of customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Sonar5 Stars Out Of 5IncredibleNovember 9, 2016SonarQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5These knights of arrethtrae books are not long novels, yet it amazes me that Chuck Black is able to write such emotion and character into these books. I have read them all and find them equally moving and full of important biblical truths.
CworthyGender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Good for reluctant readersAugust 14, 2012CworthyGender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4If you have a reluctant reader in your house who needs high interest fiction (and especially if said reader is a boy), check out this book. This is book five in Black's The Knights of Arrethtrae series. Swords of Valor is the only one in the series that we've tried, but there is enough action to intrigue my son and enough allegory to make mom happy. It is a bit King Arthur-esque and is a fantastic vocabulary builder. (In fact, pulling spelling and vocab from this book/series would be a great project for some enterprising homeschool mom who is feeling especially benevolent.) Attending a renaissance festival this school year? Add this one to your book list as a literature tie-in. Enjoy!
Samantha5 Stars Out Of 5Another great book by Chuck Black!December 29, 2011SamanthaQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book is one of my favorites. Chuck Black is so talented in allegorical writing! Sir Quinlan instantly became one of my favorite characters. Thanks, Mr. Black for making such wonderful stories, please keep writing!
cap44Pensacola, FLAge: 45-54Gender: male4 Stars Out Of 5A Great ReadJune 9, 2011cap44Pensacola, FLAge: 45-54Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Sir Quinlan and the Swords of Valor by Chuck Black is an excellent book for both the young reader and the old.
At first I was afraid that since this was book #5 I wouldn't have any idea what was going on, but my fears were laid to rest, this is a worthy stand-alone novel.
Sir Quinlan grows into his role as our hero and along the way leaves behind childhood and the would-be heroes of his life.
Overcoming mistakes and forgiveness are lessons learned along the way and the very straight-forward parallels drawn between our King and His Son and those of the book are very hard to miss.
I heartily recommend this book and will be reading the first four books as soonas possible.
And as soon as my children are old enough to read this level book, I am going to make sure they start this series.
I was provided this book by WaterbrookMultnomah free of charge, under no obligation than to provide a review of the book, either positve or negative.
StoryGirlSouth CarolinaAge: Under 18Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Sir Quinlan- the best yet!May 5, 2011StoryGirlSouth CarolinaAge: Under 18Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5In the time since I posted my review of the first book in the Kingdom's Dawn, I've read all of the Kingdom books (without actually buying a single one!). I was almost a little afraid to start the Knights of Arrethtrae series, because I figured they couldn't possibly be as good as the first series.
I was wrong. They are even better.
Sir Quinlan and the Swords of Valor, is, in fact, my favorite I've read so far. Unlike the Kingdom series, which was an allegory of familiar Bible stories, each book in The Knights of Arrethtrae series focuses on a single virtue or vice that we often encounter in our Christian walk.
The main character, Twitch, is a quiet, somewhat shy boy who has never been the best at anything. Content to rest in the shadow of his best friend and adopted older brother, Tav, Twitch lives a very ordinary, uneventful life.
When Tav's Uncle Baylor comes with a message that the Prince needs Tav to become a part of an elite team called The Swords of Valor, Twitch knows he is going to miss his friend. But Tav refuses to go- so Twitch offers to leave instead.
Rejected at first, Twitch has a hard time of it from the start. The other members of The Swords of Valor look down on him because of his lack of skill, both with his words and with the sword. Just when things seem to getting better for Twitch, an unimaginable tragedy happens- a tragedy all of the other members blame on Twitch and causes The Swords of Valor to disband.
Alone and miserable, Twitch is astounded when the prince calls him to a seemingly impossible mission. A mission that will take just as much courage to overcome his self-doubt as it will to overcome the enemy.
I greatly enjoyed this book- and I can't wait to get my hands on the next one!
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.