The Lighthouse War

The Lighthouse War

Adrian McKinty / Jun 01, 2020

The Lighthouse War This sequel to The Lighthouse Land is better than the first nonstop action From an acclaimed crime novelist comes the second book in this inventive sci fi trilogy Jamie O Neill is back on Earth where

  • Title: The Lighthouse War
  • Author: Adrian McKinty
  • ISBN: 9780810972650
  • Page: 267
  • Format: Paperback
  • This sequel to The Lighthouse Land is better than the first nonstop action From an acclaimed crime novelist comes the second book in this inventive sci fi trilogy Jamie O Neill is back on Earth, where no one but his best friend, Ramsay, knows he s the hero of a great war that saved an alien nation Now he s back to being a kid with one arm, no girlfriend, and aThis sequel to The Lighthouse Land is better than the first nonstop action From an acclaimed crime novelist comes the second book in this inventive sci fi trilogy Jamie O Neill is back on Earth, where no one but his best friend, Ramsay, knows he s the hero of a great war that saved an alien nation Now he s back to being a kid with one arm, no girlfriend, and a band that plays bad songs about intergalactic romance Then the news breaks on the Internet A space probe has picked up a coded message from far across the galaxy But not even NASA s best scientists can figure out what it says Only Jamie and Ramsay know it s a message from Altair They re needed again flamingnetFP level YFP genre SF

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      • Adrian McKinty

        Adrian McKinty is an Irish novelist He was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1968 and grew up in Victoria Council Estate, Carrickfergus, County Antrim He read law at the University of Warwick and politics and philosophy at the University of Oxford He moved to the United States in the early 1990s, living first in Harlem, New York and from 2001 onwards Denver, Colorado where he taught high school English and began writing fiction He currently lives in Melbourne, Australia with his wife and two children.AwardsHis debut crime novel Dead I Well May Be was short listed for the CWA Steel Dagger Award 2004.His debut young adult novel The Lighthouse Land was shortlisted for the 2008 Young Hoosier Award and the 2008 Beehive AwardThe Dead Yard was selected by Publishers Weekly as one of the 12 Best Novels of 2006 and won the 2007 Audie Award for best thriller suspense.The Bloomsday Dead was long listed for the 2009 World Book Day Award.Fifty Grand won the 2010 Spinetingler Award for best novel and was longlisted for the 2011 Theakston Best British Crime Novel AwardAudible selected Falling Glass as the Best Mystery or Thriller of 2011


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    1. I greatly enjoyed this book! I listened to the audio book version and was completely engrossed by itobably not a good thing when you're driving! I enjoyed it a little more than the first book, simply because the suspense was greater. At certain points I feared for certain characters lives! I love the blend of history and science. As a native of Northern Ireland I just love being able to visualise it all and say "hey I've been there! I know that place!" As an education officer at the Armagh Plane [...]


    2. There were chunks of this book I didn't like as well as the first---mainly the battle scenes. However these are brief and I love how the young people in the book become smarter and more creative. There's also a great villain that's really fun to root against. The book ends with the kids and their adult family members returning to Earth via a spaceship that travels via a wormhole. Immediately requested the last book in the series which took a few weeks to arrive from the library.


    3. I enjoyed this as well as the first oneybe even more than the first one! Looking forward to finishing this series.



    4. In a previous adventure, New York-born teen Jamie O'Neill and his mother moved to a small island off the coast of Northern Ireland - population: themselves - where the silent, one-armed boy and his funny, brainy friend Ramsay MacDonald made an amazing discovery. Using a family heirloom called the Salmon of Knowledge - really, an artifact of an ancient race not of Earth - they fell through a wormhole to the distant planet of Altair. There Jamie got back his arm (temporarily) and his voice (for go [...]


    5. The Lighthouse War is the second book in The Lighthouse Land trilogy. My feeling so far, after having read the first two is that they are much like a half cadence in music. That is, the ending brings the story to a temporary, yet comfortable pause while presenting anticipation that there is more to follow. I have the third book in the trilogy in hand (The Lighthouse Keepers) so I can review the overall story when I complete that one. In the meantime, I'm writing this review for those who think t [...]


    6. I don't think this book was way that much better than the previous one. In fact, I honestly found it worse in a number of ways.First of all, for me personally the first book was good enough to be a stand-alone novel, but instead the author bolted on another book which from my view shouldn't even have been because it ruined the picture I had of the previous book and of the world of Jamie and Wishaway.I found it boring, in a lot of places. That was the main problem with this book. I felt like the [...]


    7. July Book #20: I counted this in my July book count despite the fact that I didn't finish it because I got at least halfway through before giving up entirely. And isn't this kind of like when you have a dollar that's been torn in half and you only have the piece that has a little bit more than half, but the bank will still give you a new one? Well, I read a little more than half and so I will count this. Jamie's friend Ramsay is even more annoying and their dialogue wearied me before I got even [...]


    8. Part two in this Trilogy was right along the lines of part 1. This time, it’s one year later. Jamie and Ramsay concoct a plan to recharge the space travel device (the Salmon of Knowledge). Of course, it works (if not, they’d be stuck on Earth!) and they travel back to Altair. This time, however, the Witch Queen and her brother (yes, he’s still alive!!) have a plan to trap the boys and steal the Salmon. A new character, Ramsay’s moody brother Brian and a love triangle, between Jamie, Wish [...]


    9. ***SPOILER ALERT***Enjoyable second book, with an interesting interplay between Jamie and Lorca in winning Wishaway's heart. Lorca has an immaturity that causes trouble, but in the end, he valiantly sacrificed himself to save Wishaway. Even though Ksar is the enemy, the way the story focusses on him at times makes it easier to understand his view and his interest in saving his country. I even find him somewhat likeable in his devotion to try to save his world, and his refusal to give up the figh [...]


    10. I listened to the audio version of this story. I enjoyed the narrator, and over all a good story too. As with book #1 Plenty of action when Jamie and Ramsay return to planet called Altair. On earth Jamie is an ordinary boy with one arm, on the planet Altair he has his arm and the people there call him Lord O'Neill. He and Ramsay once again make a good team helping out the people there. In this book Ramsay's older brother Brian and Jamie's Mother make the trip to Altair where Brian and Anna are c [...]


    11. "This is a heart-pounding sequel to The Lighthouse Land.Jamie O'Neill is back on Earth, where no one but his best friend Ramsay knows he's the hero of a great war that saved an alien nation. Now he's back to being a kid with one arm, no girlfriend, and a band that plays bad songs about intergalactic romance. Then news breaks on the Internet: a space probe has picked up a coded message from far across the galaxy. NASA's best scientists can't figure out what it says. Only Jamie and Ramsay realize [...]


    12. I listened to the Lighthouse Trilogy as an audio book. I had to get used to Gerard Doyle's reading, beacause initially I found his voice too "old" for a story which is about a 13 year old boy, but you forget that more and more. In fact, I afterwards quite liked the way he gave an individual tone to all the persons.The story is really beautiful: combining old Irish Fairy tales with wormhole-theory and the story of a teenager, who has to recover from cancer and his parents divorce - altough this i [...]


    13. This is the second book in the Lighthouse Trilogy where the story of Jamie and his young friend he meet in Ireland when he moved there with his mother are called back to the other world they were able to travel to through the secret "Salmon" they found in Jamie's lighthouse. Different agencies on earth are receiving a message that no one can decipher except them and realize they are being called back to help on the other island where the young teenagers are thought of as royalty and also as the [...]


    14. In part two of the trilogy Jamie and Ramsay return to Altair in response to a signal they think is from Jamie’s love on Altair. Instead the message is from the Witch Queen of Balanmanik on Altair. She wants to lure them there so she can acquire the Salmon of Knowledge, the device Jamie and Ramsay use to travel between Altair and Earth via a wormhole. Jamie, Ramsay, Ramsay’s brother, and Jamie’s mother are all captured and must fight for their freedom to be able to return to Earth.


    15. If you guys have ever read the first book in this series, the Lighthouse Land, they are fascinating Sci-Fi stories about outer life. This one is about conflict in the alien world, and the aliens possibly coming to invade Earth-- that is, if Jamie and Ramsay don't stop them through the Lighthouse.


    16. Overall, I like this story. I wasn't happy with some changes made and felt this book was a little lacking. But I'm trudging ahead to find out how it ends.Here's my full review:abookishcompulsion


    17. The sidekick character Ramsay makes this book possible due to his intuitive understanding of science and maths. Books 2 are supposed to be the meat of the triolgy, and McKinty, as usual, delivers. Cliffhanger ending of course.


    18. After a long and painful wait to get this book, I got this for Christmas! Amazing second book! For me the book kept me extremely interested and after every chapter was finished I couldn't help but start another!


    19. This series just gets better and better. Without spoiling anything, the Lighthouse Wars has sprung to the top of my list of favorites. Definitely one good for teens and the young-at-heart adult. (Plus, who wouldn't want to move to Ireland now?)


    20. I didn't like it as well as the first, but it was interesting. Bit confusing as to what actually happened at the end, but hopefully the third book will explain better.




    21. I wanted to like it after the first book but I didn't like the ending and didn't bother to finish the 3rd. I think my main issue is the predictability and likability of the MC.



    22. Best of the 3 books. Takes place mostly on earth and Jaime has to decide whether to save earth or altar (the other world he goes to.)


    23. I did enjoy this second book better than the first and I am quite interested in reading the 3rd and last of the trilogy. McKinty is keeping my curiosity alive




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