I’m two days late on this tour. With a heavy, fast snow storm and a new job, time flew away from me. I hate being late on things, especially when you are trying to support another author. So here is my small review. Forgive me, my fellow CSFF blog tour for my tardiness.
My greatest fear was that they would find us and make of us a sacrifice beneath a full moon. Now you, Thomas, must help us destroy the circle of evil.
The last words of a dying woman would change the life of young Thomas. Raised behind monastery walls, he knows nothing of his mysterious past or imminent destiny. But now, in the heart of medieval England, a darkness threatens to strangle truth. An ancient order tightens their ghostly grip on power, creating fear and exiling those who would oppose them. Thomas is determined fulfill his calling and bring light into the mysterious world of the Druids and leaves the monastery on an important quest.
Thomas quickly finds himself in unfamiliar territory, as he must put his faith in unusual companions—a cryptic knight, a child thief, and the beautiful, silent woman whom may not be all she seems. From the solitary life of an orphan, Thomas now finds himself tangled in the roots of both comradery and suspicion.
Can he trust those who would join his battle…or will his fears force him to go on alone?
I must admit I wasn’t really into this book right away. It was sort of boring and had no depth or should I say heart to the story. The characters were loveable, but I was slightly confused and felt there was another story that I should have known within the stories story. In the beginning of the book there is a page called Author’s Note and he mentions some neat history on writing this story, but he also mentions about Thomas (the main character) having a quest many years ago in another tale of his. I felt like I was missing something. Now I did not dislike this book. Many of my favorite books have a bad beginning with me, but I felt I should mention it with this, in case you too felt the same way. Continue on, you’ll enjoy the final tale.
It seems like the tale of Arthur and Merlin is very popular right now. How many times can you change up this famous story? Many times!
To purchase,The Orphan
King - http://www.amazon.com/Orphan-King-Book-Merlins-Immortals/dp/1400071542/
To Purchase book two, Fortress Of Mist - http://www.amazon.com/Fortress-Mist-Book-Merlins-Immortals/dp/1400071550/
Check out the Author's Website - http://www.sigmundbrouwer.com/
Be sure to see what the other tour members said about The Orphan King by Sigmund Brouwer. :-)
<a href="http://ofbattlesdragonsandswordsofadamant.blogspot.com/"> Gillian Adams</a>
<a href="http://kinynchronicles.blogspot.com/"> Julie Bihn</a>
<a href="http:/tulipdrivenlife.blogspot.com/"> Thomas Fletcher Booher</a>
<a href="http://rbclibrary.wordpress.com/"> Beckie Burnham</a>
<a href="http://janey-demeo.blogspot.com/"> Janey DeMeo</a>
<a href="http://tweezlereads.blogspot.com/"> Theresa Dunlap</a>
<a href="http://vicsmediaroom.wordpress.com/"> Victor Gentile</a>
<a href="http://www.thehahnhuntinglodge.com/"> Nikole Hahn</a>
<a href="http://christianfictionaddiction.blogspot.com/"> Jeremy Harder</a>
<a href="http://realmofhearts.blogspot.com/"> Ryan Heart</a>
<a href="http://thequietpen.wordpress.com/"> Janeen Ippolito</a>
<a href="http://jessebecky.wordpress.com/"> Becky Jesse</a>
<a href="http://www.spoiledfortheordinary.blogspot.com/"> Jason Joyner</a>
<a href="http://carolkeen.blogspot.com/"> Carol Keen</a>
<a href="http://emileightherebuilder.blogspot.com/"> Emileigh Latham</a>
<a href="http://blackanddarknight.wordpress.com/"> Rebekah Loper</a>
<a href="http://www.shannonmcdermott.com/"> Shannon McDermott</a>
<a href="http://www.bloomingwithbooks.blogspot.com/"> Meagan @ Blooming with Books</a>
<a href="http://hardcoverfeedback.blogspot.com/"</a> Megan @ Hardcover Feedback
<a href="http://rebeccaluellamiller.wordpress.com/"> Rebecca LuElla Miller</a>
<a href="http://annamittower.blogspot.com//"> Anna Mittower</a>
<a href="http://www.questwriter.blogspot.com/"> Eve Nielsen</a>
<a href="http://dadscancooktoo.com/"> Nathan Reimer</a>
<a href="http://www.jamessomers.blogspot.com/"> James Somers</a>
<a href="http://christiansf.blogspot.com/"> Steve Trower</a>
<a href="http://christian-fantasy-book-reviews.com/blog/"> Phyllis Wheeler</a>