The Fiend and the Forge
by Henry Neff
A Random House Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: November, 2010
List Price: $17.99
Review: Prisoner, Gladiator, Assassin. What more does Max McDaniels not want to be? The Fiend and the Forge by Henry H. Neff is a third in the series of The Tapestry. The journey of Max McDaniels starts back in the Rowan Academy. Being burned to embers by Astaroth and his army, the Rowan Academy regrows its stock and rebuilds its buildings. With his good friend David, they go on little hunts throughout the city having a fun time. Now they think they are big boys and are exploring the wilderness. To them, the wilderness is never safe with Astaroth in control of the Book of Thoth. As Max is going through much of the training in camp, he goes to weaponry school to learn about fighting techniques and about how he should be able to live in the wilderness. Once they leave, they encounter many new people ranging from normal people to flying goblins! Max McDaniels finds the town where he newly has a relaxed life and settles in. Once again Astaroth comes in to invade the town. David sacrifices his own life for the Book of Thoth. Now Max McDaniels has another thought in his head, where is David? As Max McDaniels hides in the wilderness, the Book of Thoth is in his control. As he runs back to town to safely secure the book, the town has disappeared. The entire town moved away to another location. As Max looks for David and the town, tigers, bears and other animals are on the hunt for food, and Max is their first target. Will Max ever find David or is he gone? Is the town still there, or in ruins?
The Fiend and the Forgeis an amazing book. It is very to catch on to the book. I started in the middle of the series and I'm already hooked. Henry H. Neff is an astounding author. The book goes into very much detail. You can notice right from the first page that the detail makes you feel like you're in the book. I almost forgot that I'm not in the book! Henry H. Neff is a person who could put suspense, mystery, and humor all in one book. This is one great book, and I'm waiting for the next one.
Review written by Max (6th grade student).
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