Ghost Dog of Roanoke Island

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Ghost Dog of Roanoke Island

In 1587, 117 colonists disappeared from Roanoke Island, NC, leaving behind not only unanswered questions, but a terrifying evil.

Now, it's up to twelve year-old Jack Dahlgren to unravel the age-old mystery and save his family from the hateful beast haunting his home.

With the help of new found friend, Manny, a Native American shaman, and an elusive Giant Mastiff, Jack must piece together the clues to the disappearance of the Lost Colony of Roanoke Island to uncover what really happened. Shrouded in ancient Native American folklore, it's up to Jack to discover what the evil is and why it haunts his island in a horrifying campaign of revenge. But can Jack stop the beast...before it destroys him?

This book is set on Roanoke Island, NC, a place that I used to call home. I was very excited to dive into this book and revisit my old stomping grounds while following around a young boy. The story is full, leaves no questions and is an enjoyable quick read. Jack the young boy is trying to find his own balance between becoming a more responsible young man and caught in a whirlwind of events as the ancient beast of many years past is terrorizing the island. Jack feels extremely alone as no one but an elderly lady believes him, and his father who is constantly absent keeps treating him like a child. I understand that feeling, and the author perfectly demonstrates how unfairly Jack is treated because he is still a young child. The book was very enjoyable, a middle school level read. It’s a real treat.


Book Blurb for Ghost Dog of Roanoke Island

In 1587, 117 colonists disappeared from Roanoke Island, NC, leaving behind not only unanswered questions, but a terrifying evil.

Now, it's up to twelve year-old Jack Dahlgren to unravel the age-old mystery and save his family from the hateful beast haunting his home.

With the help of newfound friend, Manny, a Native American shaman, and an elusive Giant Mastiff, Jack must piece together the clues to the disappearance of the Lost Colony of Roanoke Island to uncover what really happened. Shrouded in ancient Native American folklore, it's up to Jack to discover what the evil is and why it haunts his island in a horrifying campaign of revenge. But can Jack stop the beast...before it destroys him?


Night Owl Reviews Jan, 2012 3.50