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THE ETERNAL HOUR-GLASS (MAGICKEEPER, #1) REVIEW

Jam Pasir Keabadian (The Eternal Hour-Glass) - Magickeepers Series Book 1Title: Jam Pasir Keabadian

Original Title: The Eternal Hour-Glass

Series:  Magickeepers Series Book 1

Author: Erica Kirov

Publisher: Dastan Books

Edition: First Edition, Indonesia, October 2010

Pages: 204 pages, 13 x 18 cm

Price: IDR 49,900 (Dastan Books Online)

Date Purchased: July, 2 2012

Date Read: July, 8 2012

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

 

Publisher’s Synopsis  (Source Books)

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. Awaking on the top floor of the world famous Winter Palace Hotel and Casino, he meets, for the fi rst 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 members of the family are powerful magicians, but Nick is unique. Nick has the sightthe 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.

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?

 

Publisher’s Synopsis (Dastan Books)

Hidup Nick berubah drastis saat usianya menginjak 13 tahun. Ia mendapati dirinya bisa membaca bola kristal dan mengetahui bahwa ia adalah keturunan keluarga penyihir Rusia yang merupakan para Penjaga Sihir—Magickeeper.

Selama ini keluarganya bermusuhan dengan para Penjaga Kegelapan—Shadowkeeper, yang dipimpin oleh Rasputin, seorang penyihir jahat. Rasputin sudah lama mengincar Jam Pasir Keabadian yang bisa membuatnya tak terkalahkan, dan hanya Nick yang memiliki kunci rahasianya.

Berhasilkah Nick memecahkan teka-teki Jam Pasir Keabadian? Mampukah ia menyelamatkan nyawanya dan keluarganya dari serangan Rasputin dan para Penjaga Kegelapan? Dalam waktu yang sangat singkat, Nick harus mempelajari mantra-mantra sihir dan berbagai keterampilan yang dibutuhkan untuk melawan Rasputin…

My Review

Hmmm…alur cepat, petualangan yang tidak terlalu menegangkan, pertempuran yang tidak terlalu seru, dan seperti kebanyakan cerita fantasi…tokoh utamanya terlihat payah dan tidak bisa apa-apa…padahal sudah berulang kali diberi tau kalau dia sebenarnya punya kekuatan hebat…hedeh capek deh.

Russian background is the only thing that make me like this book. So,  3 stars for it😀

Author:

Love book and wanna study abroad to Holland

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