The Lighthouse Keepers

Adrian McKinty

Gerard Doyle (Narrator)

04-01-11

8hrs 41min

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Fiction/Science Fiction

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04-01-11

8hrs 41min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Science Fiction

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“This thought-provoking sci-fi adventure offers universal appeal, excitement, and a one-of-a-kind hero whose courage and compassion will inspire any reader.” Children's Literature

Here is the stunning conclusion to an epic trilogy that Children's Literature calls "a thought-provoking sci fi adventure with universal appeal." The worlds that Adrian McKinty's characters inhabit are vividly real.

In this final and most ambitious book in a wonderfully inventive trilogy, veteran interplanetary travelers Jamie and Ramsay must protect their alien friend Wishaway, now living with them on Earth, from the scrutiny of sinister forces on their own planet. In the meantime, Wishaway's beloved home planet of Altair seems to be hurtling toward doom. Just when circumstances on both worlds are at their most dire, members of the ancient race who built the mysterious lighthouses return to offer Jamie a terrible choice: he can save Earth or Altair, but not both. The fate of two planets is in the hands of the teenage Lord Ui Neill. Which home will he save, his own or Wishaway's?

Praise

“This thought-provoking sci-fi adventure offers universal appeal, excitement, and a one-of-a-kind hero whose courage and compassion will inspire any reader.” Children's Literature

“The book moves quickly…Psychics, assassins, and the rediscovery of the Salmon of Knowledge provide nonstop adventures.” VOYA

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Language English
Release Day Mar 31, 2011
Release Date April 1, 2011
Number in Series 3
Series Display String The Lighthouse Trilogy
Release Date Machine 1301616000
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Children's Books, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children/YA, New Additions, Children 8-12, Fiction - All, Fiction - Child
Author Bio
Adrian McKinty

Adrian McKinty was born and grew up in Belfast, Northern Ireland, during the Troubles. His father was a welder in Harland and Wolff—the shipyard where they built the Titanic; his mother was a school lunch lady and secretary. Adrian went to Oxford University on a full scholarship where he studied philosophy. 

Emigrating first to America and then Australia he found work as a door-to-door salesman, a driver, a bookstore clerk, a barman, a high school English teacher, and a semipro rugby player. 

His debut crime novel, Dead I Well May Be, was shortlisted for the 2004 Dagger Award and was optioned by Universal Pictures. He is the author of more than a dozen crime novels that have been translated into over forty languages. He has won the Edgar Award, the Anthony Award, the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award, the Barry Award, the Macavity Award, the International Thriller Writers Award, and is a three-time winner of the Ned Kelly Award.  

His 2020 novel The Chain was a New York Times bestseller and appeared on twenty-five best-of-the-year lists. His 2022 novel The Island was an instant New York Times bestseller and made five best-of-the-year lists including those of the London Times and the New York Times

Adrian is a member of the Linnean Society and the National Audubon Society. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children.  

Narrator Bio
Gerard Doyle

Gerard Doyle, a seasoned audio narrator, he has been awarded dozens of AudioFile Earphones Awards, was named a Best Voice in Young Adult Fiction in 2008, and won the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. He was born of Irish parents and raised and educated in England. In Great Britain he has enjoyed an extensive career in both television and repertory theater and toured nationally and internationally with the English Shakespeare Company. He has appeared in London’s West End in the gritty musical The Hired Man. In America he has appeared on Broadway in The Weir and on television in New York Undercover and Law & Order. He has taught drama at Ross School for the several years.

Overview

Here is the stunning conclusion to an epic trilogy that Children's Literature calls "a thought-provoking sci fi adventure with universal appeal." The worlds that Adrian McKinty's characters inhabit are vividly real.

In this final and most ambitious book in a wonderfully inventive trilogy, veteran interplanetary travelers Jamie and Ramsay must protect their alien friend Wishaway, now living with them on Earth, from the scrutiny of sinister forces on their own planet. In the meantime, Wishaway's beloved home planet of Altair seems to be hurtling toward doom. Just when circumstances on both worlds are at their most dire, members of the ancient race who built the mysterious lighthouses return to offer Jamie a terrible choice: he can save Earth or Altair, but not both. The fate of two planets is in the hands of the teenage Lord Ui Neill. Which home will he save, his own or Wishaway's?

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