Lady Carliss And The Water Of Moorue

Thursday, December 30, 2010
“That is absurd!” Si Kon said as he slapped the table. “Didn’t you hear me? No one has ever survived the Despon Swamp!” “I must try, Si Kon. It is Dalton’s only hope.”

Book: Lady Carliss And The Water Of Moorue by Chuck Black, Multnomah Publishing, 2010
Genre: Allegory
Target Audience: Girls 12-18
Subjects: Faith, Doubts, Sacrifice
Summary: Lady Carliss may be great as a Knight of the Prince, but as a woman in love, she’s a mess. Her attraction to Dalton causes her to finally flee his presence, but when he comes after her, he arrives just in time for an attack by a strange lizard that leaves it’s poison spreading through Sir Dalton’s body. Her only hope is to get to Moorue and find a certain flower in time. Doing this may mean sacrificing the lives of many others though. Carliss has some very difficult choices to make.
Notes: This allegory fits in the time of the Church, the time between Jesus ascension and His glorious return. It could take place anywhere, any time today. A young woman seeks to have her whole heart devoted to the King and His Kingdom, but faces the potential for great sacrifice if she does.
Recommendation Scale: 5/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

Matthew 10:38-39 – Anyone who does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.


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