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Part history, part mystery, part fantasy, myth, and coming of age.
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Published by Amazon Digital Services (first published October 5th 2012)
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Terry Crawford Palardy
I was asked by another author to take a look at the work of Daniel Peyton. I received the PDf of his book free of charge from this third party, and am delighted to offer my review here.

The Crystal Needle by Daniel Peyton is a delightful mix of American history, Japanese lore, stitchery, witchery, and fantasy. It is also an sensitive story of a young man who finds himself reluctantly relocated to a small New England town where his parents are opening a Bed and Breakfast. Having graduated from hig
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Leigh Fawbush
May 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Leigh by: Daniel Peyton
If you are looking for an epic battle of “good versus evil”, look no further than your local book market. “The Crystal Needle” is unlike any other fantasy novel I have read. This book has all the parts I look for when seeking a new book for escape or a timeless tale: unique characters and creatures, myth, legend, malevolent pasts with uncertain futures, purpose-seeking adventures, powerful battles with good overcoming evil, love, and most importantly, magic. The creativity and convey ability of ...more
Brenda Perlin
Aug 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I guess you can say the main theme to this imaginative fantasy is good vs evil and how witchcraft could be used to either help or hurt others. I couldn't help but be drawn into this emotional tale. From the start I was interested in the inviting characters as well as that wolf dog that wasn't a dog at all. The writing is pleasing and easy to follow. I was entertained as the story unfolded before me. I could see this touching story being made into a movie. I loved the positive messages and unique ...more
Katherine
Mar 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thoroughly enjoyed reading The Crystal Needle...in fact, I like it so much that I went and bought The Crystal Needle: A Christmas to Remember so that I could read it immediately.
The story concept was unique and very interesting. Daniel Peyton managed to weave together history, withcraft, stitching, the Japanese legend of the kitsune, and a touching love story...kind of like a stitching witch...lol.
The characters were all well developed and relatable. I especially liked the character of Joseph
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Terry Crawford Palardy
May 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: all readers aged 13 and up
Recommended to Terry Crawford by: another author
I was asked by another author (Wendy Siefken) to take a look at the work of Daniel Peyton. I received the PDF of his book free of charge from this third party, and am delighted to offer my review here.

The Crystal Needle by Daniel Peyton is a delightful mix of American history, Japanese lore, stitchery, witchery, and fantasy. It is also an sensitive story of a young man who finds himself reluctantly relocated to a small New England town where his parents are opening a Bed and Breakfast. Having gr
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Paul Montgomery
May 24, 2012 rated it it was ok
Modern day American family moves to a neighbouring area of Salem. Son is an avid stitcher - enjoying embroidery. Coincidentally, the home they've chosen is right next to a good witch, Elsabethe. A stitching with, at odds with her stitching witch sister, Adel. 300 years past the two fell out over dealing with mankind around the time of the Salem with trials. Adel went bad, and abused her powers. Elsabethe bested her, but now she's coming back. Because, also coincidentally, the stitching kid is a ...more
Bookangels12
Dec 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing


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The Crystal Needle by Daniel Peyton
Jo Ann: Posted on Monday, December 09, 2013 1:08 AM

Paperback: 302 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (October 5, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1479339318
ISBN-13: 978-1479339310















When I first read what The Crystal Needled was about I told my daughter I had to read it. So she talked to Dan Peyton about it and he said ok and allowed us to read and review it.

I am not normally into books with magic and fantasy. This wonderful book
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Katherine
Dec 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed reading The Crystal Needle...in fact, I like it so much that I went and bought The Crystal Needle: A Christmas to Remember so that I could read it immediately.
The story concept was unique and very interesting. Daniel Peyton managed to weave together history, withcraft, stitching, the Japanese legend of the kitsune, and a touching love story...kind of like a stitching witch...lol.
The characters were all well developed and relatable. I especially liked the character of Joseph
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S.L. Wallace
Aug 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
Peyton has written a traditional fairy tale filled with unique characters, set in small town America. When Joe and his parents move from the deep south to New England in order to open a bed and breakfast, they don’t expect to find a witch living next door. And even once they get to know kind, elderly Elsabethe, they still don’t realize there is a witch living next door because people don’t believe in magic. In Featherville, curses mix with home baked food, young love and summer festivals. I enjo ...more
Alicia
Aug 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
this book was really good i am anxious to read more
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My name is Daniel Jo Peyton. I was born in 1982 in Stillwater Oklahoma, home town of OSU. My life there was as basic as anyone living on the flat lands of the Midwest, baking in the sun, freezing in the winters, running from tornadoes in the between, and enjoying the vast expanse of life around you.
I grew up with an older brother who was more into sports than I, a father who was a pastor and also
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