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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Curse of the Spider King


Ages: 12 - 17
Published by: Thomas Nelson

The Seven succeeding Elven Lords of Allyra were dead, lost in the Siege of Berinfell as babes. At least that's what everyone thought until tremors from a distant world known as Earth, revealed strange signs that Elven blood lived among its peoples. With a glimmer of hope in their hearts, sentinels are sent to see if the signs are true. But theirs is not a lone errand. The ruling warlord of Allyra, the Spider King, has sent his own scouts to hunt down the Seven and finish the job they failed to complete many ages ago.

Now 13-year-olds on the brink of the Age of Reckoning when their Elven gifts will be manifest, discover the unthinkable truth that their adoptive families are not their only kin. With mysterious Sentinels revealing breathtaking secrets of the past, and dark strangers haunting their every move, will the young Elf Lords find the way back to the home of their birth? Worlds and races collide as the forces of good and evil battle. Will anyone escape the Curse of the Spider King?

My Thoughts:
I have been sneaking around reading this book late at night so that my youngest son doesn't know about this book.  He will surely love this book for one of his Christmas presents!  Seven baby Elven people are hidden on Earth in the midst of an attack on Berinfell.  As they each hit the age of thirteen a hunt for the youngsters begins from both the good and the evil.  Who will find them first? What challenges will they face?  What will happen when they are found?  You really should put this book in the hands of a youngster and watch a love for reading be discovered.  While the story would sound as if it were aimed at boys the adventurous girl will fall in love with this story as well.  I would definately say this book fits the twelve year old better than that seventeen year old however a quick read for the older teenage is still entertaining!
Disclosure: Thomas Nelson provided complimentary copies to Mama Buzz reviewers for the purposes of this blog tour.


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