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Grimoire: Curse of the Midions by Brad…

Grimoire: Curse of the Midions

by Brad Strickland

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Series: Grimoire (Book 1)

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This one will blow your socks off. If you read fantasy, this is a great book to pick up. I liked Strickland's Bellairs books, but this is him stepping out on his own and doing pretty well. I think, in a strange way, there are a lot of parallels to Lord of the Rings, though I'm not saying this is Lord of the Rings by any stretch of the imagination. It's like a cross between David Copperfield and something from a time-travelling science fiction series (take your pick in that department). I enjoyed it and I have to say that the reading is highly addictive. It's a very nice book for the fantasy-reading crowd. ( )
  matthewbloome | May 19, 2013 |
Jarvey has always been able to make things happen, like the time his baseball bad splintered into pieces during a tough game. When his family travels from America to London to listen to the reading of a relative's will, Jarvey discovers his family history is filled with wizardry and becomes trapped in a magical book, the Grimoire. Adventure, magic, and orphans fighting for survival make this book exciting for any young reader. Grades 5-8. ( )
  lhunt314 | May 7, 2007 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0803730608, Hardcover)

The trip to London was supposed to be for a simple reading of the will of some distant relative. Instead, things have gone terribly wrong. Jarvey Midion’s parents are nowhere to be found, and he is suddenly in the middle of a mystery—a mystery involving the Grimoire, a magical book that has the power to transport people through time.

When Jarvey gets too close to the ominous tome, he is instantly transported to Lunnon, a city that is not quite of the past, but definitely not of the present day.There Jarvey must team up with the Free Folk, a ragtag gang of orphan kids who run wild on the streets. One of them wants to help him use the Grimoire to get back to his own time. But can he trust her?

The popular author of several books in the John Bellairs mystery series, Brad Strickland offers a tale of atmospheric suspense with a strong dose of magic. The Curse of the Midions is the first book of an exciting new trilogy.

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In London with his parents, twelve-year-old Jarvey Midion is introduced to the Grimoire, a powerful book of spells that tranports him to a strange place and time where danger lurks around every corner.

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