The Seventh Mountain

The Seventh Mountain

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by Gene Curtis
     
 

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A dream, surreal and frightening, begins the path of Mark Young's future; a path set long before he was even born. Fortunately, it's not a path he's doomed to walk alone. His course leads to true friends, fortune and a place where he learns to wield great power. This place is The Seventh Mountain, the place where Magi train. The Seventh Mountain

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A dream, surreal and frightening, begins the path of Mark Young's future; a path set long before he was even born. Fortunately, it's not a path he's doomed to walk alone. His course leads to true friends, fortune and a place where he learns to wield great power. This place is The Seventh Mountain, the place where Magi train. The Seventh Mountain conceals the direst legend known to man. Mark's fate lies within.

"The Seventh Mountain by Gene Curtis is pure delight. Curtis wields a tremendous imagination and uses it to transport the reader to another world, where sword wielding Magi fight for good, evil lurks just out of sight and a young hero searches for his destiny. Sure to be compared to Harry Potter, but undeniably more compelling." - Jeremy Robinson

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940032824206
Publisher:
Gene Curtis
Publication date:
10/20/2011
Series:
Chronicles of a Magi , #1
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Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
21,266
File size:
329 KB
Age Range:
13 Years

Meet the Author

Gene Curtis is the director of the Writers Studio (Southern Virginia) and editor of Sweetbay Review, an annual anthology of Virginia Writers. He previously sat on the board of directors for Convergence Art Guild.

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The Seventh Mountain: Chronicles of a Ma 4.1 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 192 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It intrigued me from the first and I have to say, it¿s a darned good story. I believe some people will say that it¿s a Christian Harry Potter knock off but I can¿t say I agree. True, at first I wondered if it was indeed a re-telling of a Harry Potter type tale with a Christian twist but as I got deeper into the book I found it was something quite different. Curtis does a good job on the magic system in the Magi world, making it understandable and realistic. The setting of Seventh Mountain and it¿s surroundings is also very well developed. To be honest, the characters were a bit wooden at times and the dialog was awkward in places. I often felt that Mark understood concepts and acted far beyond the scope of his 12 years of age. Yet I was still engaged and my interest was held to the very last page. There are enough questions in the book that you want to keep reading, want to find the answers. The bad guy is really bad and the good guys are really good. This work should appeal to a wide audience. It¿s young enough that a child will understand and enjoy it but it¿s got enough depth that an adult will enjoy their time reading it as well. Bravo to Gene Curtis and well done on his first published novel. I look very forward to reading future installments of the Chronicles of a Magi series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is very much like the Harry Potter books: young man goes off to a school for Magi. There's an antagonist professor. Students are divided into tribes rather than houses, and they have a game they play against one another. If you like the HP books, you'll probably like this as well. It started a little slow, but the second half of the book was very entertaining. There's religious symbolism along the lines of Narnia, but not preachy. I'll definitely buy book two when it comes out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok i read many of the reveiws before getting this book and several people stated it was just like harry potter but its not. Yes this book involves a teenage group of friends going on adventures and getting into trouble at school but that is where the similarity ends. This book was just as new and imaginative as the harry potter books were. It has it own characters its own demons and own flair. I enjoyed this book and have added the others to my wishlist i reccomend you do the same.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A little choppy but overall a very good idea. It did take me about half the book before i really got into it. Then it was so interesting. Looking forward to more
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wanted to mention I am not into any religion and almost didn't read this because I did not want to be reading a book that was going to try to stuff it down my throat in the guise of a story. Well I will only say that most stories are about good verses evil. I did not feel that I was being preached to. This book is worth reading for it's entertainment value. So read it. You will be glad you gave it a chance. Sanna7125
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im not sure what I expected of this story, but I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. Great story and character building. A great story transcends age and audience. This is another great book intended for youth that captured an adult mind.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was not impressed with some of the grammer but the story was nice. I do agree that even with the differences it felt like an attempt to mimic Harry Potter. Not a bad read but didn't leave me anxious for the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome world building, but stylistically like it was written by a Harry Potter fan during NaNoWriMo.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Reviews liken it to H.P. but this has a flavor all its own. Thought it was written well and to a broader reader base.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The idea behind the book is very good, but the author needs to organize his thoughts. The writing was confusing, and strayed randomly at times. With a bit more focus, higher-level vocabulary, and more well-rounded characters, the book could have been much better. I would hesitate to recommend this novel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wad actually very surprised. Started slow, but all had a purpose. Book was well thought out, and the characters were very interesting..... cant wait for bk 2
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just couldnt get in to the book. The overview (in my opinion) makes it sound better than it is.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. It makes me sad that we can't get the 2nd one but Amazon can. I recomend this to anyone who likes Harry Potter or anything related to it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book. Recommend for tweens or anyone who reads. Concepts of good vs evil and just general good manners that anyone can understand. Leaves you wanting more. Waiting for Book 2 to be available in e-form
Guest More than 1 year ago
Gene Curtis' first novel is a bold and exciting read, a thought-provoking meld of fantasy and reality that will be sure to enchant readers for years to come. Curtis has managed to create something that will appeal to all types of readers. Fans of the genre will certainly find this book to be an enjoyable experience, as will those who are just being introduced to the realm of the fantastic. Bravo!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Had a lot of promise but never seemed bring it together. Misspellings and grammer mistakes were very distracting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While this is a great read and is well writen, it obviously copies J. K. Rowling. The entire book in itself is a retelling of the Sorcerer's ( a.k.a. Philosopher's) Stone, varying only slightly in character names and objects. Being an enthusiastic fan of the Harry Potter series myself, I found it extremely frustrating that another author could so blatantly copy another's work- and not be bothered to put a simple disclaimer. Nearly Everyhing in this novel is some sort of reference to J. K. Rowling's books. For example, the characters in this book are sent to a school for those possessing magical abilities and are sorted into houses (clans). Sound familiar? The only noticable difference between the two scenes are the objects that sent the young witches and wizards into their new homes( in HP, the sorting hat; in this novel, horses.) Even worse still is the fact that some people are paying for this plagirism. While there is a free version, I encourage readers to simply skim by this book and find another.The only real difference between the two novels are the writing styles.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My favorite bool must read if you like fantasy with adventure and a tad of mystery. Mark is in for a supprise when he gets a mysterious staff. He is taken to a school for magi. Not magic, magi. He hoes into a place where noone has ever come out of and amazimgly saves evryone there and comes back. Mark and his friends are special evryone knows that and some dont like it. They will try evrything to stop them from uncovering their destiny. But many people want to protect mark and his friends. They are safe for now but even within the school there are many dangers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
At first I thought it was a little Harry Potterish...but then that feeling wore off quickly...this book doesnt have the darkness and despair of HP - a series that I could not finish and frankly wore me out by book 3. I actually liked this book and am looking forward to the sequels.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I borrowed the book from a friend, not sure if I would like it, not my usual genre. I'm glad I did because once I started reading it, I couldn't put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun read. Suitable for youth, engaging enough for adults.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You can get an exact copy of this book for free. It is called "The Senenth Mountain" only. It has a picture of a sword and a staff crossing on the cover. It is the same book by the same author.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a really good book! It had me smiling from ear to ear one minute and crying the next. It was packed full of adventure and I loved the characters. I can't wait for the next one to come out!
Anonymous 25 days ago
Great book very enjoyable
Anonymous 8 months ago
Although there are simmilarities to the HP book, this story is not the same. The mixing of both the magical with technology is well done. I look forward to the next book