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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The Thin Executioner

General YA Fiction

G/A Shan, Darren. The Thin Executioner. Little Brown, 2010. 496p. 978-0316078658. 17.99.

After being disgraced by his father (the esteemed town executioner), young Jebel Rum decides to embark on a long and dangerous quest to gain back his honor. He brings slave Tel Hesani to help him with the journey and to sacrifice in order to gain the power of invincibility from the fire god he seeks. Inspired by The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the two unlikely friends must fight for their lives and beat the odds to accomplish their goal. Though not nearly as gory as some of Shan’s other novels, it will still appeal to his fans and other adventure seekers.
Loren Spector, LAPL, Felipe de Neve