The Green Dagger by Kelly Hess

The Green Dagger (BlackMyst, #2)The Green Dagger by Kelly Hess

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Green Dagger is book two in the Blackmyst fantasy series for young teenagers. It opens with a summary of the story so far. This story continues on five years after the first book. Beynn Firehand has been learning to control his magic skills. He returns to his childhood village called Veiled Gorge to seek the Blade of Torrill or the Green Dagger as it is also known. His friend Fritz Daggard has the dagger, a dangerous weapon which is sought after by both King Weston of Delvengard and Queen Cheylarre of the Sorak.

Fritz knows the dagger has a hold on him and he seeks the knowledge of The Weep, a keeper of knowledge and history in the hope that he can tell him how to control the power of the dagger. Beynn follows Fritz as do others who seek the dagger. There’s a reward for both it and Fritz and the boys end up working together with Krigger a night rat as they cross the country looking for answers. Lots more characters to meet in this second book and the story continues in the third book.

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Eyes Of The Enemy by Kelly Hess

Eyes of the Enemy (BlackMyst, #1)Eyes of the Enemy by Kelly Hess

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Eyes Of the Enemy is the first book in the Blackmyst series of books. A Fantasy series suitable for middle grade children or early teenagers. This is a world with humans who live in Delvengard and the Sorak, a race with magical abilities who live underground. In a village in the Blackmyst forest, twelve year old Beynn Firehand lives with his father.

The villagers have just had the summer solstice celebrations when it is attacked by a band of Sorak rebels who seek Beynn. He escapes to his uncles’, but discovers he has powers of his own, confused and frightened, he discovers that his life has been a lie. The Sorak are seeking Beynn because he is DanShal, a boy of legend who will have great power for his people.

This is a popular style of storyline and should appeal well to this age group of readers. There are a lot of characters with unusual names to get your head around. The story continues in book two.

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