Tuesday, July 02, 2013

The Orphan King-book review

The Orphan King - Sigmund Brouwer

Price: $7.99
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781400071548
Release: 7.10.2012
Juvenile Fiction - Action & Adventure

Book Synopsis:
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 camaraderie and suspicion.
Can he trust those who would join his battle…or will his fears force him to go on alone?

Image of Sigmund Brouwer
Whether writing youth or adult fiction, Sigmund Brouwer is a best-selling author of more than 40 fast-paced novels. He loves going to schools to get kids excited about reading, reaching roughly 80,000 students a year through his Rock&Roll Literacy Show.
Sigmund is married to songwriter recording artist Cindy Morgan. The couple and their two young daughters divide their time between Red Deer, Alberta and Nashville, Tennessee.

My Opinion:
The Orphan King  was a book that I unfortunately have to give a 2 star rating.  I had some problems finishing the book, I fell asleep every time I got started on it.  Of course I'm not a huge Camelot or Merlin fan either so that could be my problem.  However, I gave it to my 13 year old daughter to read and she devoured it a only a couple of days.  That could be the difference, I'm a 40 year old woman and she's a teenager.  In conclusion, if you like Camelot type of books this would be a great book for you or if you're a Young Adult!

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