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W.A.R.P The reluctant assassin
Transcript of W.A.R.P The reluctant assassin
By: Eoin Colfer
Theme: Even in the worst, if you think you can do something, then you can
Written in Omnicient Person
Eoin* Colfer was born in Wexford on
the South-East coast of Ireland in 1965.
He recieved a degree from Dublin University.
For a while he was a primary school teacher.
His first novel was published in 1998, a second in 1999. In 2001, the first book in his major series Artemis Fowl came out and ever since then he has writter novels for young adults. He lives in Ireland with his wife and two children.
Based on the summary of this novel, I think this book will be about time travel and assassins.
10 interesting vocabulary words are...
Unto-preposition:until, till; One of the main
character's favorite things to say is "Unto Dust";Synonym(s): wait, patience;Antonym(s):Impatient
Rheumy-adjective:weak or unhealthy;One person's eyes are described as rheumy;Synonym(s):dry;Antonym(s):wet
Extricate-verb:to free or release; at the beginning of the book, one character wishes to extricate himself; Synonym(s):Bail out; Antonym(s):Give
Dire-adjective: urgent; one setting is described as dire; Synonym(s): acute, critical; No antonyms
Spectral-adjective:ghostly;a light at the start of the book is considered to be spectral by a character; Synonym(s):errie: No antonyms
Pendant-noun:a hanginig ornament, such as the mainpiece of a necklace;a character has a pendant called a time key:Synonym(s):necklace, chocker; No antonyms
Reverence-noun:veneration; a character's voice was described to have reverence in it;Synonym(s): having emotion;Antonym(s): have no emotion
Turbulent-adjective:Unsetteled, raging;One of the main characters was described to have a turbulent attitude; Synonym(s):bitter;Antonym(s): happy, joyful
Prod-verb:poke at;there is much prodding in this book; Synonym(s):nudge, press; Antonym(s):avoid
Dirk-noun:a type of knife; oner of the characters in this book uses a dirk; Synonym(s):dagger; Antonym(s):None
This story is about a boy, Riley. He is just a normal kid, except that he if an orphaned assassins apprentice from the past. On his first attempt at a kill with his master/orphan father/mentor,Albert Garrick, Riley is sucked into the future(our present) where he meets Chevie, a teenage FBI agent. Together, they evoke the wrath of Garrick,who has followed Riley from the past! Chevie and Riley must team up to beat Garrick, who has been geneticaly altered by his trip through the time portal. They go back to Riley's time to try to avoid Garrick, with no luck. Garrick chases them all throughout Victorian London(Riley's home territory) where they are not only running from Garrick, but other bad guys in London aswell. Eventually it comes down to just the three. After some impressive fighting, Riley and Chevie force Garrick into the time portal forever.
Connection to myself: I have been in situations where I had to use my head, just like Riley and Chevie were in. However, I fell off of my bike 1 and a half miles from home and had to figure out how to get back with a scraped up knee, elbow and forehead; where as they had to escape a highly trained assassin who has genetic powers.
Connection to text: It made me think of Harry Potter because Riley, like Harry, was an orphan and had to live with a person(in Harry's case persons) that he didn't like at all.
Connection to world: I made the connection to J.K. Rowling, because she, like Chevie and Riley, had to face many hardships before acheiving their goals.
I think you should read this awesome book
called W.A.R.P. The Reluctant Assassin. It's really Sci-Fi, which you love. I mean, it's about time travel, how much more Sci-Fi can you get? It's also pretty descriptive which you're always looking for in a book. By saying it's descriptive, I mean that when a person gets described to you, you get a really good image of what they're supposd to look like. Plus, the book is by the same author who wrote the Artemis Fowl books, which, as you should remember, you plowed through in fifth grade. All in all, I think you would really enjoy this book.
Your best friend always,
Sept. 16, 2013
Other books by Eoin Colfer
Artemis Fowl:The Arcict Incident
Artemis Fowl:The Atlantis Complex
Artemis Fowl:The Eternity Code
Artemis Fowl:The Last Gurdian
Artemis Fowl:The Lost Colony
Artemis Fowl:The Opal Deception
Artemis Fowl:The Time Paradox
Free Page: Beginning of book 2
Bedford Square, Bloomsbury, London, 1898
John McFawler was stunned. There was a
hole in the middle of the road. It was where a house had stood, only a week previously.
"Unbelieveable," he said, flabergasted. He had gone to work one morning and came back to find a mob of people surrounding the remains of a house. He was told that the house had seemingly collapsed upon himself. Not surprising, as the house had been very old indeed. Still, the way it was described to him, you'd have thought it was a dream
"One second it was there, next it wasn't," a young boy told him,"it was like magic!"
Now, John was standing over the hole, looking at the ruins. Everyone else was ignoring the hole, like it was normal for holes to appear in the ground. Then, quite suddenly, a piece of wood shuddered. John froze. Bluebottles had went down to check for survivors, but found none. What was going on? He glanced around to see if anyone else had noticed, then against his consience, walked into the hole. Well, actually, he slid down the rocky side of the hole. He walked cautiously to the piece of wood that had moved and lifted it slowly. What was under it nearly made him scream. A man's hand was under it. Then, he could barely believe his eyes, a heap of ruble moved slightly. McFawler, heart suddenly racing, uncovered the ruble that had moved. It was a horrible sight. A man with tattered cloths and a bloody...everything was laying there. Just laying there. Then, suddenly, in a voice that made John jump and made his skin crawl, the man said,
"Help me," McFawler was stunned. He almost ran out of the hole. But something held him back. Reluctantly he asked in a shaky voice,
"Who are you?"
The man replied, "I? I am Albert Garrick,"
Bibliography: I used
www.eoincolfer.com Sept 16.
www.dictionary.com Sept. 26
www.thesaurus.com on Oct. 1st
Similes and Metophors
Similes and Metaphors
Similes-"Slip through the poker like hot wax" One of the main chracters says that this is a misconception.