Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Venom and Song by Wayne Thomas Batson & Christopher Hopper (Book 2 The Berinfell Prophecies)

Hello Everyone,

Venom and Song is a  good, strong second book in this series! As with all good series, you have a group of main characters that need to grow together. In this book the seven young Lords do a great deal of learning, including how to be a real team. To survive it is a must to be able to fight together, and they mature a great deal in this book. The seven young lords are learning what it means to be a team, and to fight a common enemy, the Spider King. As soon as they are trained, things really speed up. I'm not going to spoil anything, but it ends with you waiting happily to read the next book. 

God is not left out at all in this book. Readers will find a well fused current of scripture being used as a weapon, which of course, it is.  While you can read this book alone, it is far better to have read The Spider King first. That is as it should be, because this is a series and they are meant to be read in order. I enjoyed this book, and look forward to the next one! 



Now in the strange realm of Allyra, the Seven young lords confront a traitor in their midst, a creature-infested forest, teenage fears and doubts, inexplicable mysteries . . . and the Spider King himself.

In a rigorous training program that makes boot camp look like Disneyland, the Seven must quickly learn to harness their own powers, work as one, and elude the Spider King's spies. But as the ancient Berinfell Prophecies are revealed, the Seven soon discover their training might not be enough. To stop the Spider King they must also unravel the secrets of the Rainsong, travel to a creepy, trap-infested fortress to find the legendary keystone, and lead the Berinfell Elves in an attack on the Spider King's own turf. An epic adventure with powerful messages about true strength, forgiveness, and working together as one body that will grab the attention of intermediate readers.

Learn more about The Berinfell Prophecies at

   About the Authors

Wayne Thomas Batson is the author of five best-selling novels: Isle of SwordsIsle of Fire, and The Door Within Trilogy. A middle school reading teacher in Maryland for eighteen years, Wayne tailors his stories to meet the needs of the young people he cares so deeply about. Wayne writes adventures set in imaginative locals because he believes that on a deep level, we all dream of doing something that matters and that we all long for another world.  Christopher Hopper, whose other books include Rise of The Dibor and The Lion Vrie, has often been called a modern day renaissance man, Not only an author, Christopher is a recording artist with nine CDs to his name, a youth pastor, president of a Christian discipleship school, and a motivational speaker for schools across the US and Europe. Christopher has dedicated his life to positively affecting the culture of his generation and longs to see young people inspired to live meaningful and productive lives.

In conjunction with the CSFF Blog Tour, I received a free copy of this book from the publisher.
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Authors’ blogs
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Beckie Burnham
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Melissa Carswell
Jeff Chapman
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Tori Greene
Ryan Heart
Bruce Hennigan
Timothy Hicks
Becky Jesse
Cris Jesse
Jason Joyner
Carol Keen
Krystine Kercher
Dawn King
Rebecca LuElla Miller
John W. Otte
Donita K. Paul
Chawna Schroeder
Tammy Shelnut
James Somers
Kathleen Smith
Rachel Starr Thomson
Robert Treskillard
Steve Trower
Fred Warren
Jason Waguespac
Dona Watson
Phyllis Wheeler
Jill Williamson

1 comment:

WayneThomasBatson said...

Thank you so much, Carol! I'm stoked that you enjoyed reading Venom & Song. Oh, and I love the color scheme of your blog too!