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The Pursuit of a King

by Candace Christine Little
Series: A Tale of... #1
176 pages, Fantasy
Reviewed by Kitti Kat

Good story, well written, nice clean ending. Great family read.

Plot

Artemerio and Barto, brothers from the country of Windsal, are itching to be adventurers and claim unknown lands in the name of King Syroton and his Queen Athalia. But the King instead sends them on a quest to find the answer to a riddle...an answer that will change them and their destinies. The brothers find themselves in many interesting and sometimes dangerous circumstances as the deceiver, Dunley, attempts to thwart their every attempt at truth.

Morality

Barto and Artemerio learn many lessons in their pursuit, one being the purpose of humility, and another the value of wisdom. They meet with many persons named for and that portray character traits (ie: Mercy, Justice, Wit, etc.).

Spiritual Content

Not overly spiritual, but teaches beautiful gems of theology clearly while keeping the storyline free of rebuttals and essays. Very well done.

Violence

A cliff is blown up, but no one is injured. Some people are held at sword- or arrow-point, but there are no deaths. One attempt is made to poison someone.

Drug and Alcohol Content

None.

Sexual Content

None.

Crude or Profane Language or Content

None.

Conclusion

This story was fun, light, full of lovely truths and a perfect book for teaching kids of the fruit of the spirit. As a young adult, I enjoyed this book as much as my much younger siblings would. I plan to read this aloud next time I babysit.

Note: "The Pursuit of a King (A Tale of Wisdom)" is followed in the series by "The Heart of a King," "The Honor of a King," and "The Son of a King." However, the books may be read in any order.

Fun Score: 4
Values Score: 5
Written for Age: 11-12

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