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MERLIN's KIN

Author: Everett Coles

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Publisher: Archimedes Presse © 2005

Material: hard cover

Summary: Merlin summons 5 youth from modern day Great Britain to another world to save his chamber of spirits and, indeed, the entire world (and ours). This science fiction book calls upon the legend of the Knights of the Round Table and adds a modern twist.

Type of Reading: independent reading, anytime reading

Recommended Age: read together: 9 to 12; read yourself: 11 and up

Interest Level: 9 and up

Young Reader Reaction: Review pending.

Adult Reader Reaction: This book was a thrilling read, with many twists and turns. Great for 'tweens and young teenagers with a love for Camelot.

Pros: Merlin's Kin reminded this parent somewhat of the Chronicles of Narnia with allusions to Nazism and Soviet communism. A solid tale of good versus evil.

Cons: None.

Borrow or Buy: Buy. Tweens and teens may revisit it and find more in it as they mature.

If You Liked This Book, Try: AIDEN OF OREN: THE JOURNEY BEGINS   THE EDGE CHRONICLES #3: MIDNIGHT OVER SANCTAPHRAX   THE RIGHT HAND OF VELACHAZ

Educational Themes: This book emphasizes the triumph of good over evil and the strengths of friendship.

Literary Categories: Fiction - adventure, fantasy, science fiction

Date(s) Reviewed: May 2005

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