Kingdom’s Hope (The Kingdom Series Book 2) by Chuck Black // Book Review

Chuck Black

May 13, 2019

PUBLISHED BY: Multnomah (May 1, 2006)

ISBN-10: 9781590526804

LENGTH: 160 pages

GENRE: Youth/Fiction/Fantasy

BUY ON: Amazon

Synopsis (taken from back of book)

Fierce castle lords hold the kingdom hostage. 

But a champion is coming… 

Fairos thought he had sentenced Leinad to death in the Banteen desert. But he was wrong. Leinad survived. Now, trained by the King himself, Leinad returns—a true Knight of the King. His skill with the sword is unmatched this side of the Great Sea ; his resolve is unshakeable. He is determined to fulfill the mission given him by the King and to free the people from their bondage to Lord Fairos. 

Leinad’s quest takes him from the chains of slavery, near the jaws of dragons, and close to the arms of love. And when the rest of the kingdom turns away from the King and the Code, Leinad turns to his most faithful ally, Tess. With her help, Leinad struggles to conquer his own doubt. But he must do so soon, for the King’s archenemy, the Dark Knight, is about to unleash his entire evil force, and only Leinad can stop them… 

Journey to Arrethtrae, where the King and His Son implement a bold plan to save their kingdom; where courage, faith, and loyalty stand tall in the face of opposition; where good will not bow to evil; where the future of the kingdom is at the threshold of either victory or defeat—and one man holds the key. 

My Thoughts

The second book in the series by my favorite author definately held its shine. It was suspenseful and kept my attention just like the previous book. I loved continuing on the adventure with Leinad and Tess! In this story, they embark on an adventure that tests and trys their faith like never before. They are both captured and sold into slavery and after Leinad survives a near-death experience, he works at nothing to free his faithful friend, Tess. Kingdom’s Hope continues the allegory of the Bible–this time with the story of Moses. Leinad and Tess struggle to fulfill the King’s mission by rescuing the slaves under Lord Fairos.

I am not always a big fan of books that are supposed to be an allegory of the Bible because they are usually not very acurate, and end up being cheesy. However, I am very pleased with The Kingdom series, because the author knows just how to balance a suspenseful medieval story and an allegory. He does it wonderully, in a way that I absolutely love. If you are like me, and are usually a bit leary of allegories, I totally reccomen the Kingdom Series. trust me–you will be surprised!

The author continued to paint beautiful pictures in my mind by his words and descriptions. I was so enthraled with the story that I couldn’t put it down until I had read every last word in the book.

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