Otherworld Chronicles #2: The Seven Swords

Otherworld Chronicles #2: The Seven Swords

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by Nils Johnson-Shelton
     
 

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Across both worlds are seven legendary blades. Some have been uncovered, Some forgotten, Others secreted away.

Very soon all must be united.

Spending the summer fighting dragons, rescuing wizards, and leaping through portals into the Otherworld was only the beginning for Artie and Kay Kingfisher. The two worlds remain divided, Merlin is missing, and worst of

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Overview

Across both worlds are seven legendary blades. Some have been uncovered, Some forgotten, Others secreted away.

Very soon all must be united.

Spending the summer fighting dragons, rescuing wizards, and leaping through portals into the Otherworld was only the beginning for Artie and Kay Kingfisher. The two worlds remain divided, Merlin is missing, and worst of all, Qwon Onakea, their kidnapped friend, may be lost to the Otherworld forever. It seems the only way to save both worlds—and to save his friends—is for Artie to claim his throne as King Arthur reborn.

To do this, Artie must gather his knights so they can venture forth and recover each of the Seven Swords. Finding them all is Artie's only hope for victory.

But all the video games in the world haven't prepared Artie for the battles to come against giants, dragons, ogres, and sorcerers. Nor is he ready for the unexpected threat of the Peace Sword, a mysterious weapon used by the treacherous Mordred to kill the original King Arthur more than a thousand years ago. . . .

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Editorial Reviews

Kirkus Reviews
In the second installment of the Otherworld Chronicles trilogy, the fate of the world is at stake. "I feel like we're in the second Lord of the Rings movie!" young Kay says to her brother Artie Kingfisher, the new King Arthur. On a quest to recover seven magical swords of the Dark Ages, Artie and Kay gather "New Knights of the Round Table" and try to unite two worlds. Standing in their way is Lordess Morgaine, who has created (a different) Arthur and Mordred in a laboratory--genetically engineered creations essential to her goal of retrieving Excalibur, killing Merlin and attaining supreme power. Artie and his band travel from Ohio via crossover points between worlds in search of swords in Sweden, France and Japan, and they join forces with fairies, dragons and even Numinae, the forest lord, in an Armageddon-style confrontation with Morgaine and her minions. It's a wild mix of Arthurian tales, with such folkloric elements as dragons, witches, fairies and bear soldiers, and a 21st-century world of video games, iPad sword apps, genetic engineering and characters who say things like "dude" and "Holy mirror image, Batman!" Johnson-Shelton thus manages to incorporate many of the elements of the classic tales and make them fresh. Real excitement and horror await readers in this new take on classic Arthurian lore. (Fiction. 9-14)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062070944
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
01/02/2013
Series:
Otherworld Chronicles Series, #2
Pages:
355
Sales rank:
350,452
Product dimensions:
5.88(w) x 8.36(h) x 1.21(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Nils Johnson-Shelton is the coauthor of the international bestseller No Angel: My Harrowing Undercover Journey to the Inner Circle of the Hells Angels. He is also the author of the Full Fathom Five series for tweens Otherworld Chronicles.

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