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Arianna Kelt and the Wizards of Skyhall Paperback – May 8, 2006

4.3 out of 5 stars 65 customer reviews
Book 1 of 2 in the Wizards of Skyhall Series

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"Arianna Kelt and the Wizards of Skyhall" is a tale of the adventures of a twelve-year-old reformed thief and wizard seer sworn to protect the citizens of Earth from all the things they shouldn't know about--namely wizards, warlocks, and all the creatures of the magical realms that no humans should know exist. Full of humor, action, and adventure, you'll be rolling on the floor with laughter, sitting on the edge of your seat, and turning pages so fast the Law Gnomes will be out to get you. Enter Skyhall and become a wizard if you dare!

This is a great story full of humor, action, and adventure, and a story that will you'll remember long after you finish it. We invite you to read this book and see for yourself why we're so excited about this book.

A Letter from J. R. King

Dear Readers,

For those who may not know about me, my name is J. R. King. I'm 14 years old. I finished my first book when I was 12 and my book was published May 2006. My book is called "Arianna Kelt and the Wizards of Skyhall." I spent a lot of time writing my book, and almost two years editing and rewriting it. My teachers, my parents, and my friends encouraged me to finish my book and find a publisher. I owe a lot to my fourth grade, fifth grade, and sixth grade teachers for believing in me.

I poured my heart into my book. I wanted it to be a really good book, and I worked very hard to make sure it had everything I think makes a good book. I hope when you read it you think it's cool.

My favorite part of the book is how the wizards protect the people of earth from all the bad things, and how the wizards can step through portals to travel to other worlds and dimensions. I like how Arianna was a bad kid who becomes a force for good. As I wrote about Arianna, Meilan, Ranth, and all the rest, they became like good friends. The growing friendship between Arianna, Meilan, and Ranth is strong and an important part of the story.

I hope you like the wizarding universe I created. I tried to make it as real and complex as our own with strange new worlds and places to visit around every corner. The message I want to send to others my age is to believe in yourself, and always follow your dreams. Because what you want to do, you can do.

I hope you will read my book and tell your friends about it.

Thank you, J.R. King --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From the Author

I've always loved reading. My favorite books are filled with humor, action, and adventure. I've been writing stories and reading them to friends and in school for as long as I can remember. When I was in the fourth grade I started writing even more stories, and my teacher encouraged me to write a book. I started several books, but it wasn’t until I started writing "Arianna Kelt and the Wizards of Skyhall" that I really put my heart into it. "Arianna Kelt and the Wizards of Skyhall" is the first book in the Wizards of Skyhall trilogy.

I finished writing the book when I was twelve. My sixth-grade teacher encouraged me to try to get it published. I tried and tried and in six months time I had several interested publishers, but the problem was they didn’t know I was a kid. When I got another letter from a local publisher, I decided to tell them I was only twelve. They were so nice that that’s the publisher I decided to have as my publisher. The publisher worked with me for over a year on the book.

My whole point in writing "Arianna Kelt and the Wizards of Skyhall" was to create the kind of book that I loved reading. I wanted it to be a really good book, and I worked very hard to make sure it had everything I think makes a good book. I hope when you read it you think it’s cool. If I’ve succeeded, I hope you’ll spread the word. Tell your friends.

My favorite part of the book is how the wizards protect the people of earth from all the bad things, and how the wizards can step through portals to travel to other worlds and dimensions. I like how Arianna was a bad kid who becomes a force for good. As I wrote about Arianna, Meilan, Ranth, and all the rest, they became like good friends. The growing friendship between Arianna, Meilan, and Ranth is strong and an important part of the story.

I hope you like the wizarding universe I created. I tried to make it as real and complex as our own with strange new worlds and places to visit around every corner. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Reagent Press Echo (May 8, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1575451158
  • ISBN-13: 978-1575451152
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.4 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,799,087 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
This was obviously written by a very precocious 12 year old, but a 12 year old just the same. Amazing for her age, but the lack of a plot and the immaturity of the writing is obvious. I would recommend buying books by Angie Sage, Jonathan Stroud, Brandon Mull, Jennifer Allison, Elizabeth Haydon, Diana Wynne Jones and so many others writing in this genre instead.
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Format: Paperback
What an incredible story Wizards of Skyhall is! It's filled with lush detail and such an interesting plot and complex characters that the final chapter leaves any reader hungry for the next book. The author started writing this book at the age of 12, and did an incredible job. The story is about a young teen named Arianna, who lives in an orphanage and is always getting into trouble. One day, while out in the city, she sees a strange man in a poited hat and thinks to herself "Does the fool think he's a wizard or something?" and it turns out it is a wizard she sees, only no human is supposed to be able to see wizards so she is taken to Skyhall, where the wizards live, and put on trial for being a wizard seer. It's funny, and mysterious. There's tons of action too especially when Arianna begins her "training". This is an incredible book. I find myself looking forward to the next installment more than any other book.
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Format: Paperback
'Arianna Kelt and the Wizards of Skyhall' is a wonderful surprise - a book with the high action punch of Artemis Fowl and the zesty humor of Terry Pratchett. It has all the amazing attention to detail that made Harry Potter famous, complete with enchanting humor. I was rolling on the floor laughing every time the gnomes, and Digorence in particular, made an appearance.

As a first novel, it is not without its rough spots, but it is a delight to read. I see great things ahead for this young, 12-year-old author. This is without a doubt my favorite novel in years. I cannot recommend it highly enough. I'm breathlessly waiting for the sequel - and so will you when you read it.

It should be noted this is a premium Coffee Table Size book that begins with an illustrated "Meet the Characters" section and ends with an "Illustrated Guide" to the world and its denizens. The front and back cover art is gorgeous as well. Kudos to JR King who created the original art in addition to writing the book! Quite an accomplishment for a 12-year old.
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A Kid's Review on November 26, 2006
Format: Paperback
This is a rip off forf the price of $15.00. It is only 144 pages long with very large type and margins. So really it is maybe 70 pages if it were a real book.

Other things I don't like:

VERY BAD cover art - my classmates picked on me about it when they saw me reading it at school

not much of a plot - just a lot of pointless battles

the characters are not too original - you could tell this was written by a 12 year old

for a good book about a child wizard (besides Harry Potter) is the Wizard of Earthsea by Le Guin.
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A Kid's Review on May 21, 2006
Format: Paperback
This was one of the best I have ever read, and trust me, I have read A LOT of books! This book is the story of Arianna, a troubled girl whose whole life changes when she sees a wizard, before that she was a thief and not a very good one because she kept getting caught. The book also tells the story of wizards and those who defend earch from evil warlocks and terrible creatures. It is funny in many parts with lots of action and adventure. I was amazed that an author as young as JR King can right such and amazing and magical story. I can't wait until the next one comes out, because if it doesn't, I will drive my friends insane, raving on about how the book was so good. I would rate this book with 5 stars, because the title gives you a feeling like you can't imagine, and the text draws you in you can't put the book down until you are finished. I can't even begin to describe the ending, all I can say is that you have a great feeling of satisfaction at the end where it ends and you can't wait to read the next book.
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Format: Paperback
Arianna Kelt written by J R King is the first book of the Wizards of Skyhall trilogy. Arianna Kelt is the main character in the story, a 12 year old girl whose life changed when she saw a wizard. When the law gnomes catch up with her they take her to Skyhall. Arianna soon finds herself in a different world of magic and wizards she never knew existed. This story is full of suspense, humor, action and adventure. Arianna Kelt and the Wizards of Skyhall was written for people who enjoy fantasy and adventure. I think J R King's writing style was very good, because I understood everything in the book. The story was very good too, after I read one chapter I wanted to read the next one. In my opinion it was a very astonishing book, so if you are into fantasy I suggest that you read this book.
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Format: Paperback
Young J R King has outdone himself; for such a young man to write like an established author is awe inspiring. His characters show a lot of spirit, such as young Arianna and Digorence. I loved this book from the start to end. I love reading books and I just happen to come across this one. I loved it from the moment I read the first page of this. It is perfect for teen and adult Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings fans. It should be a strong competitor against Harry Potter for space on the top of the lists and on peoples bookshelves. Good Luck J R! I can't wait for your next one!
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