Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

Magickeepers: The Pyramid of Souls

Magickeepers: The Pyramid of Souls

Erica Kirov
Fiction  Series
For ages 8 to 12
Sourcebooks , 2010   ISBN: 978-1402215025

When Nick Rostov first went to live with his relatives in the Winter Palace Hotel he wasn’t at all sure that he was going to like his new life. Now he is getting used to things, and aside from not liking the food (he is sick of eating borscht), he is beginning to believe that this change is a good one. After all, as a Magickeeper he is learning to use real honest to goodness magic, and he gets along really well with his cousin Isabella, who also lives in the hotel.

Of course there is the whole destiny thing that can be rather hard to take at times. Nick, Isabella and the rest of their family are destined to do what they can to maintain the balance of magic in the world. Shadowkeepers, who use black magic to try to steal magical artifacts for their own use, have to be watched, and if necessary, defeated. Nick has already had one very close encounter with Rasputin, a Shadowkeeper who has formidable powers. Nick now knows that being a Magickeeper is no picnic in the park.

When Nick hears that his family are going to host a Magickeeper convention at their hotel he begins to get concerned. The point of the convention is to give the various Magickeeper families the opportunity to reconnect and to show off their magical skills. Nick and his family worry that the Shadowkeepers might use this opportunity to cause more mischief, which is exactly what they do.

Full of surprising twists and turns, the plot in this story will delight readers who enjoyed the first Magickeepers title. Nothing is predictable, and readers will learn a great deal about famous Magickeepers and the Magickeeper world.