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Hardcover
208 pages
Mar 2006
Barbour Publishing

Landon Snow And the Shadows of Malus Quidam

by R.K. Mortenson

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Review:

Sinister shadows are sneaking around Wonderwood, but thatís not the only problem Landon Snow has to face. His sister, Holly, joins him on this adventure, but she is quickly mesmerized by the crafty Ludo, leader of the Odds. When Landon realizes she has been kidnapped, he wonders if he will be able to rescue her from the elusive shadows of darkness

This series continues with the same quality writing and sense of excitement as the first book. The author perfectly balances Christian principles with fantasy elements to create a story that bursts with imagination and insights. Returning to the magical kingdom of Wonderwood is a delight, as the familiar characters get ready for another adventure. Since this mysterious realm was introduced and explained in the previous novel, this book was able to spend more time on the interaction between the key players, thereby creating a stronger and more comfortable bond with readers.

Yet, itís the relevancy of the Christian lessons that give substance to this world of imagination. There is a war raging in Wonderwood, pitting the powers of light against the shadows of the evil Malus Quidam. Appropriate Bible verses steer the story in paths of truth, while the authorís creative use of fantasy elements imprints wonderful images in the readerís mind. This combination is highly effective and just plain fun!

Landon Snow is modern-day hero relying on time-tested truths to succeed. His innocence and humility are endearing, but itís his courage that sets him apart. As he faces each challenge, he sets his eyes firmly on the right choice and then follows that course. In a world full of shadows, Landon relies on the Light to make everything right again. This series is destined to be classic! Ė Joyce Handzo, Christian Book Previews.com

Book Jacket:

Landon Snow is heading into the darkness, hot on the trail of his younger sister Holly who has set off on a mission of her own. Emerging in the magical realm of Wonderwood, Landon discovers that Holly has been kidnapped by shadowy wolf-like creatures. With the help of his old friends-a horse named Melech, elfish Odds, and the poet/prophet Vates-Landon learns what he needs to do to set his sister free. But he'll need lots of courage.

Will Landon be able to rescue Holly from the shadows of darkness and free the Odds from Malus Quidam's evil power?