Friday, 22 February 2013

Guardians Inc: The Cypher

Guardians Inc: The Cypher

A chance reading of a newspaper ad will send 16 year old Thomas Byrne into the world within our world.

Following the ad he will find Guardians Incorporated. A seven thousand year old organization charged with protecting the balance between Magic and technology.

Through their guidance technology has kept Magic at bay since the Renaissance, but the balance is shifting and soon all those creatures we've driven into myth and legend will come back with a vengeance.

To protect the present, Guardians Incorporated needs to know the future and to unlock the future they need a cypher.

My Review
This book by Julian Rosado-Machain is a wonderful and delightful tale for young and old alike. The story starts out with Thomas and his grandfather looking for work for his grandfather, when an ad in the paper changes from what was written into something entirely different it leads the two into a world of magic and mystery.

Thomas soon learns that what happens at Guardians Incorporated is far more than meets the eye. Thomas also learns that he is the Cypher. He has a unique ability to read any written language. Thomas's grandfather goes missing when he is taken from their home. Guardians Inc rescues Thomas before he could be killed. What happens next I won't tell you but leave it to Julian Rosado-Machain to make a world full of mystery and magic.

The characters in this book, Thomas, Morgan, Henri, Tony and even "Killjoy" make this book so much fun to read. For a 15 year old Thomas is very polite and eager to please, he overcame his fear quickly and was very eager to help Guardians Inc.  I loved the little "group" that they became. I also enjoyed the different magical creatures written into this story.

I have to say that if you like Harry Potter or Percy Jackson stories you will absolutely love this story. You won't be disappointed! And do check out the website because it is just as fun as reading the book was.

I have to rate this book with: 
5 star Dragon Love!