Recent Reviews for Juls Duncan
The Mask of Noesis, A Morgan Koda Adventure, Book One (Book) - 7/23/2012 3:26:06 PM|
How can a parent compete with video-game addiction and the mindlessness of the Cartoon Network? With the soon to be outrageously popular Morgan Koda Adventures series, Juls Duncan has solved that dilemma by proving once and for all that kids really can love great books. Twists and turns make this story THE MASK OF NOESIS, Book one, of Morgan Koda Adventure, resemble the Harry Potter Series, by J.K Rowling, in which loose ends are expertly tied and more threads become compellingly unraveled.
Part of Morgan's appeal is that she could be any ordinary 12-year-old girl, an underdog readers will root for: small and skinny, with a horrible foster family. She is, however, bright and competent, and a witch. She discovers she is the last in her family line to control a magical mask. Juls Duncan has taken everyday situations such as going to school, dealing with school rivalry, and having your magic run away with you. Duncan has convincingly combined them with fantasy to create a world more accessible to tweens than Stephenie Meyer novels, the Twilight series. From walking through a Rainbow to get her magical bracelet ("When I call your name…Please stand at this end of the rainbow.") to Her magic running afoul ("First dinosaurs, and now this,"), the book is packed with entertaining details and creative riffs on modern life.
The Forest of Carren, A Morgan Koda Adventure, Book Two (Book) - 7/23/2012 3:25:05 PM
While prowling the internet for a book that might entice my 11 year old to read. I came across THE FOREST OF CARREN by Juls Duncan. I decided the story might appeal to my daughter. As a parent though, I knew I needed to read it first to see if it was appropriate for someone so young. I was pleased and excited to find that The Forest of Carren Book 2 of the Morgan Koda Adventures was one of the best books I had read in years. The plot is complex enough to hold the interest of an adult and fanciful enough to grab the interest of any child.
The bad guys are really bad with no redeeming qualities whatsoever. The good guys are just that. It is a pleasure for me to read it, and I have no reservations about letting my child reading it. The moral lessons in the story are cloaked in magic with mystery enough to instill them into the heads and hearts of young readers.
I would urge all those who are cautious about letting their children read the books to read them for themselves. There is content that promotes good, moral, behavior. There is excitement enough to hold the attention of non-readers. And most important, the Morgan Koda Adventure book series makes reading fun!
The Forest of Carren, A Morgan Koda Adventure, Book Two (Book) - 6/22/2012 9:32:19 PM
It's an awesome book, and the fight scenes are incredible. A world that only Juls Duncan could make believable, a must read for the whole family.
The Mask of Noesis, A Morgan Koda Adventure, Book One (Book) - 6/13/2012 7:18:04 AM
I love it. If you love adventure then this is the book for you. This book is also not to long or short, pretty good size. When I think that Juls is going to leave something out and not explain it. Well she explains it just perfectly. I wish I had time to read this book all the time. Thanks Juls Duncan!
The Mask of Noesis, A Morgan Koda Adventure, Book One (Book) - 5/4/2012 10:50:17 PM
Morgan Koda and the Mask of Noesis is an enjoyable read, rich with creativity and intrigue. It is a captivating story full of magic, along the lines of a Harry Potter novel, but with the author's own brilliant and engaging creative touches. Scenes of time travel introduce such terrifying creatures as dynosaurs and indians, deepening the story well beyond the Potter experience.
The story is packed with action from the opening page that quickly leads Morgan down a path to discovering her magical talents while battling against a force that threatens the very world in which she lives.
She sets out on a quest to find the mask that holds the fate of the future,accompanied by three loyal friends and one talking dog. The characters are well developed and believable.
Many furry friends are introduced along the way, adding depth and warmth to a story that any child or adult would love.
It is mysterious, wonderous, and heartwarming as well. I would highly recommend it!