Wednesday, June 13, 2012

“He is an honorable man, I think, calling out with his last words the mission he was charged with. And though his king is not our king, we must see his message on. The King of Kapnos is a true king.” Innera drew in a breath. “Cordus is a hundred miles from here. It would take days, maybe weeks, to get there in this season.” “Nevertheless, Innera, granddaughter of Biden and daughter or Artios, you are able to do this thing.”

Book: Shield by Dawn L. Watkins, JourneyForth (BJU Press), 2008
Genre: Fantasy
Target Audience: Boys and Girls 16-18
Subjects: Loyalty, sacrifice
Summary: In a time of war, lives are changed. Innera and her grandmother could have never imagined that it would change their lives though as they are not a part of the countries at war. When a messenger dies in their home though, Innera is chosen to carry on the message. And her grandmother, a known healer, is called to serve one of the kings. Before peace is settled, lives will be lost, sacrifices made, and for some, love will be found.
Notes: This book was written as a prequel to Medallion – another book by this author. It does not have a series name though. The book is published by a Christian curriculum company – Bob Jones University. However, I did not find anything particularly Christian about it. It did not focus on God or prayer or the Scriptures. It had the classic good vs. evil struggle with honorable characters making sacrifices for others, but not overtly Christian elements.
Recommendation Scale:  2/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

John 15:13 – Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.

This book was given as e-book for review by Netgalley


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