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The Stone of Destiny

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Morgan Izaak is obsessed with his father’s ancient books about the legendary Philosopher’s Stone; he’s even got a little alchemy lab set up in the church tower next door. And when Morgan and his best friend, Eny, find out about another mysterious stone that may be hidden in their own town—the Irish Stone of Destiny, called Lia Fail—he’s determined to find it because he thi ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published March 1st 2011 by David C. Cook
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Laura
Title: THE STONE OF DESTINY
Author: Jim Ware
Publisher: David C. Cook
March 2011
ISBN: 978-1-4347-6464-5
Genre: Young Adult / Fantasy

Morgan Izaak is obsessed with his father’s ancient books about the legendary Philosopher’s Stone; he’s even got a little alchemy lab set up in the church tower next door. And when Morgan and his best friend, Eny, find out about another mysterious stone that may be hidden in their own town—the Irish Stone of Destiny, called Lia Fail—he’s determined to find it because he
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Amy
The Stone of Destiny, the Sorcerer's Stone, the Philosopher's Stone, Lia Fail - these are all names given to the legendary stone that can turn any metal into gold and can also heal any illness, can prevent death.

Morgan is in desperate need of this stone. His mother is dying, and there is nothing anyone can do for her cancer. She tries to reassure Morgan that if they just have a bit of faith, things will all work out as they should. Morgan is not buying it. He sees his mother's faith as doing no
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Jalynn Patterson
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Morgan Izaak is obsessed with his father’s ancient books about the legendary Philosopher’s Stone; he’s even got a little alchemy lab set up in the church tower next door. And when Morgan and his best friend, Eny, find out about another mysterious stone that may be hidden in their own town—the Irish Stone of Destiny, called Lia Fail—he’s determined to find it because he thinks it’s the last hope for someone he holds dear. But Morgan’s not the only one looking for the Stone, and by
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William Bentrim
The Stone of Destiny by Jim Ware

A sick Mom, an obsessed junior alchemist, wee people, giants and magic combine in a hunt for treasured stones.

Morgan Izaak is trying to follow in his father’s footsteps, striving to save his mother from dying. His friend, Eny, finds her self embroiled in her own mystic journey. The book ties together typical fantasy components with Christian overtones. I found it a bit confusing.

I didn’t get wrapped in the characters. I felt all the ingredients were there but t
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Sandra Stiles
When Morgan Issak learns of his mother’s cancer he turns to magic instead of God. He decides to seek it out along with his best friend Eny. The problem is, the more he tries the worse trouble he creates. Maybe I liked the book because I like Irish legends. Maybe it was because Jim Ware was so good at his descriptions that he painted pictures in my mind. It was almost like watching a movie in the mind. The lessons of true friendship, especially the friendship God offers is not lost in this story. ...more
Michelle Griep
Stone of Destiny is a fantasy adventure aimed at young adults, middle-schoolers to be precise. Hero Morgan Izaak is awkward and geeky. Heroine Eny is the epitome of a mixed-up emotional tween but with the spunk and determination of someone much older.

Eny disappears to an alternate reality of sorts, which ties in through her mom’s legendary storytelling. At times, however, it seemed like I was reading two different books and ended up skimming a fair portion in the middle.

Overall, I’d say this bo
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Nicole Underwood
Probably one of the worst books I've read in a long time. The characters are not developed. it reads kind of like an acid trip (not that I've ever had one) and just when you think the book has reached its climax it is actually over...I was like "huh? you've got to be kidding me...that's the end??" I keep thinking, when I pick up my tablet to read, about these characters and that there is going to be more added to the story - but it is over... A big disappointment - because it could have been so ...more
Audry
The book was a little slow, but interesting enough to finish.
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Jim Ware is a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary and is now a writer living in Colorado Springs. He is the author of several books, including the best-selling Finding God in the Lord of the Rings (with Kurt Bruner), as well as numerous books for children.
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