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Wizard for Hire [PDF] ✅ Wizard for Hire By Obert Skye – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Fourteen year old Ozzy lives near Portland, Oregon, and is desperate for help His scientist parents have been kidnapped after discovering a formula that enables mind control Their work was so top secr Fourteen year old Ozzy lives near Portland, Oregon, and is desperate for help His scientist parents have been kidnapped after discovering a formula that enables mind control Their work was so top secret Wizard for ePUB í Ozzy is afraid to go to the police, but without help, he fears he ll never find his parents Then he stumbles across a classified ad in the local newspaper that says Wizard for Hire CallSPEL Ozzy has read about wizards in books like Harry Potter, but wizards couldn t actually exist today, could they After Ozzy meets the wizard Labyrinth aka Rin he s even skeptical Sure, Rin dresses like a wizard, but the short robe and high top tennis shoes seem unorthodox, as does Rin s habit of writing notes on his shoes and eating breakfast for every meal Plus, Rin doesn t even cast any magic spells, which means that the unexplained coincidences that start happening around Ozzy are just that coincidences With the help of a robotic talking raven invented by Ozzy s father, a kind and curious girl at school who decides to help Ozzy, and, of course, a self proclaimed wizard who may or may not have a magical wand, Ozzy begins an unforgettable quest that will lead him closer to the answers he desperately seeks about his missing parents.

    Wizard for Hire PDF ´ Wizard for ePUB í Rin dresses like a wizard, but the short robe and high top tennis shoes seem unorthodox, as does Rin s habit of writing notes on his shoes and eating breakfast for every meal Plus, Rin doesn t even cast any magic spells, which means that the unexplained coincidences that start happening around Ozzy are just that coincidences With the help of a robotic talking raven invented by Ozzy s father, a kind and curious girl at school who decides to help Ozzy, and, of course, a self proclaimed wizard who may or may not have a magical wand, Ozzy begins an unforgettable quest that will lead him closer to the answers he desperately seeks about his missing parents."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 416 pages
  • Wizard for Hire
  • Obert Skye
  • English
  • 01 August 2017
  • 1629724122

About the Author: Obert Skye

Obert Skye read his first book at age two He wrote his first story at age four And he was nearly trampled by a herd of water buffalo at age six For a Wizard for ePUB í short time, he lived on the Isle of Skye in Scotland, where he spent time as a candy taster Several years ago, Obert Skye says, he discovered the existence of Foo Publishing his story as a fictional series was not Obert s first choice Nevertheless he is content that the history is being toldHobbies and other interests Collecting old maps, water polo, roller coasters.



10 thoughts on “Wizard for Hire

  1. Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller says:

    Even though Wizard for Hire wasn t quite what I was expecting, it surprised me in a good way.I read middle grade books to recapture some of the magic I felt as a kid venturing into Harry Potter and many of the other amazing titles I was lucky enough to read Wizard for Hire did an excellent job giving me the nostalgia I craved while providing some unexpected food for thought Skye found the perfect balance between fun for kids and evoking for adults.Honestly, this is going to be a relatively s Even though Wizard for Hire wasn t quite what I was expecting, it surprised me in a good way.I read middle grade books to recapture some of the magic I felt as a kid venturing into Harry Potter and many of the other amazing titles I was lucky enough to read Wizard for Hire did an excellent job giving me the nostalgia I craved while providing some unexpected food for thought Skye found the perfect balance between fun for kids and evoking for adults.Honestly, this is going to be a relatively short review I don t want to get into specifics about what still has me reeling a few days after finishing the book because it s an essential discovery component to the story and I don t want to lessen the experience for anyone Suffice to say that I really appreciate what I think the author was trying to do and I personally found a lotto take away from the story than I ever expected to from a middle grade book My only holdup was that the story didn t take the shape I was expecting, and as odd as it sounds I kind of feel the loss of what could have been Even so, I m far from being disappointed with the end result.Recommendations I d hand this to slightly older middle graders young teens It has a few somewhat bleak moments As an adult reading it, I definitely think it s a great pick if you re in the mood for something light and maybe a little surprising Via The Obsessive Bookseller at www.NikiHawkes.com Other books you might like

  2. Jeff Wheeler Jeff Wheeler says:

    I was fortunate to get an ARC of this book There is much to like about Wizard for Hire An engrossing read, it kept me turning the pages late into the night and during the days Ozzy was left behind as a young boy after his parents were abducted in a secluded cabin in the Oregon woods He s a smart kid and lives on his own in the middle of nowhere for years This hook pulled me in right away, making me care about this kid and the strange circumstances he found himself in There is heart and hum I was fortunate to get an ARC of this book There is much to like about Wizard for Hire An engrossing read, it kept me turning the pages late into the night and during the days Ozzy was left behind as a young boy after his parents were abducted in a secluded cabin in the Oregon woods He s a smart kid and lives on his own in the middle of nowhere for years This hook pulled me in right away, making me care about this kid and the strange circumstances he found himself in There is heart and humor And a mechanical talking raven Not only does Ozzy figure out how to start attending high school, but his interactions and bewilderment at society really rings true Then he meets Rin, a local wizard for hire Is the guy s magic for real Is it a ruse Obert Skye keeps you guessing as the strange and the mystical weave together at a brilliant pace to a dramatic conclusion Looking forward to this new series

  3. Mel (Epic Reading) Mel (Epic Reading) says:

    Comparisons of Wizard for Hire to Harry Potter would be very appropriate Especially the first two Harry Potter books that are a little lighter next to the ones later in the series Obert Skye takes us on a journey to follow a child who is left alone after his parents are taken away There are some perhaps stretched imagination things that happen at first for our young boy to survive but I quickly got over any of those as I got caught up in the story CharactersThe absolute best part of Wizard f Comparisons of Wizard for Hire to Harry Potter would be very appropriate Especially the first two Harry Potter books that are a little lighter next to the ones later in the series Obert Skye takes us on a journey to follow a child who is left alone after his parents are taken away There are some perhaps stretched imagination things that happen at first for our young boy to survive but I quickly got over any of those as I got caught up in the story CharactersThe absolute best part of Wizard for Hire is the various characters They are quirky, odd and have very unique personalities It s difficult to create character who jump off the page from the first moment you meet them but Skye manages to do just that Now maybe it s because there are nods to Frodo meeting Aragon as the Ranger that happen in the scene that introduces our young boy to a kindly old wizard but irregardless of a little inspiration for setting I felt like it was just perfect I love our young gal who gets involved as the story progresses as well But let s face it the story is all about our young boy and his quirky friend the wizard in the end Kind of like Harry Potter can be dumbed down to being about Harry and Dumbledore at it s core MagicThere are sooo many clever magical things that happen I don t want to share any of them as they are just too special to spoil But let s put it this way things may seem magical from one perspective, and yet from another just be a very clever adult tricking a child And yet we do have a talking bird right off the bat which means some magic has to be real right PlotThere s a fair bit of plot in this first novel of the series Not unlike in Harry Potter Skye has to set up the reasons for the parents being gone, the way the boy is surviving, and subsequently bring in a factor that forces our young lad to venture into the world However at no time did I ever think this was too much or overwhelming It felt well paced and there was never any info dumping which I greatly appreciated Harry PotterIf you think I ve mentioned Harry Potter too many times you may be right But trust me I haven t said it near as many times as it s referenced in Wizard for Hire Our young boy has a copy of the books and so there are many, many times where the magic of his world is compared to a concept in Harry Potter The wizard even goes so far as to say that Rowling got some things right but other things very wrong Implying that perhaps Rowling built her world of magic off a real magical world I think this is very cute but I did find it tiresome after awhile That said I was an adult when Harry Potter came out so I could see someone loving all the references and nods who experience Potter as a child OverallThis is a very fun and clever book It s written for 9 11 children but I think it s worthy of anyone in any age group reading It could easily be a book where a parent reads it to a child one chapter at a time just like Harry Potter I am really looking forward to the next installment and hope that we can learn a littleabout magic in this world and what may or may not be real There s a lot to still discover in this world Skye has done a brilliant job of keeping the reader eager for the next book For this andof my reviews please visit my blog at Epic Reading Please note I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley This is an honest and unbiased review.

  4. Mindy Mindy says:

    Wizard for Hire is funny, clever and full of heart I love the way this author writes There are subtle hints of cleverness, humor and mystery in the way he writes I loved this book Ozzy was a fantastic character, naive and trusting, but wonderful Clark was an enjoyable and amusing addition The most surprising character was Rin I loved what he brought to this fun story This book is very entertaining Ozzy s determination was refreshing.

  5. Ms. B Ms. B says:

    A little bit quirrky and a lot of fun Its been 7 years since fourteen year old Ozzy s parents disappeared What really happened to them Can Rin aka Brian , a wizard help find them Readers will question if Rin is really a wizard or not They will find out how Ozzy survives on his own and learns the truth about his parents.Those who liked Lemons, Aliens on Vacation or The Van Gogh Cafe when they were younger or teens who are looking for clean reads will want to give this one a try A little bit quirrky and a lot of fun Its been 7 years since fourteen year old Ozzy s parents disappeared What really happened to them Can Rin aka Brian , a wizard help find them Readers will question if Rin is really a wizard or not They will find out how Ozzy survives on his own and learns the truth about his parents.Those who liked Lemons, Aliens on Vacation or The Van Gogh Cafe when they were younger or teens who are looking for clean reads will want to give this one a try

  6. Dena (Batch of Books) Dena (Batch of Books) says:

    Oh man What a bundle of fun this book was Funny, magical, adventurous, you name it I certainly hope this will be a series.Soon after seven year old Ozzy moves with his parents to a cottage deep in the woods, some men appear, kidnap his parents, and leave Ozzy to die But Ozzy doesn t die Now, at fourteen, he s ready to find some answers.With the help from a mechanical bird and a hired wizard, Ozzy sets out to crack the case on his missing parents.First off, this book was hilarious The wizar Oh man What a bundle of fun this book was Funny, magical, adventurous, you name it I certainly hope this will be a series.Soon after seven year old Ozzy moves with his parents to a cottage deep in the woods, some men appear, kidnap his parents, and leave Ozzy to die But Ozzy doesn t die Now, at fourteen, he s ready to find some answers.With the help from a mechanical bird and a hired wizard, Ozzy sets out to crack the case on his missing parents.First off, this book was hilarious The wizard had me cracking up at every turn And Clark, the mechanical bird, was also a great source of laughs But this book isn t just about the gut busting moments It s an adventurous story about a boy who survives on his own for years before growing old enough and bold enough to seek answers.Funny, adventurous, and perfectly magical, I highly recommend this book to middle grade and younger YA readers You ll especially love this book if you enjoyed the other books by this author like Leven Thumps and the Pillage series.Content Clean, but there are some perilous situations.Source NetGalley

  7. A.L. Sowards A.L. Sowards says:

    This was a fun book, with great characters and an interesting mix of mystery and almost magic I read it with my 8 year old twins and they really liked it.

  8. Lisa (Bookworm Lisa) Lisa (Bookworm Lisa) says:

    This book is a hard one for me to rate and review I am obviously not the age of the readers this book was written for This book is written for a middle grade reader, but I think it would be better for an advanced middle grade reader and above.I was impressed with the humor in this book It is full of little quips that brought a smile to my face There are other parts that are a hard to read about As a seven year old, Ozzy was abandoned in the forest when his parents were forcefully taken away This book is a hard one for me to rate and review I am obviously not the age of the readers this book was written for This book is written for a middle grade reader, but I think it would be better for an advanced middle grade reader and above.I was impressed with the humor in this book It is full of little quips that brought a smile to my face There are other parts that are a hard to read about As a seven year old, Ozzy was abandoned in the forest when his parents were forcefully taken away from him He was a smart boy and survived on the stock pile of food his parents left in their home I am grateful that seven years are basically glossed over, because I would hate to read about a child surviving on his own without guidance.The book picks up when Ozzy is 14 and learning to explore the world around him He has his trusty mechanical bird, Clark, to keep him company Clark is pretty amazing and will capture the attention and imagination of children He is sarcastic and funny, plus he is a cognizant machine He s pretty cool.Ozzy hires a wizard to help him find his parents Labyrinth, or Rin, is a dilemma Is he a wizard Or is he a grown man playing out some fantasy from his youth He is hard to decipher But, he comes through for Ozzy and is the only adult helping out a young man in need There were times I wondered if he was only doing it to get a free meal Fortunately, Ozzy found money that his parents left that paid for essentials, and the services of a wizard.I felt as if at times the story lagged It all was important to the story, so I don t know what could have been done differently I did enjoy the dialogue and the characters.I would caution parents in letting their parents read this book It takes a little maturity, it is about a boy living without parents and contains some violence.Source I received a complimentary copy from Shadow Mountain Publishing to review All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own

  9. Ashley Ashley says:

    4.5 5 starsMany, many years ago, I read Obert Skye s Leven Thumps series, and it was my favorite series for a long time I d recommend it if you haven t already read it So, when I heard Obert Skye had written another book, I knew I wanted to read it, even if I have definitely aged out of the target audience for this book.Wizard for Hire was an exciting, wholesome book Ozzy is on a mission to find his missing parents while trying to avoid the men that he knows took them He is willing to do w 4.5 5 starsMany, many years ago, I read Obert Skye s Leven Thumps series, and it was my favorite series for a long time I d recommend it if you haven t already read it So, when I heard Obert Skye had written another book, I knew I wanted to read it, even if I have definitely aged out of the target audience for this book.Wizard for Hire was an exciting, wholesome book Ozzy is on a mission to find his missing parents while trying to avoid the men that he knows took them He is willing to do whatever it takes to trace down what happened to his parents many years ago He also has to acclimate back to society after living on his own Hatchet style in an isolated cabin for 7 years.One of the interesting things about this book was Rin s character I spent the entire book going back and forth on whether he was really a wizard or just a crazy man I think that s one of the charms of this book You can t tell how crazy the main character is, so it leaves the door open for magic in the real world.The characters were fun I wouldn t say that I was astounded by their complexity one way or another, but I did enjoy their interactions The dialogue was natural and often witty It kept me caring about what was to happen to Rin and Ozzy and all of the other characters in the novel.The plot was paced well It balanced action scenes with scenes to get to know the characters remarkably well The action kept you hooked, but there was also a fair amount of substance between the characters and the situation.Overall, I would recommend Wizard for Hire to anyone wanting to read a mash up of a fantasy book and a survivalist novel You won t be disappointed

  10. Pop Bop Pop Bop says:

    Do You Believe in Magic This is a sneaky, clever, and surprisingly funny wizard quest send up, but with unexpected heart It s also about five books in one, which is a nice bonus.We start with setup one Young Ozzy has been taken by his mad genius parents to hide out in the deep woods outside Portland because the parents have invented something perilous and bad guys want it One day the bad guys show up and kidnap the parents, leaving Ozzy alone and abandoned Ozzy spends the next ten years at t Do You Believe in Magic This is a sneaky, clever, and surprisingly funny wizard quest send up, but with unexpected heart It s also about five books in one, which is a nice bonus.We start with setup one Young Ozzy has been taken by his mad genius parents to hide out in the deep woods outside Portland because the parents have invented something perilous and bad guys want it One day the bad guys show up and kidnap the parents, leaving Ozzy alone and abandoned Ozzy spends the next ten years at the isolated cabin raising himself his only company a mechanical raven built by Dad Ozzy is well read, well fed thanks to massive survivalist stores, and is a strapping goodnatured naif This part of the book is fresh and a bit wistful, but the raven Clark punches up every scene he steals.At part two, Ozzy has to venture into town because there s a world out there and he has to find his parents Ozzy and Clark hitch a ride on a school bus, the bus has to stop for railroad tracks, so that s where Ozzy gets on every morning , and Ozzy just walks into school and pretends he s the new transfer kid As you might expect this is great fish out of water stuff, and it is handled beautifully The laughs are both obvious and subtle, and our author slips a lot of wry and sometimes vinegary commentary into the proceedings This part is better than most humorous school daze stories.Then, book three , Ozzy comes across an ad for a wizard for hire and decides that this is what he needs to help him find his parents The Wizard is clearly a delusional con, but with a heart of gold, a sad backstory, and an upbeat post hippie sort of vibe Between the Wizard, who is a metaphorical lost child, and Ozzy, who is a literal lost child, we are on the cusp of an epic road trip A girl from school who befriended Ozzy, and is a sort of nice girl wild child with secrets of her own, joins the quest, and the three, along with Clark the raven , go in search of Ozzy s folks.This final adventure road trip isstandard bad guy action fare, and a bitsuspenseful and violent than I expected, but by this point you are so invested in the characters that you re willing to racket around the country with them VERY MILD SPOILER The ending is open and maybe a bit conflicted, but everything isn t always sunshine and talking robot birds.Books like this are a challenge because sometimes an author can whimsy himself into a corner That happens here a little bit, but the trip is worth it The crosstalk is funny and clever There is a lot of deadpan humor and dry throwaway lines Clark could carry his own book, but works very well here as Ozzy s foil and friend There are loads of supporting characters who show up for a while, Wizard s dad, Wizard s ex wife, other locals , nail their scenes and then move off stage This was a remarkably entertaining find and a nice, and sort of warm hearted and even touching, treat Please note that I received a free advance ecopy of this book without a review requirement, or any influence regarding review content should I choose to post a review Apart from that I have no connection at all to either the author or the publisher of this book

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