Lighthouse

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 642 ratings

The Lighthouse Land Publisher's Summary

Introducing the first young-adult novel from crime fiction writer Adrian McKinty—whose adult books have been called “unputdownable” (Washington Post), “exceptional” (San Francisco Chronicle), and “profoundly satisfying” (Booklist)—this is the start of an epic sci-fi trilogy with an unforgettable hero.

When Jamie’s mother inherits a small island and moves her little family from Harlem to Ireland, her troubled son sees a chance to start over, far away from the bullies and the pitying stares. Cancer has left Jamie without an arm or the will to speak. But Muck Island is no sanctuary, and it offers more than solitude and sea views. Jamie learns that he is heir to an ancient title—Laird of Muck, Guardian of the Passage—and certain otherworldly responsibilities. With the help of a mysterious object he discovers in the island’s old lighthouse, Jamie sets out on a dangerous interstellar mission that could change the course of his life—and the universe—forever.

Tautly paced and brilliantly imagined, this novel will thrill sci-fi fans eager for new heroes and new worlds to explore.

©2006 Adrian McKinty (P)2011 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The Lighthouse Land

    • The Lighthouse Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Adrian McKinty
    • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 345
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 279
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 276

    When Jamie’s mother inherits a small island and moves her little family from Harlem to Ireland, her troubled son sees a chance to start over, far away from the bullies and the pitying stares. Cancer has left Jamie without an arm or the will to speak. But Muck Island is no sanctuary, and it offers more than solitude and sea views. Jamie learns that he is heir to an ancient title—Laird of Muck, Guardian of the Passage—and certain otherworldly responsibilities.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant!

    • By Kathy on 04-21-11

    Regular price: $23.07

  • Book 2

    • The Lighthouse War

    • The Lighthouse Trilogy, Book 2
    • By: Adrian McKinty
    • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
    • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 161
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 139
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 136

    Jamie O’Neill is back on Earth, where no one but his best friend Ramsay knows he’s the hero of a great war that saved an alien nation. Now he’s back to being a kid with one arm, no girlfriend, and a band that plays bad songs about intergalactic romance. Then news breaks on the Internet: a space probe has picked up a coded message from far across the galaxy. NASA’s best scientists can’t figure out what it says. Only Jamie and Ramsay realize it’s a message from Altair. They’re needed again.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great writer

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-21-14

    Regular price: $19.56

  • Book 3

    • The Lighthouse Keepers

    • The Lighthouse Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Adrian McKinty
    • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 136
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 119

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • unexpected suspenseful book

    • By Karen on 03-07-12

    Regular price: $23.07