A peasant arrives in Chessington claiming to be the son of the King and is arrested and executed. When his Followers continue to defy the Code, Sir Gavin swears to destroy this threat - until he is grievously wounded in battle and is saved by someone who will transform his heart and life forever. Includes discussion questions and is a great resource for ages 8 to 12.
Very rarely will I take time to leave reviews for books or audiobooks b/c we're usually too busy reading or listening to them. ;) But these...THESE books by Chuck Black...are well worth taking a minute to leave a 5-star review. Each one of his books have been over-the-top great. Each one has a wonderful surface storyline and is interesting to young children...teens...and adults. However, if you take the stories one step further and look for the underlying messages, they will stop you in your tracks. The author take Biblical truths, morals, parables and subtlety weaves them into the story. We often found ourselves stopping to discuss the deeper meaning with our children while listening...and even they were picking up on them, after they knew to look for them. I hope to read and listen to many more books from Chuck Black in years to come...as long as he keeps to his pattern of deep doctrine "hidden" in an entertaining story.
As for the audio version? It's well-done by two different readers with dramatization added.
I would purchase this again if I lost my copy...or purchase it for a good friend as a gift. =)
This book is great, bible wise and also story wise. It is interesting how all the characters represent so many different biblical characters/stories like how in book 1 there is Adam and Eve, Noah's ark, Paul's stoning so on, so forth but in craftily disguised ways. This book is highly recommended to anyone over 8 years old.
I got the Kingdom series for Christmas and loved them! Of the six books, I must say this was my favorite. The picture Chuck Black paints for the reader is so real, that the main character became like an old friend. I highly recommend this book and all the other books of the Kingdom series. I look forward to reading more from this inspiring author.
The book was just as well writen as the others, but hardly as entertaining. It was a little boring reading through the same story from a diferent point of view. I wasn't really reading it until the last couple of chpters.