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Monday, December 14, 2015


Keldane The Cursed, by Jeffrey Hollar, is free for five days. This is a great read for those of you who love tales of wizards, magic, bats, and kids who manage to botch things up.

Super story, and it's free! Grab it now!

Blaze McRob

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Book description:

 Did you ever wish you had the ability to use magic and cast spells to do anything you wanted to? Well, so does Keldane. Unfortunately, just being the son of the most powerful magic user the world has ever known doesn’t come with any guarantees. It’s not without very good cause he’s known to his classmates as Keldane the Cursed.

By Amazon Customer on September 10, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Jefrey Hollar has done a wonderful job with this book. His characters are delightful and well developed. Despite his constant failures at wizardry, the main character, ten-year-old Keldane, keeps on keeping on despite the taunts of his fellow classmates and the insults and scorn of Barnabas the family retainer (who happens to be a giant vampire bat), story begins when Keldane turns two of his friends -- his ONLY friends -- Desmond and Lydia, into a frog and a cat respectively.

With each attempt at proving himself a worthy wizard failing on a progressively worse scale than the previous one, you can't help but feel for him as he says what could well be his personal motto, "My father is going to kill me." This doesn't eventuate of course, but with his father being "the most poerful wizard in history," you can understand his feelings of despair.

A disasterous mishap with a sword, a ricocheting lightening bolt, a magical amulet, and an evil Djinn let loose, all come together to weave a wonderful story that will be enjoyed by its target audience of young readers. At 65, I'm well past the target auduence age, but would heartily recommend this well-writtenand thoroughly enjoyable book.

By Dizabeth on December 7, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
This young magician gets into nothing but trouble from one incident after another.
His friends are experiments for his misguided spells and his father's favorite retainer is always the one to not only chastise and taunt the young boy, but dies numerous times due to Keldane's mishaps. Meanwhile, Keldane's father brings the bat back to life and tries several ways to keep him safe, to no avail.
I enjoyed this story and the characters. The antics of the son of the most powerful wizard ever are amusing and the bat is a very likable character. I recommend it.

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