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Amos Daragon #1: The Mask Wearer (Amos Daragon #1)

3.71  ·  Rating details ·  977 Ratings  ·  54 Reviews
"A smart choice for die-hard fantasy lovers. . . . Fans of Cornelia Funke's Inkheart trilogy will approve."-- Booklist

Amos Daragon's life changes forever the day a mermaid gives him a mask capable of harnessing the strength of the wind—and appoints Amos as the new Mask Wearer. His task: to find the masks for the other elements, earth, fire, and water. Only then will Amos
Paperback, 176 pages
Published March 13th 2012 by Bluefire (first published March 28th 2003)
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Dec 04, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fan de roman légé et fantaisiste
Recommended to Sebastien by: Annie-Claude Taillon
Shelves: light-fantasy
Bon je vais tout de suite dire quelque chose de claire. Je n'ai pas l'intention de faire une critique approfondie de chaque roman de Amos Daragon. Ce fut des lectures rapides, bien que très divertissantes. Alors je vais m'en tenir au principale et comment j'ai trouver les livres.

Cependant, je vais encore une fois vous mettre en contexte. Je venais tout juste de terminer le dernier livre que j'avais de la série Sword of Truth et j'avais envie de digérer un peu. Lire des livres intenses ça fatigue
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
Review in thirty words:

I found this book very enjoyable. The mix of various legends and folklore elements, with a savvy, good-hearted protagonist made for a highly entertaining book. More please!

Reviewed for Bitten by Books.
Jun 02, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Young (and old) adventurers
Recommended to Melodee by: Library bookshelf
This was an enjoyable book. The first half of the book felt like listening to all the old Folk Tales I heard as a child, like how to make stone soup, and how the boy cleverly outsmarted the rigged true/false test. So the first half felt very familiar, yet nostalgic. The author was establishing how smart and clever the main character is. Then the story really becomes it's own. I was suprised in the end by how much I really enjoyed it in it's own right, not just for nostalgic reasons. I think it'd ...more
Sophie Larouche
Cette série a été la première que j'ai lue et a déclenché en moi la passion de la lecture. Je suis maintenant au cégep en lettres et je le dois en grande partie à Bryan Perro pour ses excellentes oeuvres.
Fine, but nothing exceptional. I think perhaps it lost something in translation, because all of the narrative and dialogue felt very stiff and unconvincing. Also, I couldn't really get into the fantasy world and didn't feel like everything was explained. Still, I suppose the sequels will probably improve upon the story. Hopefully they are less stiff, at least!
Patile Ouimet
Apr 02, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned-books
I forgot how much I missed reading these books ❤ Its like going back to the 2nd grade all over again haha
Not recommended. It's engrossing enough if you're 12 but not interesting for older readers. At least, not in my opinion.
Sep 15, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Pretty good for a French book
Jun 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a really good book for kids who wants to start reading!!
I might've enjoyed the book more if it showed more than told, but it was still a pretty awesome story! I especially loved all the different mythical creatures that made an appearance.~ 8)
Oct 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
c etait vraiment epique j ai tellement hate a l autre livre honnetement bravo wow etsil vous plait vous m envoyer des email pour la fin de amos daragon ok mercie.........
Lynne Faubert
Feb 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Un livre parfait pour les gamins avec de l'action, une jolie plume et une imagination débordante. Mon flo de 10 a tellement aimé nos lectures qu'il n'était plus couchable ;)
May 12, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
J'ai découvert Bryan Perro et sa saga Amos Daragon alors que je cherchais de nouvelles lectures pour mon fils de 9 ans. Il me fallait de l'imaginaire, de l'aventure et de l'action, et dans ce contexe bien précis, je crois avoir découvert une véritable pépite. Très inspirée de nos mythes et légendes, l'histoire qu'on nous propose ici est celle d'un jeune garçon plein d'aplomb qui se retrouve, un peu par hasard, à devoir préserver l'équilibre entre le Bien et le Mal, et va vivre au cours de sa quê ...more
Nov 12, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2011-challenge
Amidst the ultimate quest for equilibrium in the world, a balance between the forecs of good and the forces of evil, Amos Daragon, The Mask Wearer, is offers a tale of friendship and loyalty. Perro explores the sacrifices we make, and don't make, for our friends. And, he explores the sacrifies we make in order to do the right thing. Sometimes, we can even convince ourselves, and others, that we are doing the right thing when, in reality, we are not.

Amos Daragon is chosen to be a mask wearer. His
Vince Crowe
Mar 03, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This was ok. I finally wanted to see what all the fuss was about. I lived in the same town as Brian for a few years and wanted to know why so many people were talking about this book.

I though the writer had some sort of "imagination". Well, he ripped off lots of names from mythology. Lots of old gods' names and creature that we all know about. I don't know, maybe my expectations were just too damn high for a book basically for kids.

Lots and lots of clichés and the likes. Figured and style. Like
Mar 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is absoloutely amazing!

Love, romance, adventure, magic and mythology! This book has everything!? I would have to say this book's main morals are...
~Love can be anywhere and with anyone so when you find it don't lie to yourself.
~There's no love without sacrifice.
~You have to face adversity with your chin up, always have pride and degnity. But never let danger come in the way of what must be done.
~Live your life to the fullest because one day it'll be gone.
~Good triumphs over evil eve
Jun 02, 2013 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition

A douze ans, Amos Daragon devient le premier élu de la nouvelle génération des porteurs de masques. La mission de ce culte instauré par la Dame blanche est de rétablir l'équilibre du monde, menacé par la guerre sans merci que se livrent les dieux du bien et du mal. Parcourant des contrées lointaines peuplées de créatures légendaires, Amos doit retrouver les quatre masques de pouvoir, afin d'accomplir son destin.

Dec 29, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Well I knew it was kind of a childish book, but I needed something to read for a day, so I can complete my challenge :D

Anyway, this was very rushed story, no dialogs, no explanations of some things... yeah, kinda like a bed time story to tell you kid, which isn't bad, but I prefer other books anyway.

I will surely recommend it to young readers though, because Amos is an interesting character :)
Feb 07, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
it is nice to occassionally come back to a fun story that seriously reads like it could be a video game. this is definitly a young book for my junior high students - but can be a quick read for anyone. i like the concept of the quests for the masks and the power stones. i'm not sure how many books he's planning on doing but the potential is there for a long series.
Cheriee Weichel
It was a close call for a bit there as to whether or not this would ever make it to my read shelf. I was not impressed, but suspect a whole lot of little boys out there will dispute my opinion.
You can read my full review here.
Sep 10, 2011 rated it it was ok
FXL heard about this on C'Est La Vie. This author was touted as the Canadian JK Rowling. It was written in French, but I'm reading the English version. I think the writing is a bit thin - not a lot of richness to the character development. Sort of like this is the cliff notes version. Definitely disappointing with that sort of build up.
I couldn't get past the mechanical sound of the language, how stated everything seems with little charm. Perhaps because mine is a translation, the translator didn't quite know how to relate that magic? I see that people really get into the second half of the book, but, I couldn't make it past the first.
Oct 02, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
There is so much going on in this book, but the story is all over the place. Also, this book very much fell into the "telling" of the "show, don't tell" camp. The fact that this book was originally written in French and then translated into English may account for much of the stiffness, but I don't think the translation was the problem with the story.
Amelia Loken
Very well done fantasy adventure novel. The protagonist is 12, but at times felt older, more like 14, so could be young YA. Felt like a Lloyd Alexander book. Which is high praise in my book.

Originally written by Quebecois author in French. I read the English version available at my library.
Jul 12, 2011 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: teen-young-adult
An Amazon best book of the month for middle school readers earlier this year. Translated from French. I'm surprised no one has reviewed the English version on goodreads yet. I read some article that characterized Perro as "Quebec's J.K. Rowling." Evidently there are 12 books in the series.
Jul 02, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Stilted narration, a lot of telling with very little showing, and thin character development. Any interesting fantasy elements are overshadowed by the writing. Perhaps it lost something in translation?
Feb 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Un des meilleurs livres pour jeunes. Une histoire très intéressante autant pour les garçons que pour les filles. Un gros coup de coeur pour Bryan Perro qui a su, avec ce livre, donner le goût de la lecture à plusieurs milliers d'élèves au primaire.

Un livre à lire et à relire.
May 31, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great introduction to hopefully an even better series. Amos has basically had his life turned upside down and needs to figure out how stop an evil sorcerer, help his friends, and basically save the world.
Mar 03, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
La meilleure collection au monde je la conseille a tout le monde. Mais comme dans toutes les collections le premier livre es jamais tres bon. Mais continuer et vous n 'allez pas le regretter. Il y a tout ce que'une bonne histoire doit avoir pour rester debout!
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