Nomination number five in our alphabetical listing for the 2010 award is Curse of the Spider King, first in the Berinfell Prophecies, by Wayne Thomas Batson and Christopher Hopper (Thomas Nelson Publishing).
Young adult Christian classic fantasy.
- 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?
What others are saying:
- Wayne Batson and Christopher Hopper have successfully combined their voices into one and written a beautiful book. Honorable adults, courageous characters, a loving almighty God. Hair raising battle scenes and repulsing spiders. Evil villians and mystery wrought within. And one insanely intriguing story-line, I’m still putting pieces together. And I’m loving it!
You will love this book.
– Amazon reviewer Petriekidn
Read an excerpt
Listen to Chapter One read by Greg Whalen
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Read reviews at SFFWorld.com and SciFiChick
Read interviews with Wayne Thomas Batson at Title Trakk and WhereTheMapEnds
Read interviews with Christopher Hopper at WhereTheMapEnds and Christian Fandom
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