The Legend Of Witch Bane

The Legend Of Witch Bane

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by Kevis Hendrickson
     
 

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An exciting quest awaits three young children!

The evil Queen Rhiannon Eldess has placed the kingdom of Kaldan under an enchantment of sleep. Only the royal children: Kodobos, Anyr, and Laris can save their people from a dark fate. Danger awaits the children as they face an endless horde of evil foes in their quest to save their kingdom. But to gain

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An exciting quest awaits three young children!

The evil Queen Rhiannon Eldess has placed the kingdom of Kaldan under an enchantment of sleep. Only the royal children: Kodobos, Anyr, and Laris can save their people from a dark fate. Danger awaits the children as they face an endless horde of evil foes in their quest to save their kingdom. But to gain final victory the children must find the legendary sword Witch Bane which will give them the power to defeat Rhiannon once and for all! Will they fail or will they succeed? Prepare for the adventure of a lifetime!

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All Books Review
Kevis Hendrickson has woven a classic fairytale that captures the reader from the very first page. It is the type of tale that one would share, sitting comfortably beside a warm fire on a cold winter's day. It is a tale told in the classic form of a fairytale, a myth of awe-inspiring adventures, fierce battles, strong emotions, and enchanting characters.
Book Ideas
Kevis Hendrickson's maiden foray into the fantasy genre is an action-packed adventure loaded with epic themes.
Book Wired.com
The Legend of Witch Bane, a true novel for children of all ages rekindles the flame of youth and reminds adults what they have forgotten.
Crystal Reviews
A finely tuned, explosive page-turning fantasy story that will hold any reader's interest to the last page.
Front Street Reviews
The Legend of Witch Bane is classic literature for a modern audience.
Independent Book Reviews
Dangerously Brilliant Tale!
Kids Reading Circle
In the spirit of a Lloyd Alexander adventure...Brothers Grimm, The Hobbit and other such worthy classics.
Reader's Favorite
If you like fairy tales and legends you will love The Legend of Witch Bane.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781432712983
Publisher:
Outskirts Press, Inc.
Publication date:
01/25/2008
Pages:
348
Product dimensions:
0.78(w) x 8.50(h) x 5.50(d)

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The Legend Of Witch Bane 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
youngmoney2009 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed the legnd of witchbane, it is a greatbook to read .I work so much im not often able to read . But when i read the legend of witchbane i could not seem to put it down, i read for days ,even took it to work.the legend of witchbane is full of action, creatures,comedy,romance anything you could ask for in a book i think it should be a movie thumbs up to the author.
premierbookreviewsdotcom More than 1 year ago
The Legend of Witch Bane follows 3 small, unlikely heroes as they struggle against evil to save their parents and their country. Kodobos, Anyr, and Laris are the young heroes who travel far from home to recover a mighty weapon that can defeat the evil Queen Rhiannon Eldess. In a style reminiscent of J.R.R. Tolkien, author Kevis Hendrickson weaves a masterful narration sensitive to a young audience yet engaging for adults to read. I think he is an author to watch especially if he can catch the eye of a commercial publisher! All readers who enjoy a well written, engaging fantasy novel should check out The Legend of Witch Bane!
Diane_Wright More than 1 year ago
The writing style of Kevin Hendrickson is reminiscent of Mark Twain for a younger generation. Comfortable and friendly, this reader felt as if she was sitting on the couch in her pajamas, being told a story before bedtime. Being completely caught up in the tale I did not put it down from the first page until the last. The message of the book for me, for it does contain many, could be summed up in the words of the future image of Kodobos self in the cave of dreams: "When put to it, most people would rather die than sacrifice the thing they love most. But what if the thing they love most is the thing they must sacrifice?" In order to save the kingdom many choices were placed before them. If they did not make the right ones their quest would fail and every hardship faced for naught. It is refreshing to find a writer that does not talk down to the reader and appreciates the beauty of the English language. Although some of the words used in his book are not commonly used by the youth of today, they will not be learned if they never are. I did not find them to be so excessive that they would cause a stumbling block to anyone. The characters continued to unfold from the begining to end. Introduced in an intresting fashion, I was eager to know more. As Kevis fleshed them out, I was obliged. Through their many adventures I continued to get close to them until as I turned the final page I was disappointed to say good-bye to my friends.
Carrie_White More than 1 year ago
Legend of Witch Bane is a beautifully illustrated story of witchcraft; a land of fantasy inspired by many of the great fairytales of their time. The conflicts within the family structure are overcome with love and support and the novel itself teaches many valuable lessons of life.

Anyr is the main protagonist of the Legend of Witch Bane and she displays great courage and pluckiness that will instil respect and admiration in all who read this story. Her love for her siblings is admirable and she receives that love back tenfold. Many times that love is tested and sacrificial choices have to be made, but at what cost?

Legend of Witch Bane is a story that all can enjoy whatever their age. A clear pronunciation guide at the beginning of the novel helps with the more difficult names so making it easier for the younger readers to understand and enjoy. I would recommend Legend of Witch Bane to readers of all ages.


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literarymuseVC More than 1 year ago
The battle begins with the typical power struggle between an evil Queen, Rhiannon Eldess, and a kingdom which refuses to surrender its love of right! King Kruge Falinn and his wife are forced to surrender one of their female children to Rhiannon. Kodobos, Anyr and Laris are horrified and want to rebel but are powerless to avoid this evil fate. But the transfer of a magic gem from Anyr to Laris's pocket seals the latter's fate - that is until Kodobos vows to free her. Although he succeeds, the victory is costly with Rhiannon casting a spell of deep sleep upon King Kruge and his entire kingdom.

How will the three siblings reach Rhiannon's domain and seek the power to release their homeland from this awful destiny? Their quest will be daunting as they meet both helpful and destructive characters in their journey, such as Elyndia the powerful elf, a dwarf and ogre giant, goblins, werewolves, ancient water spirits, dragons and more amazing, exciting beings!

Laris, it turns out, has a deep dark secret but it's not the shameful one she acknowledges about her birth which she believes caused her mother's death. She possesses powers she has no idea are just lurking and waiting to explode in a powerful manner enough to sway the riveting conflict between Rhiannon and Laris's siblings. For Laris is related to the most powerful people in the world, a nation that even Rhiannon fears her own dark spells cannot defeat.

A sword which Kodobos eventually takes carries magic as well which displays awesome results in the final pivotal battle, a scene waged wildly and furiously, beyond any previously described war ever told

The Legend of Witch Bane is a finely tuned, explosive page-turning fantasy story that will hold any reader's interest to the last page. It ends most appropriately with an open suggestion of more to come in a series sure to engage any reader who loves a fantastic, tense, adventurous story.

Reviewed by Viviane Crystal on October 13, 2008
Guest More than 1 year ago
With the popularity of the film versions of classic fantasy stories such as J. R. R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings and C. S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia, there has arisen a new interest in children's fantasy fiction. One of the latest entries into this category is Kevis Hendrickson's The Legend of Witch Bane. Kòdobos and his sisters Laris and Anyr, are living happy lives in the kingdom of Kaldan as the royal children of King Krüge and Queen Yvora Falinn. However, Kaldan is subject to the evil High Queen Rhiannon Eldess, whose tribute includes taking certain girls of the kingdom, and Anyr is taken. Though just a boy, ten-year-old Kòdobos sets out to rescue Anyr, and does, but she is recaptured by a mysterious White Lady who demands that Kòdobos bring his father's sword, Wúlgan, in return for Anyr. The sword has protected Kaldan from evil spells, so once it is gone, Rhiannon is able to place the kingdom under an enchantment of sleep. Only the three children are exempt, so they journey to the castle of the High Queen to save their people. On the way they face an assortment of enemies and learn that they must find the legendary sword Witch Bane in order to defeat Rhiannon. Will they be successful or will they fail? Also, Laris is part fairy and part human, the product of the king's first romance. What role will she play? The children are pictured as quite 'normal' with typical envy and bickering, but it is fascinating to watch the growing relationship between them and how they learn to work together to achieve a common goal. Hendrickson based his imaginative story on the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm, the legends of King Arthur, and the myths of the Norsemen. For those who like legendary creatures, there are elves, dwarves, goblins, fairies, dragons, trolls, wizards, giants, ogres, and werewolves. Basically, I enjoyed the book, although trying to follow the plot was occasionally a little confusing with all the different countries, such as Urince, Alfenland, Araventhia, Pryfhelm, and Alagyrd, and the various peoples like the Avatars, Gaiad, Undines, Grimms, Kinderlings, and Kifflewops. Perhaps an appendix explaining all the places and groups might be helpful. Otherwise, I found the book quite interesting, with a lot of excitement that kept me turning the pages to find out what would happen next. It is the first of a new series of fantasy adventures for children.
Guest More than 1 year ago
They say you can't judge a book by its cover, but it this case you most definitely can. The cover of The Legend of Witch Bane is brightly colored and inviting. It speaks of adventures inside. Kevis Hendrickson creates his own imaginative kingdom complete with elves, goblins, werewolves, dragons, and even an evil queen. Three children set out on a quest to retrieve Witch Bane (a sword) to save their kingdom. Hendrickson has a talent for painting a picture using words. I could see the landscape developing in front of me as though he were using a paint brush. I cannot do justice to this book. I believe that it could possibly become a legend of its own. This book would make great bedtime reading. Young adults will enjoy this fantasy, and so will older adults. If you like fairy tales and legends you will love The Legend of Witch Bane.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ten-year-old Prince Kòldobos is on a mission to save the kingdom of Kaldan as well as his parents lives. It is an awesome mission, an adventure of a lifetime that pits the classic forces of good against evil. Can a young boy and his two sisters crush the evil might of Queen Rhiannon? A duel of love versus hate ensues and only one can become the victor. Is love enough to provide a young boy with the strength to defeat the mighty sorceress? Is it enough to give this young boy the courage, the commitment and the ability to believe in oneself, all which are essentials to survival? The Legend of Witch Bane is the story of innocent adventures of three young people, the treacherous lands they traverse, and the fascinating characters they encounter, like the elves, the goblins, the werewolves and the dragons. It is also a legend of a powerful sword that Prince Kòldobos discovers quite by chance on his adventures and the magical powers it holds. The Legend of Witch Bane is also a journey of self-discovery as three young people mature in their understanding of the world around them and their place and power in that world. There is something very comforting about reading a book where good can triumph over evil and love can conquer all things. Kevis Hendrickson has woven a classic fairytale that captures the reader from the very first page. It is the type of tale that one would share, sitting comfortably beside a warm fire on a cold winter¿s day. It is a tale told in the classic form of a fairytale, a myth of awe-inspiring adventures, fierce battles, strong emotions, and enchanting characters. Hendrickson knows his fairytales, so it is not surprising to find suggestions of other great tales, like Excalibur and Little Red Riding Hood, all cleverly interwoven into his story. What a powerful story to share with young people a story of how love can conquer anything and beat all the odds! This is a refreshing story and an amazingly good read. The Legend of Witch Bane is highly recommended by: Emily-Jane Hills Orford, Allbooks Reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Now that the final Harry Potter book is out, The Legend of Witch Bane by Kevis Hendrickson is destined to become the next big thing in children's fantasy literature. This is a highly imaginitive tale that reminds me alot of all the great fairy tales, fables, and legends I enjoyed as a kid. It has all the hallmarks of a masterpiece, intense action, clever dialogue, and lovable characters including the unforgettable Mr. Trump-a-lump! If there is a very special child in your life that you wish to encourage to read or simply entertain, then this is one book that will do the job. Even adults will get a kick out of this one!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This young Author Kevis Hendrickson has brillantly created a master piece. What a wonderful an exciting fairy tale. From beginning to end the trials that these three children had to endure just left me wanting more. The characters in this book are just so amazing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought this was a really decent book by a self published author. Hard to find, but they're out there. Mr. Hendrickson does a fine job at telling the story, though at times I felt he needed a good editor, I didn't use that against him. I will read more of his work. Good characters. Okay plot. Sometimes the dialogue was choppy, and a few times seemed like it could use some work, but overall i enjoyed this novel and read it very quickly. A page turner!
RINACARTER More than 1 year ago
The Legend of Witch Bane is an incredible fantasy read. It will capture your attention from the first page to the last. This is brilliant creative writing at its best. With Mr. Hendrickson's descriptive writing, you can clearly envision every page. This story is about three siblings that must go on a quest to save their kingdom. On this quest, they encounter trolls, dragons, wizards, werewolves, giants, and more. The story is about sibling rivalry, love, power, commitment, perseverance, betrayal, courage, strength, and magic, just to name a few. What these children must endure along the way, is truly an amazing story. I thought the drawings of the characters were a flawless depiction, as to how they were described. I, for one, would love to see these characters come to life on the big screen one day. I am looking forward to a sequel.
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