* Oppressed by the evil Spider King, Allyra's inhabitants are near despair---until strange tidings arrive from faraway Earth. Could two adopted children, just approaching their 13th birthdays, be the long-lost descendants of Allyra's Elf Lords? If so, will they have the courage to accept their destiny---and save their people? Ages 8 to 12. Eight CDs.
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.
"Much of this first book of the Berinfell Prophecies lays the historical groundwork for the series. Seven 13-year-olds in various cities learn that theyre actually elves who were exiled as babies and adopted by humans, who had no idea who they really were. The time has come for them to return home to Allyra. Greg Whalen's generally relaxed narration presents a strong contrast to his suspenseful delivery of the events that unfold. As the youngsters journey home begins, led by the Sentinels, the Spider King and his minions actively try to destroy them. Whalen uses a range of accents, some which sound more credible than others. In all, his narration is well paced and engaging."
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