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J WebbThis book was given to me in exchange for my honest opinion I liked the story Harry the grandfather, was a caring man, just doing what he thought best, to protect his family Jake, the grandson and his friend Ben, were adventurous, and had each others back I liked the boys little exploration in the attic, rummaging through all the old stuff.
So you thinking okay, why the , right I had a hard time getting, into this story Not that it s, not likeable, I just keep feeling like I ve read it before I would just start, stop, start, stop, so I decided to give it a day or two, and try again I started putting in some reviews, and that s when it hit me view spoiler I put in a few reviews, for,one was on byStephen King So the , I thought about it, the disappointed I got There were way to many similarities between them First, the main characters, a 15yo, who s the last keeper of the stones vs a 14yo, who s the last gunslinger Both have the weight of the world on their shoulders, and man kinds life in their hands We also have multiple planes of existence in both, as well as bright light beams, used to plane jump We have a 15yo Jake vs an 8yo Jake And then we have traveling through a mine, where one gets forced to sleep for 4 years, and the other for 10 years Watch out, because we also have an evil wizard vs an evil magician, too The destinations, The Tower vs The Dark Tower These are just a few connections, I made All this lead to confusion.
I could have lived without the King brother side story This seemed drawn out to me One was good, one was bad, they clashed, and we still have bad This almost seemed like page filler hide spoiler This is the first installment of an epic fantasy tale that vibrates with the influences of Tolkien whilst developing its own identity, characters and worlds The story sucks you in from the start as you explore Harry s attic with Jake, his grandson, and his best friend Ben where they discover an ancient box that contains five powerful stones, which, being the curious teenagers they are, they open and trigger a series of events that take them and you on an incredible journey to another world and brings that other world to our own Webb has created a world with just enough echoes of Middle Earth to pay homage to the origins of this genre and keep the reader in mildly familiar territory and enough originality and unique attributes to keep you guessing The races found in this other world are vivd in their appearances and cultures with characters that suit each perfectly Jake and Ben s relationship is brilliantly balanced and written with a familiarity that all readers will be able to connect with unless you were raised in complete isolation, but even then you should still enjoy it and it adds a certain lightness and realism to the story that will bring a smile to your face even in the most dire circumstances and, I should warn you, there are one or two.
My only minor and very personal gripe is the inner monologues that appear every so often, which came across detailed than necessary, although it could just be that I speak to myself in a abnormally simplistic manner This is only a small gripe and one that doesn t detract from the superb story and vivid worlds that Webb has created Can t wait to get stuck into the next installment.
A review by Adrian, my 13 year old son, so I guess the target market This is a very good book that i am sure to reccomend to all my friends which is not something i do often The plot is very engaging and will make you want to buy the sequel as soon as you have finished the first book The characters are also very easy to connect with as they are just normal kids thrown into a very abnormal situation Overall this is a good book that has the potential to become a bestselling hit like artemis fowl, H.
E, skullduggery Pleasant and The wardstone chronicles 2 of which i read and identified as bestsellers before they were massive hits Overall, i know a good book when i read one and this is nothing short of a good book.
Jake West Book OneAuthor Webb knows his dialogue and uses it wisely and well Literally from the very first sentence, I could hear the characters speaking in my mind s ear, and because Mr Webb chooses to begin the novel with dialogue, the reader is immediately hooked into the setting, the plot line, and into empathy elicited for the characters Jake and his best buddy Ben are delightful boys, much respectful of the older generations than many these days, and neither is afraid to be open about emotions, such as Jake s for his late grandmother, whom he never knew The characters are simultaneously very much three dimensional, and realistically true to life.
Mr Webb also excels at descriptive setting and at plotting Although I ve not lived any similar situations, I felt as if I was a present observer in all of the scenes, because the setting is so clearly delineated When it comes to plotting, Mr Webb keeps that reader s hook fastened firmly, and speeds along the plot line so the reader neither wants to jump off this express, nor is able to turn aside from the story.
This one s for all those kids and adults too who ve always yearned to discover that their heritage is much exotic and amazing than they ve been told for the young girls who ve always wanted to be princesses for the young boys and men who dream of the Age of Chivalry For all of us who wish that life meant than it usually does, M J Webb s Jake West Keeper of the Stones, is the book to dream by and hope.
Jake West The Keeper of the Stones by M.
J WebbI received a copy of this to reviewThere were many elements of this novel which I enjoyed I thought the storyline was great Especially the box and the stones It was simple and believable, and the author gave enough history of the box to create the right amount of mystery and importance Actually, I thought the plot was flawless What really sold me on this was the explanation for Jake s abilities There are so many books based around powers and fighting skills available at the moment, but this ranks as one of my favourite reasons behind the main character s capabilities The world and its history was clearly explained, the setting was visual and I thought the suspense was well built.
I was told this book was for 12 and I admit to being surprised about this as I continued through the book I felt the age for this should be a little older, maybe 14 15 Just because of the amount of detail in the book and the strange names Also the vocabulary was quite advanced in places There was, at times, a lot of information to take in, especially when the setting was changed Perhaps this could have been spread out throughout the book or simplified.
I had a few quibbles with the dialogue I was fifteen not so long ago and the way Ben and Jake talked felt a bit old to me The characters from the other world could get away with it because they were otherworldly.
This book has plot twists, humour and I m looking forward to the next instalment The ending definitely took me by surprise.
I was provided with an ARC of this book from the author in return for my honest review Thanks M.
J Jake and Ben had no idea what they had in store for them when they found the ornately carved box in Jake s grandfather s attic Jake learns that there is to his grandfather than he ever knew, and a great destiny and powers in store for him greater than he could have ever imagined He and Ben find themselves stranded in Estia, a different world completely, one which is struggling in the middle of a war between good and evil Jake must learn to control his newly bestowed gifts and join the right side of the war if he wants to survive.
As soon as I read the description for this book I got excited Two unlikely heros Check Strange new powers and an exciting new world Check A rip roaring action adventure fantasy with intriguing character Double Check So I was overjoyed when I was able to obtain a copy This book was excellent beyond my expectations The writing was really good it was very descriptive of pretty much everything, so I really got a feel for the various aspects of Estia The character were exciting and fun, and really easy to relate to them Even though they were experiancing conflicts that I have never experianced, the author brought them down to a empathetic level where the everyday person could relate to them easily And of course the story was very interesting and action packed, which is always a plus This was a very enjoyable, fun read which I would recommend to anyone who enjoys the fantasy genre.
Ps Princess Zephany is a kick ass, drop dead awesome character Zephany lotsa love 3
I bought this book that I bought for my daughter and ended up reading myself first My daughter like it as well.
An ordinary day Ben is generally hanging around in Jake s grandfather s attic when he finds a mysterious box hidden in a trunk The trunk holds key to unimaginable powers that Jake inherits as the Keeper of the Stones This starts an unforgettable journey for Jake and Ben as they find themselves in magical situations that are very demanding physically and mentally.
Mr Webb has built a whole new world with this book that should to be explored by the readers of Fantasy Fiction This is a book that teenagers would love Fifteen Year Old Schoolboy, Jake West, And His Best Friend, Ben Brooker, Have Found An Old Chest In An Attic Hidden Inside Is An Intricately Carved Wooden Box Which Houses A Set Of Five Mysterious Stones When Jake Passes His Right Hand Over The Crest On The Top Of The Box, It Opens The Stones Suddenly Erupt A Bright Beam Of Light Shoots Up To The Sky And Life Will Never Be The Same Again The Light Is A Portal To Dangerous And Mysterious Worlds But, In Activating It When It Was Thought Lost Forever, Jake Has Unwittingly Revealed The Continued Existence And Precise Whereabouts Of This Secret Weapon As Well As That Of It S New Guardian Jake West Is A Keeper , As Were His Ancestors Before Him Responsible For The Stones Ultimate Protection And Bestowed With The Powers He Needs To Fulfil His Destiny, He Will Be Hunted Across Worlds In Desperate Times Against A Seemingly Invincible Foe, He Will Have To Become Than He Ever Thought Possible, For The Future Of Our World And Countless Others Is In His Hands This Is Book One Of A Trilogy It Is Easy Reading Aimed At Those Who Are Not fair to rate my own book but 32 ratings on.
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