Never Trust a Magic Riddle
As a child, Terrin of Xell barely escaped a spirit from the Dark Forest. She knows better than to rely on magic. But with her schoolmate Chris accused of a magical crime he didn't commit, she couldn't let him face banishment alone.
So Terrin gets caught up in Chris's quest to recover an ancient relic, with only magic to guide them.
Naturally, everything goes wrong.
What lurks in the shadows, hunting Terrin and her friends? Or did the magic itself turn against them?
Follow the rising stakes in Hunted - the second volume of Teresa Gaskins's four-book serial fantasy adventure, The Riddled Stone.
|Publisher:||Tabletop Academy Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.55(d)|
About the Author
Teresa has recently picked up archery, shooting with a recurve bow much like Terrin's. Other interests include horse riding, computer programming, and making videos. She lives with her cat Cimorene (and the rest of her family) in rural Illinois, surrounded by corn and soybean fields.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
In the first installment of The Riddled Stone series, Banished, nineteen-year-old Christopher Fredrico, son of a nobleman, Earl Diard Fredrico, in the kingdom of North Raec, is accused by his oldest brother Anthony of stealing one of the Shards which was part of the magical Riddled Stone and is banished by Crown Prince Tyler Coric. Chris sets out with his three friends, Arnold, Nora, and Terrin, to prove his innocence by finding the riddles of the stone. However, on the way to the Diamond Isles, Chris separates from the others. As Hunted opens, Terrin, Nora, and Arnold, who are seeking to locate Chris, are attacked by savage wolves in the Dark Forest of Xell, Terrin’s home, and Arnold is seriously injured, while Chris and his new friend Thomas are making their way towards the Swamp to learn the next riddle. Meanwhile, Chris’s sister Trillory is staying in the home of the Duke of Grith where Anthony serves as a knight, and is receiving much attention from the Duke’s handsome son Eric; both Trill and Eric find that they have a mutual talent. Also, sixteen-year-old Prince Brayden is sent instead of his older brother Tyler as a messenger to North Raec’s ambassador in South Raec in an effort to avoid a new war between the two kingdoms, but someone tries to murder him and Brayden must kill his assailant in self-defense. Do all these events have anything in common? Will Terrin, Nora, and Arnold ever meet up with Chris? And why does Terrin always have the feeling that they are being watched and hunted? As I said in my previous review of Banished, Hunted is also a captivating fantasy story with a well-thought-out plot. Again, no sexuality or bad language is found; the euphemistic interjection “drat” is used once, and there is a reference to dancing. Those who object to the mention of any kind of magic will most likely want to avoid the book, but people who like medieval-style fantasies with wraiths, spirits, and even an attacking swamp tree will enjoy the story. I certainly did, and the excitement, adventure, and suspense will easily keep the reader’s attention. Author Teresa Gaskins is a homeschooled teen who finished Hunted, her second published novel, when she was fifteen years old. However, as in the previous volume, the last page says, “Still not the end.” So, we shall all just have to wait with bated breath until The Riddled Stone, Book 3, comes out to see how it all ends.