Terin Ostler and the War of the Words

Everyone thinks Terin is the “chosen one” who will defeat the gryphons at the Arch, but he has no idea what it is he is supposed to do. And just when it looks like things are getting really bad… they get worse.

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“A non-standard quest story with an atypical thrust-into-the-role hero that nevertheless keeps you turning the pages at the end of every chapter, eager to find out what happens next. Full of engaging characters in a well-crafted world, read it for the twists you’ll see coming, and the ones you won’t.” – Elektra Hammond, editor and reviewer at buzzymag.com

“A late twist lends the entire novel a surprisingly tight narrative.” – Pat Ferrara, Mania.com

“Terin’s sardonic observations bring the quest to life, and the suitably convoluted events of the final crisis close the prophecy and the story in fine style. The world of these humans, gryphons, elves, dwarves, and many other magic creatures is a constantly fascinating place for the lover of fantasy to discover within these pages.

This is no raw transcription of random events but a tightly written and plotted work that will keep the reader enthralled until the last word is read.” – Christopher Hoare, Muse Book Reviews

“If you enjoy reading a book that is a straight forward adventure, with the occasional offshot plotline, humor and a rather entertaining characters, this is a book for you.” – Mark Mensch

“Readers beware, you will not be able to tear yourself away from the last hundred pages of this story!” – Eric Hamilton

“There are surprises around every corner to keep the reader engaged and guessing.” – Beth Waggoner Patterson

“Took a while to get me to the point that I couldn’t put it down, but once I got there, what a ride. It is a young adult fantasy book about a boy and a prophecy, but don’t let that fool you into thinking it is just another typical prophecy type book. The twist towards the end makes this one much different. 4 out of 5 stars.” – Robert Hicks

“Wild gryphons couldn’t make me stop reading once I finally got started.

Wonderful written, with well developed and well liked characters, both main and supportive characters (Darlissa is brilliant, I think I am envious of her). The plot was great and unexpected with that ever-so-clever twist at the end. A must read for any fantasy lover. It was extremely visual and descriptive. And funny (well, I laughed). I am looking forward to reading the sequel.” – Samantha Nurse

“I enjoyed the unexpected twists in the plot. Reading a story written in the first person only works if the character is likable and someone you want to know quickly. If not, it becomes annoying. Mike Ventrella is able to use Terin’s skill as a bard in telling the story so that it flows naturally.” –  Margaret Muth 

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