The Invisible Tower (Otherworld Chronicles Series #1)

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In Artie Kingfisher's world, wizards named Merlin and fire-breathing dragons exist only in legends—until the day his favorite video game, Otherworld, springs to life.

You are special, Arthur, says a mysterious message in the game. In one week's time you will come to me at the IT.

Cryptic clues lead Artie to a strange place called the Invisible Tower, where he discovers he is actually King Arthur, brought to life in the twenty-first century. ...

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Overview

In Artie Kingfisher's world, wizards named Merlin and fire-breathing dragons exist only in legends—until the day his favorite video game, Otherworld, springs to life.

You are special, Arthur, says a mysterious message in the game. In one week's time you will come to me at the IT.

Cryptic clues lead Artie to a strange place called the Invisible Tower, where he discovers he is actually King Arthur, brought to life in the twenty-first century. Artie has already conquered the virtual Otherworld—now it's up to him to save the real Otherworld as well.

Magical dragons, hungry wolves, and powerful sorcerers await as Artie and his sister, Kay, embark on a quest worthy of the Knights of the Round Table.

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Editorial Reviews

Booklist
“An entertaining quest fantasy, sprinkled with hints of hidden agendas, and juiced with enough creativity to carry readers happily into future episodes.”
Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“The draw here is the action, and there is plenty of that. As Artie dodges fire spells and enchanted swords, gamers will find themselves reaching for their controllers while they await the series’ next installment.”
The Bulletin for the Center for Children's Books
“The draw here is the action, and there is plenty of that. As Artie dodges fire spells and enchanted swords, gamers will find themselves reaching for their controllers while they await the series’ next installment.”
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"The draw here is the action, and there is plenty of that. As Artie dodges fire spells and enchanted swords, gamers will find themselves reaching for their controllers while they await the series’ next installment."
Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“The draw here is the action, and there is plenty of that. As Artie dodges fire spells and enchanted swords, gamers will find themselves reaching for their controllers while they await the series’ next installment.”
Booklist
“An entertaining quest fantasy, sprinkled with hints of hidden agendas, and juiced with enough creativity to carry readers happily into future episodes.”
Children's Literature - Heather Christensen
Twelve-year-old Artie Kingfisher thought he was just an ordinary kid who loved to play video games. That is until a cryptic message sets off a chain of events leading Artie to the mysterious "M," who turns out to be none other than the legendary Merlin. Even more surprising is Merlin's revelation that Artie is in fact King Arthur reborn, and that the "Otherworld" of his favorite game is actually a parallel universe where magic exists. With the help of his sister Kay—video game extraordinaire and now a brave and skilled knight—and a variety of sword wielding accomplices including Tom Thumb, Lancelot, and Bedevere, Artie must reclaim Excalibur and free Merlin (currently imprisoned in an invisible tower disguised as a video game store) so that together they can save Otherworld and Earth from certain disaster. Johnson-Shelton's reinvented Arthurian legend is full of non-stop action, and nicely combines the modern world with the famous legend of the once and future king. An especially nice touch is Artie's right-hand man, who is actually a smart-talking, fearless dame. As might be expected from an action-filled plot like this, many of the characters are not overly deep. Especially problematic is Qwon, a friend of Artie and Kay, who is briefly introduced halfway through the book and then kidnapped. Readers may question the urgency of Artie's desire to rescue this poorly developed character. Nevertheless, the page-turning exploits of Artie and his gang of knights will likely be motivation enough for many readers. Reviewer: Heather Christensen
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062070883
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/4/2012
  • Series: Otherworld Chronicles Series , #1
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 423,555
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.12 (w) x 7.62 (h) x 0.73 (d)

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2012

    Cool book do DO NOT READ IF U HAVNT READ THE BOOK

    IS CLEOMIDE REAL OR FAKE AND IS IT CLEOMIDE THAT IS PULLED OUT OF THE STONE PLEASE REPLY ASAP

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2012

    Best book ever!

    The author of this book came to my school today. He is awesome and his story I think is very interesting. I really reccomend this book and I think it is really good.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2014

    Awsome book

    If you like adventure and mythical creatures this is totally you book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2013

    Awesome book

    To good for me to explain

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2013

    IT WAS...

    awesome and funny.I loved it so much.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2012

    Recommend!!

    The beginning starts off kind of slow, but once you get into the first couple of chapters, it really picks up. The book is a quick read. I can't wait to read the next one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2014

    #are you sure? Reply to #mustaches to answer #why!

    I have never read the book and dont know if I should read it or not. How would you rate it from one to ten it seems interesting.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2014

    Sooo cool

    The best part of this book is when artie finds excaliber

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2012

    I love it

    Im doing it for a book report book and I would recommend it to anyone. Plus I'm not even done with it yet!

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    Posted September 16, 2012

    I really want the nook book cause I have the free preview and it

    I really want the nook book cause I have the free preview and it is really cool plus it is a new series

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2012

    Love the book!!!

    Very intresting but I recomend this book for older kids. For some very little lanuage and violence.

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