Twelve-year-old Mack MacAvoy suffers from a serious case of mediumness. Medium looks. Medium grades. Medium parents who barely notice him. With a list of phobias that could make anyone crazy, Mack never would have guessed that he is destined for a more-than-medium life. And then, one day,... show more
Twelve-year-old Mack MacAvoy suffers from a serious case of mediumness. Medium looks. Medium grades. Medium parents who barely notice him. With a list of phobias that could make anyone crazy, Mack never would have guessed that he is destined for a more-than-medium life.
And then, one day, something incredibly strange happens to Mack. A three-thousand-year-old man named Grimluk appears in the boys’ bathroom to deliver some startling news: Mack is one of the Magnificent Twelve, called the Magnifica in ancient times, whatever that means. An evil force is on its way, and it’s up to Mack to track down eleven other twelve-year-olds in order to stop it. He must travel across the world to battle the wicked Pale Queen’s dangerous daughter, Ereskigal—also known as Risky. But Risky sounds a little scary, and Mack doesn’t want to be a hero. Will he answer the call?
A laugh-out-loud story filled with excitement and magic, The Magnificent Twelve: The Call is the first book in bestselling author Michael Grant’s hilarious new fantasy adventure series.
Publish date: wrzesień 2010 (data przybliżona)
Publisher: Harper Collins Publ. UK
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
Series: The Magnificent 12 (#1)
THE MAGNIFICENT 12 was hilarious, action packed, and entertaing. Good for reluctant readers and book lovers alike, this is a book for any fantasy fan.
The Magnificent 12: The Call was okay. I'm just going to stick with the Gone series because they are sooooooo much better. However even though this series is more directed to the younger audience of preteens from 8-14, it didn't really grip me enough to enjoy this book. The story or plot, well, was ...