The Eternal Hourglass (Magickeepers #1)
What would you do for an hourglass that stopped time?
Nick Rostov's father is the worst stage magician in Las Vegas. He can barely pull a rabbit out of a hat. So it is a strange morning indeed when Nick wakes up to find himself on the top floor of the Winter Palace Casino with a promise from the greatest magician in the world to teach him magic.
And not just stage magic. R...more
Nick Rostov’s father is a Las Vegas magician and a very bad one at that. Nick is a typical thirteen year old who is excited for the summer because that means no school, sleeping in, playing video games for hours ...more
Nick knows all about magic... or at least he thinks he does. So when he discovers that his family tree is filled with real magicians, not just the smoke and mirrors kind, to say he is shocked is probably putting it mildly.
The Eternal Hourglass, the first novel in the Magickeepers series, was a fun read perfectly suited for younger teens. Kirov blends Russian history and mythology together with our world to make a something completely different. I have seen many compare this series with the Harry ...more
This is familiar magical territory, but some refreshing new territory is introduced. To teach him to use his magic – and to protect him from the dreaded Shadowkeepers – Nick is brought to the luxurious compound of his large and eccentric magical family, who are all of Russian ...more
The story follows Nick a, just, 13 year old boy who finds out extraordinary things about a family he never knew as well as himself on his birthday. This new famil ...more
Nikolai Rostov es un chico (o niño, como quieran verlo) que vive en Las Vegas y cuyo padre es el peor mago de allí. El día de su decimotercer cumpleaños descubre una verdad increíble: Nikolai es un mago de verdad. Damian, el mago más famoso de Las Vegas (y su primo lejano) lo lleva un Hotel en el que estará a salvo, y donde conocerá al resto de su mágica familia, además de aprender a usar la magia. Vale, eso es todo lo que os puedo decir sin spoilers.
Tengo que a ...more
Kau, Nicholai Rostov, memiliki anugrah itu
Usia 13 tahun mungkin tak berarti banyak bagi umumnya anak-anak. Kecuali menandakan saat puber. Tapi tidak bagi Nick! Justru usia 13 tahun berarti banyak bagi Nick. Suka tidak suka, pada saat itu ia dihadapkan pada sebuah fakta bahwa ia berbeda. Nick termasuk tinggi untuk anak usianya namun kurus. Rambutnya ikal berwarna coklat gelap dibiarkan panjang menyentuh kerah baju. Kedua bola matanya berwarna biru pucat. Nam ...more
I really enjoyed the Magickeeper series! It's written for ages 8-14, but even I got really into it and enjoyed it a lot.
The stories were both woven well, with plenty of mystery and suspense to keep you reading. Once I started to read, it was hard to put it down. I never knew what to expect and was always surprised. It was like walking through a fun-house: you never knew what was going to be around the corner.
My favorite characters had to be Nick and Isabella, followed closely by I ...more
Nick, panggilan dari Nicholai Rostov, yang adalah seorang anak laki-laki biasa. Ayahnya seorang tukang sulap yang berkelana dari panggung hiburan suatu hotel ke hotel lain, dan ...more
Magickeepers: The Eternal Hourglass is simply amazing. This is a story of great imagination, magic, and the power to believe in oneself. For lovers of Harry Potter, this new series by Erica Kirov is sure to be a huge hit. Geared toward middle school age children, I sincerely feel that Magickeepers will find an avid audience that far surpasses that age range.
With summer on our heels and many young voices complaining that they are bored, or have nothing to do, Magickeepers will provide that engagi ...more
Son of a theatrical magician, Nick is familiar with parlor and magical illusion that can appear as magic. On his 13th birthday, though, he awakens on the top floor of the Winter Palace Hotel and Casino only to meet, for the first time, his extended family.
Exiled from Russia, these real magicians hide in plain sight among the neon lights of the casino. He learns that he has the gift of sight - the ability to see into the past. He also finds out that he is on ...more
Speaking of research, if Kirov really is Russian, shouldn't she know that ...more
Except this time, his grandfather appears on his thirteenth birthday with the offer of a new life, new powers, an extended family he didn't know exists and, of course, new responsibilities. He's also moving to another hotel — this one a palace and m ...more
So what went ...more
Nick is a modern guy, he lives in Vegas, likes to skateboard, hates school and is delighted to embark on a slacker summer which will start with his 13th birthday. Little does he know that his mysterious family and an unexpected destiny awaits him as his thirteenth birthday is when he traditionally becomes a man.
He finds himself embraced by a family of true magicians who inhabit the top floor of a casino. He is dropped into a rigorous training that will (hopefully) prote ...more
Nicholas (Kolya) is just a regular kid whose mother died mysteriously years ago and whose father is an unsuccessful Las Vegas magician and whose grandfather is always having cryptic arguments with said father. Like I said, just a regular kid. On his 13th birthday, his grandfather kidnaps him to take him to a real fortune teller, who can see that Nick has magical powers that are in great demand. His mother's family, led by the famous (and very successful ...more
Must read lah, dan hidupkan imanjinasi kalian :)