I am glad I picked this book to read! Chuck Black reminds me a bit of C.S. Lewis, but with a beautiful Medieval/Renaissance style! Those who know me know that I love this genera in books, movies, and yes, my own clothes to an extent! What a beautiful parallel Mr. Black has created for his readers! The story never lost the reader, and it never lacked in adventure. It was very accurate to the time period. I could tell that this author cares about details and how he puts them together in his work.
Sir Kendrick And The Castle of Bel Lione is sure to thrill many young people, and it is not unkind to "adults" either! A strong thread of Spiritual Warfare, and a super strong emphases on redemption and forgiveness. I was really impressed with the many study questions in the back of the book. That made this book well suited for youth groups and Bible studies. I also appreciated, with a bit of my own humor, that the evil villain in this book has an Egyptian name!
I think I could sum a good deal of the message in this book up with one very important Scripture. The wages of sin are death, but the gift of God is eternal life. (Romans 6:23) A recommend read for all young people for sure! Oh, and I can't leave out the Blood Wolves. Those just must be read about!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Chuck Black first wrote Kingdom’s Edge to inspire his children to read the Bible with renewed zeal. This captivating expanded parable led him to write the Old Testament allegories, Kingdom’s Dawn and Kingdom’s Hope. Chuck added three more titles to the series, Kingdom’s Call, Kingdom’s Quest, and Kingdom’s Reign which were released in May of 2007.
Chuck is a former F-16 fighter pilot and currently works as an engineer for a firm designing plastic consumer products. He has a degree in electrical and electronic engineering and served eight years in the United States Air Force. Chuck and his wife Andrea have six children and live in North Dakota.
It is Chuck’s desire to serve the Lord through his work and to inspire people of all ages to study the scriptures in order to discover the hope and love of a truly majestic King and His Son.
ABOUT THE BOOK
A dangerous new order threatens the mission of the Knights of Arrethtrae. Only loyalty to the King can bring victory!
As the Knights of the Prince await His triumphant return, they are steadfast in their mission to take His story into the kingdom and recruit as many as are willing. But when a new and dangerous threat is revealed, their mission is jeopardized.
Sir Kendrick and his young charge, the impetuous Sir Duncan, are sent on a mission to discover the identity and origin of a secretive new order known as the Vincero Knights. They travel to the city of Bel Lione where Lord Ra has been enticing young people in the kingdom to join his festivals, after which many choose not to return home. Their families keep quiet for fear of repercussion.
When Sir Duncan disappears while trying to discover the truth of Lord Ra’s castle, Sir Kendrick attempts to find and enlist the help of a mysterious warrior. Time is short for he must save Duncan and call upon the knights of Chessington to join in the battle against the evil Lord Ra.
Journey to Arrethtrae, where these knights of noble heart live and die in loyal service to the King and the Prince. These knights are mighty, for they serve a mighty King. They are...the Knights of Arrethtrae!
If you would like to read the first chapter, go HERE