Remember this guy?
He was first introduced in Waking Rose, but even first-time readers will quickly jump on board this rollicking adventure with the sword-wielding Alex O'Donnell and his nearly techno-phobic girlfriend, Kateri Kovach, who, yes, take on forty cyberthieves.
Softcover, 216 pages, 6" x 9". Ages 12+.
In this high-tech thriller, Alex returns from college to find that his dad, a computer hacker and software programmer, has inadvertently discovered a mysterious website which leads to sudden wealth. But at what cost?
Practical, hard-working Kateri Kovach is suspicious of all this high-tech hoopla and tries desperately to keep the O`Donnell family running smoothly; mainly by cleaning up after them. Her biggest worries are finding a job and figuring out how to break up with Alex. Yet, she finds herself evermore immersed in the O'Donnell family activities - playing video games with Alex and his younger brothers Sam and David, caring for their mother suffering from MS, and battling a samurai security cat. Mayhem, martial arts, and murder ensue even as Alex pursues marriage with Kateri who wonders why she's letting herself be a part of the madness. But in the end, it just might be the anti-technological Kateri who saves the day...
This fifth book in the Fairy Tale Novel series by Regina Doman is based on the Arabian Nights fairy tale "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves".
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Posted by Cecilia on 14th Feb 2014
This is truly a novel that a Fairy Tale Novels lover cannot go without reading! I found, once I got used to the theme (because I'm not technologically-oriented), that I couldn't put it down! The driving plot involving mystery and the ups and downs of Alex and Kateri's relationship is riveting.
Posted by Sarah Peffer on 13th Feb 2014
Alex O'Donnell, formerly introduced in "Waking Rose", is back with his very own story! (Oh, and I suppose Kateri's story too :)) While it had a slightly lighter feel to it than some of the previous Fairy Tale Novels, it was nonetheless compelling, exciting, and breathtaking right to its romantic conclusion. One of the my favorite parts was when Rose and Fish came to visit! (I'm still pretty sure they're the most adorable newlywed couple I've met) So many questions about life are confronted in Alex and Kateri's unique relationship - the practical vs. the romantic, the daring vs. the careful - which is better when it comes to relationships? While the book doesn't quite answer this question altogether, since the answer is different for everyone, I believe that Alex's proposal and Kateri's acceptance nicely wrap up the book. Her acceptance is further made believable, not just because they have just emerged safe and sound from great danger and are giddy with relief, but also because this danger made them realize how badly they need each other. Definitely made me laugh out loud!
Posted by Unknown on 12th Feb 2014
I think I've always had a soft spot for the Cor guys, I mean who doesn't? And when I heard he had his own book! Well, I think you get the picture, and may I say I was not disappointed. Fun-filled and action-packed, it is, without doubt one of my favorites. "I couldn't put it down" is an understatement. Wonderful, wonderful, story!