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Book Spotlight: The Orphan King by Sigmund Brouwer

11/9/12
About the Book: 

Sigmund Brouwer, authors, christian fiction, teens

The future of the Immortals is in the hands of an orphan
 My greatest fear was that they would find us and make of us a sacrifice beneath a full moon. Now you, Thomas, must help us destroy the circle of evil.


       The last words of a dying woman would change the life of young Thomas. Raised behind monastery walls, he knows nothing of his mysterious past or imminent destiny. But now, in the heart of medieval England, a darkness threatens to strangle truth. An ancient order tightens their ghostly grip on power, creating fear and exiling those who would oppose them. Thomas is determined fulfill his calling and bring light into the mysterious world of the Druids and leaves the monastery on an important quest.
      Thomas quickly finds himself in unfamiliar territory, as he must put his faith in unusual companions—a cryptic knight, a child thief, and the beautiful, silent woman whom may not be all she seems.  From the solitary life of an orphan, Thomas now finds himself tangled in the roots of both comradery and suspicion.
      Can he trust those who would join his battle…or will his fears force him to go on alone?


About the Author:


authors, christian fiction
Sigmund Brouwer is the author of eighteen novels with nearly three million copies in print.  His recent novel The Last Disciple was featured in Time Magazine and on ABC's Good Morning America.  Sigmund is married to Christian recording artist Cindy Morgan, and they and their two daughters divide their time between homes in Red Deer, Alberta Canada and Nashville, Tennessee.


Connect with the author on Facebook: 

 https://www.facebook.com/SigmundBrouwer.





Book Trailer:






My Review/Thoughts:

The character of Thomas is very strong in this novel.  He is brave, admirable, and unstoppable in the face of danger.  In my son's words, this character is "epic." He works toward fulfilling his destiny to conquer Magnus castle and the druid order.  It's a classic battle of good vs. evil, all of which will appeal to teens who are fans of Arthurian lore.  There are great themes of faith, friendship, trust, courage and hard work.  

The author weaves a great plot with twists and turns that will keep the reader guessing as to the back story behind Thomas' supposed "friends".  My son enjoyed details about the time period and was drawn in by the story's setting and author's descriptive language.  

The ending leaves you hanging and asking a few "why's."  We both look forward to the next book in the series.   

Disclosure:  I received a copy of the book for review purposes from Waterbrook Mulnomah's Blogging for Books program.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.
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Pam said...

This book sounds interesting. Glad that you and your son enjoyed this. I don't know where I have been but I have never seen a trailer for a book before. Pretty cool.

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