The Dragon Guard (Magickers Series #3)

The Dragon Guard (Magickers Series #3)

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by Emily Drake
     
 

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As the Magickers seek the third and most important Gate into the magic-filled land of Haven, the elder members are being stricken by a strange ailment that drains their power and ages them. And the Dark Hand is more than willing to take advantage of the Magickers' weakness to strike...

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As the Magickers seek the third and most important Gate into the magic-filled land of Haven, the elder members are being stricken by a strange ailment that drains their power and ages them. And the Dark Hand is more than willing to take advantage of the Magickers' weakness to strike...

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VOYA
In the third book of The Magickers-an American response to the Harry Potter series-Jason, Bailey, Trent and the rest of the young magickers are troubled as they perceive evidence that the power of the Dark Hand is increasing. Jason especially feels pressure because as the Gate Keeper, he has the responsibility to find the final gate to the Haven, a place for all magickers to escape the Dark Hand. The book ends with a vicious battle between the Dark Hand and the Magickers as they struggle for control over the Haven. The Magickers win, for now, but the door is left open for the next book in the series. The main characters are close to high school age in this installment. The draw for this series is that the teens are normal American teens living normal American teenage lives, but each has a special "talent" that makes him or her a magicker. There are still enough dragons, magical powers, and skeletal Leucators (evil reproductions of a human that sap the soul) to satisfy fantasy fans. Most readers wish at one time or another to have magical powers and these teens constantly must overcome the urge to use their powers to solve their teenage problems. Certain to be popular in middle school and public libraries, this enjoyable series stands on its own, and it is definitely the place to go for the Harry Potter fans who want something else to read. VOYA CODES: 3Q 3P M (Readable without serious defects; Will appeal with pushing; Middle School, defined as grades 6 to 8). 2003, DAW, 308p., Ages 11 to 14.
—Linda Roberts

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101167069
Publisher:
DAW
Publication date:
06/01/2004
Series:
Magickers , #3
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
File size:
413 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Emily Drake lives in a sand castle by the sea…well, actually, it’s a dusty house full of wonderful old books, cats, and a rambunctious cocker spaniel puppy. And, on a good day when the smog clears, you can see the Pacific Ocean. When she’s not reading or talking with the cats or playing with the puppy, she is thinking of Bailey-isms and writing. Somewhere in the house is a grown-up daughter who likes to read and write histories of the fantastic and brings home pottery from class which looks as if it must have been made in another realm, so she fits in extremely well. Emily is married to a nice gentleman who works very hard in the real world and is often a bit bemused by the goings-on in the sand castle but has a good sense of humor about it all. There are other sons and a daughter who are scattered to the Trade Winds but who write and call home often. All in all, a good day is one in which books can be read and written and enjoyed by anyone Emily can reach. At the moment, the pup only considers a book as a good chew-toy, but she’s hoping he’ll outgrow that. Emily does not normally talk about herself like this, but the cats insisted upon it, like royalty.

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The Dragon Guard (Magickers Series #3) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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this book was awesome, i loved it
harstan More than 1 year ago
Centuries ago, a wizard turned to the dark side of magick and gained many followers who rallied to his side when he battled his teacher and those who followed the light. The battle was fierce and many magickers on both sides died or fell into a long sleep waiting to be woken. Some magickers including the wizard who started the battle were thrown into the present and the pure magickers sought out youngsters in the present to defeat Brennard and his followers known and his followers known as the Dark Hand.

Jason is a junior high school student who is the hope of the Adult Magickers. They believe he has the power to open up the third gate that will send them into a world where they can find sanctuary and learn how to use their developing powers. Brennard and his son Jonnar, who is as evil and powerful as his father, want to win Jason to their side or kill him so he won't become a threat to them.

Move over Harry Potter, the Magickers are back and their story is as fascinating and fulfilling as any fantasy story can be. Jason is very young to have such a burden placed on him but with help from his fellow magickers, he rises to the occasion and demonstrates a maturity that most adults never achieve. Emily Drake is a powerful storyteller who gets her readers to believe in the Magickers and their powers.

Harriet Klausner