Sword of Lies
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Sword of Lies

4.03 of 5 stars 4.03  ·  rating details  ·  33 ratings  ·  4 reviews
In the tall grasses, faceless things with razor sharp claws wait for Sarah and her brother Ben . . .

Except they aren't real. It's just a story told by their grandfather, a story he tells them when they find an old sword in his basement storage room. There are monsters, a mysterious white lady, and of course the magic sword itself, a weapon that helped him defeat the creat...more
332 pages
Published (first published July 26th 2011)
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Mike Vasich
Oct 29, 2011 Mike Vasich rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
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I liked it. :-)
A first reads win!

An interesting tale, I figured out at least part of the premise well before the end. Two kids dealing with the death of their mother and the relocation to an estranged grandfather's home are thrust into a story that their grandfather made up. As they try to find their way, they may find healing as well.

Overall, I liked the story and characters. The children are a little typecast (behavioral issues and refusing to talk) but the tale is engaging.
Tammy Ellis  Melton
Great read! The story captures you from the beginning, then you can't wait to get to the end, but then you are sad there isn't more to come.
OK, I just want to say one thing about this book - I want more! That's no way to finish. It's cruel :)
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Mike Vasich teaches English to gifted and talented students in suburban Michigan. He continues to write novels in his spare time so that he can avoid any real work around the house.

He likes stories where bad guys win and goody-two-shoes get crumpled into the dust. His hobbies include taking naps, sowing disrespect for revered institutions, and making children cry (especially his own).

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