When Henry H. Neff published the second book of his Tapestry series, Kirkus Reviews proclaimed that “young readers will clamor for more.” With The Fiend and the Forge, Neff unveils his most riveting adventure yet. Astaroth has claimed the Book of Origins, and the world is thick with goblins and trolls. The land needs a hero, so Max McDaniels sets out from the relatively safe confines of Rowan into the nightmare landscape beyond—but whether he fulfills his destiny or falls to the blight plaguing mankind is far from certain.
©2009 Henry Neff (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC
Just buy it. Seriously. If you've read the second, you know that this series is amazingly original (despite it's Potter beginnings). This book just continues to be fascinating and unexpected and completely enjoyable, all while maintaining robust integrity. Even when the really unexpected happens plot-wise, it seems natural the characters would behave as they do. Nothing feels contrived or forced. I've said it before, and I'll end with it now: Why isn't this WAY more famous? It should be. A lot of people would love it. (I mean, advertise(!!), publisher people...)
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