Batson leads young readers to a fantasy realm where faith and sacrifice serve as essential tools in an epic battle between good and evil.--Publishers Weekly
Dont let the quote fool you young readers is anyone who can read. This series is for young and old alike.
I was going to light my fireplace for some atmosphere, settle down with a good cup of java and finish The Rise of the Wyrm Lord, but I didnt have time. I sat down with breakfast for just a minute and glanced at the open book sitting on my kitchen table and that was that! I couldnt even make myself get up before I was at the end! So much for the fireplace! Anyway, this book was better than the first. In the classic style of knights, swords, dragons and castles, the author has an insatiable appetite for adventure and lets loose in this second book. You will almost feel the peril lurking in the shadows and the battle scenes are intense and fierce. These books are a fast read, so it might behoove readers to pick one up and try it on for size. If not hooked mid-way through the first book, set it aside and go back to your favorite genre. But oh, what you might miss.
My 12 year old son loved this book. He read the 1st and 2nd books of the trilogy and is now reading book 3.
This is a great book for a person who likes to read adventure and dragon books. In this book Paragor is seeking help from an Ancient Wyrm and the Seven Sleepers to bring down the kingdom of Alleble to take the crown for himself. It was so interesting that I thought I had seen the movie but I had not. The author wrote another series called Isle of Swords.
After returning from his adventures in the Realm never to return (somehow, I doubt that) Aiden Thomas is just settling back into life on Earth when he meets Antionette Reed: a feisty red-headed goth swords-maiden who is soon pulled through the Door Within as King Eliam's next choice for heroism in the Realm.
Wayne Thomas Batson takes his trilogy to the next level with the introduction of several incredible new characters and much improved writing quality, as well as jacking up the suspense with (to name a few) the hideous Seven Sleepers (apperently not so sleepy anymore), the horribly creepy Wyrm Lord and an underground labyrinth of giant man-eating spiders.
Does fantasy get any more awesome than this? I doubt it. Unless, of course, Mr. Batson works some serious overtime on book three.