Saturday, September 4, 2010

Hunter Brown and the Secret of the Shadow

Hunter Brown and the Secret of the Shadow, Christopher and Allan Miller, Youth/Teen Fiction/Fantasy, Warner Press, 2008, 366 pages.

Here is Warner Press’s summary of the book:

Hunter Brown And The Secret Shadow (Codebearer V1) (Paperback)Some secrets should never be kept.

Strange visions…hideous monsters…startling revelations… Hunter Brown never expected a summer like this, and it’s only getting started! After one of his infamous pranks backfires, Hunter unexpectedly finds himself in possession of an ancient book and key. Little does he know the mysterious book is a gateway to Solandria, a supernatural realm held captive by the Shadow.

In Solandria, Hunter joins forces with the Codebearers, a band of highly trained warriors who form the Resistance to the Shadow. But before he can complete his training in the ways of the Code of Life, Hunter is sent on a mission far more dangerous than he ever bargained for. Now with his life in peril and the future of Solandria hanging in the balance, Hunter is headed for a showdown with the Shadow and a battle to save his soul from a fate worse than death!

Is Hunter’s knowledge of the Code deep enough to uncover the secret of the Shadow, or will the truth be more than he can bear?

    It was a pleasure reading this book. I enjoyed and appreciated the fact that the readers could identify with the characters’ struggles and choices. Something else I liked was how there were no instances in which people from Solandria were confused by a reference to an earthly item. (maybe that statement alone was confusing) That seems too common in parallel-world fantasy. The book was somewhat engaging, and the ending was almost unpredictable. (stumped me, though)

My rating: 4 out of 5 stars.

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    1. This looks very interesting; thanks for reviewing!

    2. I'm glad you like it! I thought it was very intriguing.

    3. I've been looking into the Hunter Brown books for several weeks now... not a very long time, I know, but they sure do have me intrigued. This is a good review; thanks for posting it! :)

    4. Sweeet! I loved this book :D Are you going to review the next one?

    5. I loved it too! Of course I will, but only after I read it :P. Be assured I will read it...eventually.