The Obsidian Dagger (Celtic Mythos)

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Feb 18, Mary Goad rated it it was amazing. The book will definitely grab a hold of you. I can't keep it on the selves of my library. Jul 14, Kimberly Book Swoon rated it really liked it. Witches, Wizards and Leprechauns Courage, friendship and the need for good to triumph over evil This was a fun and entertaining read.

Apr 20, Paula Howard rated it it was amazing. What is also exciting, to me, is that Brad LaMar teaches at a school district that is 20 minutes from mine. The Obsidian Dagger is Celtic Mythology. It is going to attract those students who have ravished all the the Percy Jackson Books.

As teens, Lizzie and Brandon, are far from thrilled. Oscar is being followed and "influenced" by an unknown presence that we never find out in book 1 who he is or what is ultimate goal is. Brandon and Lizzie get sucked in to a modern battle of magic. Centuries ago the Magic Clans Leprechauns, Mermaids, Merrows and Sidhes held a council and decided that they were remain hidden and not interact with other magical clans or be seen by the humans. The only group no totally in agreement were the Wizards and Witches but they agreed to the covenant.

Morna, a witch, has decided that enough is enough and begins to capture the royal leaders of the other clans. By draining them of their magic, she can gain control of the clans and the humans. There are so many unknowns left at the end of the 1st book Brandon finds he is a seer and is Nauda's champion whoever that is , there is an unknown presence that will create more evil and Oscar O'Neal is still under control of our unknown man.

Just enough cliffhanger that makes the reader itching to read the next installment of the story. Jan 13, Beth Browne rated it it was amazing. This review is in the words of my twelve-year-old son, who enjoyed the book very much and wanted to recommend it to others. Brandon and Lizzie are American kids, visiting Scotland with their dad when they meet Dorian, a young Scottish girl.

Rory and Biddy are Leprechauns who enlist the kids to find the king of the Leprechauns who had been captured by a witch. I liked this book because the characters were likable and the story was interesting. It had a very good bad guy in the witch and it sets you This review is in the words of my twelve-year-old son, who enjoyed the book very much and wanted to recommend it to others. It had a very good bad guy in the witch and it sets you up for the next book. Aug 09, Michael Blackmore rated it really liked it Shelves: Not perfect but a pretty good first volume for a new children's fantasy series.

Sometimes the pacing and characterization felt like it was rushed a bit in the world building, but not so much that it too problematic.

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And certainly world building is interesting and my curiosity is peaked just enough by the hints of what is unfolding that I've already preordered the next volume. Apr 18, Sylvia D rated it did not like it. I read this on my kindle, so I truly don't know whether the errors resulted from ebook conversion or they were in the original manuscript. Given that a lot of errors were word misuses, it's hard to give the benefit of the doubt.

This book needed an editor and BAD. Rather, since the author acknowledges two editors and a proofreader, he needed someone I can forgive an errant typo in a published work IF and only if it happens once. If twice, the story better be ab So disappointing. If twice, the story better be abso-friggin-lutely amazing to make me forgive and forget. Not so, in this case.

And, I'm not an English snob or anything I honestly couldn't care if you use 'your' in place of 'you're' or vice versa. I'll still acknowledge your worth to society. But, I'm the type of reader that, when I'm reading, I want to immerse myself wholly in a work and finish it in one sitting and look up to find that 5 hours have elapsed without me realizing. The only way for me to do that is if the mechanics of the writing don't distract me. So, I don't know, I take it as a slight against the sanctity of fiction writing if it wasn't proofread, like, at all.

Some of my favorites: If he had just switched each one, it would've been fine ; and finally, between lay vs. At least, not as much as the others. Something was 'scrapping' against the walls instead of 'scraping'. At one point 'Dorian' becomes 'Dorain'; 'Usis' becomes 'Osis'; I have not a fucking clue whether one character is supposed to be 'Nuada' or 'Nauda' because he uses both interchangeably.

Trust me, there's a lot more. Errant apostrophes, missing commas, extra words, weird words What's an 'elusive' facial expression? Why use 'absurdness' when you can quite easily use the word 'absurdity'?? This honestly felt like reading someone's rough draft. Even if you were to disregard all the mechanical errors, the story still lacks depth. Everything happens so fast and so predictably. Some places, I can't even tell what's going on because there's not enough description.

There's about ZERO character development, no emotional resonance for anything that happens.

The Obsidian Dagger

There's one or two plot twists that nobody that is, the characters within the universe seems to care about. There's a floating narrator who is at times omniscient and at other times limited. The list goes on. All in all, it was a very frustrating read. I see a lot of other reviewers comparing this to the Percy Jackson series.

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Yeah, I guess so, except it was kind of like reading someone else's bad fan-fiction on the series. Middle school fantasy I had this book on my reading list because of her review I read in a fantasy magazine. I was unaware that the book is primarily written for middle school students. Once I realized the age level for the text I changed my mind on the things I would critique.

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For a young reader the pacing is good the characters are interesting enough although there is a bit too much of the familiar casting. There is the obvious enemy , the obvious hero , and a lot of interest too. The thing I a Middle school fantasy I had this book on my reading list because of her review I read in a fantasy magazine. The thing I appreciated was the different take the author had on Celtic mythology. Lamar is setting up for a long series whose main characters are born of the myths on the Scottish and British Isles.

If I was in sixth grade again I would probably love these books and so I will recommend them to young readers who enjoy a fantasy with high paced exciting action, not too much snarkiness, and characters that you will want to befriend. There are some obvious grammatical and spelling errors that hopefully will be corrected shortly. I think this series has potential to be long-lived for younger students , but I don't think an adult reader of fantasy will want to dig in due to the low level of reading , and the obvious plots.

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Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. The Books of Caledan Trilogy: An Epic Fantasy Collection: LaMar is an educator who resides in the Indianapolis Metropolitan area. He has taught science to middle school students for 12 years and works with teachers facilitating professional development and school improvement.

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Showing of 52 reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. I had this book on my reading list because of her review I read in a fantasy magazine. I was unaware that the book is primarily written for middle school students. Once I realized the age level for the text I changed my mind on the things I would critique. For a young reader the pacing is good the characters are interesting enough although there is a bit too much of the familiar casting.

There is the obvious enemy , the obvious hero , and a lot of interest too. The thing I appreciated was the different take the author had on Celtic mythology.

Lamar is setting up for a long series whose main characters are born of the myths on the Scottish and British Isles.