|About the Book|
Seven Candles is the first of a three book series, The Reclaiming of Haven. It is a Christian alternative to books like Harry Potter, Eregon, ect. It is filled with wizards, magic spells and dragons but is attempting to show these dark arts in theirMoreSeven Candles is the first of a three book series, The Reclaiming of Haven. It is a Christian alternative to books like Harry Potter, Eregon, ect. It is filled with wizards, magic spells and dragons but is attempting to show these dark arts in their true light, evil. Alaric was the ruler of ancient Haven, when his people turned on him and killed his son. He vows to leave but before doing so he calls his land and the surrounding nations to a feast. All but seven men and their families from his land refused to attend the feast. He gives each man a unique necklace and tells them that his son would one day return to rule and that a messenger would announce his coming. This book follows the beginning of a journey made by these seven mens descendants. Hundreds of years later when the story has turned to legend, the messenger comes. He tells all the land that the rulers son is returning to reclaim his land. Along the way, he finds the seven mens descendants with the necklaces. He tells them to meet in a small town called Ammen, where Gavin, the youngest of the seven men, lives. Alarics messenger gives Gavin a book with words only he can read, this book tells them where to go and what to do. After the seven men meet together they set out on an epic journey to tell everyone that Alarics son is coming to reclaim his land and he is asking all who will follow to wait on the west bank of the river Kedron. But their task is not unknown, Rahm, the dark lord of Wormwood, has sent Watch Eyes, nonhuman creatures, to stake out every town and to follow them, Rahm has also sent the lands four wizards to reach the people before the seven men do and to spread rumors and lies. When they reach the fourth city they are to tell, the prince overthrows the king, they find themselves hunted not only by soldiers but by a wizard. This wizard brings the chase to a personal level, they are now running from their own fears. They escape the fourth city, only finding themselves running again. This time from thousands of six inch long winged creatures with scorpion like tails. One of the seven men is stung, they now have to travel slow, so it will be a day or more before they reach the next city to get help. This book leaves them on the road to Darrington, the nearest city. In the next books these seven men will encounter, wizards, dragons and the very force of evil itself. We have seen first hand that teenagers or young people in general are fascinated by the possibly of possessing powers (witchcraft, wizardry). They enjoy reading books on the subjects of ordinary people possessing powers, encountering the unknown and achieving impossible tasks.