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The Key of Elyon (The Key Guardian Journals #1)

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An ancient book, a secret key and a mysterious king lead Stephen and his grandfather on the adventure of a lifetime.
Paperback, 188 pages
Published June 1st 2012 by Diamond Key Press (first published May 31st 2012)
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Charlie Plunkett
Nov 21, 2012 Charlie Plunkett rated it it was amazing
I was recommended this book by a friend and eagerly downloaded it. I was instantly drawn into the amazing story author Charmain Zimmerman Brackett has created. Most of which is seen through the eyes of 12 year old Stephen and his grandfather John, known affectionately to Stephen as Papa. When Stephen falls into a magical, illuminated book and discovers the palace of the King of Elyon he sets in motion an epic tale of perseverance over adversity and love winning the day.
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Monilarac
Oct 18, 2012 Monilarac rated it it was amazing
Author Charmain Zimmerman Brackett takes the reader on a fantastic journey and brings amazing life to her characters!

I was sucked into the story and could visualize the scene as if I had "fallen into" the book myself! Tragedy, loss, love and triumph all make appearances within these pages. It is a wonderful read, and I couldn't put it down. I am impatiently tapping my foot while waiting for the sequel to be released!

I enjoyed this book so much, and feel there are several wonderful "life lessons"
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Clayton Yuen
Aug 21, 2012 Clayton Yuen rated it liked it
The Key of Elyon is a Young Adult Novel, but I felt it was more of a middle-school adventure. The story was shaky and simplistic, the writing was repetitive and predictable.

Sorry but I actually felt like he story was written by a high schooler as their first novel. Too many cliches and predictable outcomes. Two stars for the story and one star for the effort, but generally a disappointing outcome .....
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Apr 11, 2014 Rebecca Larsen rated it really liked it


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A well written story somewhere in-between the fantasy and sci-fi genres.

With a battle looming between good and evil, I was sucked into the story. I love how well all of the characters interact with each other. Charmain gives a new meaning to the adage "Take an adventure, read a book."
Christy
Nov 20, 2012 Christy rated it it was amazing
The bad news is that it took me several chapters to get into this book, but the good news is that it was because it reminded me of Tolkein. (I have yet to be able to get through any of his books. They just don't fit in my head.) I got into the book around chapter 4 and enjoyed the storyline and the pacing of the book. The characters are well fleshed out, and I liked the fairy-tale feel of it.
Sandi
Nov 23, 2013 Sandi rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya
Religious tones but a decent read. Would give it a 3.5 I won the second book as a First Reads Giveaway and wanted to know what the background was before I started it.
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Best-selling author Charmain Zimmerman Brackett won the 2014 Yerby Award for Fiction for her debut novel, The Key of Elyon, and the 2015 Georgia Author of the Year Award for her children's book, Little Pearl's Circus World. A graduate of Augusta College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, she is a veteran journalist and has written for publications such as The Augusta Chronicle, The Signal ...more
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Other Books in the Series

The Key Guardian Journals (3 books)
  • Elyon's Cipher
  • Elyon's Light (The Key Guardian Journals, #3)

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