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Posted November 21, 2012
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.
Posted April 22, 2012
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 NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 25, 2012
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
Posted March 11, 2012
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.
Posted March 7, 2012
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.