Book Reviews of Magic Kingdom For Sale--Sold! (Magic Kingdom of Landover, Bk 1)

Magic Kingdom For Sale--Sold! (Magic Kingdom of Landover, Bk 1)
Magic Kingdom For Sale--Sold - Magic Kingdom of Landover, Bk 1
Author: Terry Brooks
ISBN-13: 9780345317575
ISBN-10: 0345317572
Publication Date: 3/12/1986
Pages: 324
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 33 ratings
Publisher: Del Rey
Book Type: Hardcover
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reviewed Magic Kingdom For Sale--Sold! (Magic Kingdom of Landover, Bk 1) on + 32 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
This was a fun one to read. Ben Holiday purchased a kingdom and the adventure begins. He meets a talking dog, a girl who turns into a tree and a host of others.
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Helpful Score: 3
This is one of my favorites! I read and re-read this book until the cover fell off (not that that stopped me from reading it again!). I highly recommend this book. You will NOT be disappointed!
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Helpful Score: 2
Not as good as his Shannara series but a decent book nonetheless.
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Helpful Score: 1
Landover was a genuine magic kingdom, with fairy folk and wizardry, just as the advertisement promised. But after he purchased it, Ben Holiday learned that there were a few details the ad had failed to mention.

The kingdom was in ruin. The Barons refused to recognize the king, and the peasants were without hope. A dragon was laying waste the countryside, while an evil witch plotted to destroy everything.

Ben's only followers were the incompetent Court Magician; Abernathy, the talking dog who served as Court Scribe; and the lovely Willow - but she had a habit of putting down roots in the moonlight and turning into a tree. The Paladin, legendary champion of the Kings of Landover, seemed to be only a myth and an empty suit of armor.

To put a final touch on the whole affair, Ben soon learned that the Iron Mark, terrible lord of the demons, had challenged all prospective Kings of Landover to a duel to the death - a duel which no human could hope to win.

The task of proving his right to be King seemed hopeless. But Ben Holiday was stubborn. . .
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Helpful Score: 1
Terry Brooks is a BRILLIANT fantasy author and I love how he weaves the modern world into a fantasy style old world in this story. The characters were endearing and I enjoyed the book very much.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is definitely the perfect story for anyone who's always dreamed of escaping their life. The protagonist succeeds only to find that no matter where you go there is always responsibility. For me, this story resounds most with boys around 10-15.
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Helpful Score: 1
This book had a very different story line which I liked. It seemed to take me a long time to finish because sometimes it would get slow. If you like fantasy you probably will really enjoy this book.
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good entertainment. Enjoyable and funny.
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these books in this series's are light reading...more geared to young readers...I enjoyed them but they are really a fairytale told in modern times...perhaps even to read to young ones just for the pleasure of sharing that quiet time together.
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Good, entertaining read.
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The first in the series, Terry Brooks subtly draws you in and uses his awesome way with words to make you feel like you are there and that this could be happening to you
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This is a fun, easy read and a much less dark fantasy novel than the Shanara series with a good moral at the end.
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This book is so fun. Really a good read.
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it took me a few chapters to get into this book but I have been very happy with it.After reading four out of the five in the series now I am happy I took the time to get into it.
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Book Description
After Ben Holiday purchased Landover, he discovered the magic kingdom had some problems. The Barons refused to recognize a king and the peasants were without hope. To make matters worse, Ben learned that he had to duel to the death with the Iron Mask, the terrible lord of the demons--a duel which no human could hope to win....
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This is the first in the 1990s series by the same name. Herein we find out how come the Court Scribe ended up a dog, and what causes the beautiful girlfriend of Ben Holliday to be green, as well as just how disenchanting and dangerous a Magic Kingdom can be.
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This is one of my favorite books ever... since I read it when I was much younger. It is one that I always make sure to have in my library. Highly recommended for teens who like Fantasy and Sci Fi.
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First in the Magic Kingdom of Landover series and an enjoyable entry in the type of fantasy series where modern-day folks encounter traditional fantasy worlds with knights, dragons, faeries, elves, etc. I've read much of Terry Brooks' other work including the more traditional fantasy Shannara series and also his modern-day Word and the Void magic series so thought I would give this a try. I wasn't disappointed. It takes a while to get going, but once it does, you find yourself in a delightful, magical land with blue trees (that are edible) and a host of interesting characters, including a living castle. I'm already in the process of acquiring the rest of the books in the series and I hear they just keep getting better!
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I loved this book. I am not a huge fan of fantasy, yet this book hooked me...I waited and waited as each book came painfully slow from the author. I am really glad I read it. I plan to re-read them before the next generation of Magical Kingdom comes out!
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I really enjoyed this book. It's one of the few fantasy books that also has part of it set in the "real" world that I've enjoyed, and I laughed my way through this one. There are several books set in this world, but they are not a "series" in terms of needing to read them all to finish a story. This is the first (thus the best place to start) and a complete story all by itself.
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Interesting idea, but I thought it wasn't all that well written. Actually was disappointed in it though I did finish the book. Probably will never bother to re-read it however.
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Landover was a genuine magic kingdom, with fairy fold and wizardry, just as the advertisement had promised. But after he purchased it, Ben Holiday learned that there were a few details the ad had failed to mention. The kingdom was in ruin. The Barons refused to recognize a king, and the peasants were without hope. A dragon was laying waste the countryside, while an evil witch plotted to destroy everything. The task of proving his right to be King seemed hopeless, but Ben Holiday was stubborn.
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Landover was a genuine magic kingdom, with fairy fold and wizardry, just as the advertisement had promised. But after he purchased it, Ben Holiday learned that there were a few details the ad had failed to mention. The kingdom was in ruin. The Barons refused to recognize a king, and the peasants were without hope. A dragon was laying waste the countryside, while an evil witch plotted to destroy everything. The task of proving his right to be King seemed hopeless, but Ben Holiday was stubborn.
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This is the second time I have read this series. I will probably read it again.