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Stones of Abraxas

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David Stanhope is an average twelve-year-old. His friends are geeks. School is an endless series of humiliations. And his summer vacation is about to be wasted at a broken-down cabin in the middle of nowhere.

But there's a secret lurking in David's attic. It transports him and his sister Amanda to the magical world of Abraxas where dragons scour the prairie for prey and centaurs patrol in search of humans. They learn that the people of Abraxas live in fear of a centuries-old ...

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Overview

David Stanhope is an average twelve-year-old. His friends are geeks. School is an endless series of humiliations. And his summer vacation is about to be wasted at a broken-down cabin in the middle of nowhere.

But there's a secret lurking in David's attic. It transports him and his sister Amanda to the magical world of Abraxas where dragons scour the prairie for prey and centaurs patrol in search of humans. They learn that the people of Abraxas live in fear of a centuries-old sorcerer who has spent his life trying to impose his evil rule on the entire land. If he discovers who David and Amanda really are, they will be forced to help him - or be destroyed.

Before the Stanhopes can escape back to their own world, they need answers: How did a priceless treasure end up in their attic? Why is a dragon afraid of a compass? Can a centaur wear a tool belt? Why is a huge talking frog following Amanda? And what's Lucy the Moat Monster's favorite food?

Maybe David isn't so average after all.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780615612669
  • Publisher: Kissing Frog Books
  • Publication date: 4/1/2012
  • Pages: 278
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.63 (d)

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  • Posted November 17, 2008

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    Reviewed by Grandma Bev for TeensReadToo.com

    Sixth-grader David Stanhope and his eighth-grade sister, Amanda, are reluctantly going to spend summer vacation in a broken down cabin in the woods. They live in a suburb of Chicago, and they would really rather not go to the cabin, but they are resigned to make the best of it. As they search the attic to gather their camping gear, they run across an old trunk that bears investigation. The trunk produces family heirlooms, and among them is a wonderful ruby pendant. The kids' mom, Susan, puts the necklace on, but then when she tries to take it off, it sticks to her forehead; David, Amanda, and Susan are instantly transported to a strange new world inhabited by creatures they have never before seen. <BR/><BR/>They discover that they are in Abraxas, which is a different world that exists parallel to their own earth, or Terra, as the Abraxans call it. It seems that many years ago the two worlds were one, but were split apart. They meet the rulers of Abraxas, and discover that they share mutual ancestors. <BR/><BR/>An evil magician named Adrian the Deceiver needs their ruby to complete the Stones of Abraxas...five gems having magical powers and held together by a golden shield that will give him the power he needs to rule both worlds. He is prepared to employ extreme measures in an attempt to recover the jewel. David and Amanda are the only hope of Abraxas and Terra keeping the ruby from Adrian and his horde of magicians with their evil agenda. <BR/><BR/>K. Osborn Sullivan has invented a medieval-like world in this riveting fantasy that is populated with compelling, fully-developed characters. The centaurs are among my favorites, but all of the characters have personalities that shine through. STONES OF ABRAXAS is a very entertaining story, and you will want to come back to it again and again. It will leave you wanting to read more about this exciting fantasy world. Watch for HEROES OF ABRAXAS, book two in the Abraxas Pentagram, coming soon!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2006

    great young adult fantasy

    When humans started hunting and killing the magic races and those humans who had magical powers, a spell of separation was performed using five magical gems held together by a golden shield. The spell split one world into two: Terra where non magicals lived and Abraxas where centaurs, gargoyles, elves, frogs (yes frogs) and humans born with magic reside. The Stanhope family is transported from Terra to Abraxas using the magic ruby found in the attic of their home. --- Adrian the Deceiver, a magician who practices the black arts, has in his possession four of the five gems and would kill anyone who gets in his way while he gains control of the last one from the Stanhopes. With all five jewels, he would be able to conquer Abraxas and Terra and it is up the Stanhope children Amanda and David to stop him if they can. --- Young adults as well as older readers who appreciate a good fantasy will thoroughly enjoy the spellbinding tale of the STONES OF ABRAXAS. Although young and playful with a tendency to get into mischief, Amanda and David have a purity about them that allows them to fight the forces of evil. These characters are so easy to like that readers will root for them to defeat the villain, no matter how hopeless it seems. K. Osborn Sullivan has the magical touch when it comes to writing great young adult fantasy. --- Harriet Klausner

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2013

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    This book is great! No swear words and a great plot! I love it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2013

    Loltastic

    The first 50pgs drew me in

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    Posted February 3, 2013

    Lol

    Love

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    Posted October 8, 2012

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    GOoD LOVES U SO READ MORE BOOOOOOOKS

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2012

    Guess what?

    GOD LOVES YOU!!!

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