Robert Priest has written plays, songs, picture books, and poetry for young readers. His critically acclaimed fantasy novel Knights of the Endless Day was compared to the Narnia Chronicles. The first two novels in the Spell Crossed series are The Paper Sword and Second Kiss. He lives in Toronto.
Two young friends are separated by a tragic crossed spell, and with war looming, will they be able to find each other again?
The rebels have amassed in the ancient Phaer city of Ulde. Amongst the throngs of seasoned warriors and new recruits, young Xemion is at a crossroads. He believes in the cause of his people, and his dream of being a swordfighter is now within reach, but without his warrior beloved, Saheli, by his side, heâ€™s incomplete.
The two young friends have been caught up in a tragic crossed spell â€” with one destined to always remember and the other to forget. But in the end jealousy, anger, and betrayal may decide the fate of the two friends. Can Xemion find Saheli before sheâ€™s lost to him forever?
Priest demonstrates considerable skill in creating his fantasy world â€¦
â€¦readers willâ€¦be drawn into the fantastic, painstakingly crafted world Priest has constructed.
Robert Priest, in writing his second fantasy book for young readers, has crafted a great adventure-fantasy tale in the tradition of the classics. However, in following the familiar formula of quest and tests, Priest has succeeded in creating a highly original tale.
The Spell Crossed series is a modern classic.