I had a tough time transitioning into this book - been reading vampires and out of this world books too long lol. This one is more Sci Fi and reminds me of the Lord of the Rings. It does have it suspense, keeps you on the edge of your seat. For a young adult book I really did like it and it would be a great read for anyone - my suggestion is to read book 1 (Curse of the Spider King) first lol - I jumped into book 2, was able to pick up very easily.
Now in the strange realm of Allyra, the Seven young lords confront a traitor in their midst, a creature-infested forest, teenage fears and doubts, inexplicable mysteries - and the Spider King himself. In a rigorous training program that makes boot camp look like Disneyland, the Seven must quickly learn to harness their own powers, work as one, and elude the Spider King's spies. But as the ancient Berinfell Prophecies are revealed, the Seven soon discover their training might not be enough.
To stop the Spider King they must also unravel the secrets of the Rainsong, travel to a creepy, trap-infested fortress to find the legendary keystone, and lead the Berinfell Elves in an attack on the Spider King's own turf. An epic adventure with powerful messages about true strength, forgiveness, and working together as one body that will grab the attention of intermediate listeners.Note : I was given this book to read through BookSneeze for free - all opinions are my own :)