Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Book Review: The King's Scrolls

Description: Following the harrowing events that brought them to Landale Forest, Jace and Kyrin have settled comfortably into their new lives and the mission of protecting those under the emperor’s persecution. The fast approach of winter brings with it the anticipation of a quiet few months ahead. That is until the arrival of four mysterious, dragon-riding cretes who seek aid in a mission of great importance—not only to their own people, but to all followers of Elôm. Hidden in the vast mining valley north of Valcré, a faithful crete has spent years sharing his knowledge with the destitute miners and their families and is known to possess what may be Arcacia’s last surviving copies of the King’s Scrolls—the Word of Elôm. Joining the cretes, those in Landale must find the crete teacher and bring him to safety, but it is a race against time. Should Daican’s men find him first, execution and the destruction of the Scrolls is certain. When disaster strikes, all seems lost. Could Elôm have a plan even in the enemy’s triumph?

When I was asked to be part of the advanced reader team for this book, I jumped at the chance, but I was a little worried when I started reading. After all, Resistance had been so good, what if Kings Scrolls couldn’t measure up? I shouldn’t have worried. This book exceeded my expectations by far.
This book took many twists and turns. Some of them were exciting and exhilarating, while others were heart-wrenching and brought me to the brink of tears. This book took me on an emotional roller-coaster that took me some time to recover from… in a good way.

I had so loved some of the early works by this author (written under the name Molly Evangeline) because they were so unabashedly Christian. I was worried that as she got older and her writing matured, her message of faith, heart for salvation, and love for the bible would fade. I am so grateful that they haven’t. Yes, her writing has matured as well as how she portrays her faith, but it is still strong and such a blessing.

The characters, both old and new, are wonderful and so real that I felt like I have met each one. Kyrin is still my favorite, but Jace is a close second. Kyrin and I have a lot in common, and I just love how strong her faith is, even though she goes through some doubt during some of the very, very hard things that happen in this book.

I cannot say enough about this book, so I will simply leave off by saying that I highly recommend it to those who love non-magical fantasy, adventure, and powerful tales of faith.

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1 comment:

  1. This book and subsequently the series have become something of an obsession for me and my sister. I too have read all of Knight's series, and trust me, her writing just keeps getting better and better. I can't wait for the next one!