Wednesday, April 15, 2015
The contest is simple enough; one fair maiden awaits her execution, Master Squilby and his flying beat guard the paths that lead to her. Slowbelly guards the gate. The boaster of Noah’s God aethling Thiery, must set her free. But there is more. Three hours after he departs, a man hunt begins. Aethling Thiery has been made a dragon’s head. On food he travels. Any may strike him down. But an especial three shall take the chase: Lunace ‘One-Arm’ and Ogre make the first, Aramis, the huntsman, the second, and Mortimer Blud, dreaded bounty hunter, the third.

Book: Loresmen (The Peleg Chronicles Book 3) by Matthew Harding, Zoe & Sozo Publishing, 2011

Genre: Historical (Biblical times) Fiction, Adventure
Target Audience: Boys 10-16
Subjects: Good vs. Evil, Salvation, False gods, Love for others
Summary: Three giants, angry giants, trained and skilled in the art of battle against the eight who dare to fight for Lady Mercy’s life and for the God of Noah to be the champion of the day. Winning the battle is not a guarantee of their safety or her life however. The evil priests and those in their control will stop at nothing to destroy. It’s one showdown after another after another. Will those who dare to follow the one true God ever find rest on this earth? Or will they be destroyed one at a time until none are left? And what is the true identity of the foundlings, Thiery and Suzie?
Notes: Loresmen is the third in the Peleg Chronicles: an adventure focused Bible-Times historical fiction book. The three books in the series are a continuous story, smoothly flowing from one adventure to the next. There is some character development, but it’s usually in the midst of danger, not times to just sit and think. The story is written as if it were taking places in the days after the Tower of Babel with one group of people, or rather, all the speakers of one language. It’s a constant battle between those who worship the God of Noah and therefore defy every single one of the false gods of the pagan and the priests of the false gods as well as the rulers who are under their control. The books quote Scripture constantly, as the characters demonstrate the truth of Ephesians 6:17, wielding Scripture like a sword. The discrepancy comes in their quoting all sorts of verses from things that happen later in Scripture. But they are not portrayed as written words, just truths almost revealed to them by God. The only written Word referenced is the book of Job as historically, it could have been written by this point as the events are believed to have happened in early Genesis.
Book three increases the pressure on the characters are the priests and those in their power show just how much they hate the one true God and His followers. It continues to give characters a chance to follow Him and lay down their lives for their brothers and sisters. It shows the struggle of one character who is trying to decide who to follow, revealing the length to which he will go to hide one of his identities from the other, even denying it to himself.
Spiritual Content Recommendation Scale: 5/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

Joshua 24:15 – But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your forefathers served beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD."
Thank you to the author for providing me with a free review copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.


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