Tuesday, November 17, 2009

CSFF Blog Tour: Curse of the Spider King-Day Three

Will anyone escape the curse of The Spider King?

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?

~My Review
I have only a few favorite authors, Christopher Hopper and Wayne Thomas Batson are two of them. When I found out last year that they were writing a new epic book series together I was so excited, truly it can't get any more cool than that... at least for me lol.

Never in my twenty-years of life have I owned so many copies of one book, it’s kinda crazy, but it brings so much joy and excitement to give as a gift to others. One copy I gave to my mom, now my mom never ever reads or touches anything fantasy, so mind you this was truly HUGE. She was sucked into Allyra from the very first page and gobbled it up in four days. She said“Wow... that was a great book, the characters were very lovable, the authors sure know kids, but the spiders were so creepy I couldn’t read it at night." Neither could I lol. She even unfortunately had a creepy, not so little encounter, very similar to Jimmy's, in Chapter 26, one night, and after that vowed to never read the book at night again! She has said she will for sure read the second book. How’s that for a person that stays clear away from anything fantasy? Now my mom is looking through my bookshelf for books to read even more than she did before, considering about all of them are fantasy lol.

Another copy I gave away to a sweet, but broken hearted twelve-year old that loves to read, especially fantasy. When I heard her and her younger sister playing in her grandparents back yard (which are my neighbors) I instantly thought I should give her a copy of this book. Bringing my younger sister Hayley with me, we walked next-door and we were joyfully surprised to found out it was her birthday, how cool was that? Her face beamed with surprise as we handed her the book. “Curse of the Spider King... wow... this looks cool. Thank you!” she said giving us a huge hug. A week later we received a card telling us thank you again and that the book was AWESOME!

What did I think of Curse of the Spider King? Will... I loved it. A whole new world, with great characters that you can relate too, the best and I mean best creepiest bad guys you could possibly think of... one being spiders, yikes, tons of action that easily plays out like a movie in your mind, and an intriguing story that I'm sure is going to get even more interesting as the series progresses ... need I say more?

I was not confused with any of the characters... not once, which surprised me considering there were seven main characters and many others. I truly don’t have anything bad to say about this book... really I don’t... cant think of anything. It's a nice easy flowing read and I would highly recommend it to anyone. Just remember not to read it at bedtime.

Now the torture of waiting for “Venom and Song” book two coming out summer of next year is on, but if you are like me and don’t want this special book to end yet, check out my post I did yesterday here and follow the quest or enter the rabbit hole :-)

You can purchase Curse of the Spider King here http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1400315050

See what others are saying about, Curse of the Spider King.

http://www.christiansciencefiction.blogspot.com"> Brandon Barr
http://fantastyfreak.blogspot.com/"> Justin Boyer
http://pagesofdiscovery.blogspot.com"> Amy Browning
http://valeriecomer.com/"> Valerie Comer
http://www.the160acrewoods.com/"> Amy Cruson
http://csffblogtour.com/"> CSFF Blog Tour
http://word-up-studies.blogspot.com"> Stacey Dale
http://www.scificatholic.com/"> D. G. D. Davidson
http://sjdeal.blogspot.com"> Shane Deal
http://scriptoriusrex.blogspot.com/"> Jeff Draper
http://home.earthlink.net/~wyverns/"> Emmalyn Edwards
http://projectinga.blogspot.com/"> April Erwin
http://virtualbooktourdenet.blogspot.com/"> Karina Fabian
http://anewnovelistsjourney.blogspot.com"> Todd Michael Greene
http://realmofhearts.blogspot.com/"> Ryan Heart
http://fantasythyme.blogspot.com"> Timothy Hicks
http://jessebecky.wordpress.com/"> Becky Jesse
http://crisjesse.wordpress.com"> Cris Jesse
http://www.spoiledfortheordinary.blogspot.com/"> Jason Joyner
http://www.molcotw.blogspot.com/"> Julie
http://carolkeen.blogspot.com/"> Carol Keen
http://krystisbooks.blogspot.com/"> Krystine Kercher
http://www.tinakulesa.com"> Tina Kulesa
http://www.realheartprints.com"> Melissa Lockcuff
http://rebeccaluellamiller.wordpress.com/"> Rebecca LuElla Miller
http://mirathon.blogspot.com/"> Mirtika
http://linalamont.blogspot.com/"> Nissa
http://www.leastread.blogspot.com/"> John W. Otte
http://oohbooks.blogspot.com"> Cara Powers
http://www.chawnaschroeder.blogspot.com/"> Chawna Schroeder
http://www.jamessomers.blogspot.com/"> James Somers
http://specfaith.ritersbloc.com/"> Speculative Faith
http://www.epictales.org/blog/robertblog.php"> Robert Treskillard
http://frederation.wordpress.com"> Fred Warren
http://www.galacticoverlordinchief.blogspot.com/"> Jason Waguespac
http://christian-fantasy-book-reviews.com/blog/"> Phyllis Wheeler
http://www.novelteen.com/"> Jill Williamson
http://kmwilsher.blogspot.com/"> KM Wilsher


  1. Wow, Ryan, I'm just blown away--that you would buy multiple copies of Spider King just to give away. That is true HEART. Can you imagine how many seeds you may have planted or watered? You certainly seem to know where to lay up treasure. ;-)

  2. I LOVE your personal accounts of giving the book to others. That is awesome!

    And to think, you might convert your mom into a fantasy lover. That's what good fantasy will do!


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