Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Review:The Stone of Destiny by:Jim Ware


About the Book:
Morgan Izaak is obsessed with his father’s ancient books about the legendary Philosopher’s Stone; he’s even got a little alchemy lab set up in the church tower next door. And when Morgan and his best friend, Eny, find out about another mysterious stone that may be hidden in their own town—the Irish Stone of Destiny, called Lia Fail—he’s determined to find it because he thinks it’s the last hope for someone he holds dear. But Morgan’s not the only one looking for the Stone, and by the time the two middle schoolers realize there’s trouble afoot, Morgan has betrayed their friendship, strange creatures are loose in the land, and the Stone is lost … perhaps forever. Can Morgan find a way to help those he loves?

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About the Author:
Jim Ware is a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary and is now a writer living in Colorado Springs. He is the author of several books, including the best-selling Finding God in the Lord of the Rings (with Kurt Bruner), as well as numerous books for children.

My Review:
 Morgan Izaak is just like any other middler schooler, he is all caught up in life and enjoying his family, his friends and school and then the unthinkable happens. His mom who means the world to him is diagnosed with cancer. Morgan's main thought and drive at this point is to find a way to cure his mother's illness. To help with his experimenting he has set up a chemistry lab in the tower behind the church. He took the old chemistry things he had acquired and began this journey. Luck for him he had all he needed to get started because these things belonged to his dad, he has already passed away at this point or say they think.

 His dad was researching the legendary Philosopher's Stone, when he mysteriously vanished. So little Morgan decided to continue the tradition of looking for a cure.

**Disclosure** This book was provided to me for free from the publisher.