Balance Keepers #1: The Fires Of Calderon

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Balance Keepers #1: The Fires Of Calderon

by Lindsay Cummings

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS | September 15, 2014 | Hardcover

Balance Keepers #1: The Fires Of Calderon is rated 4 out of 5 by 1.

There are many strange creatures in Albert Flynn''s new home at the center of the earth, but none are as awesome as Albert himself. He''s learned he''s a Balance Keeper-someone with special magical skills for fixing problems in three underground Realms. His new job in the Core is important; if the realms of Calderon, Belltroll, or Ponderay fall out of balance, the world above could be in great danger.

Albert and his Balance Keeper teammates Birdie and Leroy arrive in the Core not a moment too soon. There''s an Imbalance in Calderon that''s threatening to bury New York City in a mountain of ash. They must train hard if there''s any hope for restoring balance.

They must also harness the power of their Tiles-unique superpowers given to each Balance Keeper. Birdie and Leroy have their powers down, and much to their dismay, so does Hoyt, their archrival in the training competitions. Albert . . . well, Albert''s mastered the art of not mastering his Tile.

With the situation in Calderon growing worse every day, can Albert, Leroy, and Birdie restore balance before New York is destroyed forever? Will Albert master his Tile before it''s too late?

Packed with action, humor, magic, and mystery,Balance Keepers: The Fires of Calderonis Book One in Lindsay Cummings''s epic fantasy adventure series.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 352 pages, 8.63 × 6 × 1.16 in

Published: September 15, 2014

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0062275186

ISBN - 13: 9780062275189

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Could be the next big Middle grade series Eleven-year-old Albert Flynn is supposed to be spending his summer helping at the small town post office but when he finds a letter from his father asking him to make a delivery. This delivery leads him to the Core, where he learns that he?s a Balance Keeper. He and his two teammates, Birdie and Leroy, will be training and competing to help keep the Realms of the Core in balance and keep the world above safe. They quickly learn that there?s an imbalance in the Calderon Realm that?s affecting New York City and the balance needs to be restored before it?s too late. The was a really fun book to read. There was a lot of action, interesting characters, and a world that seemed like it would be both fun and terrifying to live there. The first book in a new middle grade series, it definitely delivered. I don?t read a lot of middle grade novels but this one had elements that reminded me of the ones that I did enjoy, in a way that didn?t come off as ?I?ve read this before?. It had the complex world-building without being overly complicated for the age group, it had very interesting mythology which led to some pretty amazing creatures, and it had great characters. I loved the dynamic created between Albert, Leroy, and Birdie. They were so much fun and they acted like kids, brave kids but still kids. The book was told in Albert?s POV and it was great to see the growth he showed from a lonely boy in our world to being a brave Balance Keeper. It was a believable growth, as in he wasn?t just suddenly an amazing competitor. It took time and practice for all three kids. The training and competitions against other Balance Keepers teams seemed like it would be fun if you didn?t think about the truth behind it. It was intense training for a dangerous job that could get them injured or killed. But they were still fun to read. After getting to see the Core and Calderon, I can?t wait to see the other two Realms. *I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Date published: 2014-10-07

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Balance Keepers #1: The Fires Of Calderon

by Lindsay Cummings

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 352 pages, 8.63 × 6 × 1.16 in

Published: September 15, 2014

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0062275186

ISBN - 13: 9780062275189

From the Publisher

There are many strange creatures in Albert Flynn''s new home at the center of the earth, but none are as awesome as Albert himself. He''s learned he''s a Balance Keeper-someone with special magical skills for fixing problems in three underground Realms. His new job in the Core is important; if the realms of Calderon, Belltroll, or Ponderay fall out of balance, the world above could be in great danger.

Albert and his Balance Keeper teammates Birdie and Leroy arrive in the Core not a moment too soon. There''s an Imbalance in Calderon that''s threatening to bury New York City in a mountain of ash. They must train hard if there''s any hope for restoring balance.

They must also harness the power of their Tiles-unique superpowers given to each Balance Keeper. Birdie and Leroy have their powers down, and much to their dismay, so does Hoyt, their archrival in the training competitions. Albert . . . well, Albert''s mastered the art of not mastering his Tile.

With the situation in Calderon growing worse every day, can Albert, Leroy, and Birdie restore balance before New York is destroyed forever? Will Albert master his Tile before it''s too late?

Packed with action, humor, magic, and mystery,Balance Keepers: The Fires of Calderonis Book One in Lindsay Cummings''s epic fantasy adventure series.

About the Author

Lindsay Cummings is a book blogger and the author of the teen series the Murder Complex. She lives in Texas with two German shepherds, one wolf cub who isn''t very smart, a horse named Dan the Man, and a husband named Josh. She eats too many hot Cheetos and can''t stop dyeing her hair crazy colors.