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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Book Review: Sir Rowan and the Camerian Conquest by Chuck Black

I have just finished reading book 6 in the Knights of Arrethtrae series Sir Rowan and the Camerian Conquest by Chuck Black( 175 pages retail $9.99.) Sir Rowan is supposed to be a Knight of the Prince, but fame and glory become much more important to him than serving the Prince. He becomes the most decorated tournament knight in Cameria but he becomes captured and left for dead. A bizarre vision of the Prince and a rescue by a woman dedicated to the King keeps him alive and Rowan finds new purpose in his life and becomes determined to serve the King. But, the Dark Knight's tyranny holds Rowan's beloved Cameria. His countrymen need his help to take their cities back from the enemy and Rowan is determined to fight with them. Then, a mysterious figure appears and insists that Rowan's purpose lies elsewhere in an ancient city for a much greater cause. The final battle with the Dark Knight is approaching and Rowan must choose where he will fight.

As with the other books I have read in this series. I really enjoyed reading this book. I didn't want to put it down and actually finished it in the course of a day. The characters are well developed and very easy to relate to. Although the story is one we are somewhat familiar with and ultimately you know that good is going to triumph over evil, there are several plot twists and turns that you don't see coming and keep you in suspense.

This book shows the story of Sir Rowan's pride and the consequences of his behavior because of his pride. But, it also shows hope that even though we are sinners, the Lord can still use us for His work. " And yet the King's ability to recover a heart that repents of even this great an offense is not limited. Be encouraged, therefore, for though you may have failed the King, He will never fail you nor cease in calling you home."

This is not a story written simply for entertainment purposes (although it will entertain you.) The author has a greater hope. That the book will inspire you to live all the more passionately for Jesus Christ as His return comes closer. The book also includes questions for deeper examination and study in the back of the book. I would definitely recommend this book to both teens and adults.

I recieved a complimentary copy of the book Sir Rowan and the Camerian Conquest for the purpose of writing a fair and honest review. I received no other compensation.
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