A young, bored and confused teenager is thrown into an adventurous world that he believed only existed in books and dreams. Henry is destined to become the next Host Master and to lead the everlasting fight between the darkness and the light. The Wyvern, an ancient creature of mythical powers and defender of all things living, has to find a host to be able to dwell in this world. It chooses Henry. After his encounter with Bert and the odd dog Ben in the woodland, Henry's life would never be the same again: as well as finding his only true love, he's told that his mother and aunt had kept from him that they were creatures of nature and guardians of the woodland and commanded great powers. Henry has to find a way to grow up fast and find the strength to face up to both his own demons as well as those sent by the Shadow Master, a powerful sorcerer, who has the power and the aid from dark allies to destroy life and spread darkness across the world.
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Between Darkness and the Light based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Henry Harris is a teenager that is bored and unsure about what he wants to do with this life. But he does know that he doesn’t want to work in his Uncles factory. This causes some strife between him and his mother and he finds himself walking in the woods after another argument. But there he notices a strange sign and meets a man and talking dog that are going to be the start to a new quest. Henry’s mother is one of two creations that were made to protect the forest. But his mother wanted to try and give Henry a normal life. In the process she has neglected her duties and things have turned for the worst. It is now time for a new host for the Wyvern and that host will be Henry. Well, if he can pull things together and become the leader that they all need if they are going to survive the fight with the Shadow Master. This is a fantastic story. I have to admit that I really didn’t like Henry at first and wanted to slap him upside the head. Then when he was being told what is really going on the teenage attitude comes out and I wanted to shake him. Thankfully he starts to realize that this is serious and that he needs to mature pretty fast if he is going to be the hero that everyone needs. I will be honest; there was only one thing that did draw away from the book for me. The dialog is jammed together in one big paragraph so it was easy to lose track of who what talking and scene shifts happened without a real break to let you know what was happening. This is a beautiful and terrible world that Paul Mitchener has created but I love how easy it is to get sucked into the story. I figured I would just read the first chapter and looked up to realize that it was almost time to get up and read for work the next morning. I really enjoyed this book and cannot wait to read more books from Mr. Mitchener. I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.