Saturday Softcover—A return trip to Benotripia

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Benotripia-The-Stones-of-Horsh-Mckenzie-Wagner

Benotripia-The Stones of Horsh is the second book in the Bentotripa series written by McKenzie Wagner. We covered the first book in the series when we first discovered it and the author. [March 9th, 2013] We were so excited about the release of volume two, we preordered it.

We weren’t disappointed.

As a quick reminder, a little about the author: McKenzie is 12 now (she was 11 when book one was released), she’s a local Utah writer, and is involved in the writing community.

The Stones of Horsh starts around two months after The Rescue. Life has been normal on the island of Bentotripia and then… well, not so normal.

The new adventure for the trio of heroes has them searching for the three Stones of Horsh, mythological stones, each one with a magical property. They’ve been believed to be pure myth and no one has searched for them in hundreds and hundreds of years. The Darvonians ( yes, the evil Darvonians are back!) have begun searching for the stones. Roseabelle, Jessicana, and Astro discover this plot and determine the only way to stop the Darvonians is for them to find the stones first.

Let the fun begin!

This story is full of magic, adventure, suspense, danger, and humor. Along the way, new talents are discovered, new mysteries are presented, and new information about Roseabelle’s father is uncovered. Of course, there are no answers to these new developments… we have to wait until book three.

A nice touch in this episode is finding out how the three heroes met. McKenzie is filling out the characters nicely.

You can’t go wrong adding this book to your library. If you haven’t read the first book in the series, grab it, too.

mckenziewagnerOn a more personal note, Brenda and I had the opportunity to meet McKenzie and her parents at the recent League of Utah Writers convention and spend some time with them. She’s just a regular kid, from a regular family. Just happens to have a talent for telling really good stories.

We hope she keeps it up… at least through book three of the Benotripia series.

See you day-after-tomorrow for Monday Moans.

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