When eleven-year-old Connie is sent to live with her eccentric aunt by the sea, she's not expecting anything great, not to make friends with Col, the coolest guy in town, and certainly not to discover that mythical creatures still exist, that an ancient society has protected them for centuries, and that a dark and treacherous force is lurking in their midst.
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美国亚马逊： 131 条评论
Siren Song2015年2月24日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
Every time I look at my recommendations on Amazon and Goodreads, I realize just how many fantasy series featuring concepts from classical mythology there are. I've enjoyed several of them, but it can sometimes be difficult to pick out the ones that are worth reading. In this case, this first volume of the Companions Quartet was on sale in the e-reader edition, so I decided to check it out. I found that it moves a little slowly sometimes, but overall it was a pleasant read. A girl named Connie learns that some of her relatives and neighbors are involved in a society that protects mythical creatures, and she turns out to have the power to communicate with all animals. In additional to the titular sirens, selkies, dwarves, giants, pegasi, and dragons are also involved in the tale. There's also an environmental message, with the sirens planning to cause a disaster by wrecking oil tankers, and making an alliance with a being of evil in order to scare off the humans. I didn't love it, but I liked it enough to want to check out the rest of the series.
Melanie J. Dulaney
Terrific fantasy for grades 5 and up.2017年9月26日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
Connie Lionheart has a way with animals that is so unique that she just can't seem to fit in anywhere! As a last resort, her parents send her to a little nowhere seaside town to live with her cranky and eccentric Aunt Evelyn. It is here that Connie discovers that her ability to communicate with cats and seagulls extends to more exotic creatures like unicorns, dragons and sirens! Along with a wide variety of fantastic beings from myth and legend, Connie also has to maneuver more normal things like school, boys and friendship. Author Julia Golding weaves an entertaining fantasy with obvious environmental overtones, but as harm to habitats would naturally be of concern to all life, including more unusual life forms, it does not feel forced. Readers of Brandon Mull's Fablehaven series or Katie O'Hearn's Pegasus will love this opening book in a series of four.
"Secret of the Sirens" Complementrary2019年11月12日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
This book shows the innocence and creative power of a child. The lessons learned are vital to a child's mental growth, and tells the story of a changing, magical world that we must preserve- it teaches the reader about the environment and how important it is to keep it safe, secure, and completely natural. If we meddle with nature, nature will meddle back, something I doubt anyone would like. I recommend this book for an upper elementary or early middle school reader. I fully recommend reading the rest of the series, too, as it also explains the importance of a purely good heart of a child and doing the right thing, however dangerous it may be.
Fun read for kids2017年3月11日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
Fun read, good for 3rd-4th grade level readers. Well-written story with a great entwining of "regular" kids and mythical creatures. Good character development as we get to know Connie and Col. Two uses of h*** near the end are this reader's only objection. I'm looking forward to reading the next book in the series!
Wonderful Series!2010年4月15日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
I don't know why this series hasn't blown up yet. My fifth grade boys were starving for a new series after finishing Percy Jackson. We tried a few different books, but they didn't have that mythological theme the boys loved. I happened to find this book and tried it out with them. We all love it! They have just finished The Gorgon's Gaze and are begging for the third book! I will admit that Secret of the Sirens starts off a little slow, because Ms. Golding does a thorough job of setting up the story. But it does pick up and then hooks you, making you want more. The Gorgon's Gaze takes a faster pace than Secret of the Sirens (yay!). I'm very eager to read The Chimera's Curse. If you like mythology, you'll love how this book fits different mythological creatures together in one story. If your girl's enjoy mythology, I suggest the Pandora series.