- Age Range: 8 - 12 years
- Grade Level: 3 and up
- Series: Landon Snow
- Hardcover: 208 pages
- Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Incorporated; First Edition edition (March 1, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1597890448
- ISBN-13: 978-1597890441
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.8 x 7.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 8 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,101,215 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Landon Snow and the Shadows of Malus Quidam (Landon Snow, Book 2) Hardcover – March 15, 2006
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About the Author
R. K. Mortenson, an ordained minister in the Church of the Lutheran Brethren, has been writing poems and stories since he was a kid. Landon Snow and the Volucer Dragon is his fourth novel. A former Navy chaplain, Mortenson is a pastor in North Dakota. He serves a church in Mayville, where he lives with his wife, daughter, and two sons.
Top customer reviews
Mortenson is definitely improving. His second book is a little less random than the first, giving it more of an Oz book feel than Alice in Wonderland. The adventure and pace run much more quickly, and there is definitely a major enemy to be dealt with this time around. Adding Holly, Landon's sister, into the mix as a main character is perfect, creating a lot of fun moments between them, and at the same time giving Landon something to fight for.
This book is great for those who loved the Spiderwick Chronicles, or the old Oz books, but all with a Christian twist, which isn't preachy, but subtle and succinct. Kids (and adults!) will love this second adventure, and I know I am eagerly looking forward to the third installment, LANDON SNOW AND THE ISLAND OF ARCANUM coming out Fall 2006.
This series continues with the same quality writing and sense of excitement as the first book. The author perfectly balances Christian principles with fantasy elements to create a story that bursts with imagination and insights. Returning to the magical kingdom of Wonderwood is a delight, as the familiar characters get ready for another adventure. Since this mysterious realm was introduced and explained in the previous novel, this book was able to spend more time on the interaction between the key players, thereby creating a stronger and more comfortable bond with readers.
Yet, it's the relevancy of the Christian lessons that give substance to this world of imagination. There is a war raging in Wonderwood, pitting the powers of light against the shadows of the evil Malus Quidam. Appropriate Bible verses steer the story in paths of truth, while the author's creative use of fantasy elements imprints wonderful images in the reader's mind. This combination is highly effective and just plain fun!
Landon Snow is modern-day hero relying on time-tested truths to succeed. His innocence and humility are endearing, but it's his courage that sets him apart. As he faces each challenge, he sets his eyes firmly on the right choice and then follows that course. In a world full of shadows, Landon relies on the Light to make everything right again. This series is destined to be classic! - Joyce Handzo, Christian Book Previews.com
Main character Landon Snow is joined by his sister Holly in this visit to Wonderwood. What starts out as an adventure quickly becomes a search and rescue mission when Holly is taken captive by the Wolf-Shadows of Malus Quidam. Landon rejoins his friends Melech, Ditty, Hardy and Vates. Together they follow the vision given them from the Auctor which they believe will rescue Holly. With Landon as the leader, each friend has a part to play as the plan begins to unfold before them. They put their faith into action and trust the Auctor for the outcome. "To do the Auctor's will!" becomes the war-cry, and a more potent force there never was. The Shadows are defeated; Holly is set free, and (bonus) Ludo and the Odds are released from their long enchantment.
The book ends sweetly, with the door left open (so to speak) for a return visit to Wonderwood. Landon gets to share his adventure with Holly, and it is hinted that perhaps Bridget, the youngest sister, might get in on the action in the next book in the series (Landon Snow and the Island of Arcanum). This series has an across-the-board appeal, and not just for the younger crowd. Another well-written work by R.K. Mortenson.
The first front is his sister Holly. Lured below the Button Up Library, the (BUL), she's become a prisoner of Ludo, Chief Odd and in charge of the Great Coin. Without Holly, Landon can't return home to his parents, granparents, and youngest sister.
His second front is the worm-like shadows that cover Wonderwood. Dubbed Bookwyrmn by the books in the BUL, they are really the henchmen for Malus Quidam, an evil figure bent on defeating Wonderwood and ruling the Odds. In order to defeat The Shadows of Malus Quidam, Landon needs to remember where his True Strength lies. But defeat them he must, for failure means he and Holly will never leave Wonderwood.