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The Elemental Odyssey (Tales of Zura, Book 1)

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  5 ratings  ·  2 reviews
There are all sorts of fun and exciting things to do in South Dakota: hike the mountains, see the monuments, explore the caves, watch the wildlife. But what’s not on the travel brochures is getting abducted by magical aliens!

While vacationing in the Black Hills, twelve-year-old Kyle Morgan and his new friends, Jürgen Schmidt, Susie Five Eagles, and Veeksha Das, are hauled
Kindle Edition, 398 pages
Published (first published April 11th 2011)
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Tony Lavely
Sep 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An entertaining, action filled story. Four tweens, thrown together by vacations, chance and good answers, fight for their lives and the continued existence of Earth itself.

The characters are the defining element of this story. The four kids are not stereotypes, in fact they seem extraordinarily well drawn, and they always act the way the character should, based on what we know. I like that each of the four brings his or her own personality, and that Mr. Canyon has pulled them from far different
Nov 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I first read Derek Canyon's Dead Dwarves Don't Dance and was favorably impressed with the originality of the universe the author created, not to mention the memorable characters. But this book was the one that grabbed me first - a young adult fantasy that has a cover that really grabbed me. I thought, "A raccoon as an alien? Really? I gotta see where this goes." Then there was the fact that it starts at Mt. Rushmore in the Black Hills, one of my favorite (to date) sightseeing vacation destin ...more
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