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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Lady Carliss Book Tour

Lady Carliss and the Waters of Moorue:
Chuck Black

From the back of the book:

Determined, smart and a master of both the sword and the bow, Lady Carliss has proven herself as a veteran Knight of the Prince. Returning from a mission of aid, Carliss is plunged into adventure once again as she searches for the marauders responsible for kidnapping a friends’ family. Along the way she is reunited with Sir Dalton and discovers that the struggle in her heart is far from over. When Dalton falls to the vicious attack of a mysterious, poisonous creature, Carliss finds herself in a race against time. As Dalton clings perilously to life, she must find the antidote in the distant and strange city of Moorue .

While there, Carliss uncovers the master plot of a powerful Shadow Warrior that will soon overtake the entire Kingdom. Her faith in the Prince and her courage as a knight are tested as she faces evil Shadow Warriors and a swamp full of dreadful creatures. The lives of many, including Dalton’s, depend on Carliss. But she cannot save them all, for time is running out. She faces an impossible choice: save Dalton, or let him die so that others may live.

My Opinion:

I love this book! Of course, I love all the books by Chuck Black that I’ve read. I enjoy his writing style and the way he crafts his stories. We devoured the Kingdom Series and this one will be no different.

This is the fourth book in The Knights of Arrethtrae Series, but I had no trouble getting into it and understanding it. It is somewhat of a stand-alone book, but still continuing an intricate story. It is exciting from the Introduction all the way through to the end. The characters were interesting and I cared about them and what happened to them.

As in the Kingdom Series, there is a point to the story. Whether it is an allegorical telling of the Bible or an object lesson, these are stories that I would be glad to let my children read. In fact, when this book came in the mail my twelve year old daughter snatched it up and read it three times through before bed! She raved about the story and begged us to order the first three in the series.

At the end of the book, the author has included discussion questions to help the reader understand the symbolism and meaning in the book and get the full benefit of the story. The questions are designed to help you dig deeper and uncover the hidden treasures waiting to be discovered.

We bought the entire Kingdom Series in book form and audio CD and have listened to them as a family. I am sure that we will do the same with these. I highly recommend this book, this series and this author.

This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group.

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