Seven Sorcerers by Caro King

58%

10 Critic Reviews

Jam-packed with magic, danger, monsters and mysterious events, this import never quite lives up to its potential.
-Kirkus

Synopsis

Nin had never liked Wednesdays, but this one took the biscuit. On this Wednesday she woke up to find that it was raining buckets and that her brother had ceased to exist.

Nin realizes she is the only person to remember Toby because whoever took him is about to make her disappear too. Enter Skerridge the Bogeyman, who steals kids for Mr. Strood. With his spindle, he draws all memories of Nin out of her mother's head. She escapes to the Drift, a land filled with the fabulous and the dreadful. What is the sorcerers' secret and will Nin and Toby escape their fate at the House of Strood?
 

About Caro King

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Caro King was born in London and raised in Surrey, where she lives with her partner, Kevin. She studied art and works at the Home Office. The world of the Seven Sorcerers came from a rainy lunchtime when she began mapping out the world of the Drift. (Skerridge and his waistcoat came later.)
 
Published May 3, 2011 by Aladdin. 354 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Seven Sorcerers
All: 10 | Positive: 6 | Negative: 4

Kirkus

Below average
Reviewed by Kirkus Reviews on Apr 15 2011

Jam-packed with magic, danger, monsters and mysterious events, this import never quite lives up to its potential.

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The Bookbag

Excellent
Reviewed by Hannah Crookes on Apr 01 2011

Seven Sorcerers was a delightful surprise. It takes a potentially overused setting and gives it such a refreshingly original plot and cast of characters that I would highly recommend it.

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Books 4 Your Kids

Good
Reviewed by Tanya on May 12 2012

Caro King is a masterful world builder. What Cornelia Funke does in 500 pages, she does in 300 and leaves the reader wanting more.

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Charlotte's Library

Below average
Reviewed by Charlotte on Dec 29 2011

Some of the violence is very violent indeed, and I think I would have been troubled somewhat by it, and by the whole disturbing premise of Vanishing from one's family, at the tender age of nine.

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I Heart Reading

Good
Reviewed by Heart Reading on May 14 2011

Seven Sorcerers by Caro King is one of the most humorous, entertaining and spellbinding middle grade novels I’ve ever read.

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Deranged Book Lovers

Below average
Reviewed by Lynossa on Apr 24 2011

The story is quite predictable in some parts but it doesn't mean it's not fun to read. However the ending was too quick and too abrupt.

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About Books

Good
Reviewed by H on Mar 31 2009

Caro King has created a wonderful surprise in Seven Sorcerers. Not only has she created an interesting plot and great characters, but she also developed a history for the land itself.

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Risque Librarian

Good
Reviewed by Risque Librarian on Aug 25 2011

It is slightly dangerous, totally invigorating, and has drawn me into a world in a way that few children's authors manage.

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Dead Book Darling

Good
Reviewed by Book Darling on Jul 02 2010

This MG book is one for all ages. If you are looking for an adventurous novel you can't put down, look no further!

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Chicklish

Below average
Reviewed by Alexandra on Jan 15 2010

This would suit older children but just a little warning - it has a slightly scary touch.

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