Saturday, October 11, 2014

Review - Venom of the Serpent's Cunning by L.R.W. Lee @LRWLee (Andy Smithson #2)

Venom of the Serpent’s Cunning
Andy Smithson #2
by L.R.W. Lee

Goodreads blurb:  Eleven-year-old Andy Smithson returns to Oomaldee to retrieve the second ingredient needed to break a 500-year-old curse enacted to punish the current ruler for murdering his older sister when she was 15. Not one to forgive easily, Imogenia's spirit is bent on thwarting Andy to preserve the curse and naively aligns herself with the evil, scheming Abbadon. Things go from bad to worse when a creature Abaddon conjures from the darkest magic steals the Stone of Athanasia, the source of the ruler's immortality, causing the king and his wizard Mermin to fall gravely ill. Andy is forced to choose between retrieving the stone and saving those he loves or obediently going after the second ingredient. What will he chose? Will he be able to save the King and Mermin?

"This series has everything a kid could want, action, adventure, magic, excitement and mystery!" - Erik Weibel, This Kid Reviews Books (Erik is 12)

"LRW Lee has constructed a wonderful world full of adventure, daring deeds, and remarkable action tempered with the right dose of humor. This wildly addictive series will entertain middle grade students, who, like I, will anxiously await the release of book three." - Sue Morris, Kid Lit Reviews

"There is a strong good versus evil theme underscoring the plot making it a clean story with no bad language but lots of exciting action and suspense. If you adore fantasy books with a medieval theme including knights and dragons, this story definitely fits that bill." - Wayne S. Walker, Home School Book

About the Author:  Since the age of eight, L. R. W. Lee wanted to write a children’s book, but felt she did not have anything significant to share; she sought to change lives while entertaining. A degree in Accounting did not provide riveting fodder for a best seller, so she waited. Over a decade, she founded and grew a company, during which, she worked closely with a mentor from whom she learned uncommon thinking that changed her life. After selling her business in early 2012, she had time to write and, more importantly, something significant to share.

L. R. W. Lee lives in scenic Austin, TX with her husband, daughter and son.

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My Thoughts - 4 out of 5 Unicorns - I really liked it!!!

The cover is definitely adventurous, and I think it will attract boys who love adventure and slaying beasts :)

I bought this book back in July, and I really enjoyed the new adventure that Andy and his friends went on.  This book had all sorts of mysteries and puzzles to solve.  Action galore for boys who are imaginative and like to pretend that stick in the yard is a sword, and they are slaying a beast to protect all.  As an adult, I found a few of the parts a little boring, but I think my son would love this book as well as many other reluctant readers who love their video game adventures.

L.R.W. does a wonderful job engaging the reader in the story.  She is very descriptive making it easy to picture what is happening in your mind as you read.  I think this next book is going to be my favorite, and I can’t wait to start reading it.  One day, I will get this book and the next in paperback to share in my classroom library with my adventure seeking students.

I recommend this series to adventurous souls who love keeping the bad guys at bay with their swords especially if you love using your imagination.  If you read book 1, you definitely need to keep reading.  Off to read book 3 now :)

See my review of Blast of the Dragon’s Fury (Book1)

Interested in reading???

OR get the Omnibus of Books 1-3

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