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The Watcher in the Shadows Inuisitors Apprentice #2

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“A fabulously imaginative historical fantasy” Publishers Weekly starred review of The Inuisitor’s ApprenticeAt the turn of the twentieth century New York’s Bowery District becomes the scene of a terrible murder w. I absolutely adore this series and pray that it continues The The Curtis Reincarnation of The Inuisitor’s ApprenticeAt the turn Hawaiian Lei (The Hawaiians, of the twentieth century New York’s Bowery District becomes the scene An Agreement Among Gentlemen of a terrible murder w. I absolutely adore this series and pray that it continues The

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Unds as if the creature that haunted him in his first adventure is back Worse still his own Jewish family is in danger Sacha has avoided learning magic until now but as his world falls apart around him he changes his mind. I enjoyed this book and found it to be a fine seuel to the In Campus Cravings own Jewish family is in danger Sacha has avoided learning magic until now but as his world falls apart around him he changes his mind. I enjoyed this book and found it to be a fine seuel to the In


10 thoughts on “The Watcher in the Shadows Inuisitors Apprentice #2

  1. says:

    I absolutely adore this series and pray that it continues The ingenuity the historical nature of it and the great characters so wonderful I'm deeply wowed by the way in which Moriarty weaves in history Jewish lore the Kabbalah and the Lower East Side Great read


  2. says:

    First if you have not read The Inuisitor’s Apprentice by Chris Moriarty uite yet remedy that issue After all it is a book that’s received praise from both Cory Doctorow and Garth Nix which is kind of a big deal Moriarty’s The Watcher In The Shadows continues with it’s predecessor’s momentum and is just as superb as the first book If you aren’t familiar with either book I’ll lay it out for you these books have a character reminiscent of Sherlock Holmes but it’s set in the early 1900s during the titans of industry era of history in New York City The different boroughs are rife with magic Main character Sacha Kessler a young Jewish boy is apprenticing with the magical police called Inuisitors and these books are basically about him unraveling various mysterious with best friend Lily Astral and a mentor called WolfRead the rest of my review here


  3. says:

    If I were rating this purely for my own use I would up it to 4 stars because I enjoyed it and it is a well written seuel something that is not always the case And for that reason it gets 3 starsHowever as I said with the first book there is a lot going on here that will totally confuse kids who read this who have no background either in New York City history or Jewish customs or perhaps even both In jokes that made me chortle might as well have been written in Yiddish for most readersPerhaps kids can go around that much as I did the references to Dickens Transcendentalism et al when I read Little Women in the 6th grade But I still think it will stymie a lot of potential readers And by readers I mean the kids it is intended for not librarians or teachers who review it


  4. says:

    Clever and charming and richly imagined with every detail just perfect Not as crowded with historical figures or situations as the last one focused on the main characters and story Which doesn't make it better or worse just a little different I think this one might have been a big active and exciting though it's hard to remember the pace of the first one The humor might have been turned up a bit as well Sasha and his family's interactions with the mob fellows were pretty witty in a subtle it made me chuckle way not in a laugh out loud way It's really a lovely book and series I highly recommend it


  5. says:

    Love the idea of an alternate steampunkymagic inflected immigrant turn of the century Lower East Side But the characters are flat and I think kids will miss most of the historical references Most will find the scene setting dense and the book lacks the genuine creepiness of the first installment though I thought this meant it was tonally consistentif less interesting In short not bad but I desperately wanted to like it than I did


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    Sacha Kessler still working as an Inuisitor must figure out who killed a much admired and much hated klezmer musician while on stage before a crowd Does it have anything to do with his sudden fame? With Sacha's dybbuk still on the loose from his last adventure And can he escape the clutches of evil mastermind and magical genius J P Morgaunt?Overall I thoroughly enjoyed this second supernatural mystery set in an alternate history where magic is controlled and uestioned in 1900 ish New York City The adventures of the flawed main character Sacha Kessler with the NYC Inuisitors entertained me and it was fun following the threads of what was real gangs of Jews Italians and Chinese keeping their communities relatively safe separate and in line the development of vaudeville and movies the movement to unionize factories and what wasn't dybbuks witches and so onHowever this book really really needed a sensitivityaccuracy reader for the Jewish content Despite the name I suspect that Chris Moriarty might be Jewish she often depicts Jewish characters and with sympathy Usually Jewish characters are culturally accurate But while there were just a few slip ups in the last book in this area this book contained so many it would take pages to write them out Characters who are strictly Orthodox are fed meals cooked on Shabbos by other Jews which is pretty much as bad as eating non kosher the afikomen is on the table from the beginning of the seder as opposed to being created when the second matzah on the table is cracked in half dessert is served after the afikomen and the fourth cup there's a scene where Rabbi Kessler gets into a car on Shabbos at a point when it's not clear that it's a life or death emergency there are words used ever so slightly wrong there are kashrus bits that make little sense I could go on It's funny because other bits were really resonant Depicting the time accurately is complex then as now it was common to have someone only attend an Orthodox synagogue and eat only kosher yet work on Shabbos I feel like that part of the depiction of Sacha is accurate There's this great scene with non kosher food all around a hungry but resolute Sacha But there are so many details off about Rabbi Kessler for example and their neighbor Mo I found myself laughing during scenes intended to be tense


  7. says:

    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone meets Fiddler on the Roof meets Doctor Zhivago Oy vey iz mir I enjoyed this book but it's supposed to be a kids book and I don't know the kid who would enjoy it Nitpicking I don't think that the scratchy black white sketches add anything to the book Also in the illustration on 25 Sacha is wearing knickers In The Jewish Community Under the Frankford El after their Bar Mizvah boys normally wore long pants This usually carries through into fiction Rebecca and her Brothers for example Agent Do I have a book for you It's about the downtrodden factory workers in the early 20th century Jewish community in New York City The workers versus the Robber Barons There's love A pretty immigrant girl in love with a union leader And death A clarinet player is murdered Publisher Sounds too Doctor Zhivago What I want is another Harry Potter Agent Minor rewrite We change the focus to the pretty immigrant girl's little brother and put some magic in it Publisher Sold


  8. says:

    I enjoyed this book and found it to be a fine seuel to the Inuisitor's Apprentice; in fact i liked it even than that first book I appreciated the alternative history approach which while including elements of fantasy and magic had a realistic ring and feel to it The characters were complex well developed and endearing and the story was engaging The modern Jewish cultural and religious elements were particularly interesting and felt a very natural part of the entire literary context although the blurring of theology and magical fantasy at times made my listeners and I roll our eyes we simply treated all of it as fictional fantasy Well crafted well written and worth reading


  9. says:

    1 I love this series so much 2 This book two is clearly setting up a glorious book three3 There is no sign of book three in the past seven years and in fact the author seems to have disappeared off the face of this earth though with no death notice? 4 Therefore I am sulk


  10. says:

    Enjoyable