Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The Bear, The Hunter and the Seventh Sister

Title: The Hunter, the Bear and the Seventh Sister
Author: B.I.Woolet  (Benji & Ila Woolet)
Genre: YA Fantasy

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Short Synopsis

Jackson is a quiet Midwestern teen who enjoys the solace of the woods and the splendor of stargazing. Beloved constellations come to life when he is thrown into Arcas, a mystical planet with ancient ties to Earth. Jackson and his stellar companions embark on an epic adventure to combat a rising evil threatening the future of both worlds. 

Back Cover Synopsis

When a beautiful and powerful stranger throws Jackson into the world of Arcas, his predictable Midwestern life instantly vanishes into an all-consuming adventure. 

The last kingdoms of Arcas possess enduring youth, beauty, and wealth but have slowly crumbled under the weight of endless apathy and a painful past. 

The rising evil of Gurges Ater now threatens to reopen the ancient kingdom pillars created long ago as passageways between Earth and Arcas. With access to both worlds, Gurges Ater will quickly conquer the weak kingdoms and establish his own throne

Can Jackson, along with a paranoid bear, a lone hunter, and the surviving seventh sister work together to protect both Earth and Arcas? 

Or will the unlikely heroes allow their own fears, pain, and past to paralyze them as Gurges Ater opens the pillars and claims the throne? 

Leave your own world behind, dive through the shimmering portal, and join Jackson to discover the beauty, danger, and adventure awaiting you in the world of Arcas! 

My Review: If you enjoy the constellations of stars in the sky and the beauty and the stories behind them then The Bear, The Hunter and the Seventh Sister is the book for you! This is one story the whole family can enjoy from any age. I loved the fact that I could share this book with my 9 yr old niece and still enjoy it myself. The scenery that was brought to life before my very eyes was one of awe and wonder. Arcas in my mind was absolutely breath taking. I so was just blown away by the detailing in this story and how every character was written with the same awe and wonder as the scenes. I couldn't help but love all of them even the villain was one that you loved to hate or hated to love. I was in total amazement by this book and how much I enjoyed learning the constellations from the guide in the back of the book as well as the story that B. I. Woolet wrote to follow these stars. I took my time reading and enjoying every bit of this book from front to back and am positive that I will go back and read it again. It held some of the same qualities as The Dark Crystal for me it had that kind of vibe to it. B. I. Woolet has written an exceptional novel with such wonder and beauty that it is sure to be a pleaser for all ages.  Please don't skip over this book give it a try you may like it.


 Jackson crouched low, hiding behind Otava’s branches. The river flowed quickly enough that little effort was required to move the wooden canoe forward. The Hunter softly guided them to the middle and occasionally steered away from rocks, branches, or logs obstructing the smooth path forward. 
     The jungle around them remained still with only the sounds of birds and small, scampering creatures echoing within. It was peaceful and calm, but the companions felt watched, like at any moment some danger would bound out at them from behind the green, leafy shadows. But it was not from within the woods where the dangers truly lay. Danger lurked within the waters where little torrents of ripples slowly penetrated the surface, increasing in size, speed, and number. The canoe gradually began to sway lightly until the front and back end rocked up and down, not in a rhythmic, parallel motion but in a jagged, chaotic tumult as if an ominous war was waging underneath the water, and the heat of the battle was moving up from the deep toward the canoe. The Hunter turned his gaze from the woods and the curvy bend ahead to the waters underneath and then glanced behind him.
     “Hold on!” The Hunter commanded.
     “What’s happening?” Jackson gripped the sides of the canoe. 
     “Ursa Major! I knew I should've brought my harpoon!” Otava grabbed a spear instead and searched the water for a target. 
     Merope was close now. She sprinted out of the tree line onto the shore just behind the increasingly warring waves thrashing onward toward the powerless travelers. By the time she recognized exactly who she was following, it was too late to warn him. As The Hunter stood, facing a beast, Merope cried out—first softly in recognition and then loudly in warning:
     “Rigel? RIGEL!”

Author Bio:
B. I. Woolet (Benji & Ila Woolet) is the author of The Hunter, the Bear, and the Seventh Sister, the first book from the World of Arcas series. Benji studied Music Composition leading to a Bachelor’s in Music, and Ila studied English leading to a BS in Education. When they aren’t working, writing, or chasing their three little girls around, they are active in their local community and church. The couple enjoys creating lyrical and literary arts, playing music together, and exploring nature. They are happily married and live in Indiana. 

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 Twitter:   @worldofarcas

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