Monday, February 15, 2010
Curse of the Spider King review
Curse of the Spider King, the first in the Berinfell Prophecies, was co-written by Wayne Thomas Batson and Christopher Hopper. It is an allegorical Christian fantasy fiction with many moral themes.
Seven Lords of Allyra, the Elven world, were taken by the Spider King, a wicked enemy bent on eradicating the elves from existence. They were then lost to earth where they were adopted into normal human families. Soon later, Sentinels were sent out to find them and guide them home, before the chiefs could kill them. They must band together, each finding his own powers, and return to Allyra to lead the battle against the Spider King.
The Curse of the Spider King does not get very compelling until about 40-50 pages into it. The writing, description, character development, and overall excitement and buzz is excellent. However, there were too many main characters to keep track of, especially when they are not at first together. Then there are the Sentinels that guarded each, and some prominent Elves and enemy chiefs in Allyra. Overall, the book was well worth it, and I look forward to the second, Venom and Song, due out in the summer of 2010.