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The Seventh Mountain

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

19 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

Great Start

It intrigued me from the first and I have to say, it¿s a darned good story. I believe some people will say that it¿s a Christian Harry Potter knock off but I can¿t say I agree. True, at first I wondered if it was indeed a re-telling of a Harry Potter type tale with a ...
It intrigued me from the first and I have to say, it¿s a darned good story. I believe some people will say that it¿s a Christian Harry Potter knock off but I can¿t say I agree. True, at first I wondered if it was indeed a re-telling of a Harry Potter type tale with a Christian twist but as I got deeper into the book I found it was something quite different. Curtis does a good job on the magic system in the Magi world, making it understandable and realistic. The setting of Seventh Mountain and it¿s surroundings is also very well developed. To be honest, the characters were a bit wooden at times and the dialog was awkward in places. I often felt that Mark understood concepts and acted far beyond the scope of his 12 years of age. Yet I was still engaged and my interest was held to the very last page. There are enough questions in the book that you want to keep reading, want to find the answers. The bad guy is really bad and the good guys are really good. This work should appeal to a wide audience. It¿s young enough that a child will understand and enjoy it but it¿s got enough depth that an adult will enjoy their time reading it as well. Bravo to Gene Curtis and well done on his first published novel. I look very forward to reading future installments of the Chronicles of a Magi series.

posted by Anonymous on December 15, 2006

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Most Helpful Critical Review

11 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

A good book for kids and adults

This book is very much like the Harry Potter books: young man goes off to a school for Magi. There's an antagonist professor. Students are divided into tribes rather than houses, and they have a game they play against one another. If you like the HP books, you'll probab...
This book is very much like the Harry Potter books: young man goes off to a school for Magi. There's an antagonist professor. Students are divided into tribes rather than houses, and they have a game they play against one another. If you like the HP books, you'll probably like this as well. It started a little slow, but the second half of the book was very entertaining. There's religious symbolism along the lines of Narnia, but not preachy. I'll definitely buy book two when it comes out.

posted by Anonymous on November 24, 2006

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2012

    Sorry

    I just couldnt get in to the book. The overview (in my opinion) makes it sound better than it is.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2012

    DONT BUY IT

    There is a free version that ia the exact same book! You are an idiot if you bought this!!!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2012

    Story starts on page 30

    Lolololololol

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 5, 2012

    Pass this one.

    This book was just a poor spin off of Harry Potter. The only reason I finished the book is because I had purchased it other wise I never would have read it.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2012

    nah

    not a fan

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2012

    Just could'nt do it.

    Ok I thought I could ignore the Christian over and undertones.

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 16, 2012

    I appreciate the effort but...

    ...I think JK Rowling could make a case for plagiarism. I find myself not wondering what the plot twist will be, but guessing at the Harry Potter parallel.

    I'm glad I didn't pay for it. I'd feel guilty for participating in intellectual theft.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted June 5, 2012

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