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Gods of Manhattan | [Scott Mebus]

Gods of Manhattan

Thirteen-year-old New Yorker Rory Hennessy can see things no one else can. When a magician's trick opens his eyes to Mannahatta, Rory finds an amazing spirit city coexisting alongside modern-day Manhattan. It's a place where Indian sachems, warrior cockroaches, and papier-mâché children live, ruled by the immortal Gods of Manhattan - including Babe Ruth, Alexander Hamilton, and Peter Stuyvesant.
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Publisher's Summary

Thirteen-year-old New Yorker Rory Hennessy can see things no one else can. When a magician's trick opens his eyes to Mannahatta, Rory finds an amazing spirit city coexisting alongside modern-day Manhattan.

It's a place where Indian sachems, warrior cockroaches, and papier-mâché children live, ruled by the immortal Gods of Manhattan - including Babe Ruth, Alexander Hamilton, and Peter Stuyvesant.

But Rory's power to see Mannahatta brings danger, and he is pursued by enemies, chasing history and trying to free those who have been enslaved. And when he is given the chance to right Mannahatta's greatest wrong, seeing Mannahatta may not be a gift after all....

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"The use of real historical figures and events lends authenticity to this compulsively readable and fast-paced fantasy." (School Library Journal)

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    Ashanti Calumet Park, IL, United States 10-24-09
    Ashanti Calumet Park, IL, United States 10-24-09 Member Since 2004
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    "Original and entertaining"

    Although I'm not a child or young adult, I still found this book highly entertaining, original, well worth the credit. Author Scott Mebus combines an interesting premise with strange and unusual characters to create a really good tale of fantasy.

    The narrator does a good job of bring the story to life.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    D.L.Sayers DeepInTheHeartOfTexasAccidentally 09-23-10
    D.L.Sayers DeepInTheHeartOfTexasAccidentally 09-23-10 Member Since 2010

    every day is a busman's honeymoon

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    "Clever and engaging."

    I love nothing better than a good story. This is a very good story! Lots of interesting history painlessly presented and a very clever storyline. I can't wait for the next installment.

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    Krissy Kingsport, TN, USA 07-19-10
    Krissy Kingsport, TN, USA 07-19-10
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    "Really good read for PJ & HP fans!"

    Took a gamble on this book & it paid off. Slow in starting but quickly takes up speed & grabs your attention. Didn't want to put it down...Really glad I took a gamble on it! I hope Mr. Mebus continues the story.

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    sam shreveport, louisiana, United States 03-04-10
    sam shreveport, louisiana, United States 03-04-10 Member Since 2008
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    "If you liked Percy Jakson you'll love this!"

    This is one of those books I came upon by chance, it seemed to have an interesting premiss so I gave it a listen. After I was done I was amazed by the greaness of this book; it has a great primiss, the characters are well thought out and beliveable, I loved how the author seemlessly wove historical figures and places alongside modern-day New York (and I do love history), and the plot was great. As I listened I notaced many similarities to Rick Riorden's Percey Jackson and the Olympians series (which I love by the way) and this made me love this book even more. I have heard nothin but praise for this book and omething tells me that hollywood's going to call for the movie rights sooner or later but until then I egerly await the next book in the seires. you loved Percy Jackson and the Olympians this is the book for you.

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    michael Western Australia 10-21-11
    michael Western Australia 10-21-11 Member Since 2011

    Young self made business man with plenty of time on the road to enjoy the world of audiobooks.

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    after listening to the percey jackson series nothing can compere with it wich made the book dull and the narrator boring. i stopped when the 1part ended.

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    This was a real surprise - I bought it thinking it would just be a cheap buy - which it was! but it was also very original and I enjoyed it immensely.

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