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This book was some what fascinating but I didn't really feel any type of connection to this book. But if I read it to my son, I think he would of liked it. The characters were a little too rough for my taste. ( )
  MsYvette83 | Sep 16, 2018 |
A little slow to begin, later gets interesting though. ( )
  M.Akter.Tonima | Nov 3, 2017 |
A little slow to begin, later gets interesting though. ( )
  M.Akter.Tonima | Nov 3, 2017 |
It was actually pretty interesting. I thought the worlds were creative. I especially liked the author's use of metaphors, most of which were new and interesting. Like, "his face turned the color of overcooked broccoli". More than just creative, they were also often spot-on, and I liked that. However, I felt the story sometimes dragged, and if I am honest, there were a few parts that annoyed me, like the talking animals. ( )
  KR_Patterson | Apr 28, 2015 |
4 STARS

Air Keep is book 3 in Farworld series. I admit I have not read the first two books in the series. That could have influenced my decision to only give it 4 stars. It did give a pretty good overall of what happened in first two books of the series.

The plot in some ways is simple and others complex. Master Therapass found the baby Marcus that had a marking on the shoulder badly wounded and sent him to Earth to be raised by Monks. To balance things he had to bring a baby girl Kyja from Earth and raise her.
No one realized what he had done. The two children are supposed to save theirs worlds some how.

Their are evil black circle who don't want the worlds saved. They thought they destroyed Marcus as a baby to stop him.

Marcus and Kyja lives are intertwined. They need to build portal that will bridge the two worlds. It is dangerous to do. They need to get the four elementals to work together to do it. They never work together. In the first two books they got land and water to agree to help. Now they need to find the air elementals keep and convince them to help. No one knows where the air keep is.

Marcus has found that he can do magic. He lives with Monks on Earth. He is stuck in a wheel chair on Earth. He has a strange marking on his shoulder. He found out in first books that he was born on Farworld. He is supposed to save it. A lot of pressure for a teenager.

Kyja lives on Farworld. A land that every creature and person can do magic except her. She did not know why she was different from anyone else on Farworld. Kyja in the first book found she has one magic she can pull Marcus through the shadow land into Farworld. But he can only stay three days. Kyja is a fighter. She is supposed to save Earth but she can only be their three days too.

Their are many strange and different creatures on Farworld. This book deals with time travel. Which gets a little confusing at times.
Also deals with trust and working together to help others. Lots of drama, action, fantasy and friends. I liked it but now I want to read the first two books and the next and not have to wait.

If you have been waiting to read Air Keep I am sure you won't be disappointed in it. This is a very clean book.
I was given this ebook to read and asked to give honest review of it by Netgalley.

Published February 26th 2013 by Shadow Mountain 336 pages ISBN: 1609073258 ( )
  rhonda1111 | Apr 12, 2013 |
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To my kid brother, mark Savage, who encouraged, browbeat, and cheered me all the way to the finish of this book. Thanks for all the years of solving Ultima games and reading fantasy novels. You're the best.
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Bundled safe in her underground burrow, with eight fuzzy babies snuggled against her warm body, the ishkabiddle woke to a curious rumbling.
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Marcus is no ordinary thirteen-year-old. He knows he has some special gifts. Gifts that allow him to do things other kids can’t. In fact, he might be the only kid on Earth that can turn invisible when his life depends on it. And sometimes that comes in handy for a kid who’s confined to a wheelchair and picked on by bullies.

Then there’s Kyja. She’s anything but extraordinary. At least that’s what she thinks when she compares herself to her magical friends on Farworld. Kyja’s tried to learn the magic her friends know, but sometimes if feels like she’s from a different place—a different world.

Earth and Farworld have a special link and Marcus and Kyja are about to find out they were switched at birth—a plan that protected and preserved both of them. But the time has come for them to reconnect and fulfill their destinies. Together, they discover their weaknesses are really their strengths on an adventure to save both worlds from an evil enemy.

In book one, Marcus and Kyja must find the unrevealed City of Water and convince the Water Elementals that their quest is a risk worth taking.
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Other people may see thirteen-year-old Marcus Kanenas as an outcast and a nobody, but he sees himself as a survivor and a dreamer. In fact, his favorite dream is of a world far away, a world where magic is as common as air, where animals tell jokes and trees beg people to pick their fruit. He even has a name for this place- Farworld.

When Marcus magically travels to Farworld, he meets Kyja, a girl without magic in a world where spells, charms, and potions are everywhere, and Master Therapass, a master wizard who has kept a secret hidden for thirteen years, a secret that could change the fate of two worlds.

But the Dark Circle has learned of Master Therapass's secret and their evil influence and power are growing. Farworld's only hope is for Marcus and Kyja to find the mythical Elementals- water, land, air and fire- and convince them to open a drift between the worlds.

As Kyja and Marcus travel to Water Keep, they must face the worst the evil Dark Circle can throw at them- Summoners, who can command the living and the dead; Unmakers, invisible creatures that can destroy both body and soul; and dark mages known as Thrathkin S'Bae.

Along the way, Marcus and Kyja will discover the truth about their own heritage, the strength of their friendship, and the depths of their unique powers.

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Found in the desert as a baby by monks who named him, thirteen-year-old Marcus, who has been confined to a wheelchair ever since he can remember, knows nothing of his background and endures the difficulties of his daily life in various foster homes and schools by dreaming of Farworld, a magical place whose pull seems to be getting increasingly stronger.… (more)

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