Friday, March 25, 2016

Friday Fiction Fix: "Kingdom's Edge"

While this book is a sequel, it stands very nicely on its own. I thought it would be an appropriate pick for Good Friday since it is an allegory of the gospel account. 

The Short:

Kingdom’s Edge
The Kingdom Series, Book 3

By: Chuck Black

4/5 Stars (5/5 for intended age group)

What: A stranger comes to the Kingdom of Arrethtrae, claiming to be the Prince.

Recommended to those who like: Fantasy, allegory, Christian, Middle-grade, sword fights

The Long:

A while back, I reviewed books one and two of the Kingdom Series. You could easily jump into this book without reading the first two books.

This series is well suited to middle grade readers. If you have a younger child at home, it would even be suitable to read aloud. They’re easy, quick reads and have a strong Christian allegorical message. The sword fights and adventures are exciting and enjoyable.

The story is a very close allegory to the gospel accounts. We see the story through the eyes of Cedric, a young peasant who is turned into a knight by the Prince.

If you’re looking for a book exploring real-life issues or having a deep plot, this probably isn’t the series for you. However, I think books like these are a cool way to get kids interested in their faith. Sometimes hearing the gospel in an interesting, new format can give it fresh life.

I hope you have a blessed and reflective day. I may be slow to respond to comments this weekend.

How do you celebrate Good Friday/Easter? 

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