The Changeling

Tuesday, March 15, 2011
I could have given you anything you asked for, Wormling! Lands. Power. Authority.” “Those are not yours to give! Nor the Dragon’s. Only the King can bestow such. You know that.”
“Yes, I know that,” Mordecai said, imitating Owen’s voice. He bent and hefted an even larger rock. “The King is all-powerful. The King is all-knowing. Well, the King is dead. And so are you.” Mordecai held the stone over Owen’s head and let go.
Owen snapped to reality as the stone dropped toward him. This was not Mordecai but an evil imposter!

Book: The Changeling (The Wormling) by Jerry B. Jenkins and Chris Fabry, Tyndale House Publishers, 2007

Genre: Fantasy/Allegory
Target Audience: Boys 12-18
Subjects: perseverance, trust, faith
Summary: Owen is now trained and on his search for the King’s Son, but the dragon is still determined to see him dead. Now he has sent the most powerful enemy yet: a being that can change into anyone or anything at a moment’s notice. He can pose as an animal or a trusted friend or anything else he chooses. How can Owen and Watcher know what to trust? How can they even make it safely to the King’s Son? The people of the lowlands are still opposed to him, and his lack of knowledge about his own identity is beginning to discourage him.
Notes: This, the third book in the Wormling series, continues the story of Owen Reeder as he reads and tries to understand and apply the words of the Book of the King as he undergoes a search for the one who can save both worlds from the evil dragon determined to rule them. It is an allegory with the King and Book of the King – much of which resembles Scripture. The lessons challenge one to closely examine the heart and stay faithful even in times of despair and hopelessness.
Recommendation Scale: 5/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

Proverbs 3:5-7 – Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and shun evil.


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