Review of The Curse of the Spider King- Christopher Hopper and Wayne Batson

I just finished the Curse of the Spider King and I must say, I REALLY enjoyed it!

It was one of those books that transported you to another realm and immersed you in a new and interesting world.

I love how they intertwined the history of the world within the story of the children.

It is a fantasy Christian fiction with crazy creatures, Elves, good, evil, all the counter parts to the good, well rounded story.

The only drawback for us “adults” is that it is a young adult book written for a younger audience. It gets a little “high school” at times in the rhetoric, which is obviously understandable knowing the age it was written for. But I didn’t feel it took away from the story. It was also a little short for me as well. I wish it was longer.

BUT it left me wanting more and very excited about the next book.

I am giving it 4 stars and totally recommend it!


Here is the Amazon description:
The Seven succeeding Elven Lords of Allyra were dead, lost in the Siege of Berinfell as babes.  At least that’s what everyone thought until tremors from a distant world known as Earth, revealed strange signs that Elven blood lived among its peoples. With a glimmer of hope in their hearts, sentinels are sent to see if the signs are true. But theirs is not a lone errand. The ruling warlord of Allyra, the Spider King, has sent his own scouts to hunt down the Seven and finish the job they failed to complete many ages ago.
Now 13-year-olds on the brink of the Age of Reckoning when their Elven gifts will be manifest, discover the unthinkable truth that their adoptive families are not their only kin. With mysterious Sentinels revealing breathtaking secrets of the past, and dark strangers haunting their every move, will the young Elf Lords find the way back to the home of their birth? Worlds and races collide as the forces of good and evil battle.  Will anyone escape the Curse of the Spider King?

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