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 Ronan Boyle and the swamp of certain death (Ronan Boyle)
 Author: Lennon, Thomas

 Publisher:  Amulet Books (2020)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 317 p., ill., 21 cm

 BTSB No: 562132 ISBN: 9781419741135
 Ages: 10-14 Grades: 5-9

 Subjects:
 Police -- Fiction
 Fairies -- Fiction
 Magic -- Fiction
 Adventure fiction
 Ireland -- Fiction
Genres:
Fantasy Fiction
Mystery Fiction
Adventure Fiction

Price: $22.08

Summary:
While on an official mission to rescue his captain, fifteen-year-old Ronan Boyle, detective in the Garda Special Unit that polices the wee folk, also pursues a personal vendetta to capture the Bog Man and prove his parents' innocence.

 Illustrator: Hendrix, John
Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 6.40
   Points: 9.0   Quiz: 513811

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (01/01/20)
   Booklist (02/15/20)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 02/15/2020 Ronan Boyle, the ungainly 15-year-old detective of the Garda Special Unit of Tir Na Nog, is still on his search for the Bog Man. He still wonders why he, a lowly recruit, was chosen for this mission into the fairy underground. Yet here he is, along with his sidekicks: Figs (a shape-shifter), RĂ­ (a wolfhound), and Log (Ronan's partner, a human raised by leprechauns). Are they ready to tangle with mythical creatures such as leprechauns, far darrigs, unicorns, wee folk, and fairies? As book one (Ronan Boyle and the Bridge of Riddles, 2019) ended, Police Captain De Valera and wolfhound Lily had been captured. Ronan's goal now is to find them alive and rescue them. Additionally, he remains concerned for his jailed (and likely framed) parents' safety and longs to learn about their current situation. Lennon continues to write with cheeky humor and informational footnotes, weaving clumsy faux pas with fantasy adventures. His enchanting descriptions of Tir Na Nog and its inhabitants will easily have readers suspending their disbelief and watching for book three. - Copyright 2020 Booklist.

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