Ti and the Magical Key: Where the sky is born by Dana Popov


The author sent me a copy (pdf format) in exchange for an honest review.


My rating:  5  of  5  stars

(by Goodreads)

The search for the magical keys, all part of the ONE KEY that will ensure everyone’s happiness, continues. After finding the first key in an abandoned temple, the young boy Ti and his friend, a 95-year-old sea turtle, must escape Kukulkan, the god of the wind who wants to steal it. While trying to solve the riddle that will lead them to the second hidden key, Ti and the turtle encounter many dangers and delightful friends. Meanwhile, Kukulkan is plotting to have all the keys in his possession in order to become the most powerful and dangerous god of all.


Genre(s):  Children’s, Folk Tales

Series:  Ti and the Magical Key, #2

Length:  90 pages

Release Date:  2015-12-27



When his feet touched the cool water Ti closed his eyes and allowed himself to be immersed, keeping hold of Nuuk Ha all the while. They floated weightlessly in the darkness until he opened his eyes and a beam of sunlight finally guided him up to the surface of the water.


My Opinion

This book continues Ti’s search for the magical keys. Following the clues, his journey takes him to the place where the sky is born. He is not aware that Kukulkan – the god of the wind – and his allies are monitoring his progress…

With Ti and the Magical Key: Where the sky is born, Dana Popov continues the suspenseful story of a young boy ordered to search the magical key. Ti and his new friends are believable and lovingly described. It is a great story about friendship, suitable for children aged 6+. The story has a very pleasant flow, cute drawings assisting the plot line. Ti and the Magical Key: Where the sky is born is a very enjoyable read – not only for children.

What I especially liked is the Pronunciation Guide – a great service for readers who like to pronounce names (and/or words in general) correctly.

This is for you and/or your children if you like children’s adventures and/or folk tales with a slightly educational touch.

Highly recommended.

In brief:

Writing Great
Plot Some twists
Mood Suspenseful
Pace Steady
Characters Developed
Violence No violence
Sexual content No sexual content
POV Third person


About the author

Dana Popov and Marc Evans are the authors of “Ti and the Magical Key™”. For almost 13 years they have been partners and working together on several projects. Dana was born in Germany and has a law and financial planning back round.
Marc from Quebec/Canada studied communication.
Their writing is inspired by their daughter who loves books. This story came alive by the cultural surrounding of their home of choice, Mexico.

We started the story of Ti and the Magical Key™ back in 2007 with the intention of bringing awareness to the tourists in what is today called the Riviera Maya. We had focused especially on the Mayan culture and the environment in this area however we never completed the story.
Being a parent with a daughter who loves her books no matter if they are in English, Spanish, French or German inspired us to have a look again at Ti. We finished the first story in 6 weeks and just published the second one. There is a time for everything so it seems.


Connect with the Author:


Please take a look at my statement on reading in My train of thoughts on …reading.  Now I am asking you.  🙂

My questions for you bibliophiles:
What about you?  What did you think about Ti and the Magical Key: Where the sky is born?  Or – if you did not yet read Ti and the Magical Key: Where the sky is born – are you now interested in reading it yourself?

My question for you cinephiles:
If Ti and the Magical Key: Where the sky is born was filmed or to be put on stage – who should direct it, who could you imagine as actors?

I am looking forward to reading your comments.  🙂

Review:  Ti and the Magical Key: Where it all began