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SOCIAL SCIENCE / Children's Studies
Jan 31, 2008
Books by Kevis Hendrickson
High Queen Rhiannon Eldess has placed the kingdom of Kaldan under a terrible curse. Only Kòdobos, Anyr, and Laris can save their people from a dark fate. Danger awaits the children as they face the queen's evil minions in their desperate quest to save their kingdom. To gain final victory the children must find Witch Bane, the magic sword which will give them the power to defeat Rhiannon once and for all! But a prophecy foretelling of the return of an ancient evil threatens to doom them all. It will take all their courage to survive the malevolent forces gathered against them. Will they fail or will they succeed? Prepare for the adventure of a lifetime!
“Inspired by many of the great fairytales.”—4 Star Rating Book Reviews
“In the spirit of a Lloyd Alexander adventure...Brothers Grimm, The Hobbit and other such worthy classics.”—Kids Reading Circle
“A wonderful fantasy adventure.”—Get Book Reviews.com
“An amazingly good read.”—All Books Review
“Classic literature for a modern audience."—Front Street Reviews
“A perfect five out of five.”—Reader Views Kids
“A fun and exciting tale filled with imagination, interesting characters, fantastic artwork, unexpected twists, and good life lessons for children.”—Matthew Verish, author of Raven's Heart
“I haven't enjoyed a YA book so much since `The Hobbit.”—C.S. Marks, author of Elfhunter.
“Kept me turning the pages to find out what would happen next.”—Stories For Children Magazine
“Kevis Hendrickson's maiden foray into the fantasy genre is an action-packed adventure loaded with epic themes.”—Book Ideas.com
“With this book, Hendrickson brings back the tradition of the storyteller from ancient times. The characters are larger then life and it does a wonderful job at enabling the imagination.”—Jeannie's Book Reviews and More
“The Legend of Witch Bane is a very enjoyable read for all ages, children and adults alike, impeccably brilliant for a bedtime story.”—J.J. Edwards, author of Jane of Chelsea
“The Legend of Witch Bane, a true novel for children of all
ages rekindles the flame of youth and reminds adults what they have
"Sure to evoke interest in those children who enjoy battles of good vs. evil.”—Stephanie Silberstein, author of Winter's Silence."
"The Legend of Witch Bane is a great fantasy novel for young readers.”—Reading Review
“If you loved Lord Of The Rings, The Hobbit, Grimms Tales, even far older tales lost in time then this tale has it all and will have you glued to its pages through every twist and turn.”—R.N. Hadley Book Reviews
“The Legend of Witch Bane is a finely tuned, explosive page-turning fantasy story that will hold any reader's interest to the last page.”—Crystal Reviews
“It's a tale of good versus evil, hope versus despair, with enough new elements thrown in to keep the pages turning until the grand finale.”—Julian Traas, author of The Rebirth of Rhin.
“Overall, an exceptional and thrilling tale about three very young children thrown into a very harsh reality.”—Marise Ghorayeb, author of Sorcery in the Alleys.
"This is a must buy for your Tiny Tots and Tween! Turn off the TV and give them the adventure of a lifetime...inside of their imaginative little minds."—Kindleobsessed
“If you like fairy tales and legends you will love The Legend of Witch Bane.”—Review Your Book.com
"Teaser Book Trailer:
Some time passed as the children entered the land of Pryfhelm, a rugged country of low sloping hills, ice-capped mountains, dark forests, and whispering creeks. There they saw many dead people and animals lying about the road. Anyr was terribly frightened, but kept her silence for fear of appearing a coward to her brother and sister. The children did not dare to speak, but each one was growing very much afraid. Kòdobos had a mind to lead his sisters from the road when they were suddenly happened upon by a stranger who was riding atop a tall black mare. He was a dark fellow wearing a wide ebon cape. His garments also were black, but were strange and foreign. He wore very few pieces of armor, the most striking of which were his gold-trimmed pauldrons that were like large bat wings folded out from beneath his cape. Mostly he wore a strange leather hide like that which was made of serpent’s skin. Rather than a vizard, which knights wore to cover their mouths, he wore a mask of black cloth that revealed only his stark eyes. As the children weren’t certain as to the intent of the stranger, they greeted him as courteously as the circumstance warranted.
“We are travelers who would pass in peace. Will you give us the road?” asked Kòdobos. The stranger said nothing, but glared at them with his terrible brown eyes. A long, curved sword was drawn suddenly from his side before he kicked the paunch of his mare to make her fall into a mad gallop. At once the children knew they were in danger and unsheathed their own weapons. Before they could even raise their defenses, save Anyr, who had let fly the arrow from her bow, the dark stranger fell on them with all his fury. Kòdobos was the first to go flopping from his saddle. Anyr soon followed him. Laris saw the danger her sister and brother were in, and gave strife to the stranger, her twin sabers flashing through the air like beams of silver light. But she, too, was overcome and tumbled off of her saddle onto the biting snow.
About Kevis Hendrickson
Kevis Hendrickson is a blossoming young writer who is determined to showcase his uncanny writing talents to the world. With a fresh new voice and a burning desire to take the art of storytelling to the next level, one can only expect great things from Hendrickson as we watch his career unfold before our eyes.
Inspired by the tales he grew up reading as a child such as the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm, the Arthurian Legends, and Norse Mythology, Kevis Hendrickson has crafted a gem of a tale in the Legend of Witch Bane, the first in an exciting new series of children fantasy books taking place in the magical world of Arva!