Magora is about to fall to the hordes of ravenous Unfinished camped right beneath its walls when Holly O’Flanigan returns to the parallel world for the fourth time. To save the place they have come to love, Holly and her friends Brian, Rufus, and Amanda risk everything on a perilous journey through the dark realm ruled by the evil Duke of Cuspidor. There they find the hiddMagora is about to fall to the hordes of ravenous Unfinished camped right beneath its walls when Holly O’Flanigan returns to the parallel world for the fourth time. To save the place they have come to love, Holly and her friends Brian, Rufus, and Amanda risk everything on a perilous journey through the dark realm ruled by the evil Duke of Cuspidor. There they find the hidden city of the Woodspeople and a mysterious link to Holly’s Grandpa Nikolas. When they return to the island of Magora, Holly has some big questions to answer. Will she accept the power the High Councilor Krah offers her? Can she find a way to defeat the Unfinished and save Magora? And most of all, where does she really belong—in the real world or a fantasy one? Holly is torn between the two, and as the surprises mount higher, and an instructor is killed, Holly learns that nothing is what it seems, either in Donkleywood or Magora. ...
|Title||:||The Uprising: Books for kids: A magical children's fantasy series (Magora Book 4)|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||260 Pages|
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The Uprising: Books for kids: A magical children's fantasy series (Magora Book 4) Reviews
"Run, Holly. He's going to kill you!" Magora: The Uprising is the fourth instalment in Marc Remus fantasy-art world Magora series.Magora is a world that four children travel to through a painting. The main character Holly is accompanied by her three friends: Rufus, Amanda, and Brian.The book begins right in the middle of a calamity. The Smoralls who adopted Holly several years prior are in a row and Ms. Smorall, who has always hated and mistreated Holly is begging the little girl to run.Prior to this event, Holly had thought the Smoralls were ordinary people. But in Magora: The Uprising many secrets are revealed and many more questions arise."Why did all of this have to happen? Why did Grandpa Nikolas build a world that would fall apart?" Suspenseful, the book barely allows the reader a quick breath before new events and troubles occur.As the books progress, we see each of the characters develop in their own way. In the fourth book in the series, Holly has several hurdles and responsibilities thrown at her and she handles quite well. We see her, even at the age of 14, grow wiser and smarter. She is also creative, thoughtful, and kind.When we last left Holly in book three, things were a mess in Magora, with the Unfinished increasing in numbers and attacking the island.The Unfinished are incomplete people or animals that need blood in order to be completed. Otherwise, they would suck a person in front of them dry just to reach completion.In Magora: The Uprising, the Unfinished have multiplied in numbers, destroying places and are raging to kill people in order to be finished. We also learn that they are controlled by the Duke of Cuspidor, an illusive villain who has been trying to trap – and may be murder – Holly since book one.One of the things I liked in the fourth book was the new side to Amanda that Remus gives his readers. In first book, I felt that Amanda was a love-hate kind of character, more hate and less love, because she was rude and haughty. But in Magora: The Uprising, we learn more about her and her family and why she acts the way she does. There is an embedded social comment in there."I thought that by bullying people, I could make them do what I want, and they'd be nice to me." In book four, we also learn more about the Woodspeople, a species of people who came to Magora at some point but are believed to be extinct. (Book 5 is called Magora: The Woodspeople)I liked Remus' take on bookworms, which in Magora are real worms."Bookworms react to people. They were bred to sense if the book can help a person or not." Overall, Magora: The Uprising is a must-read; I'd recommend you at least start at book two – although starting the series from book one would allow you to connect things better.It's fast-paced, suspenseful, exciting, and most importantly magical with lots of creativity from both the characters and the author."I've finally found a home," said Amanda. "Magora is my home."
The author recommends reading the earlier books first, which I wasn’t able to do – and he’s right, it’s not a standalone novel. Events often hinge on decisions made earlier, and it assumes you know certain things and can understand the characters’ feelings. It’s a bit like coming in on a mid-season episode of a television series. But, just like that, there’s no waiting around for action and excitement to begin! The book starts off with Holly running for her life.Magora is a truly magical world, both homely and exotic, and the threat to it feels very real. Holly, Amanda, Brian and Rufus are believable children and their conversation has an everyday ring to it. Also I must say I’d love to learn history the way the Magorans do. The snippets at the head of each chapter I found disconcerting – maybe they are intended to arouse sympathy for the rebels, unfortunately unfinished for a variety of reasons and living a shadowy life in this art-based world. But I could see how they built toward giving you a clue as to how the dire situation could be resolved. The actual way it happened is one of the best parts of the book!