Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Kingdom's Dawn by Chuck Black - Book 1 of The Kingdom's Series

Sixteen-year-old Leinad thought he was a common farmer’s son, nothing more. He wondered why his father had trained him for years to master the sword—not exactly a tool of the trade for farmers—but one tragic event initiates a world of revelation.

Only then does he begin to understand his calling—a calling no other man in the entire kingdom of Arrethtrae can fulfill—a calling given to him by the King Himself.

Teamed with a young slave girl, Leinad is thrust into adversity and danger—for the Dark Knight and his vicious Shadow Warriors will stop at nothing to thwart the King’s plan to restore the kingdom. Leinad will need more than a sharp blade and a swift hand to fulfill his mission and survive the evil plots of the King’s sworn enemies!

Journey to Arrethtrae , where the King and His Son implement a bold plan to save their kingdom; where courage, faith, and loyalty stand tall in the face of opposition.; where good will not bow to evil—and the future of a kingdom lies in the hands of a young man.

The Review:
My ranking: 10 out of 10
Reading level: 10 & up

The Positve:
Ranking in my top ten, Kingdom’s Dawn by Chuck Black captivated my attention from the first chapter. The story of young Leinad as he struggles through the book to stay loyal to the King, even in the midst of many toils, demonstrates the loyalty we should have to our King, the LORD. The book had some very good values in it, teaching that faith, love, and loyalty to our King will result in a prosperous life, and though hard times and trouble will come, that steadfastness and belief that the King has a plan for our lives and trusting in Him is the right thing to do. Kingdom's Dawn is the Bible retold in story form, which was very interesting. Kingdom’s Dawn would be good to read together as a family and compare the happenings in the book to the happenings in the Bible. The discussion questions at the back of the book would be great to ask children and get them thinking.

The Negative:
I was unable to come up with any negative aspects of this book.

To Sum It Up:
I highly recommend Kingdom’s Dawn. Whether you’re 10 or 30, you will thoroughly enjoy the journey of Leinad and his friends as they learn the true meaning of loyalty and how to dedicate their lives to the One who gave life to all.

To read more about this series, go here.
To purchase this book, go here.


Penny Zeller said...

Hi Kait,
I really appreciate you reviewing books for children. It takes a lot of guesswork out for us parents!

I have heard that Chuck Black's books were excellent and I am looking forward to my own children reading them.

Blessings in Christ,

Penny Zeller

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