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Mister Monday: Keys to the Kingdom Book 1
Mister Monday: Keys to the Kingdom Book 1
by Garth Nix
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: CDN$ 8.54
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!, Nov. 17 2003
The Keys to the Kingdom is an excellent new series by Garth Nix - a series I cannot wait for the sequel too! To get the concept of the book, you kind of have to read it, really. When Arthur is suffering from a asthma attack, two men appear to him, and one gives him a key shaped like the minute hand of an old clock. After that day, he starts seeing a large house. He is followed by creatures called Fetchers. Also, a book appears to him that is very useful. When a disease breaks out, he finds that it is spread by the Fetchers. Arthur sets off into the house to find a way to save his world.

Rowan and the Ice Creepers
Rowan and the Ice Creepers
by Emily Rodda
Edition: Hardcover
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5.0 out of 5 stars A close to the series, Nov. 17 2003
Not filled with quite as much excitement as I hoped - but sufficient! Winters in Rin have been growing steadily colder and longer, and now it is too cold too bear. Rin moves down to the coast, leaving a few behind. Rowan begins another quest, this time to banish the evil Ice Creepers and warm the land once more. He and two others follow the Bukshah through the mountain, discovering evil things. Finally they discover the secret of the Mountain - and another one as well, one concerning the ancestry of the people of Rin.

Trickster's Choice
Trickster's Choice
by Tamora Pierce
Edition: Hardcover
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5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put it down, Nov. 17 2003
This review is from: Trickster's Choice (Hardcover)
I really couldn't, this book is excellent! I kept wanting Dove and Sarai to find out her parentage, since they wanted to know so much about Alanna, but no. Next book! When Alianne, or Aly, daughter of Alanna the Lioness leaves home, she misfigures a vital piece to her plan - pirates. Pirates capture her, shave her bald, and sell her as a slave. To prevent being sold as a 'bed-warmer' (someone for the master to sleep with), she dives into danger to become damaged. She is finally thrown into a deal free, and becomes part of a kind family - one that is in the misfavor of the king. She becomes chosen by a trickster god to protect the children of the family. The climax rises, especially when a crow turned human just learning about romance decides he wants Aly for his mate. A must read!

Circle of Magic #3: Daja's Book
Circle of Magic #3: Daja's Book
by Tamora Pierce
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Trangshi, Sept. 23 2003
There is a severe forest fire, and there are only a few who can help save the people from the fire and the drought..
As Daja Kisubo, trangshi of the Traders, is working with metal, a stranger enters the forge. This stranger is a Trader. When she discovered that Daja is a trangshi - an outcast - she acts as if she is not there. Anger at her unfair treatment, though it was expected, cause Daja to throw her emotions into bars of metal, which created a living vine, made purely from metal. When the caravan of Traders wish to buy the vine, one must be able to speak to her. The bargaining continues as Daja and her three friends try to stop the forest fire, and the drought. But the forest fire spreads as the caravan is leaving. Will Daja be able to save the Traders?

First Test: Book 1 of the Protector of the Small Quartet
First Test: Book 1 of the Protector of the Small Quartet
by Tamora Pierce
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars Impossible to put down, Sept. 23 2003
Keladry of Mindelan - only known female page for over one hundred years. Her dream is to become a knight, and now she is of age to become a page, the first step to her dream. But Lord Wyldon, who trains the pages, does not think that she can keep up. So, he gives her unfair treatment and puts her on probation. It almost seems that she cannot keep up because Joren of Stone Mountain resents her being a page, and has been playing nasty tricks on her. And not only that, her worst fear is revealed - her fear of heights. She deals with the unfair treatment from Lord Wyldon and many of the boys and her fear of heights admirably, but there is not a soul who believe that Wyldon will let her stay.

Circle of Magic #4: Briar's Book
Circle of Magic #4: Briar's Book
by Tamora Pierce
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars An amazing close to the quartet, Sept. 23 2003
This is probably the most exciting of the Circle of Magic quartet. When Briar's 'street rat' friend, Flick, takes sick with an never before seen disease, Briar must do all he can do to save her. But the disease is highly contagious, and soon about 198 out of every 200 people in the city are sick. Briar returns to Winding Circle Temple to help find the disease. They are getting closer to the cure when a splash of the disease essence infects a person very close to Briar, then he is torn between helping to find the cure and caring for her. The cure is discovered, but is it too late?

Circle of Magic #1: Sandry's Book
Circle of Magic #1: Sandry's Book
by Tamora Pierce
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
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4.0 out of 5 stars An Opening Book, Sept. 1 2003
First of all, I have to say that I just love all of Tamora Pierce's books, and this one was no different. This just wasn't as good as it could have been because all the introductions have to be made, all the learning that they have magic, and the getting from enemies to friends. I enjoyed it, but it was an introduction book, not really an action book. And it wasn't even mostly about Sandry, really. But to get started, a man called Niko rescues four different children and brings them to the same place: Sandry, Roach(Briar), Daja, and Tris. They all are sent to the Discipline cabin for different reasons, where they start off as enemies. Slowly, they each discover their own talents and magic, and Sandry brings it together to make well, a thread of all their magic, which helps them all. By the end of the book, they have put aside their differences and cannot be happier together.

Lady Knight: Book 4 of the Protector of the Small Quartet
Lady Knight: Book 4 of the Protector of the Small Quartet
by Tamora Pierce
Edition: Hardcover
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5.0 out of 5 stars Two Thumbs Up, Aug. 18 2003
First off, this book I just love. It is packed with adventure, and I loved the entire thing. I couldn't put it down. I placed a hold on it at Borders, so that when it came in they would notify me. I was furious when they sent me a postcard saying that it wasn't published, though I knew it was, since I had read it. I had to travel to a different state to get it. I didn't go just for that purpose though, but I did buy it there. Kel is finally a knight, her dream come true. She is put in charge of the refugee camp, which she calls Haven. When she is gone, an army attacks the camp, and though the refugees put up a worthy fight, they were captured. Kel is forced to not chase after them, but we're talking about the girl who risked repeated her page years for her maid. She sneaked away and went after them, and finally completed the task that the Chamber of the Ordeal set before her.

Acorna's Rebels
Acorna's Rebels
by Anne McCaffrey
Edition: Hardcover
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4.0 out of 5 stars Is this it?, Aug. 17 2003
This review is from: Acorna's Rebels (Hardcover)
Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed this book, very much so. But the end irritated me. Shoudln't there be more? I don't think the authors left much space to write another book, and if you don't like everything coming to peace in the end, it was a perfect end to the series. But really, there should be another, when Aari returns, with his brother, but something needs to happen, too. But there is no space I can see open for another adventure. I did enjoy this book, with finding outNadhari's secrets, the Mulzar wanting to destroy the sacred cats, it's an enjoyable book, if maybe a slight bit slower than the other books. I was also confused on the Miw-Sher thing. OK, she was a baby. Tagoth didn't know her identity, so how on earth did she take discovering her true identity so calmly? I recommend the book, though I wish there was more detail and a chapter or two more to wrap up the loose ends.

Rowan And The Zebak
Rowan And The Zebak
by Emily Rodda
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars Annad!, July 18 2003
This review is from: Rowan And The Zebak (Paperback)
When a huge beast sent from the Zebak kidnaps Rowan's little sister, Annad, Rowan immediately leaves Rin to rescue her. Three of his most trusted companions accompany him, as they cross the sea, and a great desert to get to the Zebak city. When they finally arrive, many surprises await them, and Zeel, the Zebak foundling raised by the Travelers, is haunted by her past. Then they are captured, and Zeel is involved. Will they ever leave the city alive, and what will happen to Annad. Rin prepares for an attack, but when it comes they are all surprised.

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