Today we’re delighted to play host to Stop 7 on the official blog tour for The Magnificent 12: The Trap by Michael Grant, the latest in his best-selling fantasy adventure series.
In The Magnificent 12: The Trap, Mack MacAvoy already answered The Call. Now he must assemble the Magnificent Twelve and avoid The Trap if he’s to save the world from the wicked Pale Queen. But time is short—the Pale Queen’s banishment ends in 35 days and she will be free to destroy the world! Can Mack assemble the Twelve and avoid The Trap?
Now you can join the adventure! Read along on the blog tour as Grant introduces new & old characters from The Magnificent 12, and gives sneak peeks at their adventures in The Trap. Each stop on the blog tour will reveal a clue about a worldly location that the Magnificent 12 visit in The Trap. Visit all of the blog stops to discover all eight locations. And at the final stop, you can enter all eight locations to win a signed copy of both Magnificent 12 books!
Ready to get your Mag 12 on? Here’s your seventh character and clue:
Like Mack, Stefan Marr is in seventh grade. Unlike Mack, he’s fifteen. He’s also big, blonde, blue-eyed, and handsome. And let’s not forget absolutely terrifying. Stefan might not be what you’d call academically gifted, but he makes up for it with his fearlessness. While Mack has twenty-one identified phobias, Stefan has zero. In fact, he actually goes out looking for frightening things. When Stefan sees a sign that reads, “Beware of Dog,” he interprets that to mean, “Come on in.”
As king of the bullies at Mack’s school, it’s always been Stefan’s job to torture Mack. Until, that is, Mack saves Stefan’s life one day and everything changes. Suddenly, Mack is under Stefan’s wing. So, when Mack learns he must go find the rest of the Magnificent Twelve and save the world from the wicked Pale Queen, there’s no question in Stefan’s mind: he’s going too. Because that’s the thing about Stefan – he might be a bully, but he’s one loyal bully. It’s possible he might not be too happy with his choice when in THE TRAP he’s accidentally shrunken down to the size of a butterfly, but we’re sure the Magnificent Twelve will be able to get him back to his regular, bully-like size. Right?
Clue: THE TRAP location #7: This fancy store in the United Kingdom has a motto of “Omnia Omnibus Ubique.” That’s Latin, by the way, not Vargran. But for one measly bonus point, you can translate the Latin into Vargran (Note: There. Are. No. Bonus. Points. We’re not sure why we keep offering them. Sorry.)
Find the next clue tomorrow at The Book Smugglers! !
Clue: THE TRAP location #1: If you’re in Beijing, China and craving deep-fried crickets, centipedes, and lizards for dinner, this is the place to go. Hint: it’s not McDonald’s! Read it and meet Grimluk at The O.W.L.
Clue: THE TRAP location #2: With 9,999 rooms, this is the world’s largest surviving palace complex. For 9,999 bonus points, memorize a map of this place. (Note: We lied—there aren’t any bonus points. But if you still want to memorize a map of 9,999 rooms . . . you’re crazy.) Read it and meet Mack at Mundie Moms.
Clue: THE TRAP location #3: People say you can see this Chinese monument from space. We’ve never been to space, so we can’t say for sure if that’s true, but it’s definitely HUGE. For a bonus point, build a model of this monument out of 1 million Popsicle sticks. (Note: We lied again. No bonus points. But we’ll help you eat Popsicles if you want.) Read it and meet Risky at Charlotte’s Library.
Clue: THE TRAP location #4: This location is an ancient distinctive rock formation in Germany. It’s sort of like the German equivalent of Uluru, which you might remember from BOOK 1: THE CALL. Giant rocks. Gotta love ’em. Read it and meet Jarrah at Reading Nook.
Clue: THE TRAP location #5: This location was home to the ancient Norse god, Thor, before Thor fell to earth and met Natalie Portman and became a movie star. Read it and meet Paddy at Alison’s Bookmarks.
Clue: THE TRAP location #6: You can find these massive upright stones arranged in a mysterious circle in England. What you won’t find is an explanation of who put them there. Seriously, what’s up with all these giant rocks? Read it and meet Golem at The Reading Zone.
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