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The Viking's Apprentice Kindle Edition
|Length: 242 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
|Page Flip: Enabled||
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|Age Level: 8 - 15|
|Grade Level: 3 - 12|
- Book 1 of 4 in The Viking's Apprentice
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About the Author
- File size : 371 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Publication date : December 2, 2013
- Print length : 242 pages
- ASIN : B00C2I5J04
- Language: : English
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,274,564 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
Top reviews from the United States
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The beginning is perfect. Not much happens, but it is so innocently told that we love reading about how the adventure started. This author has wisely found depth in quiet, simple scenes and does not resort to the desperation of cramming in action at the beginning like so many novice authors.
The setting is perfect as well. We can visualize the small town by the ocean and Granddad's sprawling mansion with all its mysteries.
The mass battle scenes are okay. They seemed to ramble on and you get the impression that they could go either way, and just because the protagonists are good guys, they are allowed to win. If the mass battles were as well done as the rest of this story, I would assign the whole book five stars.
This book is to be very highly commended for its "tone." It sounds very authoritative in the sense we want to listen, we don't want to stop hearing it, because it is so interesting. We want to be patient (and our patience is amply rewarded) because we realize there's no other way we want to spend our time. As well, the children's book perspective is nailed down, and that's very important. I can see why the author said that teachers in his home country are using this book in their classrooms.
Thank you, Mr. McLeod.
Top reviews from other countries
So, what did I think? Well it seemed a little strange, the book opens with vikings and then the next thing you know you're in a school at the end of term. I figured it'd be some little boy's wild imagination or a school project. Peter, our main character is going to spend the summer at his grandad's house in Campbell's Cove. Then the book really gets going! This is a story like none I've ever read, it's got everything from kids to vikings to witches, trolls and talking bears!
Aimed at older children and young adults, it's fun for a wide range of people including those who are fans of the genre, it's well written with good description but still allowing that bit of artistic license for the reader. It's easy to read and I could not put this book down, by mid way through I was completely hooked and excited to see what would happen next.
I'd definitely recommend this book to anyone but any of you guys with young teens? Get this book to them!
Kevin's next book is in the works now and I for one, cannot wait to read it!
This is the first in an amazing series of books that i have no doubt will one day be trasferred to the big screen. A must read for all ages.
Well forget my son...I loved it! The books are well written, full of adventure and the characters and settings very easy to imagine.
As for my son he found them easy to read as the layout of the book is a slightly larger print and the line spacing makes it less daunting for young or less confident readers.
This writer is one to watch. If you struggle to get your kids to read...buy this. They will love it!
Cant wait for the next book!
Probably more suited to slightly older children (maybe 10 upwards) as some may find the goblins, trolls, witches and darkness a bit frightening. The book is "clean" with no swearing or sexual references, but there is some minor violence due to the fighting between the forces of good and evil. Dead trolls and goblins get melted down and turned into a new mega-monster, and various creatures get bits hacked off them now and then.
On the whole a very good read, but just one word of warning - make sure your cat flap is absolutely secure at night!