Corus The Champion

Friday, December 30, 2011

“Fine, mortal,” Marielle said slyly, smiling. “I will make you a bargain. A good bargain if you are not a fool. I will tell you where Corus is if you give me your music. The magic of the song will have passed from you to me.”

Book: Corus The Champion by D. Barkley Briggs, Living Ink Books, 2011
Genre: Fantasy
Target Audience: Boys 14+
Subjects: Identity, Loss, Sacrifice, Courage
Summary: All four brothers are now in Karac Tor and each has his own role to play in stopping the evil that is spreading over the land. Nemisa was stopped but not before she had spread the discontent to all of the unnamed and not before she encouraged evil to come. The land needs a king and it needs a king’s champion. Both need to be set free though and their freedom will come at perhaps too high of a price to the Barlow brothers.
Notes: This is the 2nd in the Legends of Karac Tor series about four brothers who travel to another world and have a role to play in saving the world. This author ties in connections to the King Arthur legends and the concept of naming – the power found in knowing your identity in Christ. In this book, each boy faces some challenge and adventure, but Ewan faces an especially difficult challenge as the price the fairy queen demands for freedom is Ewan’s gift of music. His music, playing the Creator’s song holds power and this is where he finds his identity. The spiritual elements are allegorical. This one isn’t as powerful of imagery as the first one but it still focuses a little bit on identity.
Recommendation Scale: 4/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

Ephesians 5:19 – Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord


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