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The Saga of Peter the Woodsman by A. Hansley Jr.

The Saga of Peter the Woodsman by A. Hansley Jr. is aclassic tale of myth and magic, sword and sorcery. We first meetsiblings Alex and Wes in modern times, taking the bus home from school.When a strange hooded figure boards and leads the bus in the wrongdirection, they immediately jump off. Lost and cold in dark woods, theyseek shelter from a sudden intense storm. At the only cottage theyfind, an old man takes them in and begins telling an incredible epicstory that lasts all night and takes them into another world. Peteris a simple woodsman, hard-working like his father and grandfatherbefore him. One day while walking with his mule, Peter meets a spiritnamed Dualla. The spirit brings Peter to Helicon, the mount of light.Peter realizes that in Helicon, his mule becomes a mighty stallion, andhis axe radiates with magic as though filled with pure energy. Peter,too, is transformed. He meets Calliope, muse of inspiration, and herspirit guards. Calliope welcomes Peter, but calls him Pendragon. Awise and powerful wizard named Mystagog tells Peter why the spiritshave given him total power and the title of Pendragon the Champion. Inreturn, Peter is asked to join their fight against the forces of evil.The dark forces are lead by Lord Evil the First, and his servantwizard, Myrmadon. Many battles over many centuries ensue as Peterrepeatedly answers the call to serve and defend Helicon as itschampion. Lord Evil's capacity for cruelty seems endless. Evil isstopped by Peter but is not defeated, as Evil's campaign to destroyhim, along with the nine sister muses, and Helicon rages for millennia. AuthorA. Hansley Jr. has written a captivating tale with an intriguing plotfilled with plenty of tension and conflict, wonderful characterdevelopment, crisp dialogue and an unrelenting pace. He puts us rightthere, too, with vivid sensory descriptions and strong, scene-settingnarrative. Will Peter defeat Lord Evil at long last and endEvil's reign-of-terror and destruction? Or will the Woodsman ultimatelyfail the people of Helicon? And what part do Alex and Wes play in thefinal battle of good versus evil? You'll have to read it to find out. Geared to the 8-14 set, The Saga of Peter the Woodsman will be loved by young readers. A. Hansley Jr.'s writing talent andvast knowledge and use of Greek mythology will also keep even the mostsophisticated adult reader enthralled. Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language:#0400; mso-fareast-language:#0400; mso-bidi-language:#0400;} 476 pages Lulu.com (October 29, 2008) 978-0557023226 by Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language:#0400; mso-fareast-language:#0400; mso-bidi-language:#0400;} William Potter for Reader's Choice Reviews http://www.readerschoicereviews.blogspot.com 

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