Books by Derek Benz

THE RELIC HUNTERS by Derek Benz
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2011

"There's a lot better out there than this. (Steampunk. 11-13)"
A teeming cast, a mare's nest of plotlines and characters with ambiguous agendas muddle this sequel to The Brimstone Key (2010). Read full book review >
THE BRIMSTONE KEY by Derek Benz
ADVENTURE
Released: June 7, 2010

"Sloppy all around. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Aiming to be a steampunk action/adventure with a faerie element and a side of gaming, this opener of the second Grey Griffins series is a congested mess of overwritten prose, weak descriptions and inflated dangers. Read full book review >
THE FALL OF THE TEMPLAR by Derek Benz
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Max's journey is full of plot holes, flat characters, awkward prose and trite conclusions, but the fast-paced adventure will entertain fantasy readers. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
The Grey Griffins series continues in this middle-of-the-road fantasy adventure. Read full book review >
THE RISE OF THE BLACK WOLF by Derek Benz
FANTASY
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"This amalgam of Norse mythology, Arthurian legends, the Dracula story and others is chaotic and somewhat incoherent—but the fast-paced adventure and slightly gross-out magic will keep some readers enthralled. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
The war between good and evil is entangled in the war between Max Sumner's estranged parents in this sequel to The Revenge of the Shadow King (2006). Read full book review >
THE REVENGE OF THE SHADOW KING by Derek Benz
FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2006

"Not a bad option for fans of the genre. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
A collectible card game introduces Max and his friends to the battle against ancient evil in this undistinguished but entertaining series opener. Read full book review >