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A hundred years ago in the world of Eleria, five families ruled with powers over the elements of air, earth, fire and water. When the Magi attack, five Elementi heirs were rescued and sent through time and space to safety - the only hope to claim back what was lost. On present day Earth, Jake has an ordinary life, school, bullies, parties... until he stumbles on an ancient crystal and discovers that he is adopted. He is the last of the Elementi High-Kings. Now he must learn to control his new powers and reunite ...
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A hundred years ago in the world of Eleria, five families ruled with powers over the elements of air, earth, fire and water. When the Magi attack, five Elementi heirs were rescued and sent through time and space to safety - the only hope to claim back what was lost. On present day Earth, Jake has an ordinary life, school, bullies, parties... until he stumbles on an ancient crystal and discovers that he is adopted. He is the last of the Elementi High-Kings. Now he must learn to control his new powers and reunite the other missing heirs before the new Magi Emperor finds them first and kills them all!
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  • ISBN-13: 9781446117798
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • Publication date: 11/15/2010
  • Pages: 186
  • Product dimensions: 0.43 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

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  • Posted November 8, 2011

    Page Turner!

    Great story of good versus evil, but with a different twist. Taking their strengths from nature, fire, wind, water and earth, plus one unifying force, 5 people from different dimenstions join together to combat another power looking to take control. These 5 have never met before, seeing as how their homeworld was destroyed many years earlier. These 5 are direct descendants of the original owners of the crystals, each with it¿s own ability. They were scattered in the hope of reuniting to join their forces to bring the Elementi back in control, away from the Magi.

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  • Posted September 30, 2011

    highly recommend

    I loved this story. would highly recommend to any age level. Would have like to see it as a much longer story.

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  • Posted April 16, 2011

    Exciting Read, Brava!

    If I had to describe this book in two words, I think I'd say: "Densely Packed". There's a little bit of everything in this book: Alternate worlds, mythical themes, magical creatures, exotic abilities etc. etc. etc. A huge, epic tale with high stakes.

    But while there's much to see and learn, things are explained and demonstrated clearly and logically by the characters so the reader never feels overwhelmed. Also, the use of settings and characters from our world ease the transition to the richly imagined world of Eleria. By the end of the first act, so many characters and conflicts had been introduced that the reader has no choice but to wonder where it's all going and how it will all tie together, but from there it charges like a freight train until everything does come together nicely.

    One of the highlights to me was the attention to detail that the author exhibited. Abilities (and perhaps more importantly restrictions) are clearly defined and explained throughout the narrative and there were many moments that I found myself loving the small anecdotes and incidents that were very clever and made complete sense in the context of the story.

    Overall a lot of great elements all coming together but in a relatively short book. My only disappointment was that wanted to keep reading after I had reached the end.

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  • Posted March 25, 2011

    Interesting but underdeveloped

    The premise of this story reminded me a lot of an old WB-11 television show called Roswell: a developed nation is brutally taken over, and children with superpowers are sent to Earth for their own protection. The catch here, however, is that instead of crossing through outer space, the Elementi children pass through dimensions and time.

    The book primarily focuses on the High King's discovery of his powers and his search for the rulers of air, water, fire, and earth. Background stories are given for each Elementi, however, and I found that I actually enjoyed those the most. Shenella's history was particularly touching, and it showed both her tender heart and strong will. In fact she, not Jake or Aras, was the most well-developed character in the book, with nuances and contradictions that were not present in the others.

    Kiera's past was equally engrossing, but her personality all but vanished after she joined up with Mirim and Jake. The light hand with which the author delicately drew Shenella was absent with the other characters, particularly Mirim, whose harsh outline was formed with all the subtlety of a sledgehammer crashing through the floor. She and Jake were one-dimensional, and the one-line descriptions that Kiera made to resolve their argument effectively summed them up. The resolution of the conflict between them was simplistic, the stilted dialogue something I would expect to see in a book geared towards early readers and not middle grade.

    Perhaps there would have been more room for character development had the story moved at a slower pace. Most of the book was rushed, and the text itself was often repetitively worded (and poorly punctuated). There was no time for me to absorb all of the revelations being made about the crystals and the Elementi, which makes me wonder how the heroes picked up on the proper use of the Matrix - yes, the Matrix - so easily. Personally, I felt a bit lost.

    Children of the Elementi tries very hard to tell a fantastical coming-of-age tale. The delivery, however, left me wanting.

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  • Posted March 21, 2011

    Interesting fantasy story with a healthy dose of sci-fi thrown in!

    It's difficult enough to just be a teenager anymore, but what if you're told that you are a king/queen from another world? This fantasy/sci-fi story follows the quest to overthrow the evil Magi and restore the Elementi to power by reuniting the children of the Elementi, teenagers who have control over the elements: fire, air, water, earth, and in this book, spirit. Most of the kids are residents of our world, hidden here when they were very young. Some were still living on Eleria, oblivious of their heritage. When the one of the kids determines the other heirs are coming of age and starting to tap into their powers, she takes it upon herself to search them out. One by one they are found and drawn together to complete their destiny. I liked this book, and would recommend it to anyone that likes a good fantasy story with a lot of sci-fi thrown in. However, I would make a recommendation to future readers. Dedicate some time to read this. Try not to put it down too much. Speaking from experience, I would pick this book up, read a chapter or two, then put it down later, and not come back to it for a day or two. Then, when I started to read it again, I found that I had to backtrack quite a bit so that I could follow along again. The longer I read at one outing, the easier it was. I found it a little odd that kids that were raised as normal teenagers could accept and master their new powers that fast. I would have liked to see more detail as how the Matrix worked and how the new heirs were able to interact with it that easily. One explanation could be, maybe, that more time had elapsed than I thought. Either way, I always appreciate a good book where I can easily picture the scene in my head, which I was able to do. I've been reading so many fantasy stories that it was nice to see some sci-fi thrown in. Makes me realize how much I love this genre. Good job, Ceri!

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  • Posted March 21, 2011

    Interesting fantasy story with a healthy dose of sci-fi thrown in!

    It's difficult enough to just be a teenager anymore, but what if you're told that you are a king/queen from another world? This fantasy/sci-fi story follows the quest to overthrow the evil Magi and restore the Elementi to power by reuniting the children of the Elementi, teenagers who have control over the elements: fire, air, water, earth, and in this book, spirit. Most of the kids are residents of our world, hidden here when they were very young. Some were still living on Eleria, oblivious of their heritage. When the one of the kids determines the other heirs are coming of age and starting to tap into their powers, she takes it upon herself to search them out. One by one they are found and drawn together to complete their destiny. I liked this book, and would recommend it to anyone that likes a good fantasy story with a lot of sci-fi thrown in. However, I would make a recommendation to future readers. Dedicate some time to read this. Try not to put it down too much. Speaking from experience, I would pick this book up, read a chapter or two, then put it down later, and not come back to it for a day or two. Then, when I started to read it again, I found that I had to backtrack quite a bit so that I could follow along again. The longer I read at one outing, the easier it was. I found it a little odd that kids that were raised as normal teenagers could accept and master their new powers that fast. I would have liked to see more detail as how the Matrix worked and how the new heirs were able to interact with it that easily. One explanation could be, maybe, that more time had elapsed than I thought. Either way, I always appreciate a good book where I can easily picture the scene in my head, which I was able to do. I've been reading so many fantasy stories that it was nice to see some sci-fi thrown in. Makes me realize how much I love this genre. Good job, Ceri!

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