The Obsidian Dagger (Celtic Mythos Series #1)

The Obsidian Dagger (Celtic Mythos Series #1)

by Brad LaMar


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ISBN-13: 9781611530292
Publisher: Light Messages Publishing
Publication date: 02/20/2013
Series: Celtic Mythos Series , #1
Pages: 278
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

When he’s not writing fantasy novels, Brad A. LaMar works as an author and educator in the Indianapolis Metropolitan area. He has worked with middle school age students for fourteen years and loves the enthusiasm they can bring to learning. Brad especially enjoys the way a story makes a reader think, laugh, and react. He works hard to deliver those experiences in his best selling YA fantasy series, Celtic Mythos. You can learn more about Brad online

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The Obsidian Dagger 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
BettyBrune More than 1 year ago
The characters are very believable.  The people, particularly the teenage siblings, are portrayed so realistically you might think they are your own children standing in your kitchen. The other characters, and characters they are, either totally lovable or someone to hate. The adventures are  equally engaging.  From funny to suspenseful, I found myself wanting to turn the page and see what happens next. I highly recommend the book to young adults and adults.
EJTurnbull More than 1 year ago
Brad LaMar has written an action-packed fantasy peppered with witty dialogue that's sure to please readers of all ages. Set in the Celtic Isles, this young adult fantasy novel takes readers on an exciting journey across Ireland and Scotland with teenager Brendan and his younger sister Lizzie. Together, they team up with the princess of the leprechauns on a quest to defeat a witch who wants to take over the magic clans and all of humanity. (She's not ambitious...) One of the most compelling aspects of the novel are the characters. Brendan is every bit 17, with the insecurities, doubts, and flaws facing every teenager who ever lived. And yet, in the face of danger, he, Lizzie, and Dorian are able to rise above their human shortcomings and find the courage to complete their quest. The banter among the characters keeps the conversation light and entertaining, and by the middle of the book, the action doesn't stop. This is a quick, thrilling read that's sure to please any fantasy reader. Brad also shines by bringing to life some of the less famous characters of Celtic Myths, and he does a beautiful job of turning our expectations of characters upside down. If you like The Lightning Thief or The Olympians, then you must read The Obsidian Dagger.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ordered it by not like witchcraft sruff.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This tale seems to have been written for second or third grade level students. Far too many poor typographical and word choice errors ( vile vs vial...hid vs hide, etc ) an editor or proof reader would have been ideal for this author to utilize the services of. Story plot and dialogue was weak and poorly structured.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My ten year old couldn't put this book down! Can't wait to give her the second book for Christmas. 
book-babe-311 More than 1 year ago
I won this book from Goodreads. A father is needing to do some family research in Ireland and decides to take his two kids along and turn it into a vacation. Soon the children find out that their vacation has turned into an adventure! Brendan and his sister Lizzie find themselves making friends with Dorian, the daughter of the king of leprechauns. When Dorian's father the king of leprechauns is kidnapped by a witch trying to steal magical beings powers, Brendan soon offers to help rescue him. Brendan finds himself smitten by Dorian and a romance blooms soon on their adventure. There are many other fun and magical creatures throughout this book. Brendan also discovers there is much more to himself then he ever knew and the book leaves it to where you know more adventures await in store for these characters. I recommend this book to young middle school aged children. I enjoyed this book and appreciated winning it. I look forward to seeing what else author Brad A. LaMar has in store for us!