Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Stone of Destiny – Jim Ware

Publisher:  David C. Cook
Pages:  352
Source:  Book provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review
Genre:  Middle Grade Christian Fantasy

From the Back Cover:
Morgan Izaak is obsessed with his father’s ancient books about the magical Philosopher’s Stone. And since his mother has cancer, a little magic could be really useful—although she would prefer to trust her doctors and pray. When Morgan’s best friend, Eny, tells him about another magic stone that may be hidden in their own town—the Irish Stone of Destiny—he’s determined to find it. But Morgan’s not the only one looking for the Stone, and by the time the two middle schoolers realize there’s evil afoot, Morgan has betrayed his friendship, bad-tempered giants are loose in the land, and the Stone is lost…perhaps forever. This charming, fantastical tale about faith is the first of two volumes about the Stone of Destiny.

My Review:
When Morgan Issak learns of his mother’s cancer he turns to magic instead of God.  He decides to seek it out along with his best friend Eny.  The problem is, the more he tries the worse trouble he creates.  Maybe I liked the book because I like Irish legends.  Maybe it was because Jim Ware was so good at his descriptions that he painted pictures in my mind.  It was almost like watching a movie in the mind.  The lessons of true friendship, especially the friendship God offers is not lost in this story.  I enjoyed the book and know that fantasy lovers will like it as well.  This is a book I will proudly put on my shelves at school.

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