The Trickster's Totem (Relics of Mysticus, #2)
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The Trickster's Totem (Relics of Mysticus #2)

4.32 of 5 stars 4.32  ·  rating details  ·  31 ratings  ·  20 reviews
Life has returned to normal for fourteen-year-old Evan and his older sister, Claire. That is until Dunkle, a clever but stinky little imp, pays an unexpected visit to their school. He has come to take the siblings back to Sagaas, the mythical realm of the gods. Once again, a Relic from the ancient Mysticus Orb has fallen into the wrong hands. Only Evan and Claire, with the...more
Paperback, 226 pages
Published April 15th 2013 by Createspace (first published April 4th 2013)
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Though this novel could probably be read without having read THE SERPENT'S RING, it would still be better if you read it first to find out how Evan and Claire meet Dunkle the imp, learn about The Serpent's Ring, come into their powers and learn about the fantasy world of Sagaas. Sagaas is like the gateway to all the mythical realms, think of every mythology you can and the pathway to it is there. Which makes this series really interesting because each book tackles a different mythology. This boo...more
A review copy was provided for an honest review. The Trickster's Totem has a way of sucking you into its world of fantasy. Evan and Claire have an unspoken responsibility of protecting the relics of Mysticus as well as retrieving them when they are stolen. Their powers and bond are put to the test when they have to track down the Totem from which Mica the Coyote Trickster has escaped. Like the first book The Serpent's Ring, this one is intriguing right off the bat and works its way up to the act...more
Erika Messer
Well the second installment in the Relics of Mysticus series did NOT disappoint! Once again we are thrust into the mysterious and charming world of Sagaas and all it's magic. Dunkle shows up unexpectedly and of course needs help to stop yet another disaster from occurring in the Sagaas world. This one though is not underwater, and the book is based on the rich Native American landscape. To me the Native Americans are so mystical and amazing by themselves, but add to the mix Claire and Evan and t...more
This book is a middle grades book, and recommended for those who enjoyed the Percy Jackson series.

This novel takes Evan and Claire into another area of Sagaas, and one which I can connect to due to my heritage and more-than-average interest in: the Spirit World. In this territory of Sagaas, Evan and Claire meet a tribe, and the chief’s son, Chayton, ends up aiding them in their new journey. It seems that someone has released Mica, the Trickster, to wreak havoc on the land. Mica goes beyond his u...more
I had the opportunity to read all three books in the Relics of Mysticus series by H.B. Bolton. This is a fun, adventure series targeted towards middle school aged children, but, with an adventure and quest like the one they embark upon and the fantasy of what they are learning, should appeal to all ages. If you enjoyed the subtle learning and fun adventure of the kids in Fablehaven by Brandon Mull, you will love this series! It takes you from mythology to mythology with a pair of siblings who w...more
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Background: Evan and Clare are at it again, only this time the adventure was not because of their mistake. The Trickster's Totem was stolen and they have been summoned to help get it back and put Mica the Trickster back in his prison. In this installment, the siblings are in the land of the Native Americans and must find Mica before he tricks his way through all of the villages in the spirit world.

Review: I would like to start this review by saying that if you have not read book 1, that is perfe...more
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Mom's Thoughts:

I do believe H.B. Bolton is after my heart! I love, I mean LOVE anything that has Native American beliefs and folktales as the primary theme. I have like this minute percentage of Cherokee blood in me but I have always been drawn to books, towns, movies, etc. that has a Native American theme or character in it. So The Trickster's Totem really reached out and grabbed me in the first few beginning lines.
Evan is doing what he does best: misbehaving. He is using his power, even after...more
This is a fun, fast-paced middle grade story. Although the book is a sequel to THE SERPENT'S RING, readers can easily jump into this new adventure without having to read the books in order (although, why wouldn't you want to?). Evan and his sister, Claire, are feisty young teens whose relationship reminds me quite a bit of the one I have with my own brothers. They fight like siblings will, but when times get tough, they're there for each other.

The story starts off with a bang when Dunkle, an imp...more
This is a fun, fast-paced middle grade story. Although the book is a sequel to THE SERPENT’S RING, readers can easily jump into this new adventure without having to read the books in order (although, why wouldn’t you want to?). Evan and his sister, Claire, are feisty young teens whose relationship reminds me quite a bit of the one I have with my own brothers. They fight like siblings will, but when times get tough, they’re there for each other.

The story starts off with a bang when Dunkle, an imp...more
Lizzy Lessard
H.B. Bolton scores full marks for her sequel, THE TRICKSTER'S TOTEM, in the Relics of Mysticus series. Claire and Evan are adjusting to life in the normal world (although they still have their powers acquired from their first adventure) when Dunkle the Imp interrupts their school day with grave news: another relic has been stolen. Unlike many MG fantasies, this is not about good verses evil. This concept of gray characters and cause and consequence doesn't typically exist in books written for th...more
"Do you have something more important you should be doing?"

I received this book from the author for an honest review. Originally posted at JC's Book Haven and reviewed by Zane, my 10 year old.

The Good

I said that I liked the characters in the other book and this time I enjoyed the fact that Bolton brought some new interesting characters into the mix. There was a snarky mermaid named Amadahy. There was an immortal Native American named Chayton. There was even an extremely awesome dragon named Khe...more
Claire and Evan have returned the Serpents ring to its rightful owner and are now back to their normal lives. But in the middle of school, Dunkle, a small imp, appears in Evan's school, and has bad news. The Trickster's Totem has fallen into the wrong hands, releasing another monster. Mica, the Coyote Trickster, a mischievous creature from the Native American Spirt World. The Trickster sets fire to a field of corn, making popcorn. He carves his face into totems and other artifacts. Evan and Clai...more
Larry B Gray
I really enjoyed reading The Trickster’s Totem by H. B. Bolton. This is the second book in the series, Relics of Mysticus, and like the first one, it is an excellent YA fantasy novel.

The author did a great job in story development, making it full of action and mystery. The book’s many twist and turns kept me on the edge of my seat not wanting to put the book down. It was both fun to read and full of all the aspects that make for a good fantasy book.

H.B. Bolton did a good job of character develop...more
This was amazing! I absolutely adored it from the opening sentence to the last line. The world-building was not too heavy and I understood the new section of Sagaas with ease. The story was fast-moving and attention grabbing. I could not stop reading, I just had to know how everything turned out! The ending was a massive cliffhanger (luckily, I have the third book and I can marathon read it). The only thing that I didn't like was that the characters annoyed me at times. Hey, you can't like all t...more
more action and adventure for these two and their magical friends! this time into a different side of the "other realm". they meet some new friends as they face the challenge of finding the Trickster before he can cause any more damage. a cute and quick read for any young teen or tween.
I received this book through Goodreads' First Reads program. I believe this is my boys' favorite new author.

We read the book together the first time and now my oldest has been re-reading it or giving it out to his friends to read. He always requests that they give the book back to him. :)

I really enjoyed the story. The way the Native American world unfolded was just impressive. The boys begged me to go and buy the first novel which they have also enjoyed immensely.

Cannot wait for the third boo...more
I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This is a great read for Middle-Graders. This book in the series is even better than the first, and the characters are relatable. Adventurous and exciting, Bolton left me wanting more. You can also check out the first book, The Serpent's Ring, although it isn't necessary to read it to enjoy this book. I can't wait to read the next book in the series.
I really enjoyed this story. I loved how the modern world was woven together with other worlds and Native American myth and legend. I really enjoyed the characters who seemed like normal kids despite the fact that they had magic powers. I couldn't put this book down; I am eagerly looking forward to the next book.
My Review:
I was really looking forward to reading this book, I enjoyed the first one and was looking forward to seeing what Evan and Claire were up to next. I really enjoyed these characters in the first book and I was excited to see how they had grown since then. I believe that was when I realized my problem with this book. As much as Evan had grown in the last book this one he was just not my favorite at all and really got on my nerves.

I love H.B. Botlon's writing style and her knowledge and...more
The Trickster's Totem: Relics of Mysticus (Volume 2) The Trickster's Totem is the second book in H.B. Bolton's "Relics of Mysticus" series and, I'll admit, I was a little worried about not starting from the beginning. However I can assure readers out there that this book stands alone just fine. It might take you a few pages to catch up, but soon you'll be adventuring right along with Evan and Claire.

I have to say that I've always been a huge fan of Middle Grade protagonists. Evan and Claire are...more
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A magical part of H.B. Bolton’s childhood was being swept into worlds of enchanting characters, fantastical creatures and extraordinary powers—simply by picking up a book. As a mother and a teacher, she was compelled to create imaginary worlds of her own in order to share them, not just with her children, but with all children. H.B. Bolton lives in Florida with her supportive husband and two highl...more
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