We were so excited when we saw this book. We have a lot of books that interest our daughters. But not many that our son enjoys reading. When he first saw this book he wanted to instantly dive into. His birthday is coming and we will be getting book 2 for him. YEAH!! Finally he enjoys reading!! Thank you SO much Matthew Christian Harding!
About the book: Description found from Matthew's website.
Foundlings, book one of The Peleg Chronicles
is Historical Fiction that takes place in the
time period of Peleg, soon after the tower of
Babel dispersion. In its pages we meet
dragons, giants, false priests, the death hunt,
an under-city of the Dwarven Brotherhood,
and many memorable characters.
The story begins with Lord McDougal and his
faithful shield-bearer, Fergus Leatherhead,
departing their lands with giants at their
backs, while before them lie in wait denizens of
the bog-land and forest.
Ever ready to protect and serve others, they
gather in tow an assortment of displaced
adventurers and find themselves embroiled in
a mysterious search for the foundlings:
orphaned Thiery with his companion Horatio
the white wolf, and Suzie who has been
deceitfully retained by the thieves Elvodug and
Others also seek the foundlings, and their
purposes are most sinister - Dragon Priests
who practice cozen sacrifices, and their leader
Count Rosencross who is torn by his God given
conscience and his pursuit of personal glory.
Onward toward the city of Hradcanny they
travel, meeting with treachery, beast attacks,
camaraderie and psalms of praise with an eye
toward the gospel. Though their battles are at
times fierce and the outcomes uncertain, the
author maintains the integrity of these noble
characters, who through weakness are made
strong by Him in whom they trust.
Foundlings weaves together the Biblical
principles of chivalry, truth, courage, duty,
faith and love within the framework of Genesis,
and a bold adherence to its historicity. It's an
exciting page turner that leaves you wanting
more, but more importantly it leaves the
reader with Godly heroes to think on and
emulate, and a young earth creationist view of
history that conforms to the Word of God.
Like I said before, we loved this book. It's very difficult to find books that hold the interest of my son that we approve of. Of course he loved all the characters, action and adventure. This book has opened up a whole new world for our son. Our daughters enjoyed it some, but I think it is more in tune for boys. That is just my opinion!
This book can be found at many book stores. Amazon, Barnes and Noble as well as Zoe and Sozo Publishing. for around $11.00. It is well worth that. To tell you the truth I can't wait to read the next one!!
I received a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review. To see other Crew member's reviews go on over to the TOS Homeschool Crew blog.