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The Last Great Wizard of Yden (Yden #1)

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  170 Ratings  ·  57 Reviews
For his sixteenth birthday, all Jon wanted were the keys to the family car. Instead, he got a lousy magic ring…

Although sixteen-year-old Jon Hansen is an artistic prodigy, he yearns to fit in. When he discovers a secret magical heritage, however, his regular life turns upside down. After an evil wizard kidnaps his father to another dimension, Jon vows to rescue him... if c
Paperback, 296 pages
Published January 30th 2012 by Astraea Press (first published April 13th 2010)
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Jun 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is an awesome YA fantasy book that adults will enjoy also! When I started reading this book, I was immediately drawn into Jon’s life. I really enjoyed his relationship with his sister. It’s been a long time since I have read a book where siblings are shown in such a positive light. Jon, like so many teens, is trying to make new friends, deal with a bully and get his driver’s license. His character is one that so many readers can relate to on one level or another. The characters were very be ...more
Jul 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing

An artist, a cheerleader, a geek, and a bully walk into a. . . No, it’s not a bar joke. This unlikely group of teens, together with a nomad from another planet, join together to rescue kidnapped Yrth (Earth, to us) citizens from the magical world of Yden. In the process, they have to learn to think way outside of the proverbial box, to depend on themselves and each other, and to overcome both magic and magicians.

The premise is great; the writing is better. The suspens
Jeff LaFerney
Jun 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This YA fantasy novel was the best book I've read in a long, long time. I enjoyed it from beginning to end. Admittedly, I'm a fan of fantasy, but I'm also a fan of good writing. This book caught my attention right away. I loved the characterization (which is a vitally important key for me to REALLY like a book). I thought the creativity, humor, action, suspense, setting, and combination of terrific characters (bad guys and good) were so well done that I couldn't wait to start up where I left off ...more
Althea Harris
Sep 18, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: 10 yr and above
Recommended to Althea by: Goodreads giveaway
I enjoyed this book. My attention was quickly gotten and kept throughout the story. I could imagine further stories being developed from this book. It is a story that I was sorry to see end.
Jan Romes
Nov 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In "The Last Great Wizard of Yden", S. G. Rogers spins a page-turning tale that combines reality and fantasy. The hero, Jon Hansen, is an average kid, with an average life, who expresses his world through art. When his father is kidnapped, he stumbles upon a family secret that tests his strength and faith in himself. Jon decides it's up to him to find his father which throws his average life out the door and into a life-threatening adventure filled with wizards and imps. In this incredible journ ...more
Aug 29, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: middle-schoolers through adults
Recommended to Eric by: Good Reads
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Beth Elersich
Aug 19, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: All who wish to smile as they read and learn
Recommended to Beth by: I won it through Good Reads
I felt quite lucky to win this book through GoodReads. It is a very good YA story and is interesting enough to hold the attention of fully adult readers as well. The plot moves quickly and includes some surprises. It is definitely a page turner and is difficult to put down once reading has begun. I would hope to see sequels that could even follow through the main character's adulthood. Bravo S>G>Rogers on a job well done.
May 15, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: first-reads
First I would like to thank goodreads and author S.G.Rogers for allowing me to win this book. I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads. It was quite enjoyable. The story moved well and the characters were relatable and well-developed. In fact, the characterization is a big plus in this book, which is filled with drama, magic,humor and a little romance thrown in for good measure. The story itself was well thought out and engaging. :)
Adaraschia Wingit
Rating: 5/5

Reason: … This book is so well written and the characters are genius!  S.G. Rogers did such a fantastic job of this story.  And lucky me that I am, I actually won my own copy on GoodReads, thank goodness!!  No waiting to read it! Well…. maybe a little bit, but not that long because the postal system is simply outstanding in their delivery times – I have nothing but good things to say about those folks, too!  I so love the characters, the world, and how much of a genius S.G. Rogers is
Jun 14, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Magic and Mystery collided right from the first sentence. This book promises an adventure and what an adventure it was!

The book opens with Jon Hansen trying to explain what he saw / heard to a policeman of his father’s disappearance. His story though was just too unbelievable to the police. When he drew what he saw… it became utterly too much for the police.

The news of his father’s disappearance spread pretty quickly and Jon had to face all the kids at school calling him all sorts of names. Wher
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