The Chalice of Immortality
The Chalice of Immortality
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Series: Magickeepers Vol. 3   

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Annotation: After a spell is put on his father, Nick Rostov must find the Chalice of Immortality to save his father's life.
Catalog Number: #4948837
Format: Paperback
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Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc
Copyright Date: 2011
Edition Date: 2011
Pages: xxx, 174 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 1-402-21503-7
ISBN 13: 978-1-402-21503-2
Dewey: Fic
Dimensions: 18 cm.
Language: English
Kirkus Reviews
Thirteen-year-old Nick Kirov has a sort of wizard's Bar Mitzvah in this, the third outing in the Magickeepers series. His desperate search for a fabled magical chalice that will save the life of his father, bespelled during an attack by the evil Shadowkeepers, takes the young visionary from the (sadly defunct) Liberace Museum's warehouse in his hometown Las Vegas to Stratford-on-Avon, then to a climactic showdown in a Russian ice cavern with the evil Rasputin. As in past episodes, the parade of historical figures continues in visions and flashbacks, because in its long history the life-giving chalice passed through the hands of such luminaries as Shakespeare, Houdini, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Howard Hughes and Amelia Earhart. Nick's relentlessly entrepreneurial uncle Crazy Sergei puts in occasional appearances for comic relief, as well. By the end, Nick has (seemingly) vanquished Rasputin, saved his father, buried the dangerously intoxicating chalice in a deep hole and, and keeping with an unusually specific Prophecy, been elevated to Prince of the Magickeepers. "You," his uncle Theo informs him, "became a man." After its strong start in The Eternal Hourglass (2009), this series has been treading water, but fans may still be willing to take a dip. (Fantasy. 11-13)
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Word Count: 34,449
Reading Level: 4.5
Interest Level: 4-7
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 4.5 / points: 5.0 / quiz: 143965 / grade: Middle Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:4.1 / points:10.0 / quiz:Q64532
Lexile: 660L
Guided Reading Level: N

Harry Houdini stole it from his best friend. Shakespeare used it to kill Macbeth. And it's the secret to Rasputin's terrifying existence. The Chalice of Immortality has been missing for nearly a hundred years. Nick Rostov has only a few days to find it-or his father will die. What would you do for a goblet with the power to control life and death? Praise for The Eternal Hourglass: "Though grounded in Russian history...this fantasy earns style points for being set in modern Las Vegas-in a hotel whose residents include polar bears, giant Siberian tigers, and Princess Anastasia herself." -Kirkus "Kirov's story feels plenty original, and kids will be charmed by her brand of magic." - Publishers Weekly

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