The Master's Book



✪ The Master's Book Books ✬ Author Philip Coleman – E17streets4all.co.uk In Mary, the last Duchess of Burgundy, lies on her deathbed in a castle in Flanders She is only In her final moments she makes a wish that, years later, will threaten the lives of a boy and a girl InMary, the last Duchess of Burgundy, lies on her deathbed in a castle in Flanders She is onlyIn her final moments she makes a wish that,years later, will threaten the lives of a boy and a girl living in BrusselsThe Master s Book is the story of Sean, an Irish teenager, just arrived in Brussels to a house that is also a crime scene Together with Stephanie, his classmate, he finds an illuminated manuscript, only for it to be stolen almost The Master's PDF/EPUB ² atonceWhere did this manuscript come from Who was it originally made for Is there a connection with the beautiful tomb Sean has seen in Bruges Above all, why does someone want this book so badly that they are prepared to kill for it Part thriller and part paper chase, this book is aimed at boys and girls of twelve and over.The Master's Book

I grew up in Ireland, in a house that was filled with books Not surprisingly, I ve been an avid reader ever since I was a kid I did a bit of writing in my teens but, since I also had an interest in science, I studied botany, going on to do a doctorateFor most of my career, I worked in the National Parks and Wildlife Service, the Irish Government s nature conservation wing My work concerned rare plants and the The Master's PDF/EPUB ² protection of areas important for wildlife It took me all around the country and occasionally abroad, including many trips to BrusselsIn the meantime, two children arrived first a son and then a daughter and no, they aren t called Sean and Maeve in fact they aren t really like either of those characters at all When they were young I used to read aloud to them, which gave me the opportunity to rediscover many children s classics, as well as much of the superb children s fiction that hadn t been around when I was a childIn we moved to Brussels as a family, when I got a secondment to work as a biologist in the EU, working on issues relating to trade in endangered wildlife, such as elephants, tigers and sharks Living in Brussels is a different proposition from going there for meetings Although parts of the town are quite ugly, other parts are beautiful, and there is lots to see and do Two of the loveliest towns in Northern Europe Bruges and Ghent are less than an hour away My children attended the European School in Uccle and it won t be a surprise to those who have read the book to find out that there were beautiful mixed race children in both their classesSadly, the Brussels spell had to come to an end However, about a year after my return, I happened to read Philip Pullman s magnificent trilogy, His Dark Materials Inspired by that I took up writing for young adults first fantasy and then the current mystery set in Brussels, The Master s Book Philip Pullman remains a strong influence so I have a fondness for feisty girl characters but The Master s Book also owes something to the historical puzzle solving of Dan Brown s Robert Langdon booksWhile working on The Master s Book I took up a job in Switzerland, also as a biologist and, once again, working on wildlife trade issues I now commute there from my home in France Besides writing, which takes up most of my spare time, I enjoy reading, movies, painting, cooking and walks in the French countrysideSome of my favourite thingsBooks Too many to mention Check me out on Goodreads I ll just mention two for now The Siege of Krishnapur, by JG Farrell, and Empire of the Sun, by JG Ballard Check them out Movies Sophie Scholl, the Final DaysActors Anthony Hopkins, Daniel Day LewisActresses Saoirse Ronan, Julia JentschFood Roast chicken mmmmCountries Ireland, Belgium, France, Italy, Namibia, Brazil, Costa Rica.

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  • ebook
  • 236 pages
  • The Master's Book
  • Philip Coleman
  • English
  • 02 December 2018

10 thoughts on “The Master's Book

  1. says:

    I love mysteries I enjoyed reading this book Philip has weaved an excellent mystery with Sean and Stephanie searching for answers At times they faced danger that I thought they wouldn t be able to get out of Great mystery for any age.

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    Originally posted at ReadingToTheStarsAndBackCheck out the link for an interview with Philip I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book I connected with the characters and I was kept guessing right until the end.The Master s Book opens with Sean, the main character, moving to a new house with his family in Brussels His mother is sceptical seeing as someone died there fairly recently I know I would be Sean meets a girl at school, Stephanie, and they become friends and she later helps him find ou Originally posted at ReadingToTheStarsAndBackCheck out the link for an interview with Philip I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book I connected with the characters and I was kept guessing right until the end.The Master s Book opens with Sean, the main character, moving to a new house with his family in Brussels His mother is sceptical seeing as someone died there fairly recently I know I would be Sean meets a girl at school, Stephanie, and they become friends and she later helps him find out who took the manuscript There is a lot of action in this book, people are killed, and Sean and Stephanie where almost kidnapped There was never a dull moment reading The Master s Book.The whole idea was very clever Mary the Duchess of Burgundy was a nice twist, along with trying to find out who this manuscript belonged too and why it was in their house to begin with.Sean was a bit bratty toward his sister, but I guess that s just him being a teenager PLike famous five but with only three of them, no dog, and Wikipedia Hmm Okaaay Overall, this is a book recommended for ages 12 and up, but anyone who enjoys a good thriller should defiantly pick up this book Thanks to the author for gifting me a copy Charlie xx

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    In The Master s Book, Philip Coleman has created quite the sleuthing team in Sean and Stephanie Sean has somewhat reluctantly made the move with his family from Ireland to Brussels He lucks out when he meets Stephanie on the first day at his new school She s smart, sassy, and prettybut they re just friends When the pair discovers an old book hidden in Sean s house where a murder ended the last resident s stay and it gets stolen, they find their own lives might be in danger Even when Se In The Master s Book, Philip Coleman has created quite the sleuthing team in Sean and Stephanie Sean has somewhat reluctantly made the move with his family from Ireland to Brussels He lucks out when he meets Stephanie on the first day at his new school She s smart, sassy, and prettybut they re just friends When the pair discovers an old book hidden in Sean s house where a murder ended the last resident s stay and it gets stolen, they find their own lives might be in danger Even when Sean and Stephanie are deep in historical research searching for clues, the story s tension is still high The crafty and clever pair make such a dynamic team Their budding friendship was fun to watch develop, with just a hint of romance And the action scenes really knocked my socks off, making my heart pound in my chest An exciting read for anyone who loves mysteries, international intrigue, history, or young adult

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    This book is a fantastic mixture of adventure and mystery I found once I started, I needed to know everything The plot twists and turns dramatically and kept me guessing throughout The characters are strong and believable I especially liked Sean, the book is written from his pov, he is endearing and identifiable I felt as though I was on their journey with them The author has a great eye for detail and this book could be enjoyed by teens and upwards.

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    I really, really love international books I live in the US and have lived here my whole life, seeing a different part of the world through books is one of my favorite things about reading and I ll admit that the setting of this book definitely made it even better for me Sean is an Irish teen now living in Brussels The book takes place in Brussels and we see a lot of the city I enjoyed all the adventures to the different places and loved learningabout the area now and it s history The h I really, really love international books I live in the US and have lived here my whole life, seeing a different part of the world through books is one of my favorite things about reading and I ll admit that the setting of this book definitely made it even better for me Sean is an Irish teen now living in Brussels The book takes place in Brussels and we see a lot of the city I enjoyed all the adventures to the different places and loved learningabout the area now and it s history The history is light, but there are little things that we find out We hear things about Mary, the last Duchess of Burgundy, World War II though don t worry, there s no nagging on the Germans or anything, there s actually a good word in there for them and we also hear things about the Belgium occupation of the Congo Sean s new friend Stephanie s mother is actually originally from the Congo and so we see some racism in the book just by characters we briefly run into , which is addressed, but never becomes an actual issue I loved how it was done actually And I loved seeing diversity, which is what we see a lot of in this book Not only is Stephanie half Congolese but they go to the European school, so the students are from all over And Brussels itself seems to be a bit of a melting pot The main languages are French and Dutch and English, of course so communication is something that s always sort of discussed, it s often an issue as not everyone knows every language.I really enjoyed the characters Sean is a quieter guy, not so bold and out there, and Stephanie is not at all shy She speaks her mind and doesn t really hold back at all I also loved that the parents were so important in the story and quite present, which isn t always the case in YA books.The mystery is a lot of fun There s some intense moments, but for the most part it s pretty light on the intensity The book has a lot of normal teenage stuff, going to school, going to the movies, swimming practice, etc But I personally enjoyed this I liked seeing what a teenagers life in Brussels might be like And having this mystery to figure out just moved it along and provided a bit of intensity making me eveneager to continue reading and finding out what s going on I never did figured it all out until Sean did, so the author was quite clever with those clues I really enjoyed every moment of this book, it was a lot of fun and every moment was entertaining for me.I want to clarify a few things, to help you know if this is a book you may enjoy This is a YA book, but it falls into the middle category of MG or YA For YA it felt a little young, but there were a couple of words we wouldn t see in middle grade, so just keep in mind that it s younger characters for the YA category And while there were some words you wouldn t see in MG the book was actually quite clean.Another thing you may want to take note of, this is an Irish author so the spellings and sayings are sometimes different from the US version This is something I personally enjoy, but I have recently seen some that have thought these were editing errors in other books, not this one and that s not necessarily the case I highly recommend this one You can find this review, and others like it, on my blog at

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    Book Reviews to be had at Steampunkery Book Reviews Where does the Mad Scientist start The cover is beyond ugly MS is probably not the only one thinking of an 80 s Ozzy Ozbourne music album However, this is forgivable also reiterates that one must not judge a book by its cover wink This middle grade mystery was a wonderful read, truly At first MS thought she would never make the tour date but the pages flipped faster then even the Mad Scientist could of hoped for.Sean is an quiet shy I Book Reviews to be had at Steampunkery Book Reviews Where does the Mad Scientist start The cover is beyond ugly MS is probably not the only one thinking of an 80 s Ozzy Ozbourne music album However, this is forgivable also reiterates that one must not judge a book by its cover wink This middle grade mystery was a wonderful read, truly At first MS thought she would never make the tour date but the pages flipped faster then even the Mad Scientist could of hoped for.Sean is an quiet shy Irish boy who has recently moved to Brussels Being a young boy and moving to a new country he was quickly befriended by Stephanie who is on the other hand very outspoken and aggressive young lady She is also Belgian and Congolese which has many do a double take within the book over her African decent shakes head Ah, prejudice is far to woven into society We must stop this But it was dealt with tact and is a great subject to broach in a middle grade novel The mystery starts before Sean his family moved into an old home in Brussels where the owner was previously murdered His mother was a bit outraged about learning this tidbit of information Brushing this aside as to being in the past but secretly wishing he knew earlier so he could of told all of his friends about the event From there things spun out of control once Sean Stephanie stumble upon a secret room in the basement containing a beautiful book Twisting around the book is always the young Duchess of Burgundy The historical element did not deter from the exciting mystery around the book It gives it balance and edge for this book is not just a piece of art but full of priceless historic value This intelligent duo searching for answers solving bits and pieces until the mystery came to a clean close Brilliant detectives they turned out to be While they were digging themselves into the unknown we were getting a history lesson Trust MS, you will not even know it.My favorite part of the book is traveling through Brussels in the surrounding areas Be prepared for some words that are not common in the English language In fact, many languages are tossed into this book Flemish to French but it was so effortless and flawless how the languages where transitioned into the book The Master s Book is a whirl wind adventure not only for Sean Stephanie but also the Mad Scientist Such a lovely book that MS would not of stumbled upon herself but is so happy that this book was almost shoved into my hands with the best intentions Thanks to Candace s Book Promotions for the ebook However, all Mad thoughts are presented in as right of mind a twisted brain can be inside of this Mad Scientist

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    I am sure I am going to sound like a broken record on my reviews It s probably because I don t read things I don t like any If it doesn t capture me in the first few chapters, it gets put down and never picked up again Having said that, this book is AWESOME.It is a middle grade book, but I think it appeals to a much larger audience It could also be that I love reading middle grade books They are fun escapes from reality for me.First off there are a few things in the book that are jus I am sure I am going to sound like a broken record on my reviews It s probably because I don t read things I don t like any If it doesn t capture me in the first few chapters, it gets put down and never picked up again Having said that, this book is AWESOME.It is a middle grade book, but I think it appeals to a much larger audience It could also be that I love reading middle grade books They are fun escapes from reality for me.First off there are a few things in the book that are just fun because it takes place in Brussels, and some of the words they use for every day items are different For example They use torch for flashlight..push chairs for strollers It really puts you IN the book Simple little things like that take me to a whole new world in my head while reading The main character is from Dublin though, and I do have to say I found myself reading the book in an Irish accent in my head Yes, that is a little view into my inner nerd In the beginning I felt like the book moved a little fast, but as I went on it seemed to level out Again, I love where this book took place in my head The author does a great job of putting you in the book That is truly my favorite thing about reading The author gives just enough explanation of the surroundings and situations to make it interesting and not too much that it gets boring.The MC s of this book are great detectives even though they are teenagers They are both clever, and intelligent They are fun to follow because you want to see what they find AND in the same light you want to say you re only teenagers, stop making stupid choices.Of course I think that is what makes the book so great You cannot stop until the mystery reveals itself.This book was action packed, clever, and fun I really liked that I didn t realize who the bad guy was until the very end I thought I had it figured out, and then bam another twist, and I have to consider that there may bethan one bad guy or it could be a group of bad guys It s great I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did Happy reading

  8. says:

    I traveled the world when I was younger and continue to hopscotch the globe every chance I get I love Europe, mostly because everything is older there than it is in the U.S and I love history Coleman s book starts with an old house in Belgium the perfect setting for a mystery Through his MC, Sean, we get a glimpse into what life is like for a teenage boy moving from one part of Europe to another, meeting new friends, a possible love interest, and, best of all, discovering the house his fathe I traveled the world when I was younger and continue to hopscotch the globe every chance I get I love Europe, mostly because everything is older there than it is in the U.S and I love history Coleman s book starts with an old house in Belgium the perfect setting for a mystery Through his MC, Sean, we get a glimpse into what life is like for a teenage boy moving from one part of Europe to another, meeting new friends, a possible love interest, and, best of all, discovering the house his father has chosen is a crime scene The previous occupant of this mysterious old house is dead and murder is the most likely reason Why No one knows But as Sean pokes around in the basement of the home, he begins to uncover some surprising clues We all know books can take us anywhere, journey with Sean to a life of a foreigner in Belgium and help in unravel a mystery to boot This novel touches on many social issues that are prevalent in Europe, issues that American kids can draw upon and learn from I think this book would be a great read for a social studies class one the kids would actually enjoy I m going to leave it at that because I hate spoilers The characters are fully developed in this novel and the story is engaging well written

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    Review You know that saying never judge a book by it s cover Well this is one of those books The Masters Book has a sort of cheesy looking cover, but it s the content inside that really matters The Masters Book took me back to a childhood of adventures and mystery A little bit like a bedtime story, this book had all the perfect elements to satisfy a child anywhere from 12 14 years old.One of the things that makes The Master s Book stand out was the foreign concept Instead of taking place Review You know that saying never judge a book by it s cover Well this is one of those books The Masters Book has a sort of cheesy looking cover, but it s the content inside that really matters The Masters Book took me back to a childhood of adventures and mystery A little bit like a bedtime story, this book had all the perfect elements to satisfy a child anywhere from 12 14 years old.One of the things that makes The Master s Book stand out was the foreign concept Instead of taking place in the United States, Sean and his family actually live in Brussels The diversity in this novel was something really refreshing to see Not only are the characters of different races, but they interact so well that the author purposely makes one point very clear race doesn t matter For such young characters, this is such a great moral to see in them.The atmosphere of The Master s Book was well written, and Sean was a well developed character Adolescent boys may find themselves being able to relate to Sean.Conclusion A great thriller with minimal flaws, The Master s Book may be just what every child has been searching for

  10. says:

    Excellent thriller I loved the twist and turns this book took until it revealed the culprit, which I would have never guessed Anybody, who loves a good mystery partnered up with history will enjoy this book You learn so much through the story without noticing it Also, the multicultural setting was very well done and the natural interaction between the main characters was very inspiring.

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