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A Riveting Medieval Parallel to the Bible

Good and evil clash. Leinad and Cedric are determined to not only survive, but claim hope and victory! In"Kingdom's Dawn," Leinad and Tess, along with all the king's people, must escape slavery by the powerful Lord Fairos. "Kingdom's Hope" finds them free andarriving in the Chessington Valley . But when they forget the king, will Kergon and the Kessons capture them for good? After many years, "Kingdom's Edge" finds Cedric living a hopeless life untila stranger appears with powerful words of a new kingdom and a grand army. Finally, "Kingdom's Reign" marches you through the danger of earth's last days as the evil dark knightthreatens to defeat the prince once and for all. Swords, knights, and battles define these captivating tales that parallel biblical events from Genesis to Revelation!

"He was doomed to a life ofhopelessness and despair. "

"Then the stranger arrived... "

For Cedric of Chessington, every day is the same: full of poverty and despair. And heknows that will never change.

Or so he thinks.

Then a stranger comes to the city. Drawn to the man's mysterious ways, Cedric discovers the stranger's humilitybelies great strength and wisdom. That's when an astounding truth becomes clear--the stranger is a Master of the Sword, and He is there to train Cedric.

Suddenly propelled into adesperate battle against evil, Cedric must rely on the Master's training if he is going to survive. But the ultimate battle is yet to come, for the Dark Knight is at work, implementing his plan to take over thekingdom. Will Cedric be ready to stand in the face of pure evil?

Journey to Arrethtrae, where the King and His Son implement a bold plan to save their kingdom; where courage, faith, and loyalty standtall in the face of opposition; where good will not bow to evil; and where hope and compassion are as powerful weapons as the sword.

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS INCLUDED

Story Behind the Book

"When my six kids' eyes glossed over during a reading from the Bible, I paused to explain the significance ofredemption to a sin-sick soul. I was rewarded with patronizing elephant nods and more blank stares. Shortly thereafter, I awoke in the middle of the night with a medieval story enveloping my mind. I wrote it down and laterread it to my children. Their waning attention transformed into complete anticipation. I was amazed and disappointed. Why did it take a fictional story, not a Bible passage, to get that response? Then Irealized--that is how Jesus taught! Parables are powerful! I penned the Kingdom series to help young people get excited about the supremely significant story of Jesus Christ and His mission to savemankind."

-- Chuck Black

"From the Trade Paperback edition."

About the Author

Chuck Black spent eight years in the Air Force traveling the world as a communications engineer and an F-16 fighter pilot. He has invented or coinvented eleven patented construction products now being sold internationally. He earned his BS in electrical and electronic engineering from North Dakota State University and today, with his wife, Andrea, is in his thirteenth year homeschooling their six children. The Blacks take their family music ministry on the road, singing Christian gospel, contemporary, and traditional songs. Chuck is enjoying his eighth year teaching adult Sunday school classes at First Baptist Church in Williston, North Dakota.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307562692
Publisher:
The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Historical - Medieval
Author:
Black, Chuck
Publication Date:
20090116
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Grade Level:
8-12
Language:
English
Pages:
144
Age Level:
13-17

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Children's » Historical Fiction » Medieval
Children's » Religion » Christian » Action and Adventure
Children's » Religion » Christian » Historical

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