The Spider Jockey Academy: The Journey

The Spider Jockey Academy: The Journey

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Overview

The Spider Jockey Academy is not a school for the faint of heart. No bus takes you there; instead, you have to venture through some of Minecraftia's biggest wastelands to get to there. The few who are chosen end up dying before they can even set foot in the academy, and if they somehow survive, they have brutal teachers, a clique of students who despise them, and the toughest courses imaginable, all to earn the title of Spider Jockey.
Who in their right mind would want to be a Spider Jockey? Find out in the first entry of this exciting new series!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781518764738
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/01/2015
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.27(d)

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IReadWhatYouWrite More than 1 year ago
The Spider Jockey Academy Series follows Boris. A human teen who has had a dream that leads him into the Minecraft world to find his way the the Spider Jockey Academy. Humans in general are not trusted by the mobs of Minecraft and though he makes some friends, most of the other students and some of his teachers are openly hostile to him being there. Book 1- Covers his entry into the academy and his introduction to the faculty and student body. He immediately gets off on the wrong foot with history Professor Nitroe, who is intent on blaming Boris for every wrong a human has committed since the beginning of time. Also he has some runs-ins with upperclassmen Saul Sage, the zombie pigman who is the academy’s best jockey. Boris tries to keep his down and get through his classes best he can. I think most kids will relate to not fitting in and yet wanting to do great things. This is a nice introduction to the series and characters. The entire series so far has been a fun adventure that fits nicely in the Minecraft genre. Though it is fan fiction, most players will enjoy seeing the mobs as something more than game play and will enjoy learning a bit their history and heroes. The illustrations are pure minecraft and there are plenty of spell and weapon lore to satisfy any young minecraft fan. As a mom who spends hours a week with MC going on somewhere around me, I can say that it has made it a bit more enjoyable for me as well. I think the rest of the series, when it comes out will be just a fun. What I like about these books, and many of the other books by this author, is the built in impetuous for kids to read. We have all seen our crafting kids with their noses buried in the latest you tube tutorials, saves and play-alongs. While I will admit to the possible educational value in some of those, it is very nice to see the screen off and a nose buried in a book instead. Win-Win for kids and their parents/educators.