Curse of the Spider King

Our rating: ****

Seven teens discover that they are the lost Elven lords from Allyra. They all have a special gift or ability. Now, with dangerous minions of the Spider King pursuing them at every turn, and mysterious Elf Sentinels trying to protect them, the teens must decide if they will stay on Earth or go home to Allyra.

Okay, right out of the gate, let me say that this is a good fantasy novel. Lots of exciting action, creepy bad guys, mysterious good guys and a parallel universe to boot. Unfortunately, Curse of the Spider King has no fewer than seven storylines running at a time, which makes for a very confusing time trying to keep track of everybody. Also, six of the storylines retread most of the same basic material six times. Now, I’m not saying you shouldn’t read this one. It’s really quite worthwhile. However, based on the ending of this one, I’m looking forward to book two, where the seven storylines will hopefully merge into a more manageable number.

Interview with Christopher Hopper

(Fifth in a series of interviews with the Motiv8 Fantasy Fiction Tour authors.)


Christopher Hopper ( is an international speaker, recording artist, and ordained minister who has also written two books in a trilogy that will be completed in late 2009. He travels internationally to speak at schools, churches, and conferences. Recently, Mr. Hopper did an e-mail interview with Incredibooks.

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