Friday, May 1, 2009

Magickeepers


Today is the release of my blog friend Erica Orloff's (written as Erica Kirov) Magickeepers: The Eternal Hourglass, the first book in her new middle-grade series.

From the back cover:

"The one and only Harry Houdini was killed for it, the most powerful magicians have battled for centuries to retrieve it, and even the Ancient Pharoahs feared its power.

What would you do for an hourglass that stopped time?"


And from the inside flap:
"Nick Rostov's life is borderline embarrassing. His dad is well known as the worst magician in Las Vegas. Nick hasn't had a real friend in years. And his report card is not good at all. One F. Two Cs. One B-minus. And an A. In Health. But on Nick's thirteenth birthday his life changes forever. Awakening on the top floor of the Winter Palace Hotel and Casino, he meets, for the first time, his extended family. A family gifted with the power of magic, real magic, exiled from their native Russia, they now hide in plain sight among the neon lights of the Casino.

All the members of the family are powerful magicians, but Nick is unique. Nick has the sight—the ability to see into the past. His gift is the only way to unravel the mystery of the Eternal Hourglass, a magic artifact so strong it can even stop time. But the family's enemies will stop at nothing to get it. Nick knows that he is in for the adventure of a lifetime. . . if he survives."


Sound cool, eh? I admit I don't read a lot of middle-grade fiction, but I adore Erica and I'm willing to break out of my age bracket for her. Just as soon as I can get my hands on a copy... Now run out and buy a copy, or you know, click one of the links here and buy one online.

Read more on the Magickeepers site.

11 comments:

Janna Qualman said...

Awesomeness! Congrats, Erica.

WendyCinNYC said...

This sounds like something my daughter would like. And when she likes a series, she has to have ALL of the books. I can't even tell you how many WARRIORS books we have.

Melanie Avila said...

Janna, if you check out her blog, you'll see she just received her book that comes out NEXT month too!

Melanie Avila said...

Wendy, I was thinking of you while writing this post. I hope you check it out!

Erica has a nice post today and she talks about how her younger daughter was a big inspiration for the book.

Turkey Lurkey said...

Oooh! Looks like a fun book to read!

Erica Orloff said...

Thanks, Melanie!!!!!

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Melanie Avila said...

Turkey, I think so too. She's written other books with Russian influences and I think that gives it something different from the other books out there. And it's in VEGAS!!

Melanie Avila said...

Any time, Erica!

Nadine said...

Looks like a fabulous book! I'll check it out!!

Robin said...

Yay for Erica! I didn't realize it was out already! With just one flick of a switch my Kindle will have it. Mwahahaha!

Melanie Avila said...

Nadine and Robin, I hope you do!