Posted by Seth
These books retell parts of the Bible in a way that will hold even the least interested of kids in their grasp until they are done reading. In the first book, Kingdom’s Dawn, the knight Sir Cedric retells the story of his mentor, Leinad. Leinad’s father Peyton was given a kingdom by the King, but him and his wife Dinan fell to temptation, and their kingdom was ransacked and then burnt by the Dark Knight and his evil Shadow Warriors. This book follows the life of Leinad and his faithful friend Tess, as they strive to live a life worthy to the King.
Kingdom’s Hope, the second book in the series, continues to follow Leinad’s life as he tries to free his people from Lord Fairos who has captured them and put them to work as slaves in his castle. Fairos refuses to let the people go, and three ferocious duels between the castle Lord and former slave must take place before the people are released.
The third book, Kingdom’s Edge, has the central character of Cedric, who was a peasant until he met the Prince. The Prince chooses twenty-five men, including Cedric to follow him to the hills where he trains them to become master swordsmen. To the Followers’ dismay, the Noble Knights hang the Prince on a tree, but He rises again! Follow the Knights of the Prince in this book as they stand strong for the King and his Son.
Kingdom’s Call is about Sir Gavin, a noble knight who begins to think that there is something more in life than what he is doing. Join him as he struggles to find answers and eventually meets the Prince himself.
Kingdom’s Quest continues Gavin’s story as the Prince sends him on a mission with his name now changed to Gavinaugh. Journey along with him as he does battle with a massive Shadow Warrior named Devinoux, and defeats the Tarmunth dragon.
Kingdom’s Reign goes back to Cedric as the Prince has called his faithful knights to come to his Kingdom which is across the Great Sea. Cedric journeys with the Prince in his great ship, then after spending some time in the Kingdom, returns with him and his great army to give battle to the Dark Knight.
Now let’s move to the Knights of Arrethtrae series, also authored by Chuck Black.
Book 1: Sir Kendrick and the Castle of Bel Lione
Sir Kendrick has been assigned to be a mentor to a reckless young knight named Duncan. On their mission they encounter blood wolves, Sir Casimir, the evil Lord Ra, and a former Vincero Knight named Landor. When Duncan is captured and taken prisoner, Kendrick knows he must rescue him, but can he get past the blood wolves and the guards? And what’s more, can he get Duncan out of the castle in time to gather an army to defeat Lord Ra? And will he even be alive to fight in the approaching battle?
Book 2: Sir Bentley and Holbrook Court
Sir Bentley is a young, noble knight who is beginning to question what his future is going to hold. When Bentley is knighted as a Knight of the Prince, his mission is desperate, and he must get past the Ashen Knight along with a lake leviathan. Will he get out of these scrapes alive?
Book 3: Sir Dalton and the Shadow Heart
Sir Dalton is a Knight of the Prince who has everything in the world going his direction when he is captured by a Shadow Warrior. He eventually escapes, and his life is changed by the Prince. He returns with an army to destroy Lord Drox and free his prisoners, but first he must get past the death ravens.
Book 4: Lady Carliss and the Waters of Morue
Lady Carliss was on her way home when she received an invitation from her friend Salina to return with her. But this simple expedition turns into a quest that will change her life forever.
Book 5: Sir Quinlan and the Swords of Valor
Quinlan is with the Swords of Valor for only a short time when a terrible tragedy occurs and the Valor Knights are scattered. Quinlan feels it is his calling to bring them back together in time to defeat Pathyon and his army of paythas, but will they trust him after what happened? (This is my favorite book out of both series.)
Book 6: Sir Rowan and the Camerian Conquest
Sir Rowan is a champion tournament knight, but the Prince quickly turns him into a mighty man for him.Will Rowan and Lijah survive against the endless sea of Shadow Warriors that Lucius is bringing against them?
These books are must reads if you like action and suspense.