The Seventh Mountain (Chronicles of a Magi: Book 1) by Gene Curtis

The Seventh Mountain (Chronicles of a Magi Book 1) by [Curtis, Gene]

Where you can find The Seventh Mountain: Amazon


Date of publication: March 11, 2006

Genre: Fantasy

Goodreads synopsis:

A dream, surreal and frightening, begins the path of Mark Young’s future; a path set long before he was even born. Fortunately, it’s not a path he’s doomed to walk alone. His course leads to true friends, fortune and a place where he learns to wield great power. This place is The Seventh Mountain, the place where Magi train. The Seventh Mountain conceals the direst legend known to man. Mark’s fate lies within.

My review:

What I liked about The Seventh Mountain:

  1. That it actually used the Magi (or the 3 Wisemen from the Bible) and incorporated it into the story. I loved that they made the Magi into almost superhumans (well once they learned how to use their powers).
  2. That it was a fantasy that didn’t use typical fantasy creatures. Lions, hyenas, dinosaurs, and labyrinths were used. Plus figures from mythology. Nothing made up, which was cool.
  3. The Christian angle. It was not preachy at all and incorporated other religions into the whole school/plot. One of the main characters was American Indian and followed their religion.

What I disliked about The Seventh Mountain:

  1. The bullying angle. It didn’t sit right with me. That bullying was tolerated and almost encouraged. Those scenes left a bad taste in my mouth.
  2. The beginning. It went very fast and almost seemed surreal to me.
  3. The way the book ended. Now I have to buy the 2nd book…lol.