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Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite
Epic Kids is an action and adventure fantasy for children and preteens written by David Blaze. Jake had a lot of trouble believing that the cool kids were actually inviting him to join them at their table in the cafeteria. Him? Really? His table-mate from the not-so-cool table he usually sat at confirmed his misgivings. No, he really wasn’t cool, but then why were they waving at him and waiting for him to join them? Jake was used to being basically a non-entity at school. His grades were nothing exceptional, and his sports ability, or lack thereof, relegated him to being the last person chosen for any team.
David Blaze’s Epic Kids is a fast-paced and action-packed novel that blends the best of middle school fiction with just enough science fiction and epic fantasy to make readers sit up and take notice that a new and monumentally good preteen series has just hit the shelves. Blaze’s characters run the gamut from villain to hero in truly epic fashion and each of them is well-defined and credible. The author's plot is clever and engaging and gets the angst that Jake feels as being a very middle-of-the-road middle-schooler. While this story is geared toward kids and preteens, those readers who are young at heart will most likely enjoy Epic Kids as much as I did. I’m looking forward to the sequel. Epic Kids is most highly recommended.