Throughout the series, Christopher and his friends must overcome various despicable foes as they battle with riddles, codes, creatures of the night, deathly spectres and secret orders, as they go in search of Christopher’s missing brother and father.
Within a tall whispering forest, night-time eyes blink in mesmerized wonder at a magical blue spectacle that dances all about them in the silence. So enchanting is this mysterious woodland, that it bewitches all that dare to cross its path.
But as darkness falls and the creatures stir, something else awakens deep within. For under the watchful eye of an unknown foe, a creeping menace ponders the fate of these dancing lights.
Invited to stay with his grandfather, Charlie, over the spring holidays, Christopher, along with his best mate Jason and new friend Poppy, venture up by train to the beautiful landscapes of Scotland. Here, they must unravel the many secrets weaved amongst sacred symbols and enchanting nocturnal lights that are hidden within this magical forest. For they alone hold the key to solving an ancient entrapment of a lost civilization.
With an unusual mix of science, technology, cosmology, fantasy fiction and a dash of the spiritual self, the Christopher Daring Adventures is a thrilling ride into the impossible.
Review Fany Van Hemelen The Forest of Riddles – A supernatural adventure:
What a delightful and exciting adventure with a mix of fantasy, sci-fi, science and lovely characters!
When Christopher is going to stay for a holiday in the Scottish Highlands with his grandfather Charlie, he couldn’t imagine what adventure was waiting him and his 12 year old friends.
The beautiful forest has some unexpected magic hide inside and when the environment is menaced, they can’t just watch and do nothing. To find out what the purpose of the cerulean light is and to protect the odd creatures in the wood, they have to work together. Poppy a great, but particular girl and Jason, the good friend of Christopher, love to solve difficult mysteries. To crack this riddle they form an unusual team with Christopher. Of course they can use help from the older ones, even if they won’t admit it.
The forest of Riddles is a book full of imagination and an amazing tale about friendship and family.
This adventure has an incredible mix of an intriguing mystery, great elements of fantasy, sci-fi and even science. Astronomy, cosmology and technology are other gripping components of the tale and all those things together are very important in this book.
This unusual, but wonderful cocktail, combined with vivid characters and an astonishing environment is enthralling from the start till the end.
The preview of the third book is promising and of course I am curious if they will finally find their loved-ones. Maybe I don’t even want them to discover their family soon, because I first would like to read much more stories about this brave young team.
I recommend this book to everyone who has a great imagination and loves to discover new worlds!
Even though the words are easy, the themes are universal, the mystery is fascinating and I am sure a lot of people will love this story!
Stephen J. Willis
For years people would ask Stephen to write-up the various adventures and stories that he would so often recount at social events and parties. The more fascinating people he had encountered, the more bizarre and exciting the stories would be, and so the more enthralled his audiences would also become.
So, to please a friend, that made him promise to write-up one of his more fascinating true stories, he began. After requests for more written works, he finally started on his literary journey.
The first few books were shorts and he experimented with them by putting them on a few websites. Both to his surprise and delight, they were read by over fourteen thousand people. And this, in turn, gave him the confidence to step-up his game and begin writing both novels and novelettes in earnest.
With his forewords penned by a variety of celebrities, and those with noticeable social standing, you can be rest assured of a good old-fashioned read, no matter the written genre.
Stephen hopes you enjoy his collection of books and stories, and that you get as lost in the pages as he did.
Titel: The Forest of Riddles: A supernatural adventure | Auteur: Stephen J. Willis | Uitgeverij: Neilson | Categorie: kids, jeugdboeken | Uitvoering: paperback| 396 pagina’s | ISBN13: 9781916481435 | Verkrijgbaar sinds: september 2018 |Recensent: Fany van Hemelen | Datum recensie: 26-02-2019 | Prijs: €16,99 | Bestellen