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The Fiend and the Forge (Book III in the Tapestry series) Reviewed By Amy Lignor of Bookpleaasures.com
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Amy Lignor

Reviewer Amy Lignor: Amy is the author of a historical fiction novel entitled The Heart of a Legend, and Mind Made, a work of science fiction. Presently, she is writing an adventure series set in the New York Public Library, as well as a teen fiction series, The Angel Chronicles.  She is an avid traveler and has been fortunate to have journeyed across the USA, where she has met the most amazing people, who truly bring life and soul to her books.  She lives in the Land of Enchantment (for now) with her gorgeous daughter, Shelby, her wonderful Mom, Mary, and the greatest friend and critic in the entire world - her dog, Reuben

 
By Amy Lignor
Published on December 4, 2010
 

Author:  Henry Neff
ISBN:  978-0-375-83898-9


 
This, like the rest of the books in the series, was the ultimate adventure story.  Full of fantastically unforgettable characters, non-stop action, and even a hint of romance – I, for one, will sit on the edge of my chair for the next book that this amazing author creates.  Enjoy!
 


This, like the rest of the books in the series, was the ultimate adventure story.  Full of fantastically unforgettable characters, non-stop action, and even a hint of romance – I, for one, will sit on the edge of my chair for the next book that this amazing author creates.  Enjoy!
 





Author:  Henry Neff
ISBN:  978-0-375-83898-9

Click Here To Purchase The Fiend and the Forge: Book Three of The Tapestry
 
I have been a huge fan of Mr. Neff’s series since I first began school at the Academy of Rowan with his main character Max McDaniels.  Rowan Academy is where Max, a kid from Chicago, first found out that he was going to be trained in the world of magic in order to defeat a frightening adversary.   
 
The adversary, named Astaroth, is a horrific enemy that is attempting to change the world – and is succeeding, now that the Book of Origins is in his hands.  When he took possession of this powerful tome, Astaroth unleashed armies of goblins and trolls that would do his bidding.  While these dark underlings work for him, humans are the ones who work as slaves in his kingdom.  What is most frightening is that Astaroth is magically removing discoveries that have affected history, changing the world completely.  Such as…say someone had the ability to remove the discovery of a mineral that was found to cure a deathly illness, from history; with the “removal” of this discovery, hundreds of thousands of people would die.  The only place that is completely safe, thus far, from this horrible nightmare that’s sweeping the rest of the world is Rowan.  The people of Rowan were told by Astaroth that if they didn’t argue, and conformed to all his rules, then they would be left in peace.
 
As this third magical story begins, we are once again at Max’s side as he sleeps in a cornfield.  He is one soul in Rowan who can’t stand the fact that he will have to bow before Astaroth in order for his friends to survive.  The battle he fought (in Book II) was beyond difficult, and ended with Max having to release the Book to the demon in order for Rowan to have a shot at a future.  Now, Rowan Academy has almost been completely rebuilt, and the town feels almost normal again.  The fire and brimstone is no longer raining down from the sky but, in a strange way, the utter serenity is even more frightening; it feels to Max like the calm before the storm.  As he sits in the cornfield with Hannah – the goose – and tells her of his worries, she rolls her eyes, and leaves him to care for her goslings so she can go treat herself to a pedicure and beak massage to ease some of her stress.  (I have to put this in, because these are the types of scenes that are absolutely hilarious in this ‘otherworld.’)
 
Julie, Max’s girlfriend is back, as well as David, his roommate.  Now, this story really focuses on David and what he seems to be ‘up to.’  Max notices that his friend is missing from his bed at night and in the morning – like he has ‘sent’ himself to some other place and is messing with the dark side of things.  Max is petrified for David; he certainly remembers when his other best friend, Connor, became possessed by evil spirits, and he doesn’t want anything like that to happen to David.
 
Not only does he have those worries on his plate, but Prusia is coming to Rowan.  Prusia is the emissary of Astaroth and is coming to lay down the laws that Rowan must live by in order to keep their peaceful world.  But when the dark beings descend upon Rowan, Max believes that the price they ask is far too high to live with.  Setting out to explore the rest of the world, Max heads to all types of lands and locations that exist outside Rowan’s city limits, and ends up becoming everything from a gladiator to an assassin.
 
This, like the rest of the books in the series, was the ultimate adventure story.  Full of fantastically unforgettable characters, non-stop action, and even a hint of romance – I, for one, will sit on the edge of my chair for the next book that this amazing author creates.  Enjoy!
 

Click Here To Purchase The Fiend and the Forge: Book Three of The Tapestry