved how Lucy starts to understand her powers and that she feels confident because of them.

  12. I read the first book in the Lockwood Co series over a year ago, mainly out of nostalgia I was a huge fan of Jonathan Stroud s Bartimaeus series when I was younger, and it was fun to discover Stroud s newer series It had everything I expected from a Stroud book scary paranormal stuff, sassy banter, fast paced action, and a setting that I still cannot stop imagining as Victorian England I think it s the fact that the kids use rapiers as weapons that s throwing me off, but there s honestly no reas [...]

  13. I forgot how much I love Lockwood, George and Lucy They re one of my favourite trios in children s fiction at the moment, rivalling the most famous of them all Each character shines, from Lockwood s inexplicable ability to act and think both like a teenage boy and an old man, George s chaotic dedication to researching archives and consuming biscuits, and Lucy s impressive intelligence and determination to solve even the most dangerous of cases and support her argumentative friends She s been wor [...]

  14. 4.5 Well, Lockwood said, if you judge success by the number of enemies you make, that was a highly successful evening I had high expectations for this book, having loved the first one, and thankfully The Whispering Skull didn t disappoint Stroud builds on the previous events as well as on the characters development We are once thrown into ever thrilling action, suitably creepy, interspersed by scenes focused on our protagonists, while resolving an intriguing mystery I must admit, I love this t [...]

  15. Great book, reminds me a lot of the kinship in the Harry Potter series, the author s has a great writing style he does an amazing job at keeping the balance with thrilling and humar and curiousity

  16. I really liked the first book but this was so much better than the first Even though I had a bit of a slow start with it, once it did get going I had a hard time putting it down.The characters are fleshed out as well as the modern yet almost steampunk Victorian feel to the world that Lucy and gang live in Plus, the ghosts were scarier and the stakes were higher Can t get much better than that I m really looking forward to reading the third book hopefully soon.

  17. Lucy, Lockwood and George are ghost hunting again, and the humour, horror and sarcasm fly equally This time, the head in the jar provides equal measures of assistance and insults while the trio work on their latest large case to find and secure a dangerous mirror with a deadly history.The series continues to be fun, though I felt uncomfortable by how often George s weight was brought up and used to insult him Lucy s discomfort, and at times, insulting assessment of the other females the group en [...]

  18. Last year, The Screaming Staircase was one of my most anticipated with a certain amount of anxiety books of the year I didn t actually expect to love Lockwood Co as much as I d loved Stroud s Bartimaeus series, but I hoped to love the book anyway.And I did like it I did I just never really connected with it Wanting to love it, so badly, probably didn t help my expectations were so high that the book, which was, actually, really pretty good, ended up a little bit disappointing.Never mind, I told [...]

  19. Well, I make that one murder victim, one police interrogation and one conversation with a ghost, George said Now that s what I call a busy evening Lockwood nodded To think some people just watch television Lockwood, Lucy and George are back and at it again, diving straight into another perilous assignment this time involving the most dangerous Visitor they have yet to go up against After a recent job goes awry and the recently excavated burial site has been looted, including a most peculiar bone [...]

  20. Having gained a bit of a reputation for solving the problem of the Screaming Staircase, Lockwood Company get hired to tackle another troublesome ghost this time, in direct competition with their arch enemies, the Fittes Agency I don t want to say too much about this second book in this series It continues in the same vein as the previous volume, with equal mixes of humor, tension, mystery, and complicated plot threads that tie together in the most unexpected ways I greatly enjoyed it Well, mostl [...]

  21. 3,5 SternePuuh, das Buch und ich, wir hatten schon unsere Hochs und Tiefs Das lag besonders daran, dass mir hier der Mittelteil nicht so recht gefallen wollte.Wie auch im ersten Band waren die Charaktere und deren Konflikte wieder super herausgearbeitet und auch der Humor hat mir wieder richtig gut gefallen Lucy, Lockwood und George sind einfach herrliche Charaktere und ihre Dynamik ist wirklich toll Aber das klare Highlight dieses Buches ist und bleibt der wispernde Sch del, der meiner Meinung [...]

  22. What This ending That is SO not fair I think this book was slighty less good than the first one There were parts that seemed too strechted But all in all I liked the story very much, espacially getting to know about that skull and Lucys talents.

  23. 3.5 5 StarsThere were some parts of this book that I liked than the first, but there were also so many parts that were kind of boring and my mind kept slipping in and out of focus and wandering off like a naughty little puppy without a leash I m not sure if that s my fault, or the book s, but the struggle was real I would read a few pages, be super into it, and then my eyes would glaze over and I d have to go back and reread a paragraph because I had literally no idea what just happened Sounds [...]

  24. Urban fantasy middle school level book about ghost detectives I enjoyed this even than the first Very good for kids of that age.

  25. Ahoy there me mateys Day two with book two of the Lockwood Co series completed Challenge is going well so far Arrr If ye haven t read the first book in this series, the screaming staircase, then ye might want to skip this post and go read the first book Worth the read If ye keep reading this log then ye have been forewarned and continue at yer own peril It was absolutely wonderful to get back to Lucy Carlyle and the rest of the agency run by Lockwood The gang survived the big first adventure cau [...]

  26. Erst vor kurzem habe ich Teil 1 verschlungen und war absolut positiv berrascht Dementsprechend hoch waren meine Erwartungen f r Teil 2 und diese wurden voll erf llt.Wieder tauchen wir in die gespenstische Atmosph re von London ein und begleiten Lockwood, George und Lucy bei einem neuen Fall Dieser hat mir noch besser gefallen als der erste und ich fand ihn teilweise noch gruseliger Besonders gut hat mir auch wieder der bissige Humor in der Geschichte gefallen Der Schreibstil war gem meiner Erwar [...]

  27. Eigentlich ist an dem Buch der Reihe nichts falsch, aber auch hier war ich beim h ren des H rbuches relativ desinteressiert an dem ganzen Geschehen Es hat sich in Band 2 best tigt Die Reihe ist nichts f r mich, weil es mich irgendwie so gar nicht interessiert Aber wie gesagt ist es objektiv gesehen eigentlich ein gutes Buch.

  28. This is an excellent follow up to The Screaming Staircase, full of adventure and terror Once again I worked out what was really going on about halfway through, and once again I didn t really care, because I am a Really Suspicious Person and I felt it was reasonable that Lockwood et al didn t figure it out themselves I love how very horrifying the scary stuff is, and how Stroud has put so much effort into creating a world full of haunts and ghosts where it s reasonable that children are the only [...]

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