I first heard about the Knights of Arrethtrae series over at Reading to Know. I was intrigued. When book six of the series was available to be reveiwed for the Blogging for Books program (Multnomah Press), I was excited about the chance to read the book.
It can be challenging to find novels worth the time spent reading them but Sir Rowan and the Camerian Conquest by Chuck Black certainly fits the bill.
The story is a beautiful allegory of Christian living. The land has been overrun by an evil king name, Lucius, who is holding people captive with his Shadow Knights. Those faithful to the true King and his son, the Prince, are standing faithfully on the knowledge that the Prince will come back and save the country from the evil Lucius.
Rowan has been given the gift of training to be a Knight for the Prince. His story is one of redemption. He uses his gifts for glory and recognition from the world only to find it does not bring fulfillment. The Prince gives Rowan a special task; Rowan sets out with determination to follow the orders of the Prince.
This story is one of honor and faithfulness. Rowan and the other faithful followers of the Prince are not deterred from obeying their calling even when Lucius and the Shadow Knights gain victories. The constant theme of the faithfulness and power of the King and the Prince brings hope to Rowan and the rest of the Resolutes, the followers of the Prince.
This book is essentially the story of salvation in the life set in medieval times. The ultimate triumph of God and Christ over Satan is paralleled in the promised triumph of the King and the Prince over Lucius.
This is definitely a book worth reading; I’m hoping to read the rest of the books in this series.
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.
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~ Melinda ~