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The Malifex (Malifex #1)
by Steve Alton
In the Dorset, England, countryside on a family vacation, a video game fanatic reluctantly embarks on a quest to battle an ancient evil, aided by the daughter of a Wiccan and a man once apprenticed to Merlin.
Hardcover, 181 pages
Published 2003 by Carolrhoda Books
(first published December 31st 2001)
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Rather generic kid-accidententally-awakens-ancient-evil-and/or-discovers magic powers childrens fantasy. Waking ancient powers that have slumbered for millenia seems to be pretty easy! Defeating them isn't too hard, either. Alton's inclusion of Milesian mythology and the Wicca tradition are somewhat original for a YA novel, although pretty standard for adult fantasy. And given the richness of this corpus I felt he could have done a lot more with -- it seemed rather watered down. For instance, th ...more
Dec 22, 2016 Stefanie rated it really liked it
A fun middle grade novel about a boy who accidentally awakens a sleeping magician, and finds himself at the center of an endless battle between Good and Evil. It's a fun, quick read, perfect for fans of King Arthur, Merlin, ley lines, and spunky pre teens.
Steve Alton is a writer and editor, author of the award-winning 'Gooey, Chewy, Rumble, Plop Book' and Deputy Editor of 'Bee Craft', the journal of the British Beekeepers Association. As well as producing children's books such as the ones listed below, he offers a specialist editing, proofreading, writing and research service, specialising in science, ecology, botany and horticulture topics for bot ...moreMore about Steve Alton...
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