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The Seven Swords (Otherworld Chronicles #2)

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Across both worlds are seven legendary blades. Some have been uncovered, Some forgotten, Others secreted away.

Very soon all must be united.

Spending the summer fighting dragons, rescuing wizards, and leaping through portals into the Otherworld was only the beginning for Artie and Kay Kingfisher. The two worlds remain divided, Merlin is missing, and worst of all, Qwon Onakea
ebook, 368 pages
Published January 2nd 2013 by HarperCollins
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This book is about a young boy named Artie Kingfisher and he goes on a very adventurous journey with his sister Kay Kingfisher. They both go on a quest to find Merlin who is missing and they are also trying to retrieve their friend Qwon Onakea. Qwon Onakea was captured by the enemy.This quest is full of action and they have a very hard time while completing this quest. I really enjoyed this book and I thought it was very well written. This is one of my favorite book series that I have read. This ...more
The Seven Swords grabbed my attention at the beginning of this story; however, it got monotonous in the middle with all the emotionally intense and colorful fighting sequences that occurred one after each other. Also unlike the first book, the main characters did not have any free time to themselves where they could explore the new environments they venture into in Otherworld or on the Earth side. This book does have some twists and turns to keep the story interesting, but they leave you with mo ...more
Victoria Brinius
A lot of times I read the middle book of a trilogy and it is just filler. That is not the case with this book. There was more action and the author expanded on the characters more. I enjoyed reading the author's take on old characters, and I liked that Artie has his round table members ready to go. I did not like the end and it was too much of a cliff hanger for me. However since I had the final book ready to go it did not damage the characters or plot. I am giving this book a 4/5. I was given a ...more
Andrea M.
The Seven Swords by Nils Johnson-Shelton

This ARC was provided by Harper Collins Children’s Books I won this through a Goodreads First Reads contest, thank you!

One word: epic. This book was spontaneous and completely unpredictable. You thought you knew what was going on, and who was on whose side, but that’s not the case. For a middle-grade book, I was more than satisfied. The Seven Swords is the kind of book that I’d like to see as a movie.

As being new to Johnson-Shelton’s work, I was unsure
He's on His Side

The Seven Swords is a fun follow-up to The Invisible Tower. Artie and his knights are looking for seven swords so they can reach Avalon and Artie can become King.

The Good

Artie is a teenager that loves video games who found out in the first book that he is the reincarnation of King Arthur. His sister Kay is one of his knights as well as a group of other friends they made in the first book.

I really enjoyed the parts with Qwon where she was being held by Dred along with the fairy Sh
David Bradley
A big Thank You to First Reads and Harper for sending me an advance copy of this book!

I don't usually read a lot of Middle Grade books, so this was a nice change of pace from my typical reading schedule and I have to say that I rather enjoyed it. The Seven Swords is the second book in the Otherworld Chronicles, which follows a reincarnated story of King Arthur. In this version Artie Kingfisher is a teenager who has abandoned his normal life and video games to travel to the Otherworld and take hi
Robyn Hawk
This isn't a GREAT book - but it is a GOOD read...and really which is more important for kids.

The Kingfisher children, Artie and Kay, have found that an Otherworld and magic exist, and that in that world, Artie is King Arthur. They also found that freeing Merlin from The Invisible Tower was not the end of their adventures.

Now, Artie, Kay and the rest of Artie’s court and friends must find and rejoin the Seven Swords: Excalibur, Cleomede, Gram, Kusanagi, Orgulus, the Anguish and the Peace Sword.
Izzy Lightfleur
Okay, this isn't an actual review, but I have to say this.

The first book in this series was Middle Grade, which I found fine. So I picked up the second book(This one), which had a Middle Grade cover, so I was expecting it to be the same as the first book. But as the book progressed, the started saying 'crap', and P-O guards(Pissed off guards). Also, (view spoiler). And the description during one of the battles scen
The adventure continues! I enjoy the twists this author puts on the Arthurian legend.
The Seven Swords was an okay book. It had a few exciting parts, but was mostly just dull stuff. The characters were underdeveloped and just a little too perfect. The setting was interesting and cool and some of the creatures were very creative but for fantasy, there are MUCH better books. This book is for mostly younger kids.
Erin Pauley
I think I enjoyed this one more than the first! The first one was engaging just not very interesting for me, I had a hard time staying involved. I am glad I committed to the first one though because The Seven Swords definitely picked up the pace and kept me reading until the end. It seems like there will be another book and I plan on reading it as well, I need to see what becomes of Kynder, Artie, and Kay!
This was a good sequel to "The Invisible Tower". Artie and Kay have to rescue Qwon from her kidnappers. They also have to find the seven swords and the people who are supposed to use them. Merlin betrays them, and they have some unexpected allies. I liked this book.
This book had a great twist to it!! I absolutely loved the whole book and I can't wait for the next book to come out!! It ended to soon for me but overall amazing sequel and great plot and everything worked out perfectly!
Mel Raschke
The Seven Swords is a fun follow-up to The Invisible Tower. Artie and his knights are looking for seven swords so they can reach Avalon and Artie can become King.
This is another modern retelling of Arthurian legend. It's not bad.. an easy, engaging read, even if it is a little tired.
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