Read De eerste bron by Pierdomenico Baccalario Iacopo Bruno Pieter van der Drift Manon Smits Online

de-eerste-bron

Vier kinderen met magische krachten kunnen de wereld van allerlei natuurrampen redden als ze het geheim van de Natuur achterhalen. Dit keer reizen ze hiervoor naar Sjanghai, de stad van het Water...

Title : De eerste bron
Author :
Rating :
ISBN : 9789078345169
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 366 Pages
Status : Available For Download
Last checked : 21 Minutes ago!

De eerste bron Reviews

  • Anna
    2019-02-18 18:36

    Το βιβλίο το διάβασα στα ελληνικά από τις εκδόσεις Διόπτρα, αλλά στο goodreads δεν υπάρχει αυτή η εκδοχή (αν κάποιος είναι librarian ας το προσθέσει!) Με το βιβλίο αυτό κλείνει η ιστορία όπου 4 έφηβοι προσπαθούν να συγκεντρώσουν στοιχεία, να λύσουν τους γρίφους που θα τους οδηγήσουν στα επόμενα στοιχεία και να ανανεώσουν τη συμφωνία της αρμονικής ζωής πάνω στη Γη. Όλα τα μυστικά αυτής της συμφωνίας αναλύονται εδώ, στο τελευταίο βιβλίο, το βιβλίο του νερού. Όλα τα βιβλία διαδραματίζονται σε μία πόλη (Ρώμη, Νέα Υόρκη, Παρίσι, Σαγκάη) στις οποίες βρίσκουν το στοιχείο της φωτιάς, της γης, του αέρα και του νερού αντίστοιχα, όπου εκδηλώνεται και ο κάθε ήρωας - κάτοικος αυτής της πόλης αντίστοιχα. Μου θύμισε παλιές αγαπημένες περιπέτειες, το βιβλίο είναι καλογραμμένο, το μυστήριο και η λύση του ξεδιπλώνεται όμορφα, ενώ οι ήρωες είναι αξιαγάπητοι. Ο συγγραφέας έχει γίνει γνωστός για τις περιπέτειες του Οδυσσέα Μουρ (τις οποίες δεν έχω διαβάσει ακόμα), ενώ έχει γράψει και τη σειρά Emporium (όπου διάβασα το πρώτο βιβλίο και δεν με ενθουσίασε). Σε αντίθεση με κάτι Endgame και τα σχετικά, η τετραλογία αξίζει μια προσπάθεια. Έχει χαρακτηριστεί ως ο "κώδικας DaVinci για παιδιά", και θα συμφωνούσα σε αυτό, αν λάβουμε υπόψη μας το μυστήριο και τη λύση του για το καλό της ανθρωπότητας. Σημαντικό ότι μένει μακριά από θρησκείες και το γενικό του μήνυμα είναι όμορφο. Η έκδοση από τη Διόπτρα με χοντρό εξώφυλλο είναι εξαιρετική και αξίζει κάποιος φαν των μυστηρίων να την έχει στη συλλογή του.

  • Angela Abraham
    2019-03-18 21:48

    Loved it! Traveling all over certain parts of Shanghai and finally finding out what happens! Though the ending could have been longer because it left some questions unanswered... Like what happened between Mistral and Sheng? Did Mistral end up with the organist? Did the four ever fulfill cheering up the Earth and saving the universe for a good couple centuries? What ever happened to Ferdinand and Cecile? And Linda and Irene? Vladmir? And the most puzzling... and mysteriously awesome character... Jacob Mahler! I loved his character despite him murdering Alfred Van Der Burger. He was quite the double agent and I admire him for that.

  • Joshua
    2019-02-27 22:28

    Dragon of Seas is the fourth and final novel in the Century Quartet. It’s not the best book in this series, but it most certainly comes in a very close second. While character development isn’t as profound in this novel as it is in the last one, Dragon of Seas benefits from a much tighter plotline and actually answers some of your doubtlessly burning questions. Get it? Because there’s a dragon, and dragons breathe fire? Thus burning? Okay, yes, I’m not the best at these things. Moving on!The intrepid Children of the Bear go to Shanghai in an effort to recover their stolen items and solve the riddle of Century once and for all. Their shaky alliance with their one-time nemesis Jacob Mahler may prove to be an asset in their quest. But their enemy, Heremit Devil, is as dangerous as he is mercurial and he’s determined to bring the full force of his assets to bear in his quixotic quest to gain power. A showdown nears…but who will stand triumphant? We finally get answers to every single question you might have been asking. Well, most of them. The important ones, anyway. We learn just what happened in 1907. We learn the consequences of the children failing on their quest. We learn just why Devil seeks the power of Century. And, of course, we learn the secret behind Century, and it’s just as inventive (and bizarre) as you might suspect. The storyline, in my opinion, goes up a notch in quality when we get all these answers.Less welcome is the fact that Baccalario gave himself a golden opportunity to develop the character of Sheng, the least developed main character, and squandered it. Considering that we’re in his hometown, Sheng gets a shockingly low amount of screen-time, and is sidelined in favor of characters like Elettra and Harvey. I like those characters just fine, but I think that they dominate the plot a smidgeon too much.However, good news! Baccalario’s skill as a writer, which was already high, skyrockets in this novel. Seriously! There are passages in here which practically make me weep with their beauty. He deserves special praise for his description of Shanghai in chapter 21 and his exposition of the true secret behind Century. In my opinion, Baccalario really comes into his own as a writer. Can we have a sequel series to this one? Like now? Surprisingly enough, Baccalario manages to wrap out the various strands of plot that have existed since the start of this series. That, plus his stupendous writing and his suspenseful plotline, make this a perfect ending to the series. There are problems with this book. But Century Quartet is, and always has been, more than the sum of its parts, and so I’m giving it a full five stars.

  • Min
    2019-03-05 17:37

    What an ending to this intriguing series. I tend to try to guess the outcome, but this one kept me surprised. I can say that it is certainly of the same caliber as the rest of the series. The city doesn't play the same kind of part as it does in the previous books. The resolution of many plot lines, and the new threads quickly added moving in directions entirely unexpected.Being one that doesn't like even a tad of romance in my books, this handled it briefly as one might hope, all things considered. The infatuation could definitely have taken a tone that I don't like. A critique that I know is more about person preference, notwithstanding, I couldn't help but notice the careful attention to how the females dressed. Describing their wardrobe, and the linkage to personality was unavoidable. The males were barely mentioned, if at all, through the book. So, not a book that breaks the gender boundaries. The Ulysses Moore series pushed that a tad more, but still, the female characters were not as active as they could be. Ready to start the Enchanted Emporium series, as soon as I save this!

  • Hammu
    2019-03-03 21:55

    ซีรีย์นี้จริงๆแล้วเนื้อเรื่องน่าสนใจมากตั้งแต่ตอนที่อ่าเล่ม 1 มีปริศนาต่างๆชวนให้น่าติดตาม แล้วคอยขบคิดไปเรื่อยๆ รวมถึงยังรู้สึกเหมือนกับว่าตัวเองได้ท่องเที่ยวไปยังสถานที่ต่างๆตามตัวละครที่ได้ไปแต่แล้ว เล่มจบ อ่านจนจบ แต่อารมณ์คนอ่านไม่จบ เหตุเพราะเป็นว่า เมื่ออ่านจบแล้วก็ยังไม่เข้าใจว่าทั้งสี่นั้นออกตามหาอะไร ออกตามมหาเพื่ออะไร แล้วทำไมถึงต้องตามหา เสมือนว่าคนเขียนลืมจุดประสงค์ในการเขียนไป ทำให้อ่านแล้วก็ไม่เข้าใจว่า สุดท้ายแล้วเนื้อเรื่องต้องการสื่อถึงอะไร ทั้งๆที่มีปริศนาคำใบ้ต่างๆให้ตัวละครทั้งสี่ต้องคอยแแก้ไข รวมถึงการผจญภัยที่น่าตื่นเต้น แต่บทสรุปของเรื่องราวกับจบลงได้แย่มากสุดท้ายแล้ว สิ่งที่ค้างคาใจที่สุดคือ ตกลงแล้วผ้าใบที่ไปติดในท่อออกแกนนั้นมีขนาดเท่าไหร่ ท่อออแกนไม่ได้ใหญ่ แต่เหตุไฉนถึงถูกนำไปเป็นผ้าปูเตียงไปได้

  • Matthew Mercado
    2019-02-27 00:51

    I read the book "Dragon of Seas" by: Pierdomenico Baccalario. This book is a story novel. This book is very good and I could not stop reading it. It is full of exciting mystery makeing you wonder what will come after evry turn. I rated this book a four out of five stars because it is a very good book full of exciting mysteries that will keep your head spinning until the very end when it is all made clear.

  • Fefi
    2019-03-13 18:41

    Eccomi all'ultimo libro della serie dove tutti i misteri vengono risolti in una corsa lungo le vie e i grattacieli di Shangai,città del ragazzino cinese e dell'ultimo reperto misterioso da ritrovare.La continua azione non annoia mai e mi è piaciuto come lo scrittore abbia terminato questa grande avventura,anche se qualcosa si intuisce nella fine dei precedenti volumi. All'interno della serie vi sono anche chiari riferimenti di matrice ecologista che comunque non guastano la storia. Questi libri sono chiaramenti per ragazzini,ma non mi è affatto dispiaciuto averli letti alla mia età.

  • sparrowcrazy
    2019-03-03 20:44

    WARNING.. minor Spoilers ahead..(view spoiler)[Four books... five days of nonstop reading.. and it ends on a cliffhanger.I read this book once... years ago. I never felt like picking it up again and I couldn't for the life of me remember why. In fact I pretty much forgot the whole plot except the first book that I vaguely remembered.Although I enjoyed reading it a lot more this time I now also recall why I didn't felt like caring afterwards. Complete and utter disappointment in the ending. Like waiting for the buss for two hours only to find out that they've cancelled all the tours for this week. I wonder if the last "words of wisdom" in this book were aimed at the readers as well... "You'll get nothing out of this but an exciting ride" *listen to the author laughing in the background*Maybe there's a sequel coming one day... (Probably in a hundred years time judging by the book.. *eyeroll)*Or maybe this is what happens when a writer doesn't have a clue how to wrap up the story. A lot of unanswered questions comes up:What was the point of the pearl? Why did they have to find the island? Why couldn't the information just be made public so more people would remember it? I understand that the message was all about hope and meaning of life stuff but strip off the fancy details and nothing really changes... the plot doens't really have any point to it. Why make everything secret? Why did Electra summon the bloody planet in the first book if it's heading for Earth anyway? Why do they have to have the special powers? I get Harvey... he can make things grow.. that's usfull. I get Sheng.. he sees ghost with mysterious information.. ok. Mistral summons insects. Cool but completely useless if they hadn't been attacked my the badguys (who technically were an unexpected thing). Electra makes lights go out... and summons a planet that may destroy the earth.. yep.. that's super useful... Their talents makes it easier to solve the clues... check. But why are they needed at all? And how did they get the powers? And why is the 29 of February the special date? Why..why..why...To many questions... too many unexplained things for the books just to end like this.Don't take me wrong, I liked it, it's a fun book I did read it like a maniac straight from book one to the last.) But I'd like it to wrap up nicely. I guess I'm just used to more complicated and well explained books... and perhaps I should just chill and enjoy the story... it's a kids book after all. But still.. I feel a bit cheated.I can only be thankful that Mahler didn't get a tearful goodbye and a hug in the end because it was almost heading that way. For once let the badguys be the badguys.. we're not supposed to like them. Let's not make Once upon a time out of this...(hide spoiler)]

  • Elisa
    2019-03-05 01:35

    Ve Century tamamen bitti... Kendimi bir boşlukta gibi hissettiren sonu ile... Nereden başlasam... İlk olarak Ni Hao ile başlayayım madem. Ni Hao'yu öğrendikten sonra Sheng'in gördüğü oğlan olduğunu bir zaman sonra da Heremit'in oğlu olduğunu anlamıştım.Heremit'in eşyaları toplama sebebi bana acayip salak gelsede onu suçlayamam. Adam oğlunun ölümünden dolayı bu yola girmiş belki biraz yanlış tarafından da olsa suçlayamam. Ama asıl suçlanacak kişi belli. Zoe. Zoe nefretim öldüğü halde geçmedi.Linda hala'nın annesini Irene sanmıştım meğer daha karman çormanmış.Asıl sırra gelirsek. Sırrı çocuklar hala net bir şekilde açığa çılaramadı. Bu da beni biraz havada bıraktı. Pierdo'nun bu seriyi devam ettirme ihtimali doğurtan bir sondu. Okurken içimden diyordum ya başaramazlarsa ve bir yüzyıl daha gerekirse diye sonrada demiştim ki ama o zaman seri devam etmek zorunda kalırdı. Gerçekten de sırrı tam olarak ortaya çıkaramamaları bana bunu gösterdi. Pierdo'dan her an yeni bir atak gelebilir yani bence.Jacob beni iyice fanı yaptı. Hayranım adama. Cybel de son anda taraf değiştirdi çok güzel oldu. Elettra ve Mistral'in ebeveynlerinin de birlikte olacağını biliyordum ama garip oldu bir ya.Şimdi bu garip sondan sonra asla bu serinin bittiğini hissedemeyeceğim. Ayrıca hala Cyboria'nın 3. kitabını beklediğimi de belirtmek istiyorum.Sonuna o kadar odaklanmışım ki çevirinin son kitapta ne kadar kötüleştiğini demeyi unuttum düzenleme ile ekliyorum. Çeviri gerçekten berbattı ama. Birsürü hata vardı önceki 3 kitapta hiç şikayetim yoktu ama bu kitapta binlerce hata vardı en büyük hata da Elettra ve Mistral'in öpüştüğünün yazılmasıydı hala gülsem mi ağlasam mı bilmiyorum

  • Jane
    2019-03-22 01:56

    After five years of waiting to get my hands on this book, I read it in two hours. And now my bum is sore and I'm feeling all messed up right now.Status: Currently trying to regain my sanity. I'm not going to pick up my phone for the next few days. Just leave me alone to drown in my misery and come to terms with the fact that this series is finally over and that my teenage life has probably lost its meaning.Goodbye, all those weekends I spent ravaging the library catalogue. It was fun while it lasted.

  • Marit
    2019-02-19 17:45

    I really liked the ending of their search, but I really hoped Mistral and Sheng would get together. I really ship them xd. And there where some deep sentences in the end that I truly love. Though I read it in Dutch, so it'll be in Dutch xd"De aarde is gewond in zijn harmonie, beroofd van zijn energie, en zijn herinnering van diamanten in gestolen."'Hij zegt dat ze voortdurend droomt. Ze droomt van dieren die in de bossen voorkomen. Ze droomt van mensen die onderzoek doen naar mysteries. Ze droomt van liederen die ze aan de wind toevertrouwt. Ze droomt van nieuwe talen van ijs en stiltes vol ideeën. En ze wacht af.'

  • Tanja
    2019-03-02 21:33

    What a brilliant ending to the quartet - loved it as much as I did the other three books. A real page-turner! I think only in this last book I finally understood it all, the pieces fell all into place. An incredibly well planned mystery which a satisfying resolution. It made me very curious in seeing Shanghai for real and left me wondering whether the author might consider writing more books about the four friends put in charge to save the world. He left the doors for it wide open ;)

  • Voxa
    2019-03-08 18:50

    Nachdem ich vom dritten Teil recht enttäuscht war (Die Geschichte wiederholt sich, nur die Stadt und die Schurken variieren), konnte ich doch nicht widerstehen den letzten Teil der Serie zu lesen. Nun wird das Geheimnis um Century zumindest in groben Zügen erklärt und etwas Licht in die teils wirr erzählte Geschichte gebracht. Dennoch bin ich der Meinung, dass jedes der Bücher zur Auflösung beitragen sollte - dass dies ausschließlich im letzten Band geschieht, ist dramaturgisch eher ungünstig.

  • Rachel
    2019-03-09 17:34

    The concluding book in the series "Century Ring" held me captivated right until the end. However, the book did not wrap up as completely as I wanted it to, and story lines were left unfinished. It was a bit of a disappointment after all it had been built up to be. In this book, the four kids find answers to the Century Pact and come face to face with their ultimate nemesis. Spoiler***********--Jacob Mahler and Ermete were my favorite characters in the series.

  • D
    2019-03-07 21:35

    I liked this series except for the fact that it didn't have any point to it. I mean, I like the type of book where the characters have to save the world or something. In this book, they were just going through a challenge called "The Pact", and only had to defeat a bad guy because he was trying to get to the same secret as they were. The ending was also very incomplete and I kind of hoped it would not be a cliffhanger. Otherwise, I liked the story and everything.

  • April
    2019-03-11 00:55

    This book rounds out the quartet nicely and provides closure for many of the open questions. It is a dangerous tale as the four kids are in Shanghai. Harvey is kidnapped and taken to Heremit Devil's skyscraper. Heremit has most of the tops and articles.Sheng gets to play his role. They find where the articles and tops lead.In the end, they get to have a party and the kids take up the Pact.

  • Sofia
    2019-03-01 17:36

    So this series got me fangirling a lot, and I absolutely recommend it to everyone because it's genius.I would just like it to continue because I love it and because there are some things that weren't explained, like, did Mistral stay with the organist or with Sheng?The book was awesome, so I give it 5 stars, it had a genius plot and characters and a lot of really good writing and description.

  • Maddie
    2019-03-19 21:56

    Ok, so I thought the first three books of the series were really good, but it kinda failed with the fourth. It was way different than the others, and the ending was extremelly corny. The series didn't end quite as cool as I would have hoped.

  • Arlene
    2019-03-08 19:55

    I love the twist and turns this book took. I also love the way it ended. Its still an leaves it open for new adventure while still giving the characters closure as to the mysterious nature of their packed.

  • Saki3
    2019-02-21 19:47

    be happy!!! its finally dawned on them that Irene and Valdimir were the previous sages!!! plus no more JOHN SMITH!!!(lol) but when will the 9th planet come and wipe them off of the face of the earth??? there must be a NEW series!!!

  • Jeremy
    2019-03-04 19:56

    This was a good ending to the series. We finally find out what is the pact and what it consists of. There are still a few things not revealed but overall it left me satisfied.

  • Linda Inês
    2019-02-19 18:48

    Gostei mas o final na foi nada de muito especial.

  • NVTony
    2019-02-20 01:56

    Fun read and perfect follow up in series. Surprises just keep coming as author has quirky situations resolve in acceptable manner

  • Amy
    2019-03-18 17:38

    Really enjoyed this series but gave this one a 3 because I felt like the ending was to abrupt and incomplete. After four books, I expected a little more satisfying resolution.

  • Teresa Howard
    2019-02-20 20:58

    I really enjoyed this series. I had the pleasure of listening to the first two on CD, and the woman reading it did and excellent job. Kids who like adventure stories will enjoy this series.

  • PWRL
    2019-03-04 23:29

    SM

  • Elaine
    2019-02-23 01:35

    Another gripping adventure in a delightful series. Characters have substance and act in story with a twist. Excellent conclusion just wish there was more. Will be reading more from this author.