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No missing or damaged pages, no creases or tears, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins. Some identifying marks on the inside cover, but this is minimal. The journey follows two boys, one asthmatic and the other highly talkative, plus a magical fish who used to be a wizard!
I know it perhaps sounds a little unbelievable but it's not. They embark on a rollercoaster ride to the fantasy land of Denthan. It's a nice wee tale, incorporating lots of well written creatures, which have been developed from the author's great imagination. The book reads really well; lots of action and split story segments which bring all the characters alive to great affect. The book also encompasses lots of Tolkien-like battles making it very memorable. The reader is thrown head-first into the adventure and in doing so the pages of the book fly by.
This a well crafted debut book from a new writer. Book two is apparently also in the shops entitled "The Second Gateway" which I did not see - published in April I will give this book a good four out of five and will track down the next installment before book three is published.
Published by Olida Publishing; First Edition edition 16 May For more information please check the author's website and click the link to this post. With no clue why his dad would run out on him and his mum, he hides out by an ancient stone circle to think. There, James discovers a dead stoat, crushed in an impossibly huge footprint. The mystery of what smashed the little animal leads James into finding Mendel, a wizard from another world called Denthan.
Mendel has his own problems though. He's trapped in the body of a goldfish and Denthan's sun is about to die and destroy the planet. James is soon drawn into Mendel's plight and hopes against hope that the goldfish can somehow help him find his dad. Will Denthan be saved? Can Mendel regain his true form? But more importantly, will James ever find his father? He gained an honours degree in Zoology at Glasgow University and always maintained a strong interest in nature and the outdoors.
He also became involved in songwriting and through the years played rock guitar in the UK, Holland and America.
I believe this is going to be a series, so I look forward to the next book! He left without saying good-bye.
One would think after eleven years as his son, his father would have left him a note. David Peck is married to Cathy. Whereas Cathy is always outspoken, and nagging, David is reliable, and sometimes a bit boring. They are quite the opposite. It tore a hole in James' heart with his father's disappearance. He last saw his father at the ancient circle of stones on the Bruce Moor known as Jesus Rocks.
While visiting the rocks, James is thrown into a mysterious journey when he discovers a dead animal. Mysterious prints and a goldfish, that is actually a wizard, needs James to touch his scales. His asthma hits hard when he worries over his father, but Mendel, the goldfish is able to make him better. But an evil force, by the name of Sleven, is trying to get a hold of Mendel.
All Mendel wishes is to find a magic crystal to save them. Mendel is certain James' dad has been taken captive by monsters but how in the world will James ever get his mum to believe such a story? The Magic Scales is a story that will please not only children but adults as well. Sam Wilding sketches characters that almost grow on the reader. I love Mendel, the goldfish, and the quest he is on. The mother is something else, to say the least.