…readers will…be drawn into the fantastic, painstakingly crafted world Priest has constructed. (Booklist)
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. (Canadian Materials)
...action-packed... (Resource Links)
The Spell Crossed series is a modern classic. (Open Book)
From the Inside Flap
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 becoming a swordfighter is now within reach, but without his warrior beloved, Saheli, by his side, he’s incomplete. The two young friends have been caught up in a tragic crossed spell ― with one destined to always remember and the other to forget. But in the end it is jealousy, anger, and betrayal that may ultimately decide the fate of the two friends. Can Xemion find Saheli before she’s lost to him forever?