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Legend of the Book Keeper
by Daniel Blackaby


Overview - The Most Ordinary of Boys... The Most Extraordinary of Books... When the two collide, a destiny is set into motion which cannot be undone. Without warning, a secretive cult emerges ready to kill, and a horrifying Beast appears in the dead of night - craving to devour the Keeper of the Book.  Read more...

 
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Overview
The Most Ordinary of Boys... The Most Extraordinary of Books... When the two collide, a destiny is set into motion which cannot be undone. Without warning, a secretive cult emerges ready to kill, and a horrifying Beast appears in the dead of night - craving to devour the Keeper of the Book. Suddenly, Cody Clemenson is forced to flee with his best friend Jade. Their journey will lead them to mystical locations and thrust them into uncharted lands, where an ancient feud between two long-lost cities is teetering on the brink of war. Will Cody rise to the occasion and become the hero he's always dreamt of being? Or will he succumb to the power of the evil empire? The fate of the world now hinges on him - and the cryptic words written in a simple, leather Book... A Power Long Maintained - Now Faded, A Secret Long Kept - Soon Unveiled, A City Long Lost - Ready to Be Found.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781937498047
  • ISBN-10: 1937498042
  • Publisher: Russell Media
  • Publish Date: June 2012
  • Page Count: 413
  • Reading Level: Ages 8-12
  • Dimensions: 7.6 x 5.2 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.85 pounds

Series: Lost City Chronicles #1

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Books > Fiction > Fantasy - General

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2012-05-21
  • Reviewer: Staff

In this debut novel from Blackaby, fourth-generation member of the storied Blackaby family of evangelical Christians, imagination outstrips writing craft. Ninth-grade friends Cody and Jade are plunged on a wild journey when Cody is made keeper of a mysterious book from an antique bookshop run by an elderly man. Their surroundings and the people they meet become increasingly fantastical as they plunge into a new world where people are not who they seem to be, and the book is the center of a struggle between realms. This inaugurates a trilogy that young fans of the fantastic will like for its fast-paced action. But the prose is painfully overwritten: an excess of adverbs (“Tiana probed curiously”), clunky dialogue (“So you guys are on a quest?”), awkward phrasing (“Cody bit his lip, or worse”). Young readers deserve better writing; while classified as young adult, the novel would better suit middle-grade readers. (June) ■

 
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