The Magi

The Magi

by Kevin Turner



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ISBN-13: 9781467964340
Publisher: CreateSpace
Publication date: 11/14/2011
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.08(d)

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The Magi 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it
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12cutiepie More than 1 year ago
Kevin Turner is an extremely accomplished writer. When I started out reading The Magi I was drawn to the fact that Elijah Hawk reminded me of Harry Potter. Harry's parents were killed by his enemy and Harry didn't understand at first that he was special and there was a "plan" for his life. Such is the life of Elijah Hawk. He awakes with a feeling that something in his house is wrong and he needs to get out, escape. He does so and runs into his father in the yard. His dad tells him to run and to know that there is a plan. That is the last time he sees any of his family alive. Elijah is sent to live with his uncle until his uncle is "supposedly" arrested, and the creepy detective who originally questioned him about his parent's and sister's death comes for him. He is delivered to Saint Phillip's Academy in Canada. He is befriended by Roddick, one of his teachers. Essentially he is rescued from there, along with his roommate Samuel. They are taken to Savenridge where a group of Magi live. Elijah fits right in. He learns that the Maliphists are after him. Now all he needs to do is stay alive and find out why they want him dead. I'm not sure I could really tell you how much I enjoyed this book. I enjoyed it enough to write the name and author on the board at school and told all of my students that if they had an e-reader they needed to purchase this book. If they didn't own an e-reader they needed to order the book as soon as possible. This is going to be one of those books that is hard to wait for the sequels. Kevin Turner is someone I admire for several reasons. Like me, he is a middle school English teacher. I am a published author. I know we should never compare our writing to another and I won't. We write different genres. However, I am striving to create the type of story and voice that flows as well as Kevin's. His writing is pure magic. I was there in Savenridge with Elijah. I was in the Maliphist's prison with Elijah. I could visualize the characters and the landscape. I could feel the power. The most intriguing part was the science. When Elijah began to study the elements I realized I'd never really thought about the properties of water and how it reacted. It was a refreshing story to read and one I will tell everyone about.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book and I can't wait for the next book to come out. I always enjoy stories that deal with good vs. evil. And yet there is always that choice we all have to make as to what path we decide.
MerdyQ More than 1 year ago
A wonderful story from first time author Kevin M. Turner. This book is a refreshing change from the vampire and other supernatural themed books that are out there. The hero Elijah will take you on an emotional journey as he searches for answers regarding the murder of his family. Throughout the story Elijah discovers the secrets of his family and is thrown into a world unknown to fulfill his destiny. If you enjoyed Harry Potter and Avatar: The Last Air Bender you will appreciate this however, don't be fooled by the similarities because the story takes a life of its own and will take you on a whole new adventure.
SheilaDeeth More than 1 year ago
The Magi is the first of author Kevin M. Turner¿s The Magi Series, with book two, The Sphere, coming soon. The story, aimed at younger teens, tells of an ordinary boy, Elijah, from the perfect family, who is suddenly orphaned and whisked away to boarding school. Elijah¿s father dies saving his life. His uncle suddenly deserts him. And his school-teachers torment and mortify him. When the only teacher he likes disappears, Elijah¿s almost ready to give up, but there are adventures aplenty in store and all sorts of mysteries to be solved. Soon Elijah and his new friends are struggling to master the elements and putting their ideals on the line to rescue strangers. They study, make mistakes, and learn, while the school term passes and threats of war dismay. At the end of term Elijah looks forward with hope, as do readers, to next year¿s joys. The author¿s dialog, particularly between Elijah and his sister, is very convincing. The world of the Magi and their interaction with ours is nicely imagined and described in authoritative detail. And the story, with its plot and nicely timed lessons, is well-told. Some details and explanations might overwhelm an impatient young reader, but reminders are often well-placed to guide them back into the tale. This should certainly be a fun series, and I¿m curious to see where it goes. The blend of light and dark with pleasing characters choosing paths somewhere in between is nicely done and the lessons of loyalty, integrity and honor are well-drawn and well-learned. A good teen novel to start an intriguing series. Disclosure: I received a free ecopy of this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review
MamaMouse More than 1 year ago
The story starts out with a teenager named Elijah, who is a good kid in a good family. He awakens one night to a strange feeling and discovers an ominous yellow-eyed man in his house. From that moment on, Elijah¿s life will change dramatically! Elijah is placed in a school where the headmaster and his minions are very dark and distributing people and he will come to find friendship and understanding with one of his teachers. His teacher will start him off on another journey to discover a whole group of individuals who have secret powers that help them control the elements. Elijah begins to realize that these people may hold the answers about why his family was attacked. This book is the debut novel for Kevin M. Turner and I was really impressed with his work. There was always something going on in this book and it was never bogged down with a bunch of useless dialog. The book kept my attention throughout the whole journey! One of the best things I liked about this book was that it wasn¿t a ¿one boy discovers he is the most powerful magic user and he has to save the world by himself¿ type book. Elijah seemed like a typical teenager with an underdeveloped muscular system and a teen awkwardness around girls. Also, even though he goes to the ¿good people¿ school, there are still teens that are typical teens with bullying and other teen social behaviors going on. Although there were several things mentioned in this story that make me believe that there may be another book in the works someplace, this story doesn¿t end with a cliffhanger. You get a sense of completeness and satisfaction with the ending of the story. If the next in the series was out, I think many readers would pick it up after reading this story. This story does not have sex or cussing, but does have a bit of violence. I think it would be a good read for teen - adults. ** Note ** I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review. I received no chocolate or any other compensation in exchange for my review.
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