Thursday, December 6, 2012

Professor Atlas and the Summoning Dagger by Paul Maguire


I throughly enjoyed Professor Atlas and the Summoning Dagger. It is entertaining! Has problems that make you think. (I could not think of how to solve them) Has villians and heroes,jesters,knights in armor,magic and lots of fun.
Professor Atlas is having a contest that started a year ago in different cities. The two winners will get to go on a dig with him and have an adventure. He has a big following on his web site
Brandon Giles and Tyler Gerard are seventh graders and big fans of Professor Atlas. They here about the contest and study for a week they are sure they are the biggest fans of thier school. The day of the contest they find out that the contest has been running a year not a week like they thought. All the other cities had contest and the winners of thier cities now all converged to compete for the two spots.
The teams had two team members to try for the contest.
Brandon and Tyler are a little more worried about it but they are going to do thier best. Thier are a lot of kids thier for this final day of the contest. Instead of answering questions about the Professor Atlas and his trips they are riddles and other tests they need to pass. If they guess wrong they are out. If another team goes faster than them and come in before they pass they are out.
I did not want to stop once I started the book. It was hard to put the book down. I look forward to more books with Professor Atlas in the future. or in the past.
In 1342 a wizard standing on the ruins of his city sends the last of his magic into the dagger and buries it deep in the rubble. To one day be found by someone that can stop his city from being destroyed.
This is the famous tale of the Summoning Dagger that others have looked for it and now Professor Atlas believes he can find it. He does not realize that magic was real and if when he finds it he will go back to the 1300 BC.
This is a fun adventure that fans of Ranger Apprentice,Percy Jackson, Harry Potter or Jimmy Coates will enjoy. All ages can read it and escape into the past to see what life is like and if they can make a difference.
I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley.
I see Amazon shows different Pub. dates and netgalley shows one so I am including both.
Publisher:Smith Publicity Nov 6, 2012 220 pages
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing, LLC (August 29, 2011) ISBN-10: 1457505096

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