Kids are being snatched and sold at something called the Livestock Mart. A riveting page-turner’ Independent on Sunday ‘MacBride is a damned fine writer’ Peter James On Blood Road: A Vietnam War Novel is a war story centered on the life of a boy named Taylor Sorenson, who is captured by North Vietnamese soldiers while visiting his father in Vietnam. He then is held hostage by the NVA and gets shoved into a truck with a few other people. After finding a girl he is interested in, fighting erupts all throughout the country. No swears or sex or anything, but descriptions of war atrocities (though usually not overly graphic). All That’s Dead: The new Logan McRae crime thriller from the No.1 bestselling author (Logan McRae, Book 12), In the Cold Dark Ground (Logan McRae, Book 10), A Song for the Dying (Ash Henderson Novels). Because Bell died two years ago, they buried him. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Moira hasn't connected with her friends on Goodreads, yet. This adventure that was supposed to take place over Christmas vacation lasted almost a year. The second Dustlands book, Rebel Heart, was a finalist in Canada for the Sunburst Prize, BC Stellar Award and Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy. Things go from bad to worse, and he is taken underground into tunnels, through the jungle, and along the Ho Chi Minh Trail as part of a plan to reveal a possible traitor. You don't sit reading them instead you are there propulsed in Aberdeen feeling the rain and hoping Steel will like you because you're there. Taylor Sorenson was a normal teenager attending an elite private school in New York until his mother dragged him to Saigon, Vietnam to see his father: the Special Attaché to the US Embassy. Fortunately, both Phuong and Taylor speak French, which means that they can communicate. Maybe closer to 4.5 actual rating. There was a problem loading your book clubs. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. In the USA it won a Cybils Award for Fantasy and Science Fiction and was an ALA-YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults book. His Mom unexpectedly yanks him from school and hauls him to the other side of the world to visit his Dad in Saigon for his Dad's birthday. Another young adult novel, Goat Girl, is scheduled for publication by Candlewick Press in spring 2011. The novel On Blood Road by Steve Watkins is a Vietnam war novel which brings the reader through the reality of war. In this book something that I wanted to see and expected was gore and not much compassion because this is war there won’t be many people willing to help out, but I was also expecting the tiny bits of wins and hope. Please try again. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. By the end of the book, Phuong and Taylor become really close. Everybody is screaming.” exemplifies the dark tone of the book which serves to make it more interesting as the plot develops. Welcome back. My 13 year old read it and asked me to read it. 12 in the series before reading this one and am a bit sorry now. Sixteen-year-old Taylor Sorenson has flown to Saigon, Vietnam, with his mother who wants his father to take him to task for his recent behavior. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Moira Young is from Vancouver, BC and now lives in the UK. Warning: this is not for the faint-hearted or weak-stomached. He just wants to have fun, while his mom is all stiff and his dad is off in Vietnam doing his military thing. The novel On Blood Road by Steve Watkins is a Vietnam war novel which brings the reader through the reality of war. He also likes to sneak out in the middle of the night to go to the club with his friends. Even though Phuong is nicer than Trang and Vu, after Taylor saves Phuong from drowning, Phuong treats Taylor better. Please try again. The Blood Road is the latest in the Logan McRae series. Something went wrong. Please try your request again later. His best work yet.’ i, ‘A tour de force … smartly paced and vividly pungent’ Laura Wilson, Guardian, 'MacBride's books have always been ambitiously plotted and firmly character-driven … They are only getting richer and more rewarding. He ends up having to travel a very long journey to get to a special place where he is imprisoned. The main character’s name is Taylor Sorenson. The last place on earth Taylor Sorenson wants to be is in Saigon in the middle of the Vietnam War. Steve Watkins is the author of Down Sand Mountain, a young adult novel published in October 2008 by Candlewick Press. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. This was utterly compelling and reasonably nuanced. This book did an excellent job at showing the horrors of the Vietnam War. But it does. Nevertheless, this book is filled with many passages that demonstrate vividly the price of war on many levels while tracing one boy's consciousness raising. he shouts as we run. During Tet, the Vietnamese New Year, Taylor sneaks out to walk around, but two military police officers tell him that it probably isn't safe for him. If you like page-turning historical fiction, relatable characters, and high-stakes action, then you’ll love Tom Schneider’s powerful new story. But he quickly finds himself kidnapped by North Vietnamese soldiers and hauled off into the jungle. Wow. Inspire a love of reading with Amazon Book Box for Kids. I decided to read this book over the break because I am usually into action books or mystery books and I like wanted to know more about what happened in Vietnam. This punishment doesn’t really work because he ends up sneaking out again anyway to celebrate “Tet”. And those who have loved ones who have fought in a war might find the book enlightening on what it's like to return home. Even though Taylor was not a soldier, he still has lost parts of himself, literally and figuratively, while in Vietnam. Loved meeting you in London earlier this year, and earlier at Norwich. Dear author please keep them coming. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. It won a host of prizes including the Costa Children’s Book Award, the British Columbia Book Prize for Children’s Literature and France's Le Prix des Incorruptibles. One night, during an embassy dinner, he decides to sneak out to see the Tet celebrations in the city. The party is a bore, so Taylor decides he'll sneak out and find himself some fun. There are daring scenes and every chapter there is sometimes always a cliff hanger wanting you to keep going. Reviewed in the United States on May 15, 2019, I thought I`d read them all, so imagine my delight to find that Logan & crew were back in a new adventure. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Here's a book just for boys that offers all the excitement of video games but also sparks a love of history and reading! 6-8, 9-12 Genre. I hope so and look forward to the next in the series which will be out soon! In the USA it won a Cybils Award for Fantasy and Science Fiction and was an ALA-YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults book. How unfortunate for me that THIS was the book I purchased instead of checking out at the library. I would have liked to have a little bit more information on his parents, especially his father, and I'm not sure I buy the ending of his journey to the north part of the country with Phuong possibly giving him information that would allow him to escape. How can anyone describe this as dull, boring, puerile, silly etc; is it distaste for the subject matter? The characters blundered around in their typical behavior patterns trying to solve horrific crimes. Three young men join the Rough Riders and face bloody battles in the Spanish-American War of 1898. The author does a wonderful job describing a fictional incident that occurred during the Tet Offensive in 1968. Fiction. “Ever heard of the rule of three? Or they thought they did. Logan McRae is now working in Professional Standards (aka Internal Affairs in the USA). There's a problem loading this menu right now. A riveting page-turner’ Independent on Sunday, ‘MacBride is a damned fine writer’ Peter James, ‘A satisfyingly compelling thriller’ Sunday Mirror, ‘Skilful storytelling … strong characterisation … both intriguing and engrossing’ Guardian, ‘MacBride’s thrillers just keep getting better’ Express, ‘Exciting … a guaranteed bestseller’ Literary Review, ‘Crime fiction of the highest order’ Mark Billingham, ‘A terrific writer … Logan McRae is a delight’ The Times. On Blood Road A Vietnam War Novel. In war there are no winners only greater degrees of losers. The author doesn't stint on his descriptions of the death and mayhem that Taylor sees, and he is careful to provide background on the war and the determination the North Vietnamese had to never give up as described through the eyes of Phuong.