Curse of the Spider King (Berinfell Prophesies Series #1)

Curse of the Spider King (Berinfell Prophesies Series #1)

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Will anyone escape the wrath of the Spider King? The Spider King's minions are crossing from Allyra to Earth to hunt for seven unsuspecting thirteen-year-olds, who are royalty from a foreign world. Stopped once by an ancient curse, the dark forces are determined to finish the job. The Seven's only hope for survival is a remnant of exiled Elves intent on restoring their kingdom. But can they be trusted? Navigating the tangled web of the Spider King, the teens must make a perilous choice: Go to Allyra and face an uncertain destiny, or remain on Earth and risk the lives of the ones they love. Insert disc 1 into your PC to access a glossary of principal characters and locations. Live the adventure and journey deeper into the prophecies of Berinfell at

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781598596571
Publisher: Oasis Audio
Publication date: 11/03/2009
Series: Berinfell Prophesies Series , #1
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 5.50(h) x 1.13(d)
Age Range: 11 - 14 Years

About the Author

Wayne Thomas Batson is the author of five best-selling novels: Isle of Swords, Isle of Fire, and The Door Within Trilogy. A middle school reading teacher in Maryland for eighteen years, Wayne tailors his stories to meet the needs of the young people he cares so deeply about. Wayne writes adventures set in imaginative settings because he believes that on a deep level, we all dream of doing something that matters and that we all long for another world.

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Curse of the Spider King (Berinfell Prophesies Series #1) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 75 reviews.
Anduril More than 1 year ago
Do you have scares on the top of your ears? Did you get strange powers when you turned thirteen? Are you morbidly afraid of spiders? Then you could be an elf! With the young Seven Elven lords stolen from their families as infants. They were taken to earth to be hidden till the 'Age of Reckoning'. Now the Time has come. The worlds are open for good and for evil to enter. Will the children return or be killed. who will find them first? The Spider King and his minions or the last remits of Elves. Curse of the Spider King will make all arachnophobias tremble, all hero's rise, all archers shoot better, in hopes that they are one of the 7. Wayne Thomas Batson and Christopher Hopper make this a nail biting adventure. They did an excellent job creating a world 'Allyar'. That will have you wishing you could go there. They also did a wonderful job with the mixing of two time periods, thousands of years apart. The characters are extremely well rounded and will make you love them all even Mobius, the chief Drefid.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing book! Though many will find the amount of characters hard to keep up with, I think that this is an amazing book and worth the money to own. I am almost done with the second book, and they are brilliant. The authors really knew what they were talking about, and wrote many detail that come alive in your head. I would let this be for all ages, but will the very detailed battle scenes, and deaths through-out the book, I will rate this for ages 7+! I truly hope you will consider this book, and buy it! I will warn you though, these books will leave you on your seat's end, begging for more! They are absolutly wonderful books, and you will be happy to own them! -sav
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing! It's all about 7 teenagers who get amazing powers when they turn 13. Each has a protecter and they all face challenges as they try to return to their homeworld of Allyra. Sadly the author only wrote 2 books and then couldn 't get enough support to continue. Read the book and the sequel "Venom amd Song"!
JaydenCrow More than 1 year ago
When I first picked up this book early in fifth grade I was immediately immersed deep in the story. The plot is about seven adopted teens who find out they are not what they seem. The plot starts out slow; lots of suspense, of course, but little action. This may deter some people but Batson and Hopper managed to hold my attention. After about 100 pages, the plot speeds up a lot with plenty of action, revelation, and more suspense. It ends with a exciting climax, which will leave you wanting to read more. One thing that some readers may also have trouble with is following all seven characters. Most probably will not, for Batson and Hopper did an excellent job of making the characters very distinct. Cons: * The large cast may confuse some readers * The plot starts out a little too slow for some people Pros: * Suspenseful and exiting Christ centered storyline * LOTS of action that will entertain readers throughout the book * EXTREME action packed climax and cliff hanger ending Once again, Batson and Hopper have created a masterpiece of Christian literature that will leave readers gaping, anxiously awaiting to get the next book. Highly recommended even to secular readers!!!
Winterbane More than 1 year ago
The time has come. The pieces are set and The Spider King has waited ever so patiently for this opportune moment. He strikes and the Allyran Elves have no clue the magnitude of force that has been unleashed. What will become of the elves? Is their race doomed to become nothing more than a footnote in the rewrite history at the hands of The Spider King? Or will there one shred of hope in the Berinfell Prophecies come to pass. This adventurous tale is co-written by Wayne Thomas Batson and Christopher Hopper. The Spider King is the first book of the Berinfell Prophecies and is full of great twists and turns, ups and downs, and leaves you wanting more! Authors Wayne Thomas Batson and Christopher Hopper trigger the imagination to enter a new world of heroism and horrific evil.
Millard_of_Swiftstorm More than 1 year ago
The spider king is on the hunt again. Searching for seven elven lords, lost to earth hundreds of years ago. But he has ears everywhere, and it seems they live, and are about to reach the age of reckoning. Read the book, and see what happens to 7 "normal" kids with abnormal abilities! Curse of the Spider king, masterful book by Wayne Batson, and Christopher Hopper. The second book in a series of five is coming out in June 2010!!!
Millardthemk More than 1 year ago
The spider king is on the hunt again. Searching for seven elven lords, lost to earth hundreds ofyears ago. But he has ears everywhere, and it seems they live, and are about to reach the age of reckoning. Read the book, and see what happens to 7 "normal" kids with abnormal abilities! Curse of the Spider king, masterful book by Wayne Batson, and Christopher Hopper.
Belac2 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Amazing! These two authors brought seven different central characters into one plot! It was masterfully done. A great book.
krau0098 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I have The Door Within Trilogy by Wayne Thomas Batson at home to read; I have heard wonderful things about it. When I saw this book on my Amazon Vine newsletter I was excited! So, I got this book through the Amazon Vine program. There are supposed to be at least three book in this series; the second book "Venom and Song" is due out August 2010. This was a fabulous book!Seven kids with very different lives find out they all have one thing in common; their human parents are not their real parents and they themselves are not human. Tommy, Autumn, Johnny, Jimmy, Kat, Kiri, and Jett are all on the brink of turning thirteen years old. They come from different parts of the world and different walks of life but they are all about to be brought together. They are all elven lords from an alternate world and as they approach thirteen their gifts are starting to become active. Suddenly they are being hunted by manlike creatures in grey trench coats and they are each given a book of Elven history that literally comes to life when they touch it. Will the elven Sentinels find all of the elven lords before the Spider King does? These kids, now elven lords, are the only people who can keep the Spider King from annihilating the elven race.This was an excellent book. For the first third of the book it alternates between scenes of the children living their current lives and scenes from the elven book of history. There is a lot of setup to do in this book. You have to bring seven different kids together. All of the kids live in different parts of the world and have completely different lifestyles. It took about 200 pages to introduce us to all of the kids; but surprisingly the introduction of the characters was so well done it was a pleasure to read. The writing styles between the current scenes and the history scenes varies significantly and I wonder if the two authors wrote those parts separately.Batson and Hopper introduce the characters in a way that is intriguing and engaging; I never felt like the story was bogged down by all the characters. All the different Sentinels and their elven lords can get a little bit confusing (Tommy, Jimmy, and Johnny are easy to mix up because of name similarities, I personally would have picked more varied names) but there is a nice index in the front where you can look up each character if you do get confused.The characters are amazingly well-developed and fleshed-out; especially considering how many of them there are. The enemies are truly evil and the heroes are heroic. The plot clips along at a fast pace, with excellent tension as you wonder if the Elven Lords will ever meet up and travel to their home world of Allyra. The world-building is amazing and the breadth of the story impressive. I enjoyed every part of this book. The writing style is a pleasure to read with a good balance between description and action; the dialogue flows very well and sounds natural.All the above being said I think this is going to be an immense series. There are so many characters and so many things happening; that the story will be a big one. So, far I have heard at least three books for this series...but I wouldn't be surprised if there are more. This was a wonderful example of great middle grade/young adult epic fantasy and I think adults will enjoy it too!I really loved this book and cannot wait to read the next one. The strong points of this book are the wonderful characterization, excellent world-building, and intricate yet engaging plot. The only weak point is that there are a lot of characters to keep track of; but the authors did a good job of lending a hand in that area by providing an index in the front. After reading this book I am even more excited to read The Door Withing Trilogy.
Huntrielle on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Seven children, seven powers and they are the hope for Allyra. The spider king has sent his men to earth to kill them. While going through the struggles of their newfound powers and the unbelievable fact that they are royal elves from a different world, they have to fight off the spider king¿s men. Will they get to the Elven world or will the Spider king¿s men get them first?
Goldarrow on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a perfect book if you love Elves (and who doesn¿t).After the Spider King minions destroyed the Elven kingdom Berinfell. He had hoped that was the end of the elves, but something happened that he had not planed¿With the Allyran Elves almost non-existent they have one hope.That hope is on earth, hidden in a billions people. This is a fun and exciting book for anyone who likes fantasy.There are a few things that I don¿t like though.1) The ages of the main characters are 13, I like books where the hero¿s are slightly older.2) The names are a little hard to keep track of and there are three names that I had a lot of trouble with. Their names are Tommy, Jimmy, and Johnny. So you can see to many ¿mmy¿s¿ and ¿nny¿s.¿Other then that this is a great book and a lot of fun to read. Wayne Tomas Batson and Christopher Hopper did a great job.
KeeneyeNP on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Heed the prophecies all you readers out there. I'm sure by now you've scanned reviews and heard the echoes of the impact this book is making. I am 15 years old and devour all kinds of fantasy, secular and Christian, adult and teen works. To start, this book proved itself worthy to sit on the number one spot of my "Best Modern Fantasy" list. At least until its sequel is released.COTSK is about 7 teenagers, each from varying backgrounds (a variety enough for any reader to resonate with at least one), who are thrust into strange and confusing circumstances wrought with danger and mystery. COTSK is the story of another world, Allyra, and how the noblest of all races in that world was nearly destroyed. COTSK is the story of how 7 teens are revealed as Elven lords prophesied to save a dying land.Now don't leave me yet. Curse of the Spider King is NOT your average "two worlds" novel. This isn't the type of story where children wander into another world and are instantly filled with unlikely courage and save the day. Quite the contrary. This is the story where realistic teens with hurting and burdensome hearts are faced with an impossible task (yes, quite impossible) and learn two words--Endurance and Victory.Be prepared when you read this book for a large cast of characters, characters with distinct personalities and histories, deep characters, and be prepared to fall in love with them. Be prepared to read this book and forget about everything else save it. I have never felt the sensation of "not being able to put a book down" until I read this book. And I have read everything from Eragon to Shannara to Dragons In Our Midst. This book easily tops them all. And better yet, it lays the groundwork for an exciting series to come.The world of Allyra is a world you do not want to forget, and you do not want to miss out on.Wayne Batson and Christopher Hopper have successfully combined their voices into one and written a beautiful book. Honorable adults, courageous characters, a loving almighty God. Hair raising battle scenes and repulsing spiders. Evil villians and mystery wrought within. And one insanely intriguing story-line, I'm still putting pieces together. And I'm loving it!You will love this book.
MelissaRose on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book has believable protagonists, nightmarish villains, and a lot of action. A major strength of this book is a cast of characters I could identify with. Although I'm older than the main characters in this book, I can remember facing a lot of the same issues as most of the main characters while I was in middle school, which is quite an accomplishment considering there are seven very different ones.Somewhat of a concern is the book's large cast, with many characters with similar occupations and not enough distinctions to keep them all straight all the time. As for the seven main kids, their characters were different enough to keep straight, although a couple of their names are similar enough to be confused.There was one part of this book that lost my interest because there was a main character I couldn't personally identify with very well, but others who have read Curse of the Spider King assure me that this section is in fact interesting to people who are not me.Overall, I enjoyed this book, intend to reread it, and would especially recommend it for readers who enjoy YA series as it is really only the beginning of a larger story.
whisperthespy on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is good. The characters are, in many ways, extremely unique and easy to relate to. The Seven Lords come from diverse backgrounds and have enjoyable hobbies, quirks, homes and families. The book is chockablock with humor, mystery, and cliffhangers, and by almost all standards clean. However, the only reason I gave this book just four stars is because I think that the writing style was at times unclear and there a were few grammar issues that I found distracting. Nonetheless, I would consider this book a worthy read.-whisper
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So amazing!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Omg, People are getring upset. Wjatever. Bye
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book enters the world of the elves and 7 young teens, 3girls and 4 boys. These cahracter are developed very deeply and complexly and each one is diffrent. I have read all wayne batsons book like 20 times and this one or the final storm is #1
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was a great blend of reality and fantasy. There was not even one chapter that was boring. I finished it in a little less than a day!!! Totally EPIC!!! This was my first Wayne Thomas Batson book and I will DEFINETELY be reading more soon! In fact I am reading The Door Within trilogy right now. Great so far!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book! It has an amazing story and wonderful characters anyone and everyone will grow to love!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVE The Berinfell Prophecies!!!! My brother and I read them together, and my mom loves these authors!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Uhhhh... some people say this is confusing but its not really. R u people trying to make people not buy this book. It is the best book ever. And i recommend 2 anyone but like 7+ i guess.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These are the best books. They made a third book!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago