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Book Review:Otherworld Chronicles The Invisible Tower & The Seven Swords

The Invisible Tower


Otherworld Chronicles: The Invisible Tower by Nils Johnson-Shelton

About the Book: Part of the spell has already been broken.

The first stones have begun to crumble.

In Artie Kingfisher’s world, wizards named Merlin, fire-breathing dragons, and swords called Excalibur exist only in legends and lore—until the day his video game Otherworld springs to life.

You are special, Arthur, Says the mysterious message in his game.

In one week’s time you will come to me at the it.

Cryptic clues lead Artie to a strange place called the Invisible Tower, where he discovers that nothing in his life is as it seems. Artie is none other than King Arthur, brought to life in the twenty-first century. Artie has won the battle in the virtual Otherworld—now the key to saving the real Otherworld lies in his hands as well.

Green dragons, hungry wolves, powerful sorcerers—suddenly Artie must battle them all as he wields Excalibur and embarks on a quest worthy of the Knights of the Round Table. With his sister, Kay, by his side, Artie steps into the Otherworld—straight toward his destiny.



My Review: This book is an action-packed adventure from start to finish. Follow Artie and his sister Kay as they journey in a video game called Otherworld.

Artie finally defeats a very difficult level in the Otherworld game and while on the game forum to talk about the win he received a message from one MrT asking him to find an Easter egg. Easter egg in the game is known as a secret, usually a joke or something hidden in the game. So why playing the game Artie found a note in the Easter egg, the note read “Arthur, in one week’s time you will come to me at the IT. You are special, Arthur, and I have need of your service and power. I have been waiting so long for you. Your humble servant, M.” Artie dropped the controller and ran to his room and dived under the covers. It must be a coincidence that his name was Arthur and the message must be for someone also named Arthur in the game.

Journey with Artie as he discovers he is King Arthur as he returned to become involved in the fight to save the real world and the magical Otherworld.


Ages: 8 and up

Pages: 352

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The Seven Swords

Also continue the journey to Otherworld Chronicles #2: The Seven Swords. 

Across both worlds are seven legendary blades. Some have been uncovered, Some forgotten, Others secreted away.

Very soon all must be united.

Spending the summer fighting dragons, rescuing wizards, and leaping through portals into the Otherworld was only the beginning for Artie and Kay Kingfisher. The two worlds remain divided, Merlin is missing, and worst of all, Qwon Onakea, their kidnapped friend, may be lost to the Otherworld forever. It seems the only way to save both worlds—and to save his friends—is for Artie to claim his throne as King Arthur reborn.

To do this, Artie must gather his knights so they can venture forth and recover each of the Seven Swords. Finding them all is Artie’s only hope for victory.

But all the video games in the world haven’t prepared Artie for the battles to come against giants, dragons, ogres, and sorcerers. Nor is he ready for the unexpected threat of the Peace Sword, a mysterious weapon used by the treacherous Mordred to kill the original King Arthur more than a thousand years ago. . . .


Ages: 8 and up

Pages: 368


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FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of these books from the HarperCollins Publishers  in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.


About the Author:  Nils Johnson-Shelton is the coauthor of the New York Times bestseller No Angel: My Harrowing Undercover Journey to the Inner Circle of the Hells Angels. He is also the author of Otherworld Chronicles: The Invisible Tower. Nils lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his family.






June 5, 2013 - Posted by | Book Review, HarperCollins Book Review | , , , , , ,

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