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Nikolas and Company Book 1: The Merman and the Moon Forgotten ( Young Adult Teen Childrens Middle Grade Fantasy Adventure ) (Nikolas and Company Episode) [Kindle Edition]

Kevin McGill , Carlyle McCullough
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)

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From the creator of "Dragonbreath" comes a tale of witches, minions, and one fantastic castle, just right for fans of Roald Dahl and Tom Angleberger. See more

Book Description

Nick must save a race of Merfolk, but a few things stand in his way. First, Merfolk live on the Moon. Second, they're tens of thousands of years in the past. Third, his parents grounded him for blowing up the shed, again.

Join Nikolas and his motley crew of friends as they time travel from an apocalyptic Earth to a fantastic moon thousands of years in the past. Nikolas will hear the call of a mysterious woman, battle evil drones, fly malfunctioning hover trucks, run from other-worldly monsters, witness the blue and yellow fire of blood-thirsty water dragons, and travel through space and time, as he seeks to save the Merfolk of the Eynclaene coast.

This middle-grade fantasy adventure is perfect for readers between the ages of 9 and 16.
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Nikolas and Company is a middle-grade fantasy adventure, wrapped in the magic of Harry Potter, inside an episode of Doctor Who...covered in a heap of Goonies. (What the marketing department is trying to say is its awesome.)



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What kids and adults are saying about the Nikolas and Co series!

Pure awesome in a cup. With some waffles. Which would make it a waffle load. - Austin 14

My boys 11 and 14 both really enjoyed the story and only complained that book 2 wasn't out yet so they couldn't keep reading. - Fred Chambers

I have to admit, before I could snuggle up under my blankies with this fantastical book, my son beat me to it. He read it in a single day and raved. - Elizabeth Mueller

Review from my 13-year old daughter:
"This was an imaginative, well-written novel similar to the Hitchhiker's Guide books and was a pleasure to read. The author did a good job and hopefully has more in store." Sara Grace

"Enticing and Amazing"... These are the opening reviews my 11 year old son. As a constant video/computer gamer, it is phenomenal to see him immersed in these books. He loves this series so much that he's been sharing his books with other boys in his class and asked the school librarian to carry it. Highly recommended by this family! - Gemmavive

Nikolas and company is the best book I've ever read. It was full of surprises that kept me on the edge, it also full of awkward moments that made me laugh. - J-Man

Kevin has created a fun, unique fantasy world full of magic and adventure. The story gets off to a fast start and sucks you in. - Micah Lewis

great YA fantasy, funny, a very unique premise, very well written, great descriptions, and a great band of heroes. - Julie Johnson

once I immersed myself in the stories characters and settings I couldn't put it down. Pam Torres

It's great for anyone that loves fantasy, science fiction, it's clean with just the slightest hint of boys and girls taking a notice of each other.
Heather

I was thoroughly tickled to visit Kevin's fantasy world. His writing style is awesome too. He pulled me in and never let me go until I sadly finished the story. - Robyn Campbell


If your kids have their nose in The Maze Runner by James Dashner, Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling, Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan, Alex Ryder by Anthony Horowitz, Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer, Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney, Lemony Snicket, Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Divergent by Veronica Roth, The Giver by Lois Lowery, Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld, The Hobbit by J. K. Rowling, Eragon by Chris Paolini, 39 Clues, Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja by Marcus Emerson, or other middle grade fantasy adventures, they’ll love this!
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Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Kevin McGill is the mad writer of the Nikolas & Company series where the Moon is much more than we think, mermen walk on automaton legs, and 14-year-old boys talk to cities in their heads. When not spinning Lunar yarns, Kevin hosts a weekly books podcast Guys Can Read along with his college buddy and co-host, Luke Navarro. Find Kevin’s blog kevinmcgill.wordpress.com and Twitter @kevinonpaper

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Story June 30, 2012
A Kid's Review
Format:Kindle Edition
This is a really enjoyable fantasy story, its fast paced, action packed, and funny! I can not wait for the next one to come out! This story will not disappoint.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating world to get lost in! June 8, 2012
Format:Paperback
Nothing is what it seems. Merpeople riding carriages and waltzing about on land with automaton legs, cities crying out to their stewards of impending dangers while a dangerous virus hits the countryside where the ill are sent to places for organ harvesting. This is the world where 14 year-old Nick lives and all he wants to do is go back to the moon.

I have to admit, before I could snuggle up under my blankies with this fantastical book, my son beat me to it. He read it in a single day and raved. I had to see what was up.

Kevin McGill has a refreshingly fresh perspective in world-building and I enjoyed the depths he took his character development as well. I enjoyed the jaunty dialogue the characters shared as well as the dark villains that had hunted poor Nick.

This is a quick read that had me wanting more.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Very Fun Read! :) June 19, 2012
By Shinke
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I have just got to say that I love this book! It was a great beginning, at first I was confused but as soon as the chips began falling into place I was all in.

The twists and turns that I see coming up in the other episodes just make me so happy. And there is ALWAYS something going on, never a dull moment. No one likes an adventure book where we spend the majority of it just waiting. We need conflict and surprises and Kevin seems like he's willing to supply both, and lots of them too.

This episode ended at such a great place and I just can't wait to get my hands on the next one! :)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful! June 25, 2012
Format:Paperback
A great book! Cannot wait to see what happens next. Want to read all 4! Would make a excellent movie.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Merman and the Moon Forgotten-Great Book June 25, 2012
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Kevin Mcgill has created a a plausible alternate earth with fascinating characters that kept me on the edge of my seat. This first episode of his serial is definitely a page turner and highly recommended.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
It worked; I loved it. Coming from a hunger games fan, the characters elicited emotion from me. Great freshman effort.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars McGill writes a great tale! May 2, 2013
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So what can I say, I loved the tale of Nicolas and his band of friends in the full version and I live it in the epesodic as well. This is a great read for a young reader who is looking to escape into a fantasy world that isn't that far from home.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Merman and the Moon Forgotten May 1, 2013
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Got this book for my 13 year old son, and he loved it. I decided to read it and couldn't put it down. Got the second book so my son and I could read together. I love discussing all of the strange things that happen in Huron with my son and trying to figure out what would happen next.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars The Earth and It's Twin, the Moon
Nick has had a desire to go to the moon for as long as he can remember, even at 14 he still feels as though the earth that he is living on is not his home and as the story... Read more
Published 1 day ago by Christina Thompson
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
awesome. I love to read and it was one of my favorite books
Published 25 days ago by william Orosz
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
While it may take a little bit to get into, this book is worth it. It is essentially a middle-grade book and it reads like one (as it should), which is why it can take some time... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Dana J Bartelt
1.0 out of 5 stars poorly written, zero stars wasn't an option
this book is poorly written. it isnt worth it even for free and wreads like it was written by a 2nd grader. the moon idea was cool but was ruined by a bad author. Read more
Published 1 month ago by K. Guensche
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't bother. Not an original.
The majority of the story is a complete rip off of every other SF/Fantasy from Cinderella to Star Wars. Read more
Published 1 month ago by A. Donovan
1.0 out of 5 stars ugh!
The worst book I have ever read! This book has the ####$@ plot I have ever seen in my entire life.
Published 1 month ago by Carter
4.0 out of 5 stars Looking forward to episode 2!
14-year-old Nick desperately wants to get off Earth (a dystopian/futuristic Earth). His parents are crazy, he sees injustice all around him and he feels drawn toward the moon, as... Read more
Published 10 months ago by This Kid Reviews Books
5.0 out of 5 stars Well written, wonderful world building.
Meet Nick, a genius boy with only one goal. To get to the moon. Of course, this is set in the future. Or is it in the past? Better yet, is it even set on our planet at all? Read more
Published 11 months ago by Rebecca
4.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing!!
I found this book thoroughly intriguing and enjoyable, however would have been helpful if the author had a glossary for us the readers to check through otherwise was quite... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Pandora 's Box
5.0 out of 5 stars An action-packed middle grade adventure!
I read this book over the course of about six weeks. Not because it wasn’t entertaining, but because I was reading a little each week to a child I mentor for Kids Hope USA. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Toni @ My Book Addiction
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Kevin McGill is the author of the Nikolas & Company series where the Moon is much more than we think, mermen walk on automaton legs, and a 14-year-old boy talks to a city in his head. When not spinning Lunar yarns, Kevin hosts a weekly books podcast Guys Can Read along with his college buddy and co-host, Luke Navarro. Find Kevin's blog overthewoodfence.wordpress.com and Twitter @kevinonpaper


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