Monday, March 14, 2011

Book Review: Sir Quinlan and the Swords of Valor

Book review
Sir Quinlan and the Swords of Valor
Chuck Black

Sorry there is no picture of the cover this time. This time I am reviewing a book for WaterBrook Multnomah and I am still getting use to the site and how to use it. It's actually a great cover and I would suggest you check it out!

This book is number 5 in The Knights of Arrethtrae series. I wish I wouldn't have requested this book until I had a chance to read the previous books. I felt a bit lost at times, but over all I really enjoyed the book.

If you have a son, or even a daughter who is a preteen or early teenager I think they would really love this series of books and you would love them reading it. It's full of great life lessons and wonderful spiritual allegory.

My favorite part of this book was how it was written and laid out. I loved how the use of Biblical things were used, but used differently. There are Christians, Angels and demons, but they aren't called that. Instead they are Knights, Silent Warriors and Shadow Warriors. I normally enjoy giving my kids books to read that are a bit more straight forward with Christian reference, but for kids who don't have a great Christian background and are a little more reluctant this is a great series.

In the book Quinlan has to make a choice. Does he fight for the Prince and bring the Knights of Valor back together? Or does he just continue with his life and not worry about helping others? The author makes you think about deep questions of faith while enjoying a book. What does apathy do to our spiritual lives? Will it make us grow further away from God? If I allow apathy to grow in my life will I be more vulnerable to the evils of this world?

Great book and I would suggest buying the series especially if you have a boy who enjoys fantasy novels. I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.

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