I gave this as a gift to an avid tween and told him that if he liked it, I would get him another. His grandmother said he couldn't put it down and I was thrilled when he asked for the next in the series - and his face was alight with anticipation! So glad I discovered it.
My boys (age 8 and 14) love this series and the companion Kingdom books. We listen to the audio books driving to and from school, and my older son has also read all the books. It is hard to imagine a more exciting yet inspiring series for tweens and teens.
My 12 year old is in love with this series. She read the Kingdom series and enjoyed it so much that she had to read the Arrethtrae Series. They teach so many wonderful character traits and values! I couldn't be happier with these books. The story has enough appeal to keep both boys and girls interested in the books. My 10 year old daughter has started reading these as well and is enjoying them.
We picked this book up after reading the first paragraph and we were entranced by the emotion of this book. I could not put it down. Sir Kendrick and Sir Duncan show the mentor-student relationship perfectly. It is a very engaging book.