Benjamin and his friends find themselves on a ridiculously amazing ride through all that is the World of Coranim.
From the enchanting magical city of Na’Talom and the splendiferous flying contraptions of one, Pips P. Toggleton, inventor slash artist of the extraordinary, to the far off outer edge Steam Powered Metropolis of Pancilet, with the expanse of Aurorus Jungle residing in between. And always close by is their mentor and guide, Esmerelda Fet, the endearing but brash Light Sorceress and the most accomplished Medicine Elder alive.
The Wickcliff sisters receive the utmost in unique lessons in the Land of the Winter Light from three very idiosyncratic Wizards, while Benjamin finds himself confronting the most elusive individual yet, an Aboriginal Gnome Wizard known as Locke, who is able to tweak at Benjamin’s psyche every chance he gets.
This journey broadens in scope with the addition of family members who find themselves in the Gilley Forest in search of the missing children. After their shocking encounter with the Dark Queen in her battle of monumental proportions with the Vila, we find Claire and Emmagene traveling with the Elves to their home in the Darmon. Once in the Elven city they are inundated with the mystery and the magic of such mind boggling wonders as the Transcendental Collay Birds and the Na Temple. They also meet up with a quirky character known as Beedlebee, a Mystic Seer who owns the Shoppe of Insight and shakes up the status quo. Can they make their way into Pancilet to find Benjamin, Annabel and Mathilda…or what of Edward, Braxton and Emeline? Did they, along with the rest of the group, make their way safely into Pancilet? Is everyone out of danger from the wrath that is Tar Vigorn?
The sites and bustling of the Wizard City of Pancilet is an overload to the senses as great devices of transport wheel down the glistening cobblestone roads. Parasols and Top Hats dot the sidewalk strolls of the button gloved shoppers on their way to the nearest Pub for afternoon libations. However, all is not as it seems…nor is it ever, dear reader….there are a few surprises yet in store for you as you delve into the deep waters of Coranim and the ever mysterious story of a family that appears to have some very deep secrets of their own.
Our journey begins exactly where last we left….in a Shoppe, in a magical little city in another dimension, and a portrait of a woman….a woman wearing the necklace belonging to a Vila…
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We step back into the fantastic world of Benjamin McTish, who with his friends Mathilda and Annabelle are on a journey of a lifetime. Benjamin has seen a picture that someone painted of his mother and increases his curiosity into what is happening. They all know there is a battle brewing, after all they saw a little of it before they escaped through the Grandfather tree. With plenty of twists and turns, old issues flaring up
again, the kids are definitely on a race against time. But against just what and how they can help is being earned only now. With magic galore and fantastic things all around them they again head off into the unknown to help save the world.
Without a doubt June Pace is writing a tale of an epic journey of discovery; self, family and otherwise, nothing is ever just as it seems. The story never fails to awe and the imagery is still so clear you can see the sights along with the characters. The fear they feel is as real as if you were standing there with them. A wonderfully written tale that I highly recommend, get this book and read it with your children, it will provide wonderful hours of imagination with them. Reading is the best way to teach your kids the magic of a book. So follow along with this series, more to come, and let the magic enter your heart. I thank June Pace for allowing me to read and review for her, it is indeed one of my greatest joys. Another 5 star book!
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This book continues where the other one left off, except now the kids’ parents and grandparents are pulled into Coranim, creating a whole new bunch of character reactions and relationships.I had fewer problems getting into this book than the first one. The descriptions have decreased, leaving more room for action and adventure (especially in the second half.) This made the story much faster paced and helped to draw into the pages.
The characters are enjoyable, and it’s easy to get involved with them as they leap from one adventure into another. The world is well described and the dialogue flows well. The writing itself is well done and aimed for stronger readers, when considering the middle grade audience.The only thing which slightly bothered me is the concentration on the spirit world and names. It tended to give the story the feeling that there might be a second agenda hidden in the pages, but I believe this is simply the result of a well-thought out culture being brought over with great emphasis.
Summed up, this is even better than book 1 and will appeal to fantasy lovers ages 10 (I’d like to say 11) and
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Benjamin McTish and the Wizards of Coranim is the second book in the Benjamin McTish Series by June M. Pace. This story continues with the same entertaining characters in Benjamin McTish and the Door Through the Grandfather Tree, but now they are swept into the magical world of Coranim, along with many otheramazing places. Pace describes the worlds she has created with such beauty that it is impossible not to see everything blossoming into amazingness in your mind when you read it.
I don’t want to spoil anything, so I’m going to keep it brief, but I can say if you enjoyed the first book in this series you will not be disappointed. Pace keeps the humor up while the action rolls and pierces your heart. Definitely one of those reads that throws you on the edge of your seat without giving you a stroke. If you liked the Harry Potter series, you can’t go wrong here!