The Curse of Arkady (Magickers Series #2)

The Curse of Arkady (Magickers Series #2)

by Emily Drake
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Overview

The Curse of Arkady (Magickers Series #2) by Emily Drake

Jason Adrian and his friends survived Magic Camp. But can they survive the beastly minions of the Dark Hand. . .who seem to have followed them home?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101166758
Publisher: DAW
Publication date: 06/03/2003
Series: The Magickers , #2
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 1,078,734
File size: 365 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Emily Drake lives in a sand castle by the sea…well, actually, it’s a dusty house full of wonderful old books, cats, and a rambunctious cocker spaniel puppy. And, on a good day when the smog clears, you can see the Pacific Ocean. When she’s not reading or talking with the cats or playing with the puppy, she is thinking of Bailey-isms and writing. Somewhere in the house is a grown-up daughter who likes to read and write histories of the fantastic and brings home pottery from class which looks as if it must have been made in another realm, so she fits in extremely well. Emily is married to a nice gentleman who works very hard in the real world and is often a bit bemused by the goings-on in the sand castle but has a good sense of humor about it all. There are other sons and a daughter who are scattered to the Trade Winds but who write and call home often. All in all, a good day is one in which books can be read and written and enjoyed by anyone Emily can reach. At the moment, the pup only considers a book as a good chew-toy, but she’s hoping he’ll outgrow that. Emily does not normally talk about herself like this, but the cats insisted upon it, like royalty.

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The Curse of Arkady (Magickers Series #2) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
The Curse of Arkady was an exellent book. You can really get into it and feel what the character feels. If you like Harry Potter this book is definetly for you. Great concept too with the whole Gatekeeper thing. Very Original
Guest More than 1 year ago
A great book for young readers that love fantasy and i am eagerly waiting for the next one to come. If you like to read fantasy, try these... Howls moving castle and the dark lord of derkholme
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was a very cool book I recomend it for anyone who likes to read a great fantasy book and am eagerly awaiting the next installment in the series. :~)
Guest More than 1 year ago
I liked this book and the first of the series very much. I liked the way that they incorporated the magic into the real world as much as in the "world of magic" at the camp. It is Harry potter without the limitation of "at school only for under-age wizardry." While I felt that at times I was reading an copywrite infringement on the Potter series, I felt that at these times it was done so humorously that I couldn't be mad at Emily for using it. This book is definately a read for anyone who wants to be a young magician or wizard again. I am very anxious for the third installment of the series as I can't wait to see what gates await the gang.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The first book review was right on target. This could be America's answer to Pottermania! Wonderful characters which make this book so much fun to read. Children and adults of all ages will enjoy the two Emily Drake books. I can't wait to see what will happen next ... especially with the crystals and that dragon!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Once upon a time two powerful magicians fought a bloody (magically speaking) battle to determine how magic would be used in the world. Neither side really won as magick was ripped out of this world and the elder practitioners moved forward into our time. The forces of light led by Gavan want to establish a school so fresh recruits could have a safe haven to learn how to use the magick.

The followers of the Dark led by Brennard don¿t want this to happen and will go to any lengths to stop it. They successfully infiltrated and destroyed the summer camp but not before a group of powerful young adult magickers were discovered and partially trained. Twelve-year-old Jason is the most powerful fledging discovered and now that he is back in the mundane world, the forces of Brennard are doing all that they can to capture him and drain his magickal powers.

The Magickers is America¿s answer to the Harry Potter series. Young adults, teens, and even geriatric boomers will enjoy THE CURSE OF ARKADY because there are characters of all the age groups thrust into the main story line. There are many threads left dangling so that the readers will be eagerly awaiting the next installment in this enchanting series. Emily Drake¿s series is reminiscent of the early teen fantasies written by Andre Norton.

Harriet Klausner