Sunday, August 8, 2010

The Berinfell Prophecies

The Berinfell Prophecies tells the story of seven elf lords of Allrya. In the Curse of the Spider King, the elf lords are taken from their birth home and hidden on a strange planet called earth. The enemy hide them there so as to destroy the elf's royal line and obey their master, the Spider King, who wanted them dead. Elves of their land has been searching for them for years but the rescue is a bit of a challenge because the lords are thirteen, think they are humans, have adopted families, and think 'how could the possibly be royalty of another world?'

In book two, Venom and Song, the lords return home to find their people hiding and in danger of being killed if ever found. Also, their is a prophecy saying they are going to kill the Spider King and free the elves. Not a lot to lay on a thirteen year old's shoulder, right? While learning to fight, they discover things about their past and that there is this ancient weapon called the Rainsong that they must find in order to win the coming war.

This book was good. I really enjoyed the characters and the two authors, Wayne Thomas Batson and Christopher Hopper, know how to put a story together. Each character had their own battle they had to face which brought great examples of forgiveness, sacrifice, trust, and acceptance of one's self. An example of how anger and hate is a destroyer was also in the book. The characters learn about how to trust God even in the most desperate circumstance and that no matter what, no matter what anyone has ever called or treated you as, he loves you (something all of us should remember).The book is meant for those 12 and up and is an excellent book for anyone looking for a decent story for a young adult.

You can learn more about the authors at http://www.enterthedoorwithin.blogspot.com/ and at http://www.christopherhopper.com/.

The book is a silver medalist for the Moonbeam Award in 2009 in the Young Adult Fiction, Fantasy/Sci Fi and is also nominated for the 2010 Clive Staples Award for Christian Speculative Fiction.

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4 comments:

  1. Sounds good I may have to borrow it from you!!! :)

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  2. Thanks for the wonderful review! Endurance and Victory!

    -WtB

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  3. Thank you. I'm glad you liked it.

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