The Magic Factory (Oliver Blue and the School for SeersBook One)

The Magic Factory (Oliver Blue and the School for SeersBook One)

by Morgan Rice

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"A powerful opener to a series [that] will produce a combination of feisty protagonists and challenging circumstances to thoroughly involve not just young adults, but adult fantasy fans who seek epic stories fueled by powerful friendships and adversaries."
--Midwest Book Review (Diane Donovan) (re A Throne for Sisters)

"Morgan Rice's imagination is limitless!"
--Books and Movie Reviews (re A Throne for Sisters)

From #1 Bestselling fantasy author Morgan Rice comes a new series for middle grade readers—and adults, too! Fans of Harry Potter and Percy Jackson—look no further!

THE MAGIC FACTORY: OLIVER BLUE AND THE SCHOOL FOR SEERS (BOOK ONE) tells the story of 11 year old Oliver Blue, a boy unloved by his hateful family. Oliver knows he is different, and senses that he holds powers that others do not. Obsessed with inventions, Oliver is determined to escape his horrible life and make his mark on the world.

When Oliver is moved to yet another awful house he is put into in a new sixth grade, one even more terrifying than the last. He is bullied and excluded, and sees no way out. But when he stumbles across an abandoned invention factory, he wonders if his dreams might be about to come true.

Who is the mysterious old inventor hiding in the factory?

What is his secret invention?

And will Oliver end up transported back in time, to 1944, to a magical school for kids with powers to rival his own?

An uplifting fantasy, THE MAGIC FACTORY is book #1 in a riveting new series filled with magic, love, humor, heartbreak, tragedy, destiny, and a series of shocking twists. It will make you fall in love with Oliver Blue, and keep you turning pages late into the night.

Book #2 in the series (THE ORB OF KANDRA) and Book #3 (THE OBSIDIANS) are now also available!

"The beginnings of something remarkable are there."
--San Francisco Book Review (re A Quest of Heroes)

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161778920
Publisher: Morgan Rice
Publication date: 11/21/2018
Series: Oliver Blue and the School for Seers , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,301
File size: 4 MB
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Morgan Rice is the #1 bestselling and USA Today bestselling author of the epic fantasy series THE SORCERER’S RING, comprising seventeen books; of the #1 bestselling series THE VAMPIRE JOURNALS, comprising twelve books; of the #1 bestselling series THE SURVIVAL TRILOGY, a post-apocalyptic thriller comprising three books; of the epic fantasy series KINGS AND SORCERERS, comprising six books; of the epic fantasy series OF CROWNS AND GLORY, comprising eight books; of the epic fantasy series A THRONE FOR SISTERS, comprising eight books (and counting); of the new science fiction series THE INVASION CHRONICLES, comprising four books; and of the new fantasy series OLIVER BLUE AND THE SCHOOL FOR SEERS, comprising three books (and counting). Morgan’s books are available in audio and print editions, and translations are available in over 25 languages.

TURNED (Book #1 in the Vampire Journals), ARENA ONE (Book #1 of the Survival Trilogy) and A QUEST OF HEROES (Book #1 in the Sorcerer’s Ring), RISE OF THE DRAGONS (Kings and Sorcerers—Book #1), A THRONE FOR SISTERS (Book #1), and TRANSMISSION (The Invasion Chronicles—Book #1) are each available as a free download on B&N!

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The Magic Factory (Oliver Blue and the School for SeersBook One) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the book really a page turner!!! Can't wait to see what happens to Oliver next!!
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Anonymous 20 days ago
This book may be free, but The Magic Factory is amazing. It wraps you in and demands you to read more about Oliver Blue.
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Anonymous 9 months ago
A nice book to read, and its pretty decent for the free pice! :)
Anonymous 12 months ago
Great read
ARJones More than 1 year ago
Very entertaining with a cliffhanger that'll leave you wanting more. Magic done right.
Anonymous 4 months ago
I really enjoyed this book and the new take on magic, history, and timelines. Thank you!
DE_Overmyer 7 months ago
I found this to be a very entertaining book. I have read other books by Morgan Rice, and as I read, I found that this one increasingly climbed to the top of my list of favorite books by Morgan Rice. While reading I found myself reminiscent of Harry Potter and the Wizard of Oz as the story progressed. I was captured by the plight that Oliver found himself in. The supporting characters seemed well rounded and meaningful. I look forward to continuing this series.
SheryRKO More than 1 year ago
If you're looking for a brand new world, you have to read The Magic Factory! Of course during the first part, you'll think about Harry Potter but trust me, you'll live another experience with Oliver Blue. You'll love to follow him and you'll want to protect him. There's a lot of chance that you'll wanna be a Seer too ;)
JJY More than 1 year ago
A must read for anyone who enjoys adventure and fantasy! This is a good first book for a new series. The start is a little slow as the plot and characters develop but once the adventure starts the storyline pulls you in. From the beginning to the end, the plot twists and turns. I hope the next books in the series delve more into the schools history and some of the other characters backgrounds. The story makes for a suspenseful and exciting read. I received a free copy but my review is voluntary. I definitely want to read more books in this series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Magic Factory is such a fun and exciting story! Oliver seems to grow more and more relatable with every struggle he faces, at least for me. The cast of characters is awesome, as is fairly typical for Rice. The villains are so easy to hate and the good guys are so easy to cheer for. It’s just great to have some decent, straightforward, relatable stories to read now and then, and I can always count on Morgan Rice for that.
BenBurgers More than 1 year ago
Oliver is a boy coming from a family where he doesn’t feel at home at all. The way Morgan Rice tells about the adventures Oliver experiences after leaving his home is very entertaining and full of magic. Morgan Rice has created some sort of closure at the end of this first part but I can’t wait to begin reading part two. A very nice book for readers of all ages.
Barb Howland More than 1 year ago
Did not enjoy the first half of the book, and then things went from bad to great. Three star rating is for the first half or would have been 5 stars.
Vianblue2 More than 1 year ago
Magical! The magic factory is about Oliver’s adventures with unexpected twists and turns and very interesting ideas. Can’t wait for the next book in the series even though it’s in a different style from Morgan Rice’s usual writing, which I love.
Otis52 More than 1 year ago
The Magic Factory is an amazing and imaginative journey of an eleven year old boy from a shy, awkward and bullied child to a confident young man who discovers his unique abilities and uses them to fulfill his destiny in the world. The imagination of Morgan Rice and her emotional connection to children with identity issues is amazing. If you've been bullied in school or at home you will quickly identify with the main character, Oliver Blue.
Melinda Vandamme More than 1 year ago
Even tough it's a book for kids I enjoyed it. It does have a Harry Potter feel to it. Oliver kind of lives in the same conditions as Harry. His parents don't care about him and he is bullied. The story is very slow at first and it takes a long time to get to the parst where he discovers things about himself. At that moment it goes very fast. As an adult the beginning might be a bit boring but if you stick to the book it's worth it. I'll be reading the next one!
nutmegrose More than 1 year ago
The Magic Factory is a delightful read with relatable characters and situations that are easily conceived and touch the heart. Along with these elements a measure of magic is added in to create a memorable experience that has you turning page by page and waiting for the next book. This was a very good read.
ladyluck04251 More than 1 year ago
This book is completely different from any of Rices' other books, but his story telling abilities are just as sharp as ever. Oliver is a young man who has a terrible life. He is constantly bullied at home and at school. He is also brilliant and aspires to be an inventor like Armondo, who he has read about and has come to idolize. Life progressively becomes more unbearable for Oliver and when a major storm hits his town he finds himself toss about to the very door of the delapidated factory that Armondo used to live and work in. Once there he finds a hidden entrance to a part of the factory that is still being used by none other than Armondo himself. Oliver convinces Armondo to let him stay and for the first time in his life, he feels as if he has finally found a home. Oliver discovers that he has been born with special gifts. Unfortunately, the factory is also the home of Lucas who is jealous of Oliver and sees him as a rival. Because of Lucas Oliver finds himself hunted and trapped in the factory. The only avenue open to him thru a room that has been off limits to everyone but Armando. There he discovers a time machine that sends him back in time. Amazingly, upon arrival, he is met by a boy a little older than himself, who has been waiting for him to arrive. Ralph takes him to a wonderful school where there are others with powers like his. For the first time in Olivers life he has friends and he begins to see the school as another chance at having a home. Circumstances and responsibility come between Oliver and his dreams and take him away where he is cast into a fight for his life and the lives of all of mankind. I really enjoyed this book and found it engrossing enough I read it in one sitting. I would have given it 5 stars instead of 4 except I felt that Olivers' age of 11 yrs old was too young for the experiences and situations he was dealing with. Those and his attitudes were more in line with someone 14 to 15 years old. I am looking forward to the rest of the series.
LR Mueller More than 1 year ago
The book started off fast. Then it slows down. It picked up speed in the final chapters. Oliver Blue is a nerd who is bullied by his older brother. His parents are seemingly afraid of their eldest son, so the tend to ignore anything Oliver tells them. Oliver meets inventor idol. Before dying, his idol tells Oliver he's sorry. After discovering who murdered his idol, Oliver finds a strange room. He enters it and discovers it's a time machine. Oliver ends up outside and meets someone who becomes a friend. He is taken to a school where he learns why he has always felt so different from his family.
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