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Monday, September 27, 2010

Venom and Song Review

This young adult fantasy based book, Venom and Song by Wayne Thomas Batson and Christopher Hopper, starts off very fast paced throwing you into the lives of 7 junior high school aged boys and girls who are swept up in learning that they they are descendants from elves and are transported into a whole new world via a magical portal. I loved this book from the very first page and did not want to put it down.

The story line and character development move pretty fast, but not so fast as you are lost on the pages wondering who is who. You get to learn about each of the 7 main characters as well as their teachers and protectors throughout the story. Each lord has a special if not several special powers that are just being unlocked and honed by learning the ways of the Vexbane. You will love this fast paced book and won't want to put it down! Even though it is considered a young adult book, I loved it and I am not a young adult, but in my forties.

I want to go back and read the first book in this series, The Curse of the Spider King, as this is book two of what is called the Berinfell Prophesies. I am rating this book a 5 out of 5! For me this book was thrilling, suspenseful, powerful and strange all wrapped up together in a smooth storyline that makes you wish you could jump into the pages and be a part of this world (except for getting killed of course!). All I can say is buy the series, start from book one and slip into a realm of imagination and wonder! The authors have great imagination and clarity that seem to work together very well. I could definitely see this book becoming a movie!

Thank you for such an imaginative book! In conjunction with the Christian Science Fiction and Fantasy Tour, I received a free copy of this book from the publisher.

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