Friday 4 November 2016

Pawnee Warrior - Chris d'Lacey - Fly, Cherokee, Fly Book 2

Pawnee Warrior 
Fly, Cherokee, Fly Book 2
Chris d'Lacey
Random House
ISBN 9780552547888

Sometimes when you discover a new author you just fall in love with their writing. And I have loves almost all of the 20 books I have read by Chris d’Lacey over the last year. But there is something extra about this book that makes it incredible. Now I need to be honest and say I never expected to really like books about racing pigeons. This book is an immediate follow up to Fly, Cherokee, Fly. But this book is a little darker than its predecessor it was not nominated for any awards. And to be honest currently it is out of print. But it is an incredible read. 

This book has a lot of different issues that it deals with, and the reactions people have to them. We have a brutish teen verging on becoming a thug, Warren Spigott, who has not dealt well with the death of his mother a few years earlier. We have a family with two children expecting another, but they have lost a few along the way. We have a boy, Darryl, who has been tormented by an older lad, who almost snaps when he finally seeks revenge. We have youth experiencing their first relationships with the opposite sex. And all of that is written around a lad with a passion for racing pigeons. 

This book has a lot of action. Primarily that action revolves around Darryl being bullied and his friends rallying around him. But as indicated there are a lot of other issues going on in this densely packed novel. 

This book is one of my favorites this year, and year to date I have read 217 books. It is also one of the top three books out of the 20 I have read by d’Lacey. It is an excellent read. I really wish this book was still available or available as an eBook because I know many people who I think would two books. I have already tracked down two copies of this book, one for my son’s library and to lend out with Fly, Cherokee, Fly and one donated to my children’s School library. 


Books by Chris d'Lacey:
Dragons of Wayward Crescent
Gruffen (2009)
Gauge (2008)
Glade (2009)
Grabber (2010)

The Erth Dragons
The Wearle (2015)
2. Dark Wyng (2016)
3. The New Age (2018)

The Last Dragon Chronicles with David Rain
The Fire Within (2001)
Icefire (2003)
3 Fire Star (2005)
4 The Fire Eternal (2007)
5 Dark Fire (2009)
6 Fire World (2011)
7 The Fire Ascending (2012)
Rain and Fire: A Guide to the Last Dragon Chronicles (2010)

The Unicorne Files
A Dark Inheritance (2014)
2 Alexander's Army (2015)
3 A Crown of Dragons (2016)

Fly, Cherokee Fly Series
Fly, Cherokee Fly
Pawnee Warrior

Other Books
Henry Spaloosh! 
Shrinking Ralph Perfect
The Snail Patrol
The Table Football League
Riverside United
From E to You
Scupper Hargreaves, Football Genie
The Salt Pirates of Skegness
Falling for Mandy
The Prompter

Picture Books:
A Hole at the Pole
Juggling with Jeremy
A Break in the Chain
Read With Bubble and Float
Dexter's Journey
Frankin's Bear

Contributed to:
On Me ‘ead, Santa
Nice One, Santa
The Usborne Book of Christmas Stories
Heroes and Villains
In the Frame
Midnight Feast

Author Profile and Interview with Chris d'Lacey.

No comments: