Monday, September 27, 2010

Venom and Song:
The Berinfell Prophecies Series - Book Two
Wayne Thomas Batson and Christopher Hopper

Blog Tour - Day 1


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Venom and Song - available from:

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Wayne Thomas Batson –
Christopher Hopper –

Months before I heard about the Venom and Song CSFF Blog Tour,
I purchased a copy of the book at SAMS Club because
I enjoyed Curse of the Spider King so much.

After reading Curse of the Spider King, I expected lots of action and a great story from the sequel by Wayne Thomas Batson and Christopher Hopper. Venom and Song didn't let me down. After an opening battle continued from the escape in book one, the second chapter drags six of the seven young elf lords on a harrowing trip through underground rapids in small watercraft called cavesurfers. Holding a torch, let alone keeping it dry while shooting twisting, turning currents is near impossible, so the cavesurfers carry their own torchcells that work like headlights in the darkness. Of course, if the group survives the rapids, there is always Dalage Falls and the deadly whirlpool below to endure. And this is only the first three chapters.
If you read Curse of the Spider King, you may remember there were seven elfin lords brought to Earth as babies for their protection. Only six of the young lords fought through the watery passage. Gravely injured, Autumn is carried ahead to Nightwish for intensive healing. But secrets uncovered at Nightwish will forever change the relationship between brother and sister, Autumn and Johnny. All seven lords must survive the trip and attend the investment ceremony as lords if the Elfs of Berinfell are to ever regain their cities and life above ground.

Venom and Song is filled with action, plot twists, and more action. The teenagers may survive their coronation ceremony, but will they survive drill camp and train enough to face more of the Spider King's troops? Things aren't always what they seem, even among your own kind. The Spider King has prepared too, and he wants to finish off those annoying Elfs once and for all. More about that tomorrow.


WayneThomasBatson said...

Hi, Timothy! Thanks for the stirring intro to Venom and Song. You did an awesome job capturing the intensity of the book's opening. Christopher is definitely a HIGH ENERGY action kind of guy--which suits me just fine, being no stranger to adrenaline myself. Looking forward of reading more of your thoughts thru the tour.

Fantasythyme said...

Thanks for stopping by Fantasythyme during the Venom and Song blog tour by CSFF.

Should be a fun week, full of discoveries about the book and series.

Phyllis Wheeler said...

High energy it is indeed!