But we are all afraid of venom. Deathly afraid of it.
Song. Who isn’t moved by beautiful music? Not all of us can sing, nor can many of us play, yet we all enjoy music. I myself am fairly tone-deaf, yet I love music, and even pretend now and then to be a musician for my kid’s band, Wren Song.
These two words cannot be more opposite. One that blisters and destroys from within, the other that lifts and soars upon the heavens. And that is the heart of the new novel, VENOM & SONG, by Wayne Thomas Batson and Christopher Hopper: deadly danger, and against it uplifting hope.
Here is the book’s description from Amazon:
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.
In a rigorous training program that makes boot camp look like Disneyland, the Seven must quickly learn to harness their own powers, work as one, and elude the Spider King’s spies. But as the ancient Berinfell Prophecies are revealed, the Seven soon discover their training might not be enough. To stop the Spider King they must also unravel the secrets of the Rainsong, travel to a creepy, trap-infested fortress to find the legendary keystone, and lead the Berinfell Elves in an attack on the Spider King’s own turf. An epic adventure with powerful messages about true strength, forgiveness, and working together as one body that will grab the attention of intermediate readers.
Learn more about The Berinfell Prophecies at www.heedtheprophecies.com, and come back tomorrow for my own thoughts about this excellent young adult novel.
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