The book is a keeper to engross your child into a world of adventure, enchantment, and courage. The amulet of Atticus Rex, to keep in a pocket or nearby, is a nice touch. Your child reads the story, carries the amulet, and feels the protection. Self confidence and self esteem are gifts to give every child. I own many of this author's books on reptiles and plants. I ordered this book because I was curious what he would write about for children.
I was not disappointed. He created a complex landscape where reality has many layers. Mythical themes such as the underworld, power animals like the rainbow snake leave it to de Vosjoli to include a reptile , and a power object underlie the story. In general there is the suggestion that there are more forces at play than meet the eye.
It even made me wonder whether the author intentionally used spiders that pluck webs of light to create beings as symbolic of string theory. A beautiful book that should appeal to a wide age range. This well written, beautifully illustrated book really has a powerful message. The story show the transformation of a young boy afraid of the dark into a monster slaying boy with confidence.
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AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. This is the first that worked! Recent Activity Loading activity Korryn McMinn Finally I can download and read this ebook. Tara Leigh I was worry at first time when I got redirected to the membership site. Kate Desjardins I don't think it will worked, but my best friend showed me this site and it does! However, it only goes south from there. Snape is also present in this novel, albeit going by a different name, position, slightly different appearance, and much less evil.
Harry-- sorry, I mean Erec-- has to go through the Triwizard Tournament-- I mean a contest to choose the future rulers of a magical land that is arrived at by approaching a magical platform under King's Cross station-- I mean No, that actually is true. One of the tasks is sort of a maze. With magical creatures in. Another is an underwater search for a treasure. There are dementors although, again, they go by a different name. You escape them by pretty much being a Patronus embodying all that is happiness and light and hope , except you don't call it that.
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Also, Erec has messy black hair, although I'm willing to forgive this one as well. The spells are just ridiculous. However, I guess some of the tasks and the children's gifts are nice, and I have a vague desire to know what happened to the triplets who are supposed to be the future rulers of the realm; I just wish I didn't have to read the books to fulfil this desire. Anyway, I guess what I'm saying is: I might try reading the rest of the series if I see the books on the shelf, but only out of curiosity to see whether Kingsley can manage to pull anything slightly more creative out of her hat.
View all 3 comments. Mar 23, Frogsterking rated it it was ok. An extremely predictable and disappointing book that was almost painful to read. The characters are bland and stick very much to type "Harry", "Snape", "Hermonie", and "Dumbledore"--to the button and the author is determined to make sure absolutely nothing happens which could possibly make these characters grow beyond their familiar and "safe" traits.
The plot is familiar and ridiculous "sad-orphan-boy-runs-away-develops-platonic-relationship-with-girl-orphan-travel-to-fantasy-realm-boy-finds- An extremely predictable and disappointing book that was almost painful to read. The plot is familiar and ridiculous "sad-orphan-boy-runs-away-develops-platonic-relationship-with-girl-orphan-travel-to-fantasy-realm-boy-finds-things-out-about-his-past" and if you can't figure out what these things are by reading the synopsis the boy is missing his parents and the kingdom is missing their king, maybe you will enjoy this book after all.
The book lacks a large amount of internal logic, the amount of magical power being thrown, much of it to children, makes it difficult to believe the world can sustain itself without being destroyed or invaded by some guy who just takes all these objects and uses them like an intelligent evil person.
The villains are as you expect, devoting bizarre amounts of resources to menial things and then failing to stop an orphan child with no experience in their magical world from besting them. The plot spends some of its time involving a tournament where random children throughout the kingdom are competing in a contest to see who is king. It's one of the most unbelievable things I've ever read not in that it is fantasy, but internally, the logic this fantasy realm could sustain such a thing is dubious, but with the amount of magic being handed out like candy, and the strange creatures roaming around bringing out surprising bloodshed against children, if the characters were better developed and the set up more believable this could have been pretty exciting.
In arguably the only memorable sequence of the book arguable in whether there are or are not any memorable sequences in this book, one stage of the tournament is sabotaged, and a large amount of children are harmed and killed by a monster after completion of the event. The brutality is surprising and fresh. I feel this book could have been a good black comedy or parody of Harry Potter, ala the movie Scream, with it's stock-types and tournament poking fun at HP and the Tri-Wizard tournament.
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Unfortunately, Erec Rex is just vanilla, and very bad vanilla at that. Mar 19, Pamela rated it did not like it. I just didn't like it. The premise was a little too similar to Harry Potter, which made it impossible not to compare.
The characters were all just ridiculous. Like, we're choosing our next rulers, who will be our rulers for the next few centuries, and anyone can enter, and there is rampant cheating, and no one notices?? The main character knows nothing about himself, but never bothers trying to find anything out. He' I just didn't like it. He's all whiny about it, but never bothers asking someone who might know. My 6 year old loves it. I hate reading it to him and keep trying to convince himself to read it to himself.
The next two don't get any better. But he likes them so much I suppose I'll end up forcing my way through all five. This is a wonderful first novel by Kaza Kingsley. The novel is pure fantasy, but like any great fantasy, it appears plausible and has just enough of the 'real world' in it so that you feel like you are part of the story. Ketika membaca Tunnels dan Septimus Heap, tidak serta merta inget sama Harry Potter walaupun ada label the next Harry Potter di covernya. Tetapi ketika membaca Erec Rex, dari awal hingga akhir cerita cenderung membanding-bandingkan sama HP walaupun tidak ada embel2 HP di cover.
Iyah memang beda sih ceritanya, tapi ada beberapa karakter, stuff, dan situasi yang hampir sama kaya HP. Ini yang menurutku mengingatkan sekali pada HP: Erec -- Harry tokoh utama, sama2 anak biasa yang ternyata mempunyai Ketika membaca Tunnels dan Septimus Heap, tidak serta merta inget sama Harry Potter walaupun ada label the next Harry Potter di covernya. Erec -- Harry tokoh utama, sama2 anak biasa yang ternyata mempunyai nasib dan takdir yang "wah" didunia lain Bethany -- Herminone tokoh cewek yang sama2 pinter, cerdik, dan berpikiran terbuka, daaan sahabat dari tokoh utama tentunya Balthazar Ugry -- Prof Snape sama2 dicurigai sebagai dalang dari semuanya tapi ternyata tidak Spartacus Kilroy -- Prof Quirell sama2 orang dalam suruhan yang menyabotase keadaan Balor n the gank -- malfoy n the gank sama2 jahat dan berkuasa karena status ortu mereka Topi pelenyap -- jubah gaib Ramuan peledak -- ramuan polijus Dr.
Mumbai -- Madam Pomfrey sama2 penyembuh di lingkungan kastil Bola pantul -- quidditch sama2 permainan yang digandrungi para penyihir Kontes calon raja -- turnamen Triwizard sama2 terdapat tugas2 didalamnya Port-O-Door -- Portkey, bubuk floo, dan perapian sama2 berfungsi sebagai pintu kemana saja Stoney Rayson -- Lucious Malfoy sama2 ortu yang punya kuasa dan ada dibalik semuanya Kaum lalai -- muggle Kaum setia -- darah murni Kacamata Erec -- cermin tarsah agak beda sih, tapi sama2 memperlihatkan orang yang amat sangat dirindukan Remote n scepter -- tongkat sihir Instagills -- gillyweed sama2 buat nyelem kedalem air Cutie pie -- crookshank sama2 kucing peliharaan sahabat cewek nya tokoh utama, dan sama2 nakal Baskania -- Lord Voldemort ini dia, tokoh yang pintar, cerdas, dan ingin menguasai dunia Setelah merasa-rasakan apa sih yang bikin beda sama HP, ternyata menurutku sih adalah unsur sebab akibat yang nyata dalam HP.
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Tetapi di Erec, unsur sebab akibat dalam cerita dirasa agak mengganjal dan perasaan dari tiap-tiap karakter kurang dikeluarkan. Tapi secara keseluruhan ceritanya bagus, fantasy banget, imajinasi yang oke. Bagian yang mendebarkan adalah ketika Erec melawan segerombolan monster batu menggunakan tangan kayu dan kertas. Sensasinya sama kaya waktu memainkan game Harry Potter 3 pas bertarung melawan sekumpulan dementor. Ngeri dan tegang abis. Dan yang belum terjawab hingga cerita selesai adalah sebenarnya Erec Rex itu anaknya siapa?
Mungkin jawabannya ada dibuku ke2, tapi sayang, belom terbit. Ada satu dialog yang aq suka di cerita ini: Kau harus mengenali dirimu sendiri dan mempercayai diri sendiri. Setan bayangan akan berusaha menyeretmu keluar jalur, membuatmu ragu, mengingatkanmu akan ketakutan dan emosimu yang terdalam. Mereka memiliki kuasa besar atas sisi gelap manusia.
Adalah sisi lain kita, kebaikan dan kepercayaan dalam sifat kita, yang bisa mengalahkan mereka. Maka untuk mengalahkannya, kau harus memenuhi dirimu sendiri dengan kepercayaan tentang tujuan yang akan kau raih, dirimu sendiri, dan kebaikan dalam dirimu. Jika kau berhasil, dia akan menghilang. Jika tidak, kau akan mati" page Oct 11, brian tanabe rated it really liked it. The next Harry Potter? Kingsley desperately wants to draw parallels to the wizarding wonder or if she desperately wants nothing to do with Mr.
That being said, Kingsley creates a fast-paced young adult book that hits the ground running. There is very little hand-holding in Erec Rex which I surmise is empowering for her primary audience. Smooth-flowing dialogue and a effervescent imagination are some of the many gifts Ms. I look forward to readi The next Harry Potter?
I look forward to reading the second book in the series which just came out. View all 7 comments. This is the first in the Erec Rex series that I wrote. It's about a boy whose mother is missing. He finds she's held prisoner by an evil king. He has to help her escape - but he finds out the whole magical world is in danger That's exactly what happened to Erec Rex. Erec is not your normal boy; he has a glass eye, his home contains things that are less than normal, and his brothers and sisters aren't as special as he is, but they are certainly unusual.
When Erec gets a "cloudy thought," which are like visions, he knows his mother is in danger, and that he is the only one that can save her. As Erec begins his search he meets Bethany, a girl who is being raised by her mean uncle and forced to work at his newsstand. Bethany knows a way to help Erec, and so she joins him on his journey. When the two go through an unnoticed door in the sidewalk, they enter a world much different than their own.
When they get to this world, called Alyphium, they find themselves in a contest to become the next rulers of the land. However, King Piter is sick and is slowly losing himself; the castle is quite literally on its side, and The Substance that holds the whole world together has gone askew. There is something very wrong in this magical world, and when things start happening and become dangerous, it's up to Erec, with the help of Bethany, to fix things.
Although I first thought this was a knockoff of Harry Potter and there are some correlations , this is a story with characters that are all their own.
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Kaza Kingsley has created an array of characters that are easily lovable and have depth. The story is adventurous and fun, with an element of danger and a "wait, did that really just happen? Once I finished, I was eager to continue onto the next book in the series, just to know what happens next!
Kingsley, this could easily be the next phenomenon to sweep through the young adult fiction world. There is plenty of humor for those who prefer lighthearted but still slightly dim stories. By the end of page one, I was already laughing so hard I had to put the book down. I also found myself oddly wanting Erec's alarm clock. There are many more instances like this throughout the rest of the book, and this is definitely a novel that I would recommend to everyone.
For the older audience, parts of the story are a bit predictable, but the writing and depth of the characters totally makes up for that. If you haven't heard of the EREC REX series before, or have overlooked it in the stores, then you should run, not walk, to the nearest bookstore and pick up your copy today! Nov 14, Book Elf rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: If i can give a rate of seven, I will give it to this book.
It superseded my high expectations on Erec Rex. From start to finish I was starving for this book. Some say it's like HP but it was totally different. Kaza Kingsley hit the target of what I wanted to write.
There was no boring moment. I was on the peak of my flu but I cannot put the book down. Let me tell you why: He was not dumb. He didn't r Absolutely amazing! He didn't rely on his forgotten magic not relied on acquired magic, mainly he was just wise, lucky and courageous. He may have some weaknesses but he learned from it eventually.
She was clever and generous. Erec's presence brought out the best of her. He was so helpful and trusting. I hope he is on the second book too. He may be liken to Professor Snape. So I guess I like him, too. Although along the way, I was like Erec Rex, thinking the worst of him. So the plot has something to be dubious about. It was fun reading his part, though short. As a matter of fact I have so many questions at the end of the book because it left me hanging and I MUST get the next book!
So many things going on, yet I was not confused because Kaza wrote it very creatively. It was not forced rather just like the the dragon's eye, it fit perfectly! Great place and the magic was not exaggerated and corrupted. So, will keep you asking who did it? I would recommend it to all who loved HP and its magical world. Kaza Kingsley, I officially declare that I am now your fan. Hats down on you! Now, excuse me and I need to get the other sequels. View Video of Book Jan 07, Rachel MacNaught rated it it was ok.
Dec 15, Nikki rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: A few times i was reminded of Harry Potter but this story is unique, Kaza Kingsley is a wordsmith so don't go in expecting J. Rawlings, they are both amazing but VERY different. He finds she is being held prisoner of an evil king that has been hypnotized.