Curse of the Spider King: The Berinfell Prophecies Series - Book One

Curse of the Spider King: The Berinfell Prophecies Series - Book One

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by Wayne Thomas Batson, Christopher Hopper
     
 

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Fantasy. Mystery. Action. Humor. Parents, teachers, and librarians will no longer have to push kids to read—The Berinfell Prophesies will engage intermediate readers and leave them clamoring for more.

The Seven succeeding Elven Lords of Allyra were dead, lost in the Siege of Berinfell as babes.  At least that’s what

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Fantasy. Mystery. Action. Humor. Parents, teachers, and librarians will no longer have to push kids to read—The Berinfell Prophesies will engage intermediate readers and leave them clamoring for more.

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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781418579210
Publisher:
Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date:
11/01/2009
Series:
Berinfell Prophesies Series , #1
Sold by:
THOMAS NELSON
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
1,255,105
File size:
660 KB
Age Range:
11 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

Wayne Thomas Batsonis the author of several bestselling novels, includingThe Door Withintrilogy, The Isle series, and The Berinfell series. As a middle school reading teacher, Wayne writes adventures set in imaginative locales because he believes that we all dream of doing something that matters.

Christopher Hopper, whose books include The White Lion Chronicles, is also a recording artist, youth pastor, and motivational speaker. He has dedicated his life to positively affecting the culture and longs to see young people inspired to live meaningful lives.

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Curse of the Spider King (Berinfell Prophesies Series #1) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 67 reviews.
Anduril More than 1 year ago
Do you have scares on the top of your ears? Did you get strange powers when you turned thirteen? Are you morbidly afraid of spiders? Then you could be an elf! With the young Seven Elven lords stolen from their families as infants. They were taken to earth to be hidden till the 'Age of Reckoning'. Now the Time has come. The worlds are open for good and for evil to enter. Will the children return or be killed. who will find them first? The Spider King and his minions or the last remits of Elves. Curse of the Spider King will make all arachnophobias tremble, all hero's rise, all archers shoot better, in hopes that they are one of the 7. Wayne Thomas Batson and Christopher Hopper make this a nail biting adventure. They did an excellent job creating a world 'Allyar'. That will have you wishing you could go there. They also did a wonderful job with the mixing of two time periods, thousands of years apart. The characters are extremely well rounded and will make you love them all even Mobius, the chief Drefid.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing book! Though many will find the amount of characters hard to keep up with, I think that this is an amazing book and worth the money to own. I am almost done with the second book, and they are brilliant. The authors really knew what they were talking about, and wrote many detail that come alive in your head. I would let this be for all ages, but will the very detailed battle scenes, and deaths through-out the book, I will rate this for ages 7+! I truly hope you will consider this book, and buy it! I will warn you though, these books will leave you on your seat's end, begging for more! They are absolutly wonderful books, and you will be happy to own them! -sav
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing! It's all about 7 teenagers who get amazing powers when they turn 13. Each has a protecter and they all face challenges as they try to return to their homeworld of Allyra. Sadly the author only wrote 2 books and then couldn 't get enough support to continue. Read the book and the sequel "Venom amd Song"!
JaydenCrow More than 1 year ago
When I first picked up this book early in fifth grade I was immediately immersed deep in the story. The plot is about seven adopted teens who find out they are not what they seem. The plot starts out slow; lots of suspense, of course, but little action. This may deter some people but Batson and Hopper managed to hold my attention. After about 100 pages, the plot speeds up a lot with plenty of action, revelation, and more suspense. It ends with a exciting climax, which will leave you wanting to read more. One thing that some readers may also have trouble with is following all seven characters. Most probably will not, for Batson and Hopper did an excellent job of making the characters very distinct. Cons: * The large cast may confuse some readers * The plot starts out a little too slow for some people Pros: * Suspenseful and exiting Christ centered storyline * LOTS of action that will entertain readers throughout the book * EXTREME action packed climax and cliff hanger ending Once again, Batson and Hopper have created a masterpiece of Christian literature that will leave readers gaping, anxiously awaiting to get the next book. Highly recommended even to secular readers!!!
Winterbane More than 1 year ago
The time has come. The pieces are set and The Spider King has waited ever so patiently for this opportune moment. He strikes and the Allyran Elves have no clue the magnitude of force that has been unleashed. What will become of the elves? Is their race doomed to become nothing more than a footnote in the rewrite history at the hands of The Spider King? Or will there one shred of hope in the Berinfell Prophecies come to pass. This adventurous tale is co-written by Wayne Thomas Batson and Christopher Hopper. The Spider King is the first book of the Berinfell Prophecies and is full of great twists and turns, ups and downs, and leaves you wanting more! Authors Wayne Thomas Batson and Christopher Hopper trigger the imagination to enter a new world of heroism and horrific evil.
Millard_of_Swiftstorm More than 1 year ago
The spider king is on the hunt again. Searching for seven elven lords, lost to earth hundreds of years ago. But he has ears everywhere, and it seems they live, and are about to reach the age of reckoning. Read the book, and see what happens to 7 "normal" kids with abnormal abilities! Curse of the Spider king, masterful book by Wayne Batson, and Christopher Hopper. The second book in a series of five is coming out in June 2010!!!
Millardthemk More than 1 year ago
The spider king is on the hunt again. Searching for seven elven lords, lost to earth hundreds ofyears ago. But he has ears everywhere, and it seems they live, and are about to reach the age of reckoning. Read the book, and see what happens to 7 "normal" kids with abnormal abilities! Curse of the Spider king, masterful book by Wayne Batson, and Christopher Hopper.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Omg, People are getring upset. Wjatever. Bye
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book enters the world of the elves and 7 young teens, 3girls and 4 boys. These cahracter are developed very deeply and complexly and each one is diffrent. I have read all wayne batsons book like 20 times and this one or the final storm is #1
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This book was a great blend of reality and fantasy. There was not even one chapter that was boring. I finished it in a little less than a day!!! Totally EPIC!!! This was my first Wayne Thomas Batson book and I will DEFINETELY be reading more soon! In fact I am reading The Door Within trilogy right now. Great so far!!
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I love this book! It has an amazing story and wonderful characters anyone and everyone will grow to love!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVE The Berinfell Prophecies!!!! My brother and I read them together, and my mom loves these authors!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Uhhhh... some people say this is confusing but its not really. R u people trying to make people not buy this book. It is the best book ever. And i recommend 2 anyone but like 7+ i guess.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These are the best books. They made a third book!!!
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Belac More than 1 year ago
What a great book. That's what I thought after reading this. Mr. B and CH have seven (yes seven) different main characters. And somehow they each are characterized so well. That is extremely hard to do as an author. Well done!
RyebrynnLylaShveer More than 1 year ago
Three unlikely and young teenager are sought out by both minions of the Spider King and the Elves of Allyra. As they face dangers and trials, Autumn and Johnny Briarman, Jett Green, Jimmy Gresham, Kat Simmonson, Kiri Lee Yuen, and Tommy Bowman try to escape to the Elven world of Allyra.
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