Devil's Pocket


Devil's Pocket

Devil's Pocket

  • Title: Devil's Pocket
  • Author: JohnDixon
  • ISBN: 9781476738666
  • Page: 483
  • Format: Paperback

The follow up to the critically acclaimed Phoenix Island, which reads like Lord of the Flies meets Wolverine and Cool Hand Luke F Paul Wilson, creator of Repairman Jack and inspired the CBS TV show Intelligence.With a chip in his head and hundreds throughout his body, sixteen year old Carl Freeman was turned from an orphan with impulse control issues into a superThe follow up to the critically acclaimed Phoenix Island, which reads like Lord of the Flies meets Wolverine and Cool Hand Luke F Paul Wilson, creator of Repairman Jack and inspired the CBS TV show Intelligence.With a chip in his head and hundreds throughout his body, sixteen year old Carl Freeman was turned from an orphan with impulse control issues into a super soldier Forced into the mercenary Phoenix Force group, he begins to fear he ll never escape Sent to a volcanic island to fight for them, he ll compete in a combat tournament that awards teens with survival for merciless brutality But just when all looks lost, he spies a friendly faced possibly a way out.

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Sixteen year old Carl Freeman found his time on Phoenix Island under the tutelage of his old nemesis Stark to be a mixed blessing. He had been turned into a soldier few could defeat – a member of the Phoenix Force group and a person Stark had an intense interest in, the chips which had been inserted throughout Carl’s body made a profound difference to his life. Still with thoughts of escape from the island foremost in his head, his plan was one he thought might never happen. But then Stark s [...]

While Devil's Pocket pays clear homage to Enter the Dragon and You Only Live Twice (sprinkled with more than a dash of X-Men) the combination of these ingredients is uniquely John Dixon. His signature pacing and heart, first displayed in Phoenix Island, are perfected here. Once an uncertain delinquent kid thrown into a situation far beyond his control, Carl Freeman is now a young man in control of his transhuman implants, very certain of his goals, and ready to take the steps to achieve them. Be [...]

This book is both tremendously well-written and plagued by major problems. John Dixon can write and I think he can write better than he thinks he can because there is a clear (and annoying) authorial intent that undermines an otherwise really fun universe: Carl and Octavia are star-crossed lovers looking for a way out of a dystopian island. If you've read PHOENIX ISLAND you understand where John Dixon is coming from with this angle, but it doesn't work here. Carl doesn't have much to fear from P [...]

**I received this book for free from (Publisher) via (Edelweiss) in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.***Genre* Young Adult, Thriller *Rating* 3.5-4*My Thoughts*Devil's Pocket is the second installment in the Phoenix Island trilogy by author John Dixon. Devil's Pocket is a YOUNG ADULT, Science Fiction story that features Dixon's main protagonist Carl Freeman. Carl was sent to Phoenix Island after constantly getting himself into [...]

The sequel to Dixon's 2014 PHOENIX ISLAND finds Carl, a teenage fighter, now implanted with an experimental brain chip that enhances his fighting abilities. He is sent with two other colleagues to an extreme tournament by their leader Stark to represent Phoenix Island, a top secret training camp. Carl will be going up against other fighters in the middleweight class, while the huge Agbeko covers the heavyweight. But they're both wondering why Stark has sent Tex to be a part of the team. He's new [...]

The first book in this series read like Matthew Reilly did The Maze Runner. This one reads more like James Rollins doing James Dashner doing The Hunger Games. That might just be the best way to describe this epic mashup of Roman-esque gladiator fights in the modern day (at least one of which required Carl to fight with a broken arm - dear God) and numerous references to Greek gods, Viking funerals, and Dante, and impending apocalyptic doom - not only from the volcano that gives this book its nam [...]

Rating: 3.75/5Review coming soon!

illekitap/201Allah'ım sen nasıl bir kitap çıktın! İlk kitaptan daha güzeldi sanırım ya da ikisi de eş değerde mükemmeldi. Bu seriye bayıldım ve öyle bir sonu vardı ki hani bu şekilde de son olabilir ama yazılırsa bir 3. kitapta gelebilir gibiydi. John Dixon süper ötesi bir kurgu yazmakla kalmamış öyle bir olay döngüsü yaratmışsın ki nefessiz, soluksuz heyecanla okuttun. Demeden geçemeyeceğim, Stark şu yukarıdaki cümleyi söyledikten sonra ilerleyen sayfalarda n [...]

'Devil's Pocket' is the second installment in the young adult science fiction/dystopian Phoenix Island series. It continues to follow our main character - Carl Freeman - as he plans his escape and total destruction of Phoenix Island and their program, all while pretending to be a loyal second-in-command to the head of the operation, Stark. An opportunity presents itself when Carl is told that he's being sent to fight in the Funeral Games on behalf of Phoenix Island. He starts thinking that this [...]

There is so much to like about this book. I'm not a fight fan, but somehow John Dixon made me unable to turn away from the brutal competition fights in this sequel to "Phoenix Island".It's rare for a sequel to improve upon the first story (Wrath of Khan excepted, as everyone knows), but this one really does --- and I liked the first one a lot.In this book Carl is less victim and more agent of his own destiny, as much as he can be in his circumstances. It was never too clear which way Carl would [...]

Thanks to Edelweiss and Gallery Books for early access to this title.This is a great addition to the first book of the series. It has extreme action, and may be too intense for younger teens, but older teens, especially boys should love this. There's fighting and political intrigue and blood and heart, and it all comes together to create an excellent book 2. Recommended for readers who enjoyed the action of Maberry's Rot and Ruin series and those who love hand-to-hand combat.

Very exciting diversion from the usual sequel fare.Reminded me of Enter the Dragon crossed with The Hunger Games.Very, very cool.

[BOOK REVIEW] “Devil’s Pocket” by John Dixon an Entertaining Sequel to “Phoenix Island”Second books in series can be dangerous territory for both the reader and writer. All too often, the writer “blows out” all the creative energy in the first book, leaving the second and following books well lacking. Considering the exceptionally strong start provided by Dixon’s “Phoenix Island”, his book two in the young-adult-targeted (Note 1) series titled “Devil’s Pocket” (released [...]

Διατηρώντας το ύφος και την αφηγηματική ταυτότητα του πρώτου βιβλίου, το sequel αυτό κυμαίνεται στα ίδια επίπεδα δράσης και αγωνίας, αλλά και σε ό,τι αφορά το χειρισμό της γλώσσας και της απόδοσης του κειμένου. Έντονες σκηνές μάχης, ανατρεπτικές εξελίξεις και γεγονότα που εξε [...]

John Dixon delivers on so many levels with his second novel. A little romance, humor, intrigue, mystery and my favorite part some Epically written bad-ass hand to hand combat sequences! At times I felt like was reading a modern version of the great 80's action flick Blood Sport. As a long time UFC/MMA fan I was quite thrilled with how Dixon (a Gold Glove Boxer) was able to pull the reader right into his bone crunching "kumite" style fights and make me wince with every hook, uppercut, leg sweep a [...]

Funeral Games - Go #19!I enjoyed the first book in this YA series PHOENIX ISLAND and this second book is just as good - albeit totally different.In this second offering, teen Carl Freeman is still under the tutelage of madman Stark but hoping for a way to escape from him. He thinks he might get a chance when three fighters (including Carl) - light, medium and heavyweight - are sent to the underground Funeral Games hosted by the Few, wildly rich and totally decadent.The fighters from all over the [...]

I enjoyed the first book, so I was excited to read the second one! The premise of this book is similar to The Hunger Games which was disappointing. However the story felt fresh and had some original twists. This book picks up right after the first and follows Carl again. He has a plan to end Phoenix Island and to escape alive. However our chipped super solider Carl is put in a tournament to kill for the entertainment of others. Being faced with the new challenges in this book Carl grows as a cha [...]

I received this book free from Good Reads.Devil's Pocket is the second book in John Dixon's Phoenix Island series. It's as good as the first book, though quite different, and believe me, that's high praise because Phoenix Island is a fantastic book also. Dixon has a way of connecting to you through his words, an immediacy, that compels you to read "just one more chapter" over and over until suddenly you've finished the book. It's that good.Most of the characters in the book are teenagers and the [...]

THe story starts off with Carl and three other Phoenix islanders getting on a helicopter to go to a remote location to fight in the funeral games where people go into a ring and fight. When Carl gets there he finds a girl who he later realizes is his old companion Octavia whom he thought was still in a hospital. After talking to her she reveals that she’s working with an agency to try to bring down the makers of the funeral games. (The Few) The problem is the arena is rigged with explosives, i [...]

This sequel to Phoenix Island is freakin' AWESOME! That's all I have to say.

A great sequel to Phoenix Island. John Dixon really knows how to write a compelling story.

This book was different than Phoenix Island, but same feel and spirit. I enjoyed it. I'm definitely hooked on this series.

This book was just as good as Phoenix Island. John Dixon did not disappoint in this second book. Had lots of 'Well I did not see that coming' moments. Cannot wait for the next one.

It was a good book. But I had a couple complaints about how it strays away from it's prequel. It is a science fiction book compared to its predecessor which was fiction. It also introduces a lot more things then it solves from the last book. I also don't think there will be another one so you are just left feeling empty handed and not satisfied. But overall I thought it was a good book and was well written. I felt immersed in the world of Carl Freemen, but you also need to read the first book to [...]

Ölüm Adası'nı büyük bir zevkle okudum vu sabırsızlıkla bu kitabın çıkmasını bekledim. Beklediğime de değdi. Sürükleyici ,adrenalin dolu, yalın bir anlatıma sahip harika bir kurgu Ölüm Yarışı. Kitabın her sayffasını okumaktan ayrı keyif aldım. Serinin üçüncü kitabı yok , fakat yazarsa hiç tereddüt etmeden alır okurum. Muhteşem yazıyor çünkü yazar kozmokitap/20

I'm torn between just 3 or 3.5 stars Either way this was a nice read. I didn't feel quite as engaged with the characters as I did with the first book. I think the plot of the first book was also more gripping to me as it seemed more nuanced and then things seemed to unravel slightly in this book. I'm left wondering if this was supposed to be a trilogy instead of duology as there are still some plot lines that need to be resolved but other then that I enjoyed the ending. Overall a decent read.

Thank you, thank you John Dixon for writing a YA book that I can give to my grandkids without any qualms. No cuss words, no sex, no longing for another's body, etc. Just a great adventure that kept me turning the pages and enjoying the read. And maybe I'm old-fashioned, but I liked the happy ending.

Protagonist was really good. Carl never changed and never forgot who he was

A lot of plot changes. Carl is always trying to overthrow the leaders of the funeral games. interesting because there is a lot of future technology.

GreatLoved it. It was a good sequel. Enjoy his style can't wait for the third. Don't hesitate. Just get it.

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