A middle-grade fantasy-adventure by Mikey Brooks.
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Synopsis: AKA what the books says for itself.
Aaron was chosen to save their world, but it might come at the cost of losing his own.
Breaking into an old lady’s basement was supposed to reward 13-year-old Aaron with new friends. Instead he finds an enchanted amulet that transports him to another world—one at war with magic. Before he knows it, he is accused of witchcraft and invited to a bonfire—where he’s the main attraction. If that’s not bad enough, a goblin army shows up and toasts the town...literally. The good news: Aaron escapes being charbroiled. The bad news: the goblins are after him. They want his amulet and will stop at nothing to get it. Battling to find his way home, Aaron teams up with a not-so-magical-wizard and learns it’s his fate to destroy the amulet and save this new world. But is he willing to sacrifice his own?
What I thought of it:
This was a fun book. Solid Middle Grade characters and kids will probably love this book. The story started out with Aaron sneaking into a house to steal something as an initiation into a gang. That bothered me, given the fact Aaron seemed to be an intelligent kid. He should have listened to his inner voice and not gone in. But if he hadn’t, then we wouldn’t get to go see the fun world of magic in Valhalla.
Mikey did a great job with plot twists and doing some unexpected things. I was able to catch on to some of the plot twists, and expected what would happen, but I’m happy to say I was pleasantly surprised on some of the other twists.
Aaron is the chosen one from Earth who was prophesied to come to a different dimension of Earth where there is magic and the setting is medieval to help stop an evil power from getting ahold of the Stone of Valhalla. There was lots of action and adventure, even some mild violence and SPOILER alert, a death or two, but very manageable for young readers.
It didn’t have me as completely engaged as some books but I still really enjoyed it. Solid 4 stars for adults and more like 5 stars for kids.
If you are looking for adventure and excitement for younger readers, similar to books like Rick Riordin, Brandon Mull, Tyler Whiteside, J. Scott Savage, or Chad Morris, then check out these books by Mikey Brooks.
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That’s right! If you’re local to Utah you don’t want to miss this kickin’ party. We are having a launch party to celebrate the release of this awesome new book. Of course there will be plenty of giveaways there too, but what’s even better are the guest authors! Just check out these fabulous names: J. Scott Savage, Chad Morris, Lisa Mangum, Jenni James, Ali Cross, and many more. The Launch Party is: Friday, April 11th from 6-9pm at The Viridian Center in West Jordan, Utah. Follow this link for a map: http://goo.gl/dqVc0u
About Mikey Brooks:
ABC Adventures: Magical Creatures and Bean’s Dragons as well as the middle-grade fantasy-adventure series The Dream Keeper Chronicles. His art can be seen in many forms from picture books to full room murals. He loves to daydream with his three daughters and explore the worlds that only the imagination of children can create. Mikey has a BS degree in English from Utah State University and works fulltime as a freelance illustrator, cover designer, and author. As a member of the Emblazoners, he is one of many authors devoted to ‘writing stories on the hearts of children’. He is also one of the hosts of the Authors’ Think Tank Podcast. You can find more about him and his books at: http://www.insidemikeysworld.com/.
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