The Lodestone [NOOK Book]

Overview

When twelve year old Jack Paris feels the small jaws of a creature that shouldn't exist clamp down on his leg, life as he knows it in small-town northeast Texas comes to a sudden end. Miss Edna, his foster mom, is forced to take him and his friend Sally to a world she secretly forsook two hundred years before to save his life. There Jack discovers that an evil wizard needs him for unknown purposes and will stop at nothing to capture him. The wizard pursues Jack and Sally through forests and under mountains on the...
See more details below
The Lodestone

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$2.99
BN.com price

Overview

When twelve year old Jack Paris feels the small jaws of a creature that shouldn't exist clamp down on his leg, life as he knows it in small-town northeast Texas comes to a sudden end. Miss Edna, his foster mom, is forced to take him and his friend Sally to a world she secretly forsook two hundred years before to save his life. There Jack discovers that an evil wizard needs him for unknown purposes and will stop at nothing to capture him. The wizard pursues Jack and Sally through forests and under mountains on the other world, and even across Kansas back on Earth.

With all their hope placed in Miss Edna, she suddenly disappears, leaving Jack and Sally to carry on without her. It soon becomes clear, however, that the events of the present are tied to Miss Edna's past, and the children begin a desperate effort to find her before all hope is lost.

When Jack finally realizes why the wizard needs him, he learns that to live and love, you sometimes have to be willing to die.

The Lodestone is the first book in a new series, Edalwin's Legacy. It is 59,000 words long, or roughly 240 pages. It is written for young readers who love the fantastical, and for those still young at heart. The Kindle edition is DRM-free.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013486737
  • Publisher: J. Philip Horne
  • Publication date: 11/17/2011
  • Series: Edalwin's Legacy , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • File size: 937 KB

Meet the Author

At the tender age of 38, J. Philip Horne realized he wanted to write novels when he grew up. His first attempt ended in failure, but two years later he authored his debut novel, The Lodestone, in a five week flurry of writing.

Mr. Horne lives in Dallas with his wife and four children.
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4
( 5 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(4)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 5 Customer Reviews
  • Posted November 21, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    Jack has spent his life bouncing from foster home to foster home

    Jack has spent his life bouncing from foster home to foster home - never really settling down and making friends. He has been with Miss Edna for a few years now and just becoming comfortable with where his life is heading when everything changes. He comes home to an eerie calm, sees men appear from nowhere, and soon sees monsters! Just as the small boy who lived under the stairs Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, this small foster boy is called on to save the world.

    Perhaps I am more aware of it, but as is typical, I found a few more editing errors (grammar issues) than I would like to see in a completed book. Fortunately, they weren't pervasive enough to ruin the flow of the reading. Students who love the fantasy of Harry Potter and The Lord of the RingsThe Lord of the Rings but aren't quite at those reading levels will enjoy this more accessible book.

    This book was received as a giveaway from the author.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2012

    Jack Paris is an average teenager in the seventh grade that is f

    Jack Paris is an average teenager in the seventh grade that is feeling like something is wrong but can't explain why. His friend, Sally is an avid reader that believes in what she reads. Jack's foster mom Edna Littlefield is a nurse at local hospital in Hillacre. Jack continues to feel like there is something wrong and tells his foster mom about it. Everything changes when Drakin an evil wizard from another world appears on Edna Littlefield's doorstep. She battles it out with Drakin and takes both Jack and Sally to Salina, Kansas to the lodestone located there. Edna's name is not Edna but Edalwin Stormbringer, a wizard that went missing 200 years ago and is, now wearing green robes. Edalwin or Edna goes missing from the Fortress of Arameth. Sally, Jack, and their allies Fortuna, Gerlock, Verdrag, and Derek all must come together to find Edalwin. Once Edalwin is found but Jack goes missing. Jack is now in the hands of Drakin for some unknown purpose. It's a race to find Jack and Drakin. Can they be found? What does Drakin want? What does Drakin want with Jack? Your answers await you in The Lodestone.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted March 25, 2012

    4 STARS I enjoyed reading Loadstone or should say listening to

    4 STARS
    I enjoyed reading Loadstone or should say listening to it on my Kindle. I did get lost a few times because did not realize it jumped to different character or place.
    Its a YA fantasy book that takes place on two worlds going back and forth with Loadstones that are doorways for wizards.
    Some weird creatures are after Jack and one actually poisons him during a battle between creatures a evil wizard Drakin and Jack's foster mother Miss edna.
    Miss Edna with a shotgun killed a bunch of creatures not of this world and the wizard left saying he would be back for Edalwin to save Jack life for him.
    Miss Edna takes the two seventh graders with her back to her world because their her magic is stronger and she can heal the poison in Jack. She is afraid to leave Sally back on Earth because she doesn't know if evil wizard had marked her.
    Edalwin has not been back to her world in over two hundred years. Their have been lots of changes. She used to be evil but has changed and has been doing good with what magic she could do on Earth. In the past she worked with Drakin on evil side now she wants to fight him. She does not know why he wants Jack.
    Back on Earth the FBI is trying to figure out what the dead creatures are and where Sally & Jack are. Were they kidnapped. Derek is trying to understand the impossible facts.
    Edalwin is missing and jack & sally and Gerlock, Fortuna escape back to Earth and are picked up put in jail to hold till FBI get their but than other things happen when Derek is finding out what happens and lets them out when A dragon appears and kills lots of police and FBI and Derek ends going with them back to other world to escape.
    thier is a lot of creatures and lands they travel trying to stop Drakin and get all their parties together again. They finally find Miss Edna and Jack is lost.
    good clean fun. Look forward to next book.
    I was given this ebook in exchange of honest review from librarything member.
    CreateSpace (2011), Paperback, 252 pages

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted March 11, 2012

    Creatures, Dwarves, Magic!

    When Miss Edna took Jack in in Paris, TX she had many plans. First, to get the boy settled and fed and cleaned up and then to move him somewhere calm and quiet where she could protect him. She gave him the last name of the place she found him. Paris. Miss Edna and Jack Paris are destined for great things – but Jack is totally unaware of it. He is quite happy with Edna, her 9 cats and his best friend, Sally.
    One day 12 tyear old Jack comes home to an eerie feeling. One of the cats is missing, Miss Edna isn’t home and there a huge BOOM somewhere close. Looking over the hill he sees a funny looking guy in a red robe accompanied by strange looking creatures and another man. Odd for a small-town, don’t you think? Jack and Sally head back to Edna’s and that when everything goes to Hell. (and back!) Bitten on the leg by one of the creatures is the least of Jack’s worries: they’re after HIM!
    Miss Edna isn’t exactly a little old lady taking care of Jack as it turns out – she’s Edalwin, a bad wizard gone good, who is dong her durndest to protect jack and Sally from the Red wizard whose name is Drakin. And she does a pretty decent job, too, until she is captured herself.
    With dwarves, forest mages, and an FBI agent who is way out of his dimension, Jack and Sally try to find Edalwin and stay ahead of Drakin at the same times. These 12-year olds strive to fulfill their future by staying alive. Will they?
    Excellent book for YA and adult readers.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted March 7, 2012

    Miss Edna is a foster parent to Jack and taken him in as her own

    Miss Edna is a foster parent to Jack and taken him in as her own. Jack is headed to school and the air isn’t right. When he gets home, he decides to take off into the woods and sees Sally his friend from school. After rumbling and smoke appear they head to Jacks to Ms. Edna to find that she holds powers of a Wizard and someone is seeking out to take Jack. Miss Edna takes them away to another world for protection.
    Derek is the one that is put on this case for missing children. Derek is learning things that he never thought would be possible. He’s found the kids traveling with 2 other adults and all chaos has broken out. He’s brought to a world that he couldn’t image possible but is going to help the kids and their new friends to save Jack. Can they also save Miss Edna and find out that Jack has powers he never knew he had? Will he find out more of his past that was unknown to him? Why was he being hunted?
    This story takes you on adventure to different worlds and was very exciting. I really enjoyed reading this and look forward to more adventures for Jack.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 5 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)