The Keymaster's Quest
By Jason Lethcoe
Hi! Have you ever attended a weird funeral? Well, Andy Stanley has. It’s the funeral of his grandfather, Ned Lostmore.
At the funeral, Andy met some really weird people. Also, he could have been nicknamed “Clumsy,” because he did clumsy things all the time. Like, at the funeral, when they were gathered in a big circle around the tombstone, he tripped. He reached out for the only thing that could break his fall – one of the four iron rods. The four iron rods were there as a preacher prayed during the funeral. Then, lightning struck. It hit one of the metal rods that Andy was holding onto and, when he let go, the ground was ablaze. Everyone tried to put the fire out. The funeral was ruined!
When Andy went back to his grandfather’s house after the funeral, he noticed a letter that his grandfather had given him a long time ago. He had forgotten about it over the years. When he opened it up, it said,
Hi, Andy! This is your grandfather, Ned. I was an adventurer. I need your help because I am stuck in a trap during my voyage to a temple. There are many dangerous things along this journey. I ask you to come and help me. Signed, Ned
Underneath that, there was a clue. Andy read it. It took him awhile, but he finally figured out what it meant. He followed the rest of the clues until they led to a key. Beside the key was a map. The map led to a suit of armor where a lock was engraved. Andy fit the key in the lock, and a passageway opened up. He went down the passageway. All of a sudden, the armor screeched back in place.
Andy came to many turns and finally found his way through the maze. At the very end, there was a library. There was a robot his grandfather had invented. He led him around, but when Andy tried to ask him a question about his voyage, he didn’t tell him anything. Will Andy succeed in his voyage, or will all come to a dangerous end? Or will the villain win? As I always say, read the book to find out!
I recommend this book to readers who can read the first couple of chapters. I wasn’t really into this book in the beginning, but my mom urged me to read on, and I liked it after Chapter 2!
A few helpful things I like to say about the books I read:
“Run and Get Mom” (how I describe the scariness factor):
There were a few scary parts, but they were not too scary.
“Yucky-Lovey Stuff” (how I describe the romance factor):
No. Zero. None. Nada. No Bueno.
I give this book 5 wands.
I wasn’t really into it at first, but it got better by the second chapter. If I had gotten into it at the very start, it probably would have gotten 3,000,000 wands! I loved how Andy had courage throughout the book. From the beginning, he seemed just like a young fellow who didn’t have a mind for adventure. But, as the book goes on, it shows that Andy is a very brave and courageous person – the star of the story!
Source: Review Copy