Sir Kendrick and the Castle of Bel Lione

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Sir Kendrick and the Castle of Bel Lione
(Multnomah Books - June 17, 2008)
Chuck Black

This novel gets five stars!

I cannot say enough good things about it. It is very well written.

It is an allegory and I find the contrasts between Good and Evil are extremely well done. The King and the Prince are talked about, but do not make an appearance. What a great aspect. I'm quite sure another author would have been greatly tempted to incorporate the King and the Prince. For this story, though, the focus is on winning the kingdom back from the Dark Lord, who also does not make an appearance.

Sir Kendrick is a Knight who has a tremendous reputation and who is charged with the mentoring of a fresh-faced recruit. The young one slices and dices with the sword, quite handily, but also very heavy handed. So, Sir Duncan needs a gentle training... or rather, a guidance filled with wisdom, but not necessarily overly cautious. Sir Duncan makes some mistakes along the way, including a heroic rescue attempt.

This novel is filled with chills and thrills, laughter and tears. It is written for Teens, but it is really good for adults, too. It may be a bit transparent for some more savvy, experienced readers, but Chuck Black explains all in the end. It also has a great Study Guide at the end for youth groups or study groups.

It is very much well worth the money. I highly recommend it!

Okay... so here's something about the author, Chuck Black...
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.

And if you'd like to read the first chapter, go here

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