Venom and Song (Hardback)
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Short Description for Venom and Song Now in the strange realm of Allyra, the Seven young lords confront a traitor in their midst, a creature-infested forest, teenage fears and doubts, inexplicable mysteries . . . and the Spider King himself.
- Published: 27 August 2010
- Format: Hardback 404 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781400315062 ISBN 10: 1400315069
- Sales rank: 231,337
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Reviews for Venom and Song
The Epic Adventure Continues!!
Can the Elves ever fight back or are they on razors edge of oblivion? The Spider King has grown more and more powerful with each passing day. However, with the return of the seven elf lords, the elves have new hope and they begin to stir. The seven elf lords have powers that could destroy the Spider King and his minions forever, but in knowing this, the Spider King has something that lies in wait for just such an occasion. Venom and Songis anther EPIC book by Wayne Thomas Batson and Christopher Hopper. This is an action packed adventure with highs and lows, but never disappointing!! This is the second book of The Bernfell Prophecies and follows the first very well. by Winterbane
I liked it!
Now having returned to the unusual world of Allyra, the renowned Seven Elven Lords struggle to meet up with the expectations of their fellow Elves. They must train to fight in the elite Vexbane form while they can. Meanwhile, the Spider King?s forces rally to locate and exterminate the elves. When bad turns to worse, the Lords must be ready to thwart the Spider King?s plans and end his reign of terror. But who knows what horrors the Spider King has kept locked away.
This fantasy fiction novel definitely has a feel of its own. It has a unique combination of story styles: medieval, other-worldly, and contemporary. It even throws in a little harmless romance. It?s plot was well thought-out, despite a few minute details missed. Different from the previous novel, Curse of the Spider King, there were less main characters. What Mr. Batson and Mr. Hopper pulled off is that each of the 9 main characters? individual characters were shown and developed well throughout. Most important were the story?s themes, such as trusting God at all times and fellowshipping with believers. I recommend this book to anyone who sees it on a shelf. by Noah Arsenault
An Interesting Tale
I did not enjoy this book quite as much as Curse of the Spider King, but it was still a fairly interesting read.
Cons - In several ways the character interactions or the dialogue seemed unrealistic. There were one or two very mild coarse jokes that were quite un-entertaining or humorous, to me at least. Also there is teen romance, which, while perfectly clean, I still do not approve of. Finally the books were not very carefully edited; typos and several small but clear errors stood out rather strongly to me.
Pros - It was enjoyable to see the seven elven lords interacting; I liked observing their diverse, clashing and developing personalities. The authors made the book realistic but emotional through several unlikely twists at the end of the book. There were several bits of dialogue that were very funny and/or very quotable; me and my siblings often say at random times to each other "Mind the biscuits!"
I read this book in haste; if I went back and re-read it might enjoy it more. It was an exciting, good fantasy tale but not one of my favorites.
-whisper by whisper
- Top review
Joy and Sorrow
Archery, Swords, Fire, Speed, Spies, Hidden Secrets, New Lands to Explore, Unknown Enemies, Spiders, Elves and much more are in this book by Wayne Thomas Batson and Christopher Hopper.
The elven lords have returned, but even in their home land they face trouble and confusion...
Johnny~ Learning of his true family and has trouble with over protection
Kiri Lee~ Has mixed feeling and uncertainty
Kat~ Sadness over her earth parents
Autumn~ Wants to be more independent.
Jimmy~ Bitterness and trying to fit in
Jett~ Has a deadly choice
Tommy~ Learning to be a leader
I felt this book started out slow and boring. Wayne Thomas Batson and Christopher Hopper spent a huge part of the beginning describing the land of Allyra. I felt like I was detached from the lords because of that.
Suddenly it is as if Wayne Thomas Batson and Christopher Hopper figured out what the plot would be and then they started the action.
You meet the Spider King and see how evil he is. Disputes are happening among the Elders. A quest for the map is sent out. Past mistakes are arising. The lords are in training and are learning about their skills, their heritage, friendship, and Ellos.
With little time, will they be ready to fight the Spider King?
The Battle was well written and there were only a few boring parts. Though I think the ending was just a little odd. I wish that Wayne Thomas Batson and Christopher Hopper had done something else.
On the plus side the ending had one of the best/worst twist ever... I still can't believe that happened...
Things I didn't like,
The lords ages~ I felt they would get mixed up. One moment they are 13 year olds, then the next they're acting like they are 30. And the romance of the book was a little old for the age of the kids. I don't see why Wayne Thomas Batson and Christopher Hopper had to pair them up like that, I feel it didn't help the plot at all.
And the Gnomes were a little odd, I don't think they fit the setting.
But other then that it was a good book, not the best by these two authors but still good. by Goldarrow