The Lamp from the Warlock's Tomb

The Lamp from the Warlock s Tomb Anthony Monday couldn t see why Miss Eells was so excited about the lamp she had bought it was just an oil lamp with pictures painted on the base Little did the two of them know that it was stolen fro

  • Title: The Lamp from the Warlock's Tomb
  • Author: John Bellairs
  • ISBN: 9780803705357
  • Page: 379
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Anthony Monday couldn t see why Miss Eells was so excited about the lamp she had bought it was just an oil lamp with pictures painted on the base Little did the two of them know that it was stolen from the underground tomb of Willis Nightwood, a dabbler in the occult and black arts When Anthony lights the lamp, monstrous forces are unleashed forces bent on destroyingAnthony Monday couldn t see why Miss Eells was so excited about the lamp she had bought it was just an oil lamp with pictures painted on the base Little did the two of them know that it was stolen from the underground tomb of Willis Nightwood, a dabbler in the occult and black arts When Anthony lights the lamp, monstrous forces are unleashed forces bent on destroying the world Can Anthony and Miss Eells stop this satanic power before it destroys the world

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    1. wow. I was not prepared for how much I would enjoy this and how dark it would be, being that it is a middle grade novel. I fully expected it to be very tame and on the lighter side but heck no. john bellairs goes there, with mentions of the occult and possession and extremely creepy stuff. I love how you really know what the main character Anthony is thinking and feeling. it's not dumbed down or glossed over. and it gets pretty dark -- his paranoia and fear of the lamp. I was starting to get ver [...]

    2. The Lamp From The Warlock's Tomb is my least favorite book from the Anthony Monday series (so far, there is still a final fourth book). It took way too long for anything to happen; the first 100 pages or so were kind of hinting at something but you really already knew what it was. Then, an evil woman showed up. I missed the part where she was introduced, I must have skimmed too much of a page. The pacing was off and the ending of this book was very poor.I don't know why it felt so confused in it [...]

    3. John Bellairs knows how to set up a creepy situation. In this book, one of Bellairs' Anthony Monday/Miss Eels mysteries, the mismatched duo get caught up in a deadly plot involving a possessed lamp with the power to bring back the Goddess Ashtaroth. There are several suspenseful scenes as well as a couple of cliffhangers that make this a fun read. My biggest complaint about this book is that it's too short and not very well fleshed out. There is a lot of plot, but because it's such a short book, [...]

    4. Anthony Monday and his friend Miss Eells are once again embroiled in a spooky mystery. This time it involves and old oil lamp and the mysterious Willis Nightwood. What do the two have in common with evil spirits?True, the lamp was stolen from a strange underground tomb on Nightwood's property and possibly part of some sort of occult rituals, but why when it is lit does murder happen and strange sightings of a man in a long black coat with cobwebs on his face come into play? What are the strange [...]

    5. Anthony Monday and his librarian friend Miss Eels once again find themselves dealing with the supernatural in this, the third of their adventures. When Miss Eels acquires a strange old lamp, mysterious (and deadly!) events force them to investigate the lamp's history. As a result, they uncover occult conspiracies, ghostly happenings, and all the usual creepiness one can expect from a John Bellairs novel.Bellairs is really due for rediscovery. His novels are creepy, well-written, and full of intr [...]

    6. This is the John Bellairs book that has been embedded in my memory since I first read it as a child. It wasn't until I came back and read it again that I remembered the significance of the fleeting images that I still had in my head: a blue lamp, a boy running screaming through the night, an underground chamber, and an incredible sense of doom pervading everything. Despite the basic reading level, this book still put its hooks into me and kept me reading as an adult just like it did as a child. [...]

    7. Nothing compares to the Lewis Barnavelt mysteries, but Anthony Monday is a fair substitute. Lewis' backstory is far more compelling than Anthony's seemingly normal family-- and that normality makes his relationship with his older friends less understandable than Lewis' love for his uncle Jonathan. Anyway, spiderwebs and bug-eyed goddesses are creepy enough; it's just that I miss Lewis.

    8. This one is Bellairs by the numbers, so to speak. The plot relies a bit too much on coincidence and the characters remain passive for far too long. Anthony Monday and Miss Eels aren't my favorite Bellairs characters to begin with, but I did enjoy Mansion in the Mist and Dark Secret of Weatherend a lot. This may be the weakest of the Monday/Eels series.

    9. I don't think I had read this one before, and of the John Bellairs books I've read this year, it may have been the best so far. Quite a few things happen, some of which remain unexplained, but overall it was pretty good

    10. One of the better Anthony Monday books. An interesting story, though (as seems to be occurring more and more as I read these books by Bellairs) a bit unbelievable. I like that there is some darkness and magic to the story rather than just a mystery.

    11. This book was pretty entertaining and cohesive, but it seemed a little less polished then the others; maybe a bit of atmosphere was lacking? Still worth a read, though I liked all the other Anthony Monday books better, along with many other Bellairs books.

    12. This was probably my least favorite of the Anthony Monday series, and my last (I read them out of order). I may have been burnt out on the characters or the writing style. Pretty ridiculous story but nicely creepy in a Lovecraft-lite-for-kids way.

    13. 3 STARS "Anthony Monday and Miss Eells recover a magic lamp that was stolen from a warlock's tomb and is spreading evil to further the wicked ends of the thief." (From )A great mystery paranormal children's novel.

    14. Grades 5+. Anthony Monday and Miss Eells recover a magic lamp that was stolen from a warlock's tomb and is spreading evil to furth the wicked ends of the thief.

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