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Fyrelocke by R. Christopher Kobb
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it was amazing

R. Christopher Kobb

My "in a nutshell" summary...

Jack finds a rock that unleashes a series of unbelievable events. The rock is powerful and Jack begins a very magical unbelievable journey with his best friend Chase.

My thoughts after reading this book...

Oh me...oh my...such a fun an adventurous book this was! Jack...a rather serious adventurer...inventor extraordinaire and his best friend Chase...a sort of a finance kind of guy...are caught up in the plight of this stone...this magical purple glowing stone.
Simply put...the stone sort of calls to Jack as he is on a field trip and he pockets it. And from that point Jack's normal life is normal no more.

Oh how I love a magical fantasy...and that is exactly what this is...there are chilling bad guys...the Cankrots...who put a spell on Jack's "real" parents...and there are the "good" guys...Vidalia and Pesky and Madame Puffin and Trygg...the character who looks like a bunny. Madame Puffin is under a spell to speak mostly in rhyme. There is a gremlin who looks like a mouse to humans...and so many more...I would love to reveal them all to you but I want this story to provide you with as much fun and nail biting angst as I had while I was lost in reading Fyrelocke! Quite a yummy book! Oh...but wait...let me tease you with just one more character...the baddest bad guy ever...the Wargothe! So old he can't keep his body together. He needs Jack...our hero Jack fulfill the prophecy!

What I loved about this book...

OMG...I loved Jack and Chase...they didn't have any friends besides each other. That will appeal to so many young readers. I loved Jack's inventions and how Chase was going to manage him when Jack's inventions made them rich and famous. I loved that Jack's bedroom was filled with gadgets and Chase's looked like the office of a finance person.
I loved the short chapters. I loved that Madam Puffin spoke in rhyme. I loved the Cankrots creepy evilness.

The creepy illustrations helped to make the characters in Fyrelocke even more real.

Memorable events in this book...

There were quite a few, actually...Madame Puffin speaking in rhyme, Trygg speaking in Jack's head, Jack flying in the Stratovarious...these were some of my favorite ones.

Final thoughts...

Readers...both young and old...who enjoy magical fantasy books...will love this one. It has both good magic and dark magic which only makes this tale amazingly exiting. Short exciting chapters, fun illustrations and a quest made this reading experience magical for me. I can only hope that there will be a Book Two soon...really soon!

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Reading Progress

May 4, 2013 – Started Reading
May 4, 2013 – Shelved
May 4, 2013 – Shelved as: to-read
May 5, 2013 – Finished Reading

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