This short story is a prequel to the Witches of Galdorheim series. Rune is the half vampire brother of Kat, this is his story of when he is first developing his magic. An imaginative little adventure. It also includes excerpts from the first three stories of the series.
I was given this short story as a gift. I'm fortunate to have read the three books in the Witches of Galdorheim series: Bad Spelling, Midnight Oil, and Scotch Broom. This story is an introduction to one of the main characters in the series, Rune. In Spellslinger, we get a taste of Ms. Dasef's flair for creating a tale filled with intriguing characters, a believable plot, and a cleverly crafted world. As a bonus, the first chapters of each of the books in the series are included. This is a great introduction to the series, and I recommend it to both the intended middle grade audience as well as adults who enjoy a good story.
Marva Dasef is a talented writer who can spin a great story. In Spellslinger, we have Rune, an eleven year old warlock/half vampire, who is in a bad mood. All his friends have left him high and dry because of a certain club he can't join.
He has decided to make his own fun. He would make his own world where he was the hero. This is where Rune's troubles begin. One thing after another goes wrong and Rune finds himself alone, out of magic, and possibly on the verge of death, with nobody to help him.
I was given this story to review and I'm so glad I was. Very enjoyable and a great story for kids!
Spellslinger is a short story introducing readers to one of the characters in the Witches of Galdorheim series. Half warlock, half-vampire, Rune’s magic is something to be reckoned with. Later. At eleven, he didn’t quite have it all worked out and while playing outside the protective dome on the hidden witches’ island of Galdorheim in the Arctic, he runs into real trouble.
I enjoyed this story, and especially liked the skillful way in which the author gets into the thoughts and feelings of a small boy as he actually does conjure up an imaginary world. A good introduction to the series.
This is a charming short story using a main character from the author's Witches of Galdorheim series. What I most enjoyed about this tale was that the main character is a boy who is "different" (half-vampire, half witch) and in search of his own unique identity. That's a lot for a short story to carry off, and Spellslinger does it very well indeed.
I've read other books in this series and reading this short story made me want to return to The Witches of Galdorheim to revisit this world.
I like Rune and feel for him. As he builds his imaginary world with his magic he soon learns there are consequences to his actions. An excellent t'ween book.I look forward to the next book in the series.