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4.0 out of 5 stars A Wonderful, Epic Series Debut!,
This review is from: The Study Train: Volume 1 - Reunion of the Untouchables (Paperback)Reunion of the Untouchables (StudyTrain, #1)
By Kurt Frenier
Publisher: Eloquent Books, 2010
209 pages, Google Docs
Date Finished: 19/ 11/ 2010
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Coming of Age, Adventure, Some Action
~First Line of Book: "Ethan stared out the window."
~Last Line of Book: "He was committed to finding out exactly what the real story was."
"WOW!" That's the first word that came to my mind when I finished this epic author and series debut novel. A big "THANK YOU" shout out to Kurt Frenier for asking me to review this novel. I am really glad that I accepted your offer!
Now, on to my review.
Review: The main character, Ethan, is first met in old castle ruins in Switzerland, acting as a king of a royal court. Ethan doesn't like his life; his father just bosses him around and doesn't care. Then Ethan gets the story-turning letter to come aboard the StudyTrain for 8 years. He accepts the offer.
Ethan makes several new friends onboard the StudyTrain, and learns several new and exciting things, among them how to fly the magical train. Then Ethan, unfortunately, is offered a chance of power and leadership by the bad guy, Krixit.
Of course, in the end Ethan knows that Althulos, the Grandmaster on the StudyTrain, is the good person and not Krixit like he once believed.
This book had some great action and adventure. While o nthe StudyTrain, the children are traveling all over the world learning about different cultures. Ethan definitely went through some crazy times.
The characters were very well established, and you can tell the plot was thoroughly thought about before the actual writing took place. I can't wait to read the sequel to this wonderful series debut.
Quotes from the Book:
" 'Now leave,' Lana said. 'I want to take a bath.'
'I can rub your back if you want,' Ethan said, winking his eye.
'In your dreams!' she giggled."
4.0 out of 5 stars The Train,
This review is from: The Study Train: Volume 1 - Reunion of the Untouchables (Paperback)Ethan is a young teenager in Switzerland who has a rough childhood. His dad is unemployed and his mom works 2 jobs to keep the house going. He only sees her on the weekends and even then they hardly say a word to each other. His dad is so rough on him and belittles Ethan so much how could you tell there was any love. The kids and teachers at his school torment and bully him there as well. Then one day Ethan gets an invitation to join The Study Train in hopes things will change for the better with promises to do so. Ethan leaves his family and goes on the train that will last for 8 years and long that time he will get an education, clothes, food and a nice knight family. The journey begins and Ethan and new friends sneak out of the train and go meet a newer friend at a club in Spain. They get into trouble as the train leaves and then has to comeback and get them. Ethan starts to make some of his friends mad and not have anything to do with him. Is he letting all this power go to his head and go to the wrong people? Is there a good and bad side or as they say dark side? I for one am looking forward to the next part of this book. I want to know what happens to everyone. The story sucks you in to want to learn more and watch some of the characters grow.
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The Study Train: Volume 1 - Reunion of the Untouchables by Kurt Frenier (Paperback - 12 July 2010)