Introducing Curse of the Spider King

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?

    – Publisher

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

Learn More.
Read an excerpt
Listen to Chapter One read by Greg Whalen
View reader-produced book trailer
Read CSFF Blog Tour articles – see complete list with links
Read reviews at and SciFiChick
Read interviews with Wayne Thomas Batson at Title Trakk and WhereTheMapEnds
Read interviews with Christopher Hopper at WhereTheMapEnds and Christian Fandom

Obtain a Copy of Curse of the Spider King:
from Thomas Nelson
from Amazon
from Barnes & Noble

Other Formats.
CD audio version from Amazon
Unabridged CD audio from
Compact Disk – Unabridged from Barnes & Noble
Available in eBook from Barnes & Noble
Kindle edition

Look for or request a copy at a bookstore near you (ISBN# 978-1400315055)
Ask your local library to order a copy.


About Rebecca LuElla Miller

Rebecca LuElla Miller is a full time freelance writer and editor.
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5 Responses to Introducing Curse of the Spider King

  1. Bill Tillman says:

    Bateson & Hooper have the ear of YA readers in a wonderful way. Fast paced adventure, coming of age and high moral standards.


  2. Thanks for quoting my review guys! Great book! I’m voting!


  3. Jake says:

    Gotta love this book! 🙂


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