The Pyramid of Souls Magickeepers #2

The Pyramid of Souls Magickeepers #2❰Reading❯ ➷ The Pyramid of Souls Magickeepers #2 Author Erica Kirov – Oaklandjobs.co.uk It was stolen from Alexander the Great To keep it safe Edgar Allen Poe bargained away his sanity And somebody suckered P T Barnum to get their hands on it It's the most closely guarded secret in the m It was stolen from Alexander of Souls MOBI ò the Great To keep it safe Edgar Allen Poe bargained away his sanity And somebody suckered P T Barnum to get their hands The Pyramid PDF/EPUB ² on it It's the most closely guarded secret in the magician community And it's missingWhat would you do to protect your family from an ancient pyramid capable of stealing Pyramid of Souls Kindle ´ your very soulNick Rostov finally has the life he's always dreamed and he'll do anything to protect itNick has only now discovered he is part of an extended Russian family of magicians the Magickeepers He lives with his eccentric new relatives at the Winter Palace Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas where they perform daring feats of magic to a packed house Real magicBut Nick and his family face a new danger in the form of a stolen relic the Pyramid of Souls The tiny pyramid has traded hands many times throughout history Its power can steal a magician's very soulNick knows who took it Rasputin leader of the Shadowkeepers Using his uniue ability as a Gazer one who can see into the past Nick enlists his cousin Isabella to help him find it Soon the two are hot on the evil sorcerer's trailuntil Isabella's soul is trapped by the very relic they're trying to findNick will do anything to rescue Isabella and recover the Pyramid of Souls But will it be enough to save his family. A grand convention of magicians from around the world is spoiled by the theft of the Pyramid of Souls and Nick will have to make some big sacrifices in order to retrieve it before Shadowkeepers can get their claws on it and hand it over to an even greater evil Kirov continues this enjoyable series by continuing the same charm and energy as the previous installment What terrible price will Nick have to pay to keep his family safe? Review pertains to the uncorrected advanced copy in paperback Much smaller than the first book this sopho effort is a novella than a full on book I'm not complaining I believe the novella is a very underrated word length but I can't imagine that was what the publisher asked for That said on to the reviewCousins Nick and Isabella are at it again learning their craft as magickeepers while trying to prevent yet another crisis amongst the community Damien the family leader and head magician refuses to listen to any logic save his own which comes off a purposefully obtuse but drives the cousins into disobedience and gives the book its meat Borrowing heavily from Russian folklore interjected with actual historical characters and replete with mini history lessons this book is educational but the uantity of such components minus any strong interconnecting narrative has a detrimental effect on pace even in such an undersized volume 163 p Top it off with an overabundance of magical system explaining given that the system itself is unoriginal and any long time reader of fantasy is left wondering what happened to the story Very consistent with the first book not entirely sure why I like it except that I like the magical ideas Its sort of Harry Potter in Vegas different approach to the magical world that lives alongside the non magical world My name is Isabella and my worst nightmare has reappeared Maria daughter of Rasputin has returned and wants to steal my essence Nick and I saw her in the stables with a jackal and ravens and we later saw an evil looking woman enter our hotel wearing black and a headdress of black feathers Magicians from all over the world have come to our Las Vegas home for an annual conference but something terrible just happened Shadowkeepers stole the Pyramid of Souls and it's clear Rasputin is behind it He’ll become even powerful if he can capture the magical essences but Nick's destiny is to stop himYou should probably read the first book but you can still enjoy The Pyramid of Souls without it Nick is the main character and he is learning to master his new found magical powers He also has a habit of concealing the truth from Damian and Theo the powerful leaders of the family and then getting himself into bigger trouble Isabella is his cousin and best friend and he always pulls her into the danger he creates Theo and Nick have an ability to use crystal balls and Theo uses his ball to see past events that are relevant to the plot This book includes flashbacks to Edgar Allan Poe and Alexander the Great to emphasize the danger of the Shadowkeepers the importance of a special elephant and the mystery of the raven woman The book is a uick read as the plot moves uickly through the 146 pages The conflict between Nick and Rasputin carries over from the previous book and the resolution was similar to book one Rasputin hints that he will eventually be defeated by Nick but it turns out not in this book It looks like this series is a trilogy so The Chalice of Immortality should wrap everything up Overall it's not a fantastic series but it's entertaining Magickeepers The Pyramid of Souls is an incredibly uniue entertaining and addicting blend of history magic and slight adolescent angst When I discovered the release of this second in the Magickeepers series The first is titled Magickeepers The Eternal Hourglass I was ecstatic Yes technically this is a Juvenile FictionMiddle Grade level book and I am far beyond that age range however the way that the author Erica Kirov writes she is able to easily engulf a vast audience of greatly varying ages Not to mention the fact that her Magickeeper series will appeal to both girls and boys eually which oftentimes can be a feat within itselfWith summer upon us and children glorifying in summer vacation at least for a couple of weeks until the I'm boooored becomes a daily phrase lol why not give your child as well as yourself for that matter the gift of losing themselves within a vivid world of magic family suspense and bravery? Not only does the Magickeepers series guarantee to entrance and absorb it also blends bits and pieces of history within their stories The Pyramid of Souls begins with a raven visiting a little known writer by the name of Edgar Allen Poe In exchange for a poem The Raven anyone? that is guaranteed to make him a world renowned author all Poe has to do is agree to guard a precious item when the time comes But what exactly will the final cost be? Transported into present time we are once again met with Nick Rostov a young boy who recently discovered that he is part of an amazingly magical Russian family called the Magickeepers Their sole enemy are the Shadowkeepers whose leader is none other than the infamous Rasputin himself In The Pyramid of Souls there is a magical competition taking place at a convention in the Winter Palace Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas where Nick and the Magickeepers reside This competition includes magical clans from all over the world including Japan England Egypt Nigeria and Sweden just to name a few It is during this convention that Nick and his cousin Isabella meet twin brother and sister Siti and Atsu who are the keepers of The Pyramid of Souls This possession is of such importance that the lives of those pure of magic depend upon it When it disappears havoc breaks lose and Nick takes it upon himself to find the relic before it is too late Will he be able to save those he loves and himself or will it end up costing him his own life? Other historical figures we meet within The Pyramid of Souls are PT Barnum Sir Isaac Newton and General Tom Thumb This is one of my favorite aspects of the Magickeeper series the way in which Erica Kirov joins real life historical figures with fictional figures and tales bringing these forces together to create mesmerizing and magical stories that are sure to endure themselves to even the pickiest of readers I eagerly await the next adventure for Nick in the third Magickeepers series and hopefully that wait won't be too painfully long hint hint Ms Kirov lolPlease be sure to visit my blog for the complete post Series ReviewI really enjoyed the Magickeeper series It's written for ages 8 14 but even I got really into it and enjoyed it a lot The stories were both woven well with plenty of mystery and suspense to keep you reading Once I started to read it was hard to put it down I never knew what to expect and was always surprised It was like walking through a fun house you never knew what was going to be around the cornerMy favorite characters had to be Nick and Isabella followed closely by Isabella's pet tiger Sascha Sascha was just a really cool tiger Vladimir the hedgehog was pretty cool too It was fun to watch Nick and Isabella together they balanced each other well and would be fun people to be around I wish they were real so we could hang out Haley why would you want to hang out with thirteen year olds? Because they're magician thirteen year olds who can disappear and fly and look into crystal balls and have adventure in a day that I have in a monthThe writing was good and easy to read and easy to follow but some of the structure was a little confusing at times It didn't take away form the action and adventure though I really liked the Russian culture incorporated into the stories It wasn't overdone but it was really fun to read the descriptions of the foods and the clothes and the decorations and learn about some of the traditions In the second book The Pyramid of Souls there was a lot of other cultures incorporated into it as well because there were Magickeepers from Egypt and Nigeria and a Parisian clan and Australians so there were a lot of cool things that went on that we wouldn't normally think about—even in the world of magicI look forward to the next book in the Magickeeper series The Eternal Hourglass came out in paperback on March 31 2010 and The Pyramid of Souls was just published in hardback on May 1st 2010ContentRecommendation clean and suitable for ages 8 16 ish I'm 18 and I enjoyed it and parents would enjoy reading the books out loud to their kids as well I hadn't read the first book in the series when I received The Pyramid of Souls and was still able to get into the story I think Erica did a great job by giving enough back story from what happened in the first book to follow Nick's journey in this great seuel Nick is still struggling with learning his Russian heritage He's having a hard time with learning what his tutor Theo is teaching and most importantly he feels he's not living up to being a great Magician like his cousin Damian is training him to be Damian after all is the greatest Magician in the world His cousin Isabella is even a great Magician in her own right Nick lives on the top three floors of The Winter Palace Hotel in Las Vegas NV with the rest of his Magician family who's very proud of their Russian Heritage They perform real Magic shows and the greatest show of all is about to take place as Magicians from around the world are getting ready to descend on The Winter Palace for the chance to gain The Greatest Magician in The World bragging rights When someone steals the Pyramid of Souls Nick must help to get it back It's been sot after all through out history as Alexander The Great had it stolen from him Edgar Allen Poe pledged his sanity to keep it safe PT Barnum lost it in a bet against a Magician and now the most guarded most sacred secret in the Magician world has been stolen It wasn't stolen by anyone The Shadowkeepers are back and this time they won't stop until they have Nick Nick is the Magician's only hope is getting it back but at what cost? Swept away in a wonderful world full of Russian lore magic and family ties I think this is a wonderful seuel in The Magic Keepers series I'm looking forward to reading the next book in the series I hadn't read the first book in the series when I received The Pyramid of Souls and was still able to get into the story I think Erica did a great job by giving enough back story from what happened in the first book to follow Nick's journey in this great seuel Nick is still struggling with learning his Russian heritage He's having a hard time with learning what his tutor Theo is teaching and most importantly he feels he's not living up to being a great Magician like his cousin Damian is training him to be Damian after all is the greatest Magician in the world His cousin Isabella is even a great Magician in her own right Nick lives on the top three floors of The Winter Palace Hotel in Las Vegas NV with the rest of his Magician family who's very proud of their Russian Heritage They perform real Magic shows and the greatest show of all is about to take place as Magicians from around the world are getting ready to descend on The Winter Palace for the chance to gain The Greatest Magician in The World bragging rights When someone steals the Pyramid of Souls Nick must help to get it back It's been sot after all through out history as Alexander The Great had it stolen from him Edgar Allen Poe pledged his sanity to keep it safe PT Barnum lost it in a bet against a Magician and now the most guarded most sacred secret in the Magician world has been stolen It wasn't stolen by anyone The Shadowkeepers are back and this time they won't stop until they have Nick Nick is the Magician's only hope is getting it back but at what cost? Swept away in a wonderful world full of Russian lore magic and family ties I think this is a wonderful seuel in The Magic Keepers series I'm looking forward to reading the next book in the series After reading the first novel in the series I was excited and hesitant to begin the second I went into the novel hoping that this time I would be able to have a better connection with the novel and its characters And I am happy to say that I did connect with The Pyramid of Souls than I had expectedNick is struggling You name it and he is probably having a hard time with it He cannot get his magic just right he thinks he is disappointing his cousin the magnificent Damien and he is a little bit envious that his other cousin Isabella is tad bit better in the magical department What is a boy to do?Kirov like most writers interweaves portions of the first novel into the second novels tale At first I was a little put off by this since I has just read the first novel But for those who have not read the first novel in a while it is a wonderful refresher Plus I really enjoyed how Kirov interwove the details It flows nicely within the new plot developments and does not weigh the reader down It is just enough without being too muchThe Pyramid of Souls was a wonderful addition to the series I got to know a lot about Nick's world and had a really fun time doing so The characters were a lot complex and fleshed out this time around So I felt like I got to know them better which helps me care about them and their adventures From the ending of the novel I can tell that readers have not yet seen the last of Nick or the Shadowkeepers so I will be keeping a look out for the next novel If you like novels with Russian lore or just those involving magic then this is a series you should definitely check out Nick is tired of living in the Las Vegas hotelcasino that acts as the cover for his magical family All he gets to eat is Russian food all he does is practice magic and his older cousins keep access to the outside world at a minimum for him So he’s excited to think of a whole convention of Magickeepers the guardians of magic in the world coming to his hotel But then he discovers that Shadowkeepers plan to target the convention and Nick and his cousin Isabella are in danger of having their souls stolen Will his training be enough to help him fight them off?Magickeepers The Pyramid of Souls by Erica Kirov is the second book in this new series where magic has to be protected from evil in the world Crystal balls magical swords Egyptian pyramids and even Edgar Allen Poe writing his famous poem “The Raven” all add to the adventure Historical facts get a makeover from a magical standpoint and historical Russian culture also is featured The Magickeepers series is lots of fun for readers aged 9 to 12 who will also enjoy the preview of the next book which starts out with famous illusionist Harry Houdini

The Pyramid of Souls Magickeepers #2 Kindle ã of
  • Hardcover
  • 163 pages
  • The Pyramid of Souls Magickeepers #2
  • Erica Kirov
  • English
  • 20 August 2016
  • 9781402215025