Kate Thompson
The White Horse Trick
February 20, 2019 Comments.. 985
The White Horse Trick Kate Thompson It is the latter part of the 21st century, and dramatic climate change has made life in Ireland almost impossible Meanwhile, Tir na n Og is faced with a refugee problem, and the king of the fairies is not happy about it and when it is revealed that the warlord who is behind the problem is a member of the Liddy family, JJ is sent to sort him outFollowing on from The NewIt is the latter part of the 21st century, and dramatic climate change has made life in Ireland almost impossible Meanwhile, Tir na n Og is faced with a refugee problem, and the king of the fairies is not happy about it and when it is revealed that the warlord who is behind the problem is a member of the Liddy family, JJ is sent to sort him outFollowing on from The New Policeman and The Last of the High Kings, The White Horse Trick travels from the now to far distant futures from world s end to world s beginning. The White Horse Trick It is the latter part of the st century and dramatic climate change has made life in Ireland almost impossible Meanwhile Tir na n Og is faced with a refugee problem and the king of the fairies is
  • Title: The White Horse Trick
  • Author: Kate Thompson
  • ISBN: 9780062004161
  • Page: 479
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. Melissa Mcavoy says:

      Really a three and a half stars A good story, well written, with smart and funny bits that I would easily recommend A dystopian fantasy set in a post global warming Ireland, which is complete with a parallel reality fairyland The downside is the heavy handed message Greed is bad and led to global warming and environmental destruction Art is good and farming is pure Issues of how art would exist without other commerce and the creative aspects of science or mercantilism are not gone into I am not [...]

    2. Clare Farrelly says:

      I was going to give this audio book three, almost four stars but the ending made me change my mind I can stand books that have quite a bit of evolution in them, but when they try to entwine that with creation, just no The concept was really cool I enjoyed the beginning and middle, they were quite page turning but not the end, the last few chapters just got worse and worse There are some quite funny bits, and interesting characters If you like lots of fantasy, faeries, time changing, apocalyptic [...]

    3. Steven says:

      It was well written, but the massage of the book was its sole reason for existence I kept waiting for the story to start, but couldn t get into it with the Point hanging over my head In short, I wasted precious hours I could have spent reading something else.

    4. Marcia says:

      I didn t like this one as much as the two preceding novels in the series It felt a little too preachy.

    5. Jennifer Wardrip says:

      Reviewed by Kira M for TeensReadTooIn the near future, the world has been destroyed by climate changes Life is almost impossible in Ireland The topsoil, for the most part, has been washed away by torrential rain.Commander Aiden Liddy, last seen as a toddler in THE LAST OF THE HIGH KINGS, is now part of an elite governing army that has stockpiled the food and is in charge of distributing and controlling the population His general, Donal, has an alternate agenda that might destroy both worlds as t [...]

    6. Clarissa says:

      Once I got into this book, I could hardly put it down Something about the pacing and the suspense mystery got me, and I really wanted to see it through It s sort of about a post global warming world, and things are not good at all, and so in this way it s like a lot of other recent current books.It s the 3rd in a series, by this author, and I read the other two, and the post global warming and bleak and dire setting premise here is sort of weird, after the other two, though you could see it com [...]

    7. Lark says:

      Mu actual rating here is 4.5, but doesn t allow for that.I have read or listened to The New Policeman several times but have heard The Last of the High Kings just once The White Horse Trick is a fit conclusion to the series I won t go into the plot here, as that s easily available and besides Spoilers, sweetie Having read other reviews, some of them critical, I acknowledge they have a point JJ and Aisling do act rather oddly as parents, and although JJ being just 3 4 ploddy might have something [...]

    8. Miz Lizzie says:

      In the third book in the trilogy that started with The New Policeman J.J Liddy s chldren are all grown up It s late in the 21st century and changing weather patterns have devastated Ireland and the rest of the world but the focus of the story remains exclusively on Ireland and specifically the area around Kinvara There are few animals, little food, no exports or contact with the outside world The Liddy boys, Aidan and Donal, are the local warlords, but for very different reasons Meanwhile, Aengu [...]

    9. Lark says:

      I listened to this one on audio book, and the narrator s soft Irish accent much enhanced the experience I thoroughly enjoyed catching up with JJ, Aisling, Jenny and Aengus and co Kate Thompson has built an extraordinarily clever picture of an unusual family, I think Quite apart from the audacious plot and that quite extraordinary ending which I liked a lot than some reviewers I found myself admiring the dexterous handling of a widely branching family tree in which it s perfectly possible for a [...]

    10. Julia says:

      This book is an unusual blend of traditional fantasy with elements that are commonly found in dystopian science fiction This is the 3rd book in the series The New Policeman Last of the High Kings the children in book 2 have now grown old Ireland is flodded due to global warming One of the 4 Liddy children is a warlord his brother is his general Dissapointingly there is almost no mention of the 2 daughters no one seems to care about their condition at all Again poor parenting as seen in book 2 T [...]

    11. Alison Roybal says:

      This last book in The Policeman trilogy was a fascinating read, especially for me, someone who had not read her previous two books in the series The book starts at the end of the world, global warming overwhelming the Irish countryside and people are becoming tyrannical in their efforts for survival Then there is the fairy world, that the people visit to plea for help There are so many characters, and so much fantasy, that it began to be overwhelming, but I would like to chalk it up to not havin [...]

    12. Kailey (BooksforMKs) says:

      I love reading about Irish myths and fairy encounters, and this trilogy is such a fantastic modern setting for those old stories to come to life again This last book is the perfect ending for the trilogy Plenty of twists and turns in the plot, and simply brilliant writing Nothing is ever quite what it seems in the beginning, and even a second look is twisted by fairy glamour I loved revisiting some old characters, seeing them grown up, and I loved the new characters as well.The puca continues to [...]

    13. Eva Mitnick says:

      This last installment of an Irish fantasy trilogy that includes The New Policeman and The Last of the High Kings is a bit disturbing, featuring as it does the destruction of human civilization, thanks to global warming This is clearly a trend in YA literature think of Carbon Diaries 2015, Raiders Ransom, Ship Breaker, and many others At least in The White Horse Trick, there is T ir na n Og to escape to This is rather a bleak book nevertheless, although it does possess the glimmering bits of down [...]

    14. Hilary says:

      I picked this up as a Harper Collins review despite not having read the previous two in the trilogy For that reason, it took a while to get into, but once I did, I was hooked A dystopian fantasy story ahem, my favorite set in Ireland, we witness a war torn land juxtaposed with a fairy utopia The ending is clever though I was a little bit like really Did you have to go THERE but it is well written nonetheless I ve heard fantastic things about The New Policeman, which is the first installment as w [...]

    15. Heather says:

      This book was decent, but I wouldn t really recommend it to many people The book starts out in the future, but the world is experiencing a revenge of mother nature event hurricanes, rainstorms, blizzards, tsunamis, earthquakes, floods, etc The human race is nearly extinct, and struggling to live Without giving away too much of the book, the world basically starts from the beginning like the big bang had just occurred Seven couples are left by the end, and they are to repopulate the world, like A [...]

    16. Clay says:

      While reading this, the third and last novel in the fine New Policeman trilogy, I thought of K Ishiguro s masterful Never Let Me Go which never once mentioned the word clone Instead, Ishiguro told his story through his characters and as a result of the author s restraint, his story grew in power and tragedy It is one of my favorite novels to this day The White Horse Trick didn t finish as strongly for me as it began I love its characters, fairie and ploddy alike, and recommend it for that, but M [...]

    17. Steven Withrow says:

      I very much enjoyed listening to this trilogy on audiobook, particularly with the Irish musical interludes However, based on the great coverage in The Horn Book, I half expected a masterpiece to rival Philip Pullman s His Dark Materials These books are not on that imaginative or narrative level, yet the characters and settings have lingered in my memory Scary to think that the author might be correctly predicting the near future of our planet s climate and without magic to save us as a speciesoh [...]

    18. Ryan says:

      Only after I finished it did I realize there was a 2 that explained some of the huh reactions I had to some of the plot, but overall I think I enjoyed that it was a sequel that left me out of some of the things that had happened since 1 I really liked The New Policeman and was pleased to read another by Thompson White Horse Trick carries on the silliness, though isn t quite as perfectly balanced It provides a rather terrifying view of the world if we don t get our act together effective than an [...]

    19. Chris says:

      What a wonderful and surprising end to this Irish myth trilogy Like the previous two books, The White Horse Trick uses ploddies and fairy folk on both sides of the time skin to complicate each other s lives in interesting ways Thompson found an inventive way to conclude this trilogy I thoroughly enjoyed all three books.

    20. Lisa says:

      I ve loved the entire Kate Thompson New Policeman series Highly recommended Thoughtful, rich YA fiction that doesn t talk down to anyone in its audience Deals with some pretty heavy global and human issues but has fun, too.

    21. Heather says:

      I wasn t sure how much I was going to like this one, but I think it is my favorite of the trilogy Aengus Og was in fine form and provided quite a few humorous moments, as did the Dagda The combination of dystopia and myth was intriguing, and I found the end to be rather clever.

    22. Nbkyouth says:

      YA Thompson The third in the series The first, The New Policeman, is fantastic And the second in the series is good too This seemed like it was grafting sci fi and dystopian fiction to what had been pure fantasy Though YA, perfectly fine for younger good readers.

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    24. Beth O'Connell says:

      This was just as good as the first two, with grander themes the fairies meet global warming It was heartbreaking in parts I ll add a couple of quotes.

    25. Jordan says:

      Oh Aengus Trickster Mister Thou the ending was not what I had in mind I really do love it Wonderful book.

    26. Emma says:

      very awesome kinda confusing because I skipped the book before because it was awful, but this one was a very good book.

    27. Ciara says:

      This is the third book,but its the first one Ive read I really enjoyed this,but I hope the climate in the future is NOT like that of the book

    28. Mary says:

      Final book of The New Policeman Trilogy.

    29. GraceAnne says:

      This masterly storyteller let the Message get in the way of the story, alas.

    30. Clare N says:

      This is a pretty decent book, but the ending was pretty bad I didn t enjoy the way they seemed to imply that the story was the story of earth s creation Otherwise this was a pretty good finish.

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