Monday, June 10, 2013

MMGM: Guardians Inc. The Cypher by Julian Rosado-Machain

Date Published: February 26th 2011ISBN: 1450748589
Genre: Middle grade fiction, fantasy
Publisher: Julian Rosado-Machain
Themes: Honor, family, loyalty, world building
Add it on: Goodreads | Amazon

Guardians Inc.: The Cypher is FREE on KindleNook and iBooks
USA Book News 2012 Finalist -Young Adult Fiction

About The Book: Guardians Inc.; The Cypher is two stories in one. A glimpse into a multinational company that is in reality the oldest of secret societies, one that spans close to seven thousand years of existence, weaving in and out of history, guiding and protecting humanity from creatures and forces that most of us believe are only mythology and fairy tales.
The other is the story of Thomas Byrne, a young man thrust into secrets he shouldn’t be aware of and dangers he shouldn’t face but, that he ultimately will, for he is a Cypher. The only one who can steer humanity’s future.
The ultimate conspiracy theory is that Magic is real. Kept in check by technology but, every five hundred years the balance can shift and, if it does, technology will fail and those creatures we’ve driven into myth will come back with a vengeance.
To protect the present, Guardians Incorporated needs to know the future.

First Line: Thomas fiddled with his thumbs waiting for his grandfather to emerge from from his meeting with Vice-Principle "Killjoy" Khanna.
What Others Are Saying:  "Rosado-Machain is particularly skilled at depicting not only the confusion and uncertainty of a teenage boy facing unexpected challenges and a crush on a much older elf, but also delineating his shifting relationships with the adults around him, particularly his grandfather." —Kirkus Reviews

"Julian Rosado-Machain definitely has a talent for writing characters, and even alone, Thomas was very likable. For a fifteen-year-old, he was surprisingly flexible, and eager to do what needed to be done in order to save the world." —Oktopus Ink

Other Bloggers Weigh In:

What I Thought: This is an amazing debut of middle grade fiction. There adventure is non-stop with characters that are inventive and full of interesting quirks. The fact the he imagined these complicated actors for his adventure and illustrates them too, only adds to its fun. There is humor and mystery throughout. No wonder it's been climbing the Amazon ranks.  

About The Author: 
Julian Rosado-Machain

Who: He was born in Washington but raised in Mexico City. He's been drawing strange creatures for most of his life. See a great guest post here: —Girl Who Reads

When: Julian continued to draw and when he reached junior high he learned he could write stories for these characters and has done so ever since.  

Next Week: Wish by Beth Bracken and Kay Frasier
(Faerieground Trilogy #1)


  1. Best of luck to Julian on his new book!

    Pam, thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog today.

  2. Wow, this sounds great, I think it will be a little sophisticated for my 7 year old but we can always put it away for a couple of years. I think I will be looking forward to seeing more from this author.

  3. I love the cover and the book sounds fabulous. It was great to hear your thoughts and I wish Julian all the best. Thanks for sharing. :)

    1. I have this one now and can't wait to read it!

  4. Oooh, secret societies, conspiracy theories, and mythological creatures--sounds fantastic!

  5. This one looks really good. Thanks for the review.


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