In the gaming world you can always power off. In the world of Nin, power is forever.Soon to be ninth grader, Xavier Dare, is convinced there is no video game he can't master. When a mysterious tattooed man loans X an outdated gaming system, and game called, The Keys to Nin, he gives X real-time access to a world on the brink of turmoil. Nin's Big Boss is like none X has evIn the gaming world you can always power off. In the world of Nin, power is forever.Soon to be ninth grader, Xavier Dare, is convinced there is no video game he can't master. When a mysterious tattooed man loans X an outdated gaming system, and game called, The Keys to Nin, he gives X real-time access to a world on the brink of turmoil. Nin's Big Boss is like none X has ever encountered, with a secret that X will have to come to terms with if he wants to keep his own world safe. If X doesn't level up inside the seven magical yet primitive realms of Nin, he may just find himself doomed to roam there forever--that is, if he can stay alive. This is one game that's about to get real....
|Title||:||X Dare and the Keys to Nin|
|Number of Pages||:||327 Pages|
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X Dare and the Keys to Nin Reviews
This was a fun video game style quest story.Middle schooler Xavier (X) gets hold of a mysterious gaming console and is sucked into a strange new world, where he has to gather allies and fight an evil that is threatening to take over not just this new world, but possibly our own.The world was fantastic and well developed, with interesting side characters and beautiful and interesting details. I particularly loved the quicksand portholes!I did have a bit of an issue with the narrative constantly praising this other world's society, without any judgement on the clear prejudices that existed. I didn't quite buy that the other world was to good and pure to be polluted by our own. As a book directed at tweens that gave me a little bit of pause. But this seems to be a first book in a series so I'm sort of expecting that to be addressed later in the series. As a mother I did feel like I had to talk to my son about those themes a bit after he read it, and the differing forms that racism and bias can come in.Overall though I'd be happy to recommend it for kids 10-14
A fun read with interesting characters and plenty of plot twists. X is a video game master who fears nothing when it's in cyber space. In reality, he's scared of almost everything. When he meets a man who offers him a unique gaming consul, X can't pass up the challenge. He puts all of his fears aside and plays the game-- which pulls him into another universe. In this alternate reality, X finds his courage and puts his gamer skills to good use as he tries to save these strange, new world he ended up in.
Wonderfully entertaining and great writing!
This was such a sweet story, I can see why it's close to you. The characters were so real, so vivid and clear in my mind, the world was amazing, like I want to go to Nin, like right now. The ending was sweet how I hoped it would be another book, I just didn't want the story to end. Highly recommend this book
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to visit another world, another galaxy? You think it’s impossible? Well, maybe, but strange things do happen.For example, in X DARE AND THE KEYS TO NIN, Author P K Hrezo’s latest novel for tween/teen Readers, fourteen-year-old Xavier Dare, better known as X, is playing a game given to him by a tattooed man named Seville when he’s suddenly pulled into a cold tunnel and soon finds himself in another galaxy. To add to his surprise, early legends say that one day an outsider will arrive, and he is the one. To return home, he must find the Keys of Nin.P K Hrezo has created a magical world of characters and creatures like you’ve never before met. The more X learns about this new world, the more complicated his life becomes. He ends up having a world to save and a friend to rescue, a lot for a teen age boy to do. Will he succeed, or is he doomed to failure, never to see his family again?X DARE AND THE KEYS TO NIN should appeal to teen readers who enjoy playing games that I’ve never heard of, but are popular with today’s teens. There’s plenty of action and never a dull moment to keep readers reading. This novel would make a nice addition to school libraries and classrooms, as well as great gifts for family and friends. Recommended.An ARC of this novel was given to me for my honest review.
Packed full of action, this novel takes tween readers on an amazing ride into a gaming world and leaves one begging for more.Xavier Dare is about to enter the ninth grade. While his friend is excited about the new batch of girls awaiting him, Xavier only has his head in games. And rightly so. There isn't a game, which he can't defeat in record time. When a strange man with tattoos, follows Xavier out of the arcade and offers him to stop by his gaming store, a game begins which even Xavier might not be able to handle.This is a must read for gaming, anime and action fans. Xavier is a character which grabs from the very first page and demands attention the entire way through. He's got a great head on his shoulders, is actually more cautious than one might assume, but is a hero to root for. His attitude, decisions and actions are understandable and as realistic as the kid next door. And the friends he meets are intriguing too.The world is described with just enough detail to draw in without ever bogging down. The imagination takes flight as Xavier tackles this unknown realm. There's never a dull moment, and surprises await around every corner. Although 350 pages can be intimidating for some readers, this book will grab the interest especially of tween guys as it pulls them into an adventure many gamers only dream of.
Before even finishing this book I loved it. It made me want to know more and actually look up things from the book to get more info. I was intrigued. I felt like i was reading a book, seeing an anime and playing a game all in one! I had to stop to make dinner for my family and I and I was fidgety to get back to the book. I cannot wait to finish! (yes it was so good I had to stop and write down its amazing-ness before finishing!)So I finished and omg. The characters are amazing and intricate, so much personality. The story-line interesting and unique. The twists and turns the unexpected hits you from beginning til the very end. My only complaint is that I want more!!!!
PK Hrezo has created a rollicking fantasy adventure with a geeky but relatable teenage hero named Xavier Dare whose acceptance of a gaming challenge lands him in the magical world of Nin where he must embark on a quest, not just to find the way back to his own world but to save both worlds by finding the Keys to Nin and defeating the evil Penumbra. In his perilous travels X is accompanied by a vivid and entertaining cast of Ninivens, including some strong female characters. This engaging and fast-paced story is bursting with invention: a classic fantasy with a modern twist which will delight teens and adults alike. I think the author may even have left room for a sequel which would be most welcome!