The Eye of Midnight review by cowboys1
The Eye of Midnight
by Andrew Brumbach
Age Range - 8 - 12
Genre - Adventure

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Age at time of review - 11
Reviewer's Location - Naples, FL, United States
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Cousins William and Maxine think they are going to be spending the Summer of 1929 on a boring visit with a grandfather they have never met.  They quickly find out that he is not your average grandfather.

The two of them are swept up in an adventure that has them wandering through the streets of New York trying to find and rescue their grandfather from strange, foreign and deadly men called the Hashashin who work for a mysterious, Old Man on the Mountain.  The Old Man wants to obtain an elusive and magical treasure, The Eye of Midnight.

While trying to rescue their relative, the children realize they are stronger and braver then they ever imagined, and they are amazed at the secrets that are revealed!

Opinion: 

I enjoyed this story quite a bit.  It caught my attention from the very beginning.  The characters were well developed and interesting.  Though the children were caught up in a very dangerous situation that required them to be creative and brave, the situations never seemed completely unrealistic, which made it a perfect adventure!
 
I did have a small problem with a lot of the vocabulary in the story.  There were arabic terms and terms from the early 20th Century that were unfamiliar.  There is a glossery in the back of the book, but unfortunately I did not realize this until I was through about a third of the story.
Rating:
4
Content Rating:

Content rating - some mature content

Explain your content rating: 

The children and their grandfather are often in mortal danger. There are also murders and assassinations but they are not described graphicly.
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