|Submitted by Anonymous |
(Jul 05, 2010)
The Rise of the Wyrm Lord is the second book in a trilogy written by Christian author Wayne Thomas Batson. The setting of this book is The Realm, as well as some locations in Colorado where Aidan and Antoinette go to school. The Realm is still the beautiful place it was, but there is still evil in the most beautiful of places. The Wyrm Lord, a destructive monster under the command of Paragor, has been awakened, as well as the Seven Sleepers, creatures of lore who have been asleep for thousands of years. The theme of this book are generally the same as the first book, redemption through Christ is the only way to heaven and eternal life with God.
The plot of this book is somewhat similar to The Door Within. One main difference is that Aidan's friend, Antoinette, is the one to travel to The Realm. She, along with 11 other Glimpses, including Aidan's Glimpse, go on a journey to convince Yewland to keep their alliance with Alleble and King Eliam. But again, Paragor will go too all means possible to stop the group from accomplishing their goal. There are a range of new characters, from Lady Merewen to the Seven Slepers to the Wyrm Lord himself. But you can be sure of one thing: that this book will leave you ready for the next one.
The characterization, again, is done perfectly. This time, the main character is Antoinette, Aidan's friend at school and the Glimpse of Aidan's friend in The Realm. She has believed since she was seven, but never thought she would have her chance to travel to The Realm to do King Eliam’s bidding. She travels to The Realm and is anxious to get started on her journey. Just like Aidan, she experiences many things that she will never forget. Some of the “major” minor characters are Aelic, Aidan's Glimpse, and the traveling party.
Overall, I thought this was a wonderful 2nd book and could not wait for the last one. I would highly recommend this series to anyone of any age looking for a good Christian book. One word of advice: read book 1 first!!