Chasing Merlin (The Chasing Camelot Trilogy Book 1)
Gina doesn't know whether Dyllan should trust this guy that keeps just popping up, it's very stalker-like. And when they find out that Emrys's brother is someone Gina had to deal with in the past that wasn't someone she was really a friend of, it makes it even more of a bad idea in Gina's opinion, to hang out with Emrys. And Emrys himself doesn't always act like it is a good idea, although he keeps showing up and even needing Dyllan's help at times. All of the strange things going on are keeping Dyllan from getting her thesis done, and then, when Emrys takes her back to his home for a tour of the places that are where Merlin lived and was known to be, things really start to change.
She learns just how real Merlin was, or maybe even still is! And the romance isn't a big issue, but it is there, and I don't know if the ending satisfied me, or made me sad. I feel like I could definitely read another book with these characters, I want to know if Dyllan can get a happily ever after, or if it is just impossible, with Emrys especially. While I wish for more, I feel the ending totally worked for the tone of the story, and fit perfectly for what the author was trying to do.
I definitely will recommend it, and that is why at the end of this post, you'll find a giveaway for this book! Feb 08, Petra Be rated it really liked it Shelves: I really liked the story. It shows that in legends there might be a bit of truth and for those of us who have never stopped looking out for unicorns, it's a great book to read though there are no unicorns in the book: I find quite amusing that she states in the book that the Europeans drive on the left.
Last t I really liked the story. Last time I checked, very few did. Oh, and I think she's never set foot in Stonehenge. But never mind, I really enjoyed the story. View all 4 comments.
Dec 28, Erika rated it it was amazing Shelves: A spectacular new take on the Merlin legend. True, some parts are a little unbelievable, but the book is fast-paced in comparison to others on the same subject and is a fun read. I was truly glad that I got it. Jul 05, Kel Winterson rated it really liked it.
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This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. This book ended up encapsulating most of the sides of my connection to the idea or character or person Merlin, and it caught me off guard. It gets at the captivation of the idea of Merlin, the pursuit to find out more, the stone wall of trying to get past the scholarship to a person, reconciling oneself to get past the myth to form a deeper relationship with the character, and ultimately finding the power of Merlin, sought originally outside oneself-- from within. In terms of cons, I did think th This book ended up encapsulating most of the sides of my connection to the idea or character or person Merlin, and it caught me off guard.
In terms of cons, I did think the prose was simple but whatever-- it wasn't pretentious, and that was cool , there were a lot of stereotypical British references, I thought the H. First book I've been able to finish this year been in kind of an overarching slump. Jan 31, Kathleen rated it liked it Recommended to Kathleen by: First book of the ! I got it for my birthday and was excited to read it that I dived into it a couple of days after I got it! I've had a busy schedule this past week and it's taken me a while to get through it! I liked that this book read as a contemporary with the elements of magic being weaved into the story very nicely.
However, I did have a few issues with the book as a whole. Especially some parts near the ending that I don't want to get into because of spoilers. What I can say is, I fe First book of the ! What I can say is, I feel that the ending lacked explanation. Some events occur near the end and as a reader I felt like I didn't understand why and how it happened.
The characters were enjoyable enough to read about. Dyllan as a main character is interesting, I liked the fact that there is nothing extraordinary about her. I felt that maybe she trusted people a little too quickly and Gina, her flatmate, was right to a certain extent on certain occasions. Emyrs was a times bland and just a bit too mysterious for me to really connect with him.
I feel like we didn't get to know enough about him, and I know that part of that is a part of the story but even so. I did like that the relationship between Dyllan and Emyrs didn't get all romantic and fluffy. I think they have a very strong connection that could lead down that path but I liked that the book didn't revolve around their budding relationship. Overall I enjoyed this book and I'm happy to have finally picked up a book involving the Arthurian legends. Hopefully, I'll get round to another one in the near future! I also nearly forgot, I'm still not sure if this is a series or not.
The ending even though satisfying to an extent leaves the possibility of at least another book. Aug 01, Jessi rated it it was amazing Shelves: One of the rare occasions when I've bought a book before reading it and I'm so glad I did. I loved the story, so cool. Problem with that was when it came to Emrys I saw him as Colin Morgan so bit freaky Yeah there were some written mistakes, namely missing words, missused words, extra words Just took a second glance.
K, onto Searching for Arthur another book where I jumped the gun and bought it before reading it. Something I haven't done in years Feb 10, Veronica rated it really liked it. Merlin is one of those characters who, in one form or another, has been written about more times than a person can count. In my experience, there is no in-between portrayal of Merlin, it is either good or bad. This story is one of the really good ones.
I liked that the story addressed both Merlin as myth and Merlin as man and that both aspects were worked into the story. I liked that there was magic present in the story but that it wasn't the main focus and didn't drive everything that happened. I didn't like the ending though, because I felt like there was nothing leading up to that particular conclusion.
Overall though, it was a really good book and I would recommend it to anyone. Great plot, loved it! But Gina was awesome and great book anyways! Jan 11, Kaiulani Anderson-Andrei rated it really liked it. It was riveting in a way that you can't put it down. I hadn't actually been able to devote time to this before today--not in the way I wanted to.
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What do you do when you accidentally destroy your history teacher's prized collection of historical artifacts? If you're teenaged delinquents, Aston and Grant, this is more than just a rhetorical question. They've made a huge mistake, one that might cost them everything. Adding to their misery, their history teacher's name is Merlin. Yes, that Merlin, and the answer to the What do you do when you accidentally destroy your history teacher's prized collection of historical artifacts? Yes, that Merlin, and the answer to their dilemma is deceptively simple according to the old wizard.
You go back in time to replace the items you destroyed! Aston and Grant find themselves in ancient Egypt, where their first task is to find and retrieve "The Eye of Ra," a golden amulet owned by none other than King Tut, the boy king of Egypt.
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Neither of them is all that versed in history, so they have to play it cool and learn as they go. It's not just the amulet that's causing them trouble, either. They soon become friends with Tut, and find that they want to help him out. Surrounded by enemies, needing to survive in a primitive world, Aston and Grant quickly learn one basic truth. History isn't dead when you're living it. Kindle Edition , pages.
Published first published May 15th To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Eye of Ra , please sign up. Lists with This Book. This is supposedly YA, but it read very, very young -- I'm no expert on how these classifications are made, but I thought it seemed more like middle-grade. The writing was very simple, the boys' language was unrealistically clean, and there was an exuberant excess of exclamation marks. Freebie at DSP right now: Juvenile delinquents, at least the somewhat harmless, fictional kind in this novel, can be kind of fun.
Dakota has done a great job developing this world, and since it was all about th Juvenile delinquents, at least the somewhat harmless, fictional kind in this novel, can be kind of fun. Dakota has done a great job developing this world, and since it was all about the fantasy rather than historical accuracy — just consider that they were sent there by Merlin of Camelot fame - I had no trouble following along.
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Apr 26, Levi rated it liked it Shelves: Full review is coming at: I would recommend this book to the youngsters as it has no sexual content at all. Actually, they were sentenced by a judge as a result of their doing. They come from opposite poles of society and end up as roommates. They become fast friends with Tuk the young pharaoh of Egypt. This kind of behavior lands him where he is now.
Grant is no different, maybe a bit more diplomatic but he is hotheaded too. Back in Egypt, they must face politics and wars and those things are not really their forte. The book, as I said I dedicated for young readers between 14 till Nov 30, J. I really enjoyed this story. The only real complaint I had about I really enjoyed this story. The only real complaint I had about the book occurred early on in the story. Aston hurries to class, where his smart mouth gets both he and Grant into trouble with their ancient history professor.
They flee, and the author states for four days Aston lived in fear someone would link him to the crime. They are thrown together in Ancient Egypt and slowly warm to each other, becoming friends and maybe something more, but nothing is ever mentioned of the time they spent presumably together prior to this sharing a dorm room. Besides this little niggle, the rest of the story flowed wonderfully. I loved the description of the ancient world, and as an avid fan of all things Egyptian, I felt it really came to life as the story progressed.
The details were historically accurate and helped make the story real to me. I particularly loved how King Tut was depicted. The author did an awesome job making him real. It was believable and inevitable, and though I knew how things would end up between them from the moment they found themselves in the past, I still enjoyed watching events unfold. While this story is self-contained and ends without needing to be continued, I will be waiting anxiously for the next story in the series. I hope there are many more adventures for Aston and Grant ahead, because I definitely want to go along for the ride.
This was actually a very interesting read. I was skeptical because I am not really one for historical times but this is one of those books that will actually suck you in and leave you wanting more. Dakota Chase did an excellent job of making history interesting, which says a lot since history was my least favorite subject in school. So to say I was impressed by how interesting this read was is saying something.
Well let's just say that sparks start flying and so do fists and it is not the good kind of sparks. It is the hot fiery sparks that destroy everything in its path. Unfortunately for both Aston and Grant, or maybe fortunately depends on the way you look at it, the office they set on fire belonged to none other then Merlin. Yes that is right, the Merlin. And everything that was destroyed in the fire, well let's just say that Merlin was none to happy about all his precious possessions going up in flames. Merlin decides instead of turning the two boys into the headmaster and police he has another plan for them to right their wrongs.
Grant and Aston are about to be thrown into the most graphic history lesson of their lives. Can Grant and Aston get through their punishment without being killed or killing one another? Can these two boys learn to work together to complete their mission and if so what will happen once they have completed it. This was truly an exciting read. There is action, adventure, mystery, and so much more involved in this book.
It is one of those books that will suck you in and leave you wanting more when you are done. I am truly excited about reading the next book in this series when it comes out. It was a great read. Was given this galley copy for free for an open and honest review Oct 02, Sala Bim rated it it was amazing Shelves: This was a very nice Young Adult story about two sort of trouble-making, misfit boys who land at an all boys school with other troubled boys.
While there they meet, bicker and then get sent back in time on a mission to recover a lost Egyptian artifact that they destroyed. I enjoyed this story more than I had anticipated. No sex, and it was kind of sweet and tender, like I like it. One thing I really appreciated about this story was that it does a good job of normalizing homosexualit 4.
One thing I really appreciated about this story was that it does a good job of normalizing homosexuality for the young adult reader. He makes a few jokes and gets on with the story.
The Eye of Ra (Repeating History #1) by Dakota Chase
It was a nice, humorous story, and though once or twice I caught myself over-intellectualizing, over-analyzing some little things, I was reminded that this was young adult and I was able to relax again and enjoy the story. I would definitely recommend this to any Young Adult reader or adult looking for this type of literature. This review can also be found here. Besides the fact that they are both delinquents serving out their sentence in the Stanton School for Boys they have nothing in common.
But they have no idea what the future has in store for them. Aston thinks he is in enough trouble as it is but when a fight with Grant accidentally leads to a fire in their history teache A ScatteredThoughtsandRogueWords Review. This book was a very boring read especially for much of the first half of the book. Things do get interesting in the latter half but overall this book is a dull read with a few good moments.
This book has so many good things going on that nothing gets the right amount of attention. But when the moment finally comes everything happens too fast. I think there should have been a moment here just for the reader to digest the fact that Merlin is their history teacher and to start wondering what the hell he is doing in Stanton.
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The part of the book taking place in Egypt is an improvement over the parts of the book preceding it. But there is a little too much historical detail, at times this book starts reading like a history textbook especially when Aston starts describing people and things and the decor in great detail. Things get better to again become a drag which is only salvaged by the budding romance between Aston and Grant which is what made me like the book because prior to that reading this book was a chore, but the whole retrieving the amulet thing is too dragged out.
I found myself constantly wishing that they would just get it and get back because it seemed like there was no good reason to keep putting it off. Personally, I think this book would have been much better had it been a short story instead of a novel because everything that is interesting in this book could be better concentrated had this book been shorter. Cover Art by Anna Sikorska. I really liked the cover. I downloaded a copy of this E-Book while it was free on Amazon. This is my personal Review Book Notes: The Eye of Ra-I like the title Cover: Two teenagers, Aston and Grant, are sent to an all-boys school for delinquents, their last chance before the Juvenile Detention Center.
But due to an altercation, the duo might just end up there if they don't replace their teacher's lost items, the first item I downloaded a copy of this E-Book while it was free on Amazon. But due to an altercation, the duo might just end up there if they don't replace their teacher's lost items, the first item on the list: The Eye of Ra. To retrieve it, they have to go back in time.