The Black Tattoo

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Penguin, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 503 pages
27 Reviews
Jack's best friend, Charlie, is in serious trouble, possessed by an ancient demon called the Scourge who plans to use Charlie to bring about its evil ends--which, unfortunately, involve the destruction of the entire universe.

Now Jack and the butt-kicking, sword-wielding Esme must contend with floating sharks, intelligent jelly, oversized centipedes, gladiator pits, and vomiting bats, all for the sake of saving Charlie from the Scourge.

And, hopefully, saving the universe from total and utter annihilation.

 

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User Review  - yas4735 - LibraryThing

Though the story seems to start off with Charlie as the main character, we end up seeing through his friend Jack's eyes, who is just along for the ride. The book started off well, but lost momentum ... Read full review

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User Review  - SadieSForsythe - LibraryThing

This book isn't at all what I expected. I thought it was going to be all dark and serious. Instead it falls somewhere closer to the writing of Terry Brookes or Douglas Adams (minus the sci-fi). It is ... Read full review

Contents

FRESH BLOOD
1
CHARLIE AND JACK
9
THE TEST
22
DARKNESS
37
SKILLS
45
KNOWLEDGE AND POWER
61
JESSICA
82
SWORDS AND PIGEONS
97
THE FLIGHT
269
THE CHALLENGE
283
THE EMPEROR
288
TRUST ME
309
THE MASTER OF NONE
315
THE CATCH
317
INTRUDES
320
FRIENDS
333

THE CHANCE
110
BUTTERFLIES
115
SORRYS NOT GOOD ENOUGH
125
THE PIGEON SWORD
145
WELCOME TO HELL
147
FRESH MEAT
158
HOME
166
SPECTATORS
183
GLADIATOR JACK
194
ORGINS
203
TYPICAL
211
THE PITS
218
WEAPONS
238
THE PATH OF VENGEANCE
246
AKACHASH
254
FAVORS
263
THE LAST NIGHT
342
PERSONAL DEMONS
353
THE MISSION
363
BLOOD
372
THE GATHERING
383
BLACK WINGS
397
THE PLUNGE
406
THE STAFF
420
TO THE DEATH
427
THE GRAND CABAL
433
THE LAST BATTLE
446
AWAKENING
455
MAGIC
460
THE END
468
THE TREE
491
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For the last ten years Sam Enthoven worked as a part-time bookseller, living largely on a diet of instant noodles and parsnips while honing his skills as a writer of thrillers for young people. He is passionately – possibly 'certifiably' – committed to the ideal of "books that make kids want to read." His writing desk is made out of a squashed wardrobe. His favourite pastimes include playing lead guitar with the band Sour Mash Daddy And His Sixty Wives and practising tai chi while listening to skull-cracking drum-and-bass. "Hey," he says, "it works for me." He lives in London.

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