Adela Arthur and the Creator's Clock

Adela Arthur and the Creator's Clock

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by Judyann McCole

Inspired by J.K Rowling's Harry Potter

To Whom Ever This May Concern;

I wish I could tell you the contents of this book were purely fictional. That I, Adela Arthur, was just a normal sixteen year old from Portland and that dragons, giants, elves and mermaids were just myths. I wish these were legends shared from crazy old grandparents to crazy old grandparents

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Inspired by J.K Rowling's Harry Potter

To Whom Ever This May Concern;

I wish I could tell you the contents of this book were purely fictional. That I, Adela Arthur, was just a normal sixteen year old from Portland and that dragons, giants, elves and mermaids were just myths. I wish these were legends shared from crazy old grandparents to crazy old grandparents around campfires. After all, that is what I used to believe.

I never would have thought they lived on the other side of our mirrors in a world called Cielieu. But they do...

I never would have thought there were humans, better known as Volsin that lived among them with the ability to create light from a single thought. But there are...

I never would have thought I was one of them... But I am...

I am the last Arthur and I was brought to the human world after a Volsin, filled with greed, began to strip the light from our kind.

The human world was supposed to be a safe haven... but he's found us and the only way to stop him is to go back to Cielieu and begin training as a student in the Elpida Castle of Light.

Like I said I wish the contents of this book were purely fictional and not my life...


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Adela Arthur and the Creator's Clock 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
eternalised More than 1 year ago
Adela Arthur and the Creator’s Clock is a fantasy novel for young adult that’s reminiscent of other books like Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling, Groosham Grange by Anthony Horowitz, etc. Our main character, Adela Arthur, gets targeted by a chimera on her sixteenth birthday. She narrowly manages to escape, but a girl who used to bully her, dies during the attack, protecting Adela and her friend Hector. Adela’s grandpa turns out to be a dragon, and apparently Adela comes from a distant land in another dimension, a land targeted by an evil wizard. Her parents sent her away to keep her safe, in her grandfather’s custody. But now a monster from the world of Cielieu has manages to break through the borders, and Adela wants to find out more about the world she was born in. Along with Hector she travels to Cielieu, and there she begins training in a magical academy, the Elpida Castle of Light. She has to learn to use her light, a magical force inherent to her. But while Hector quickly finds his light, it’s not all that easy for Adela. She longs to go back home, to the life she used to know, where she was a nobody as opposed to ‘the Adela Arthur’ she is here. Unfortunately, with the evil wizard’s threat on her life, going home is out of the option. Adela has to adapt to this new world and its inhabitants, including Jeremy. Jeremy is a member of one of the opposing houses, yet he’s rather intrigued by Adela, and she’s intrigued by him. He’s your typical ‘bad boy’ character, a stark contrast to ever-reliable Hector, and the two don’t get along at all. But if they want any chance to survive, they’ll have to put aside their difference. All right, so when I checked other Goodreads reviews for this book, a lot of people seem to classify it as a blatant rip-off of Harry Potter. I’ll admit there are similarities. Adela goes to a magic school, but in this school she uses “light” as opposed to magic wands and attributes, like in Harry Potter. In both books, the name of the villain should not be spoken. However, whereas the villain’s threat seems very real and dangerous in Harry Potter, in Adela Arthur the ‘do not speak his name’ thing is more something thought about by the students. Both schools are ruled by a mysterious and powerful old wizard. In both books they play a magical game – Quidditch in Harry Potter, and a somewhat similar underwater game in Adela Arthur and the Creator’s Clock. Then there’s the school seperated into four houses, which is in both books as well. If that makes the book a blatant rip-off, I don’t know. There are certainly many differences. If Hector is meant as the brainy best-friend (aka Hermione), then well, there’s no Ron. There’s no Pureblood vs. Mudblood war going on. Harry Potter never really had a love triangle, and here the love triangle is a significant part of the book. The magic school is in another dimension. And we must not forget that Harry Potter wasn’t the first book about a kid in a magical school. The plot has been used several times before. That aside, I’ll review Adela Arthur and the Creator’s Clock for the books’ own merits, not for how similar or different it is from Harry Potter. On its own, the story is definitely intriguing. I liked Adela, but only up to a certain degree. Her humor was over the top sometimes, and in general, she behaved a little childish for her age. I liked Hector much more. He was intelligent and crafty, and stronger than one would think at first. Jeremy was my absolute favorite character though. I’ve always been a fan of bad boys, but I also really digged the memory magic he could do. The writing was all right. There were errors here and there, and sometimes things were a bit repetitive, but overall it didn’t bother me very much. If you’re a fan of magic school stories or Harry Potter, you’ll probably enjoy this book.
Magluvsya03 More than 1 year ago
So, this book has been compared to a few biggies! Like say, Harry Potter and the Iron Fey Series. I can see a few similarities, but I’m actually not good at comparing things like because no writer ever sounds like another, and if they do, I start looking at the big “P” word. LOL I’m not thinking that here, but I will agree with the similarities. Anyways, it’s a very interesting story and pretty darn good for a first timer :) The main character is ordinary, or so she thinks. And then the story begins!  Adela starts out as nothing special. You will feel bad for her for losing her parents so young, but she’s got a strong grandfather that raised her. He did everything for her. But after her birthday, some fun things start happening. OK, I say fun, maybe not so fun for her LOL She begins learning a whole new world, and some secrets that could break her. I like Adela, she’s very normal. LOL. By that I mean, she isn’t some crazy butt kicking maniac all of a sudden. She grows into what she becomes. I liked that she also lived a real life up until now.  There are some great side characters. Her grandfather, Jeremy- the HAWT piece bad boy, and Hector- the awesome best friend. Not to mention all the new supernatural creatures you will meet along the way. I am not sure if I am on a “Team” yet. I think I will hold off for the next book just a little bit long :) Each of these will play a big role in Adela’s journey and new discoveries.  I also really enjoyed the plot and the twists. For a first time writer, and the first of the series, I really liked the way it was written. I will say, the school thing had me there on the Harry Potter part. I would have liked a little more explanations on some things and maybe not as many similarities with the schooling. But, the ending was pretty epic and I love being surprised. So, I’m thinking it’ll be extra fun to read book two when it comes out. It was a fun little ride! 3.5 MAGICAL PAWS!!
Momma_Chaos More than 1 year ago
If you read the author's bio, you'll see that she began this book when she was a senior in high school.  I am beyond impressed to read the writing ability of someone so young. Like some other fantasy greats (Harry Potter or the Iron Fey series), Adela Arthur & the Creator's Clock captures you from the beginning and pulls your right in. We begin in the human world with Adela & Hector, both just trying not to stick out so much and get thru high school. When a series of strange events occur, they both discover that they were born in Cielieu (the world behind the mirror). Making a series of brave steps, they find themselves in the midst of Cielieu amongst all the fairytale creatures - ogres, dragons, elves, mermaids... In fact, they are a different sort of human called a Volsin - who can use 100% of their brains, resulting in the ability to project lights that they can make into flying discs to ride (no more stairs!), lighting bolts, ropes, anything they can imagine. They are both thrust into school (a hogwarts like castle, complete with 4 different groups) and again Adela is left feeling an outcast. From one of the strongest families, she knows nothing about casting her light or any of the history that others have grown up with. She quickly makes friends, even the untouchable Jeremy (a Red Diamond who rarely speaks to anyone). I admit when they first traveled together, I wondered if Adela & Hector were going to become closer, but the minute Jeremy was introduced my attention went to him. I feel a love triangle coming! The book was fast paced and enjoyable. There isn't a lot of romance at this point, which honestly didn't bother me a bit. ME, a self proclaimed romance addict! There was so much going on, so much to learn about , mysteries to unravel and just a hint of romance that left me on the edge, waiting for the next book in the series! I'm giving it a solid 5 stars. 
book_for_ya More than 1 year ago
Adela Arthur and the Creator’s Clock is an exciting fantasy novel full of adventures, adorable characters and magical creatures. Enter this enchanting world of Cielieu and be captivated by it's brilliant light. At first glance, one would probably think that Adela Arthur was an ordinary teenage girl who lived with her blind grandfather because her parents died in an accident. A simple girl who was labeled as an outcast along with her geek best friend, Hector but there's always more to this than meets the eye. Within 48 hours after Adela's sixteenth birthday, she uncovered a secret that will not just change her life but also of Hector's. "'If a cannon ball has a mass of 150g and is shot from a muzzled cannon toward you with a velocity of 960 m/s, what is its kinetic energy?' What did it matter if she were dead? Who in their right mind would stand there wanting to know how much kinetic energy was behind a cannon ball? Move. Problem solved; you're alive and it did not matter what the kinetic energy was" Adela is an easy-to-relate-with character. She's amiable and super funny. And she immediately got my sympathy especially when it comes to solving mathematical problems relating to physics. Anyway, she's not the perfect character or the smartest for that matter, she's actually stubborn and impulsive but she has a lot of great traits too that is worth admiring. She is full of heart, she's a fighter and she's a really good friend. Jeremy Lamorak was really hot in more ways than one. He strikes me as the mysterious-bad-boy-snob type and I really dig that kind of attitude. His ability to experience memories is useful and quite crafty at best. I'll definitely ask for his help whenever I needed to relieve a memory of mine. Just saying. On the other hand, I already get what Hector's character will be. It's evident from the first few pages that he's going to be the secretly-in-love-with-his-bestfriend bestfriend and I immediately gave him a silent prayer hoping that he would find his perfect match in the course of this series and I hope that he doesn't end up dying. I really like him because he's a really nice guy and he always have Adela's back. The turn of events was really well-paced and the imagery of the world of Cielieu was impressive. Also, the plot became more and more interesting as the story progresses especially when they were finally in Elpida Castle of Lights. It actually reminds me of Harry Potter, with the 4 classification of groups and the villain here was like he-who-must-not-be-named too. They also have their own national sports called Natorbi but it's super different from Quidditch. Anyway, the big betrayal and revelation in the end was really surprising. I didn't see that one coming. Overall, it was a really exciting read. It's a promising new book and it's perfect for middle grade, young adult and those who are young at heart. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Okay first of all to all of you who think this is a Harry Potter rip off please take a back seat and breathe.  I want to say for the record that I'm a huge Harry Potter fan! I bow down to Queen J.k and it is for that reason I can not give this book 5stars. It's really hard not to compare it Harry Potter. In fact I think most fantasy novels in the later half of this decade are compared to Harry Potter.  I mean seriously think about it.  Evil man takes over, hero who didn't know was a hero raises, they must go someone where to learn how to be that hero, they struggle but somehow they find it with in themselves to rise. That is Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, Chronicles of Narnia, the Lord of the Rings, and Adela Arthur....shot even Sky High.  The biggest thing that I saw with the Harry Potter vs Adela Arthur was the fact that the villain, who is called Prince Delapur, name is feared to be said.  However I think it's the kids who are making him into the boggieman not the adults. THe Headmaster of the school Lord Elderberry thinks the only way to beat him is for the student's to find the strength to do so.  I like how each and everyone has lights which are broken up into 4 groups Red Diamonds, Golden Hives, Sapphire Falls, and Emerald Dens. Each group has a certain personality traits there is no sorting hats you are born who you are. In this world your power (light) matches that of your light.  The first half of felt slow and bogged down a bit. I enjoyed the time-loop with in the novel.  The prologue is basically the focal point of the book. Because of one girls choice to get herself killed, (i'm still not sure why) Adela Arthur find her way back into this new world. In the later half of the book Adela goes back to that moment with the girls brother.  I fell like there is a lot more darkness coming from this series. The way the book ending (which came as a surprise to me) seemed to point to that.  The students are starting to fight back but not all of them are on the good side. It's not clear good vs evil. It's much more complicated then that.  If people want to get hung up on parallel's between this and other novels I think they will, which is said because I really do want to see where this series is going. I'm curious about the world seeing as how the first book is spent majority in the castle.  I have more questions; Where is the sun? I have a hit about that but I'm not sure. In the castle there are these hooded statues that hold color flames? The flame is a form of clock right? Now that Adela know who Prince Delapur is to her will she fight as hard? Why are any of the main character's going to die? (This one I really believe will happen) I recommend this book to anyone who loves fantasy.
Mary_Groten More than 1 year ago
I found the Harry Potter books to be unreadable British-English (I prefer American-English), so it is a true pleasure to find a fantasy tale that is readable, and highly enjoyable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading this short story. My only wish is that "I wish the story was longer"! Please Please keep this storyline going. So looking forward to ready more of your writings.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I expected this to be one of those books where the author has no idea what they are doing. However this is not the case. Adela arthur is one of the best short stories i have ever read!! It is kind of similar to Harry Potter but not really, and i think hat is kind of hard to do when you write about magic. I recommend this book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great for middle school reader and fantasy lovers really enjoyed characters can't wait to see them again.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is so cool that she wrote this when she was in high school. I can definitely see the resemblance to harry potter, and i just loved everything about it. I just love how, though it never really says it, you can just tell tht Hector is SO jealous of jeremy with adela! But i can definitey see a future btween those two, and i think they are perfect for each othrr. For those who are still uncertain, the kinds of books i also like are divergent, percy jackson, hunger games, matched, and action packed romance filled distopian books. This book had subtle romance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago